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The Obama administration announced Tuesday morning that it has struck a deal with other major powers, including Russia and China, to impose new sanctions on Iran, a sharp repudiation of the deal Tehran offered just a day before to ship its nuclear fuel out of the country.
“We have reached agreement on a strong draft with the cooperation of both Russia and China,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a Senate committee.
The latest deal was brokered by Turkey and Brazil. Under the terms of the proposal, Iran would ship about 2,600 pounds of enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for fuel rods. Those rods would be enriched to a level strong enough for a research reactor but not a warhead.
The call comes one day after Iran announced that it had agreed to send some 1,200 kg of its 3.5 percent enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for a total of 120 kg of 20 percent uranium.
Originally posted by The Godfather of Conspira
You thought you could go behind the back of the world's watchdog with your cabal of 3rd world buddies (who undoubtedly "hate our freedoms") and collude to produce some secret, diabolical, multi-lateral deal.......
...that was 10 times more effective than the UN's continual back forth game of sanctions and vetoes?
Oh how dare they! The humanity!
18 May 2010 22:10:22 GMT
UNITED NATIONS, May 18 (Reuters) - A new round of U.N. sanctions against Iran, if approved, would not be intended to harm normal trade with Tehran, China's U.N. Ambassador Li Baodong said on Tuesday.
"The purpose of sanctions is to bring the Iranian side to the negotiating table," Li told reporters after the United States circulated a draft sanctions resolution to the 15-nation U.N. Security Council. "The sanctions are not for punishing innocent people and should not harm normal trade."
Originally posted by JanusFIN
Latest in AP - But still this news is only out by US officials, and not a word in Chinese or Russian media. I wont believe before its in RIA or Xinhua...
UN powers back new sanctions against Iran
I dont get it - why would SCO back USA in this, now when both of their good allies Turkey and Brazil has already solved this mess - or is there Korean question at the table, or something even harder stuff, and somehow playing against all SCO interests?
Originally posted by grantbeed
reply to post by breakingdradles
China and Russia agree, as they funnel more and more weapons to them and Syria
Of course they agree! Keep Iran at its knees, keep them scared and frightened and desperate, then they spend more on weapons.
the long con......
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has expressed concern over reports that the U.S. and EU are preparing unilateral sanctions against Iran in addition to a draft Security Council resolution currently being discussed.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said earlier in the day that Washington, Moscow and Beijing have come to an agreement on a new Security Council resolution, thought to impose another set of sanctions against the Islamic Republic. She also said that the U.S. would push for the soonest adoption of the new resolution.
"[In a phone conversation] Lavrov also expressed concern over coming reports about the intentions of the U.S. and the European Union to go beyond a collective Security Council position on Iran and to impose unilateral sanctions," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The Foreign Ministry said the unilateral sanctions would include measures "of extraterritorial nature, beyond the agreed decisions of the international community and contradicting the principle of the rule of the international law, enshrined in the UN Charter."
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs could not admit Monday, May 18, that Iran's Brazil- and Russia-assisted ploy for shipping a portion of its light-enriched uranium to friendly Turkey to swap for 19.5 percent grade fuel had finally snatched the sanctions option - even unilateral ones - out of American hands.
Gibbs was left with gravely intoning that the US government "wished to make it clear to the Iranian government that it must demonstrate through deeds - and not simply words - its willingness to live up to international obligations, or face consequences, including sanctions." His words were no better than a face-saver, after Iranian, Brazilian and Turkish leaders joined hands in Tehran to celebrate their success in bringing the Obama administration's strategy for aborting Iran's drive for a nuclear weapon tumbling down.
Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva "Lula" and Turkish prime minister Recep Erdogan, backed by Moscow, had achieved this by a signing a draft agreement for Iran to export some 1,200 kilograms of its lightly enriched uranium to Turkey for reprocessing to 19.5 percent grade.