The 35-nation board of the U.N. nuclear watchdog censured Iran on Thursday, September 13 for defying international demands to curb uranium enrichment and failing to address mounting disquiet about its suspected research into atomic bombs, Reuters reported. The board overwhelmingly passed a resolution voicing “serious concern” about Tehran’s nuclear advances but also making clear its desire for a peaceful resolution of the row. Russia and China joined four U.S.-led Western powers in sponsoring the resolution to display big power unity on Iran. Only Cuba voted against, while three countries, including Egypt, abstained. “The diplomatic pressure on Iran is increasing. The isolation is increasing,” U.S. envoy Robert Wood said. “Iran’s procrastination is unacceptable,” the 27-nation European Union said in a statement.