Diplomacy

Iran Sanctions 'Within Weeks'

World powers could put together a package of sanctions against Iran "within weeks," President Obama said on Thursday, after Iran's silence on a nuclear deal. Under the UN-brokered plan, Iran would have shipped 75 percent of its low-enriched uranium to Russia and France to be converted to fuel plates for a Tehran reactor that makes isotopes for cancer treatment. On Thursday, Russia said that Iran had not yet given a final "no" to the proposal, while Obama said that "we aren't going to duplicate what happened with North Korea, in which talks just continue forever without any actual resolution to the issue."