Top Brazilian leaders are rejecting an appeal from the United States to back new sanctions against Iran and its nuclear program. Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim said Wednesday that Brazil will not, in his words, “bow down” to international pressure.
Amorim spoke during a news conference with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who warned that Iran will not negotiate in “good faith” without new sanctions.
Clinton also met with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Prior to their meeting, the Brazilian leader warned against “pushing” Iran into a corner when there is still a chance for negotiations to work.’
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