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The United Nations has imposed new sanctions on Iran in an attempt to force it to comply with international demands over its nuclear programme – even though Tehran has insisted punitive measures will change nothing.
The UN security council approved resolution 1929 authorising the sanctions by 12 votes in favour to two against, with one abstention.
They include financial curbs, an expanded arms embargo and warnings to UN member states to be vigilant about a range of Iranian activities. Companies and individuals are named in detailed annexes to the resolution. Iran's national shipping c
Javad Rahiqi, nuclear research scientist
Mr Rahiqi is the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran's Nuclear Technology Centre in Isfahan. The 56-year-old faces an international travel ban and his assets will be frozen under the new resolution.
Malek Ashtar University, Tehran
According to the UN, one of the Malek Ashtar University's major clients is the Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran , which - it is believed - runs the country's alleged nuclear weapons programme.
First East Export Bank
According to the annex of the UN resolution, this Malaysian-based bank has handled millions of dollars in transactions for Iranian "nuclear, missile, and defence entities".
The 15-member council adopted its fourth sanctions resolution on Iran in four years by a vote of 12-2. Brazil and Turkey voted against the resolution, citing concerns that the council had not exhausted diplomatic efforts to resolve its standoff with Iran. Lebanon abstained.
Originally posted by Curio
... I think Israel will play the waiting game for a while longer. I'm thinking this has put off a Middle Eastern war for another year.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Obamas talking right now about what a threat Iran is and how the nation is single handidly threatening world war and forcing its own people to suffer.
He just said it's the responsibilty of the free world to make Iran comply.
This is too funny. Bilderbergs want to invade and all week it's been "Iran is the greatest threat to world peace" and even "Osama is in Iran."
You can't make this stuff up.
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US Senator and vice presidential hopeful Joe Biden reportedly told Israeli officials three years ago that sooner or later they would have to reconcile themselves to the reality of a nuclear-armed Iran.
These resolutions are not worth a dime for the Iranian nation,” Mr. Ahmadinejad told ISNA in Tajikistan.
“I gave one of them (world powers) a message that the resolutions you issue are like a used hanky which should be thrown in the dust bin. They are not capable of hurting Iranians.”
The sanctions approved today don’t touch Iran’s gasoline or its domestic energy sector. They will allow China to continue developing three large oil fields as well as oil refineries that will eliminate Iran’s need for gasoline imports. They will permit Russia to switch on the Busheir nuclear plant this summer. The Obama administration failed to obtain direct sanctions against Iran’s central bank or its state shipping line.
And its ban on weapons sales contains a giant loophole: Russia will have the leeway to deliver an advanced anti-aircraft missile system, the S-300, which would be Iran’s best defense against an air attack on its nuclear installations by the United States or Israel.