Russia is hanging Obama out to dry. This announcement states that Russia 'could' back UN sanctions and probably will not oppose sanctions. It is hanging Obama out to dry. It is up to Obama, who considered embracing the Dali Lama more important than maintaining good relations with China, to pull it off. Russia doesn't want a nuclear Iran but it also is not willing to harm itself by alining itself with an administration that cannot even control dependent welfare states like Israel.
Jordan foreign minister says to speak with Kerry on Israel-Palestinian conflict (Reuters)
from the article: Obama to Iran: Offer of dialogue still stands