Russia said Saturday it had rejected US proposals for new UN Security Council measures against Iran over its suspect nuclear programme amid deteriorating ties between Moscow and Washington.
At a meeting Friday with diplomats from the United States, China, Britain, France and Germany, Russia "said it was against the development at this stage of additional measures in the UN Security Council," the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Between Russia and China's veto-wielding powers at the UN, any possibility of further sanctions was a non-starter from the get-go.
And with the intensified Russia-bashing the US and NATO have been up to, after Russia's move to protect the citizens of South Ossetia from a brutal Georgian military attack, who in their right minds in this administration thought it might be possible to get Russia to agree to them at this time??