European Union foreign ministers threatened to increase pressure on Iran Monday over its controversial nuclear programme but stood divided on wielding the threat of military action.
What does the bold phrase mean?
Can I replace it by "but stand(which was) divided on wielding the threat of military action"?
Thank for help!
Thank you, billmcd:
I have just found this: http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/stand_1
What I mean above is that "stands", I intended to use it as a noun. Now, I understand it. Thank again.5in a state/condition
[linking verb] to be or stay in a particular state or condition:
The kitchen door stood open so she went in.