High-level meeting on Iran set for Monday at U.N.

“Senior diplomats from the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany will meet in New York next week to try to break a deadlock on Iran’s nuclear program, U.S. officials and U.N. diplomats said on Thursday.

The meeting is now set for Monday among foreign affairs officials from the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany, the envoys said.The five permanent Security Council members, who have veto power, have failed to reach agreement on a statement aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions after several rounds of negotiations in the last week.

Russia and China are resisting proposals from Britain, France and the United States that would express “serious concern” about Iran’s nuclear program and ask it to comply with demands from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The statement does not threaten sanctions.” [Read more]