France and Great Britian are working on diplomatic angles to force Iran into abandoning its nuclear program.:
Over Chinese and Russian opposition, Western nations circulated a U.N. Security Council resolution that would demand Iran abandon uranium enrichment or face the threat of unspecified further measures, a possible reference to sanctions.
Britain and France, backed by the United States, hope to wrap up negotiations on the legally binding resolution before a meeting of foreign ministers in New York on Monday. However, diplomats acknowledged that resistance from China and Russia may prolong talks well beyond that.
Considering the UN’s record of success in dealing with crises in the Middle East, perhaps they should just keep their big mouths shut on the issue.