UN envoy: Iran sanctions vote expected soon

UNITED NATIONS — The president of the U.N. Security Council says members are making progress on the text of a resolution that would impose new sanctions on Iran and a vote is expected soon.

Mexico's U.N. Ambassador Claude Heller, the council president for June, told a news conference Wednesday that the United States and the other co-sponsors of the resolution would like "to have a vote — we don't know — in the next 10 days."

In Washington, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters that President Barack Obama "said he would like to see this done by the end of spring. Is that June 20 or 21? So, sometime between now and then."

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