US presses Brazil on Iran sanctions

Matthew Lee-The Washington Post, 02/25/10

The Obama administration is making a face-to-face argument to Brazil to support tough new U.N. sanctions against Iran, with upcoming visits by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and another senior diplomat.

Brazil now holds a voting seat on the U.N. Security Council, and its support is important as the U.S. argues Iran should be penalized for refusing to come clean on its suspect nuclear program. Brazil has been cool to the prospect of hitting Iran with new sanctions.

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