07.10.2011 10.Cheschwan. 5772 Ta'anit BH"B
Russia and China oppose sanctioning Tehran's energy sector; new tougher sanctions may have to come from the US and US, not the UN.
There is little chance that the UN Security Council will impose tough new sanctions on Iran anytime soon, despite a new UN report expected this week to contain evidence suggesting Iran wants atomic weapons.
The reason for this, Western diplomats say, is the reluctance of Tehran's traditional sympathizers China and Russia, which have the power to veto any council resolution, to sanction Iran's oil and gas sectors….