Iran has responded defiantly to a unanimous vote in the United Nations Security Council imposing new sanctions against Iran for its refusal to stop enriching uranium.
Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told the council its Saturday vote will not change Iranian policy.
In addition to penalties in place since December, the new resolution bans all Iranian arms exports and freezes the assets of 28 more Iranian individuals and institutions believed to have ties to nuclear weapons.
It also sets a new 60-day deadline for Iran to comply with U.N. demands to stop enriching uranium. Failure to comply could result in further action against Tehran.
The United States and its allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons. Tehran denies the charge.
Alejandro Daniel Wolf, the acting U.S. ambassador to the U.N. said he hoped Mottaki's attendance reflected Tehran's understanding of the weight that should be attached to the decisions of the council.