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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lavrov Says World 'Can't Wait Forever' on Iran

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that world powers "can't wait forever" for Iran to end its defiance over its nuclear program.

Speaking in London after meeting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Lavrov stopped short of supporting new sanctions against Iran.

But he warned that Western pressure for sanctions has been mounting since Tehran refused to accept international offers, including a UN-brokered proposal to send its uranium abroad for processing.

"We agreed to keep seeking a positive reaction to these proposals," Lavrov said, RIA-Novosti reported. "It is clear that one can't wait forever, and our partners are already talking about the need to discuss further measures in the UN Security Council."