UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council voted 15-0 Saturday to adopt a resolution reaffirming demands that Iran curb its uranium enrichment activities, a clear indication that Russia and China still share that goal with the U.S. and its European allies. The measure restates a strategy of offering Iran economic incentives to pare its nuclear program and threatening to impose sanctions for failure to cooperate. While not seeking new penalties, it reaffirms'' four prior United Nations resolutions and calls upon Iran to fully comply and without delay with its obligations.'' "The added value of the resolution we have adopted today is that it is channeling the minds of everybody in the direction of political rather than military enterprises," Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said. But British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said,The resolution is designed to send a very important signal that our resolve has not weakened on this issue. A very clear message needs to go out to the world that the two-track policy of engagement on the one hand and sanctions in the event Iran defies the UN and IEAE inspectors is very much in play.'' Iran's mission to the UN immediately released a statement calling the measure an unpleasant surprise'' and rejecting it. What the sponsors of today's resolution need to do is to attract the trust of the Iranian nation through constructive cooperation and collective commitment, rather than adding to our nation's mistrust by taking hasty and unlawful measures,'' the statement said. The U.S., Russia, China, France and the U.K., the five permanent members of the council, agreed with Germany in an impromptu meeting yesterday to introduce the resolution. The six failed to convene on Iran as planned earlier this week amid friction between the U.S. and Russia over the conflict in Georgia. The two countries later agreed to find a way to signal that the six-member Iran group and its strategy are intact. While we disagree with Russia in a fundamental way on the issue of Georgia we want to work on issues of mutual interest such as the Iranian nuclear program,'' U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said. This indicates that Russia continues to see Iranian noncompliance as a problem and wants to work with others including the U.S. to find a diplomatic solution.'' More discussions are necessary,'' Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told reporters yesterday. There is still room for dialogue.'' A paragraph that reaffirms the commitment to an early negotiated solution to the Iran nuclear issue'' was added to the text after Indonesia and other council members expressed concern that the negotiation track had been ignored in the initial version.