UN P5, Germany move toward new sanctions on Iran (4)

08:41, May 19, 2010      

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Iran must send a letter to the IAEA within one week to declare its acceptance of the swap deal and provide details.

Churkin said he looked forward to seeing the letter from Iran, which would lead to "positive momentum."

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has touted the nuclear pact, proclaiming that diplomacy has emerged victorious, according to media reports.

Brazil's top UN envoy told reporters here that Brasilia is not going to debate a draft UN sanctions resolution against Iran.

"We should seize this opportunity for dialogue," Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti told reporters, while the Council went into recess due to technical problems with translation devices.

Meanwhile, a low-level Turkish diplomat called the proposal, " elements," as opposed to a "draft resolution," underscoring a degree of reluctance to move forward with sanctions.
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