Targeting a freeze to 11 entities, involved in Iran's sensitive nuclear and missile programs, Ahmadinejad said:
"The bullying powers today, in confronting Iran's peaceful nuclear technology, are faced with a sea of courageous people," he added in a speech in Gilan-e Gharb town, in Iran's western Kermanshah province."
The resolution says these firms could still access funds for legal activities governed by prior contacts but Russia apparently wanted to remove the word "prior."
"I do not think there is going to be a vote tomorrow (Friday)," Moscow's U.N. ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, told reporters in a recess during the talks among the six nations. "Maybe Saturday, yes, but clearly we will need tomorrow for further thinking and maybe further discussions of the draft resolution," Churkin said...MoreParticipants in the talks reported, on condition of anonymity, that Russian President Vladimir Putin was himself conducting consultations in Moscow.