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Iran Lobbies U.N. Nuclear Agency

A top Iranian official handed over material on his country’s nuclear program in an effort to stave off U.N. sanctions, but it may be a case of too little too late. Diplomats said they expect U.N. nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei to find that Iran failed to meet Friday’s deadline for complying with council requests to suspend uranium enrichment, setting the stage for a confrontation at the Security Council. If Iran does not comply, the council is likely to consider punitive measures against the Islamic republic. While Russia and China have been reluctant to endorse sanctions, the council’s three other veto-wielding members say a strong response is in order. Full Story

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