Debate over Iran sanctions threatens to split the Security Council

Foreign Policy
March 4, 2010

The diplomatic maneuvering is going into high gear as the United States and its allies seek to pass sanctions on Iran and come up against resistance not just from China but from some less obvious antagonists, principally Brazil, Lebanon, and Turkey. As the debate heats up, the potential for a sharply divided vote on a sanctions resolution is increasing — an outcome unlikely to please anyone.