Reuters South Africa published a story on September 8, 2006 titled US looks for quick Iran sanctions resolution. According to the story, U.S. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns stated that the US will seek action in the Security Council to draft a resolution setting sanctions against Iran for its defense of its right to build an internal capability to enrich uranium for commercial nuclear power plants.
Not everyone agrees with the US government stance. According to the article:
China and Russia have called for renewed dialogue. France has indicated it was not yet time for sanctions by suggesting world powers may be flexible over a previous demand that Iran suspend its enrichment work before starting talks.
EU diplomats say Germany’s government is also divided about sanctions while Spain and Italy are opposed.
Highlighting the differences between Washington and Moscow on Iran, Sergei Kiriyenko, head of Russia’s atomic energy agency, said a $1 billion atomic power plant Russia is building for Iran at Bushehr was scheduled to start up in September 2007.