WASHINGTON – Iran is getting little support from non-aligned countries in its stand-off with the U.N. over its nuclear program.
American officials say Iran tried to get the Nonaligned Movement, which includes 120 nations, to demand that U.N. sanctions on Tehran be lifted, and that the U.N. Security Council's authority on the nuclear issue be rejected. Iran also wanted a statement that it has the right to possess the entire nuclear fuel cycle.
U.S. officials say the final statement from the nonaligned meeting held this week includes none of that. But Iran reportedly did get support from three countries that have poor relations with the U.S.: Cuba, Venezuela, and Belarus.
Iran faces a deadline this weekend to accept or reject incentives to drop its nuclear program, or face more sanctions.