U.N. Council backs Iran nuclear deal but Tehran hardliners object

The United Nations Security Council votes to approve a resolution at the U.N. headquarters in New YorkBy Michelle Nichols and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin Nouri UNITED NATIONS/DUBAI, (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council on Monday backed Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers but the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guards attacked the resolution, underlining powerful opposition to the deal. U.S. President Barack Obama hailed the United Nations endorsement, saying it showed last week's accord commanded broad international support as the best way of ensuring Iran never gets nuclear weapons. The European Union also approved the deal, which curbs Iran's nuclear program in return for easing economic sanctions, while Germany rapidly moved to revive its once close trading relationship with Tehran.


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