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U.S. seeks U.N. Security Council support for Iran action

UNITED NATIONS — The United States on Wednesday sought UN Security Council support for action to hold Iran “accountable” for an alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, diplomats said. France and Britain have already given strong backing to the US government. But the US administration will also…

UN Syria talks stumble amid pressure on U.S.

The UN Security Council meets again Wednesday as it struggles over how to respond to the Syria crisis Russia warns is veering toward civil war, amid growing pressure on the US to take a tougher line. Divisions remained among the 15 nations on the wording of any condemnation of President…