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Top US Diplomat on Iran Resigns

Ambassador to Russia succeeds Burns, who will keep a hand in India nuke talks

(Newser) - The Bush administration’s leading diplomat on Iran, a top adviser to Condoleezza Rice, is resigning, the Washington Post reports. Under secretary of state for political affairs Nicholas Burns will leave in March but retain a limited role as a special envoy for negotiations on nuclear matters with India. William... More »

US Sets 2-Week Deadline for Iran Sanctions

Vows to push UN for tougher nuke stance, faults Russia, China

(Newser) - The US vowed today to fight for new UN sanctions on Iran if its Mideast rival doesn’t stop nuclear activity within two weeks, Reuters reports. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns blamed Russia and China for delaying a third round of economic sanctions; those nations hold veto power on the... More »

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