13 May '11, 7pm

Russia rejects UN's Iran report: UNITED NATIONS: Russia threatened Friday to block a UN Security Council report

Russia rejects UN's Iran report: UNITED NATIONS: Russia threatened Friday to block a UN Security Council report

UNITED NATIONS: Russia threatened Friday to block a UN Security Council report on Iran sanctions, calling the work which said Iran has been shipping weapons to Syria "loose and sloppy." Russia's UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin said his mission did not agree with the report and would be raising objections with the 15-nation Security Council. "We believe that it is a loose and sloppy piece of work and we believe that there are some recommendations which our experts do not agree with at all," Churkin told reporters. He said "problems" with the panel of experts report would be raised on the Iran sanctions committee, which diplomats said will not meet until early June. "These are highly technical matters and we have about two or three pages of concerns and disagreement on proposals and conclusions that are made. So this is something that we intend to raise with our colleagues," Ch...

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