For months, China had staunchly opposed putting together any U.N. sanctions against Iran for its suspicious nuclear program. But on Wednesday, it appeared to finally clear the way for six world powers to begin drafting a resolution, which President Barack Obama hopes to have ready in a matter of weeks. "We see a growing awareness on the part of many countries, including China, as to the consequences of a nuclear-armed Iran to regional and global stability, to our oil supply, and we think that there will be a consensus reached as to the best way forward," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told reporters Tuesday. Any resolution, of course, would still have to clear several hurdles before passing, but the six countries—the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France, and Germany—are hopeful of doing it soon. "Iran cannot continue its mad race toward acquiring nuclear weapons," French President Nicolas Sarkozy said. "The time has come to take decisions."