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UN approves new Iran sanctions

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posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 10:37 AM

UN approves new Iran sanctions

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
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posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 10:37 AM
So what does this mean? It is not the set of sanctions that the U.S. wished to see placed on Iran, but it does increase Iran's isolation to the rest of the world.

Is this the road to aristrikes? What about the recent Turkish Brazilian deal over Iran's Uranium?

Is this fair?

In my opinion no set of sanctions will stop Iran from building nuclear weapons if that is her intention.
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posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 10:42 AM
These are some of the Iranian individuals and institutions that will be affected by resolution 1929.

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".

This is how the Security Council voted on the resolution.

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.

Its hardly surprising that Turkey and Brazil voted against the resolution. They had worked hard to secure a deal on the export of Uranium at the Tehran reactor to Turkey to enrich and been subsequently ignored by the main powers on the Security Council.

[edit on 9-6-2010 by Peruvianmonk]

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 10:53 AM
This will probably pacify Israel for a while. Unless Iran does something very provocative (with the aid flotilla escort, for example) 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.

As for the actual sanctions - can't see it making any difference. If Iran really is trying to make "the bomb" then this won't stop them.

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 11:13 AM
reply to post by Curio

Agreed. I do not see how it will do anything to halt Iran's nuclear programme.

The thing is the members on the Security Council must now this. So why do it?

To punish Iran?

To show the world that Iran is an isolated nation and this is what happens when you do not yield to the Security Council?

Many, many countires ignore the U.N. on nuclear issues. Pakistan, Israel all thumb their nose at the U.N. over nuclear issues and nothing substantive happens to these countries.

I think the main issue is that Iran dares to tread a different, independent path to the West.

[edit on 9-6-2010 by Peruvianmonk]

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 11:22 AM

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.

I hope you are correct in your thinking.

There are many in Israeli military and government who are convinced that waiting is no longer an option.

Israel is just as likely to provoke the Iranians as the Iranians the Israelis.

For now it is a propaganda and disinformation war.

You can't fully trust any news and information coming out of the region.

Also I wouldn't rule out a calculated preemptive strike from Israel on Iranian nuclear facilities.

Someone has to throw the first punch sooner or later.

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 11:48 AM
Sanctions are bad..

When you compare Iraq's sanctions put in place by Clinton to the War the sanctions did much more harm. What happens is limited supplies are allowed into the country to force them to stop whatever they are doing, it is also meant to pull them away from their negative actions since they need to focus their limited energies on feeding, housing etc their people, but what normally happens is many countries just let their people suffer and continue on their chosen path.

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 11:51 AM
Just very quickly, what has Iran done or not done to get these new sanctions?

Weren't they in cahoots with Turkey or something about processing the uranium?

I am definately not on Iran's side, just curious what they have been up to or not, to get this slapped on them?

What will it do to Iran? Will the new sanctions actually affect them or is it just another silly piece of paper that their President in the Mark's & Spencer Jacket can just laugh at again?

Good job it's not aimed at North Korea, Little Kim might get verwy verwy angry!!

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 11:52 AM
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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posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 12:00 PM
Obama: "Sanctions do not close the door on diplomacy"

Diplomacy and sanctions have completely failed over years now, and the Iranians only see opportunity and an extension of time in which to continue development of their nuclear programs.

The only question that remains is...

How long will the Israelis wait before taking unilateral actions to remove the "nuclear threat"?

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 12:15 PM

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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Sounds like another FALSE FLAG is looming so we can go into Iran!

Funny thing is, unless you are "in the know" such as most people here on ATS, you will fall for Obama's BS and believe we really do need to wipe out Iran for our safety lolol.

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 12:19 PM
I am against this decision.

This is just a way for usa to get a step closer to war.

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 12:24 PM
Iran sponsors terrorist organizations, and has radical Islamic beliefs, are inclined to engage in a proxy war with Israel and western interests thus may possibly facilitate terrorists with nuclear weapons for use against its enemies.

There is supportive evidence of this and to counter it, so it is difficult to draw clear conclusions on the actual threat because of a long and ongoing propaganda/disinformation war.

Iran may already have enough enriched uranium to build nukes, so as time goes by, diplomacy and sanctions become more irrelevant.

Israel may feel it has no other option now but to act on it's own to remove the nuclear threat, whether that threat is actually valid or only speculation.

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 12:42 PM
The question is.

Is America willing to co-exist with a nuclear armed Iran? I believe they are, therefore Israel will have to be.

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.

I come to this assumption becasue the only possible way to stop the Iranian nuclear programme would be a fully fledged war. And i don't mean just airstrikes. These would not be enough as Iran has spread its nuclear programme all over the country and it could never all be hit.

It would have to include a ground invasion and toppling of the Iranian government.

Airstrikes would slow the Iranians down but not stop them. And the fallout could and probabely would be catostrophic. These sanctions are just bluster and the Iranians know it, they hold all the trump cards here.

Just a sidenote. During the Iran-Iraq war Iranian trops were showered on several occasions by Chemical weapons. The Ayotallah forbid the building or use of any like for like weapons as it went against Islam.

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 12:48 PM
I think it is time to draw battle lines. Iran needs to start courting the world, start in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Start getting nations on their side, not just rogue regimes either. They need to start developing military ties with countries all across the world.

Start doing military exercises with Venezuela, Syria and Turkey. Become friendly with as many nations as they possibly can. That way in the situation of an attack on Iran they would have a broad alliance. They might not assist militarily but they can definitely aid Iran in other ways. And if the west doesn't like other countries helping Iran then they can blow up half the world, and they wouldn't.

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 12:50 PM
Gotta give the Iranian President some credit. He is a joker with words.

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.”

I wonder which country Ahmadinejad directed those comments at?

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 01:14 PM
These are some of the sanctions that the U.S. wanted to impose but couldn't get agreement from China and Russia on, understandably.

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.

And of course what was of a great bonus to Iran was that Brazil and Turkey voted against the resolution. The first time any country has voted against sanctions to be imposed on Iran.

There have been 3 previous resolutions of sanctions directed towards Iran.

It would seem that American Diplomatic, Economic and Political power continues to wane.

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 01:35 PM
Iran made it clear that any futher sanctions would means the end to talks on their nuclear program.

So in effect,the UN knowingly has pushed Iran into a corner,to intentionally stop any possible talks/deals with Iran.

We all know what happens when people stop disscussing possible deals...
The tanks roll in shortly after...
Because after all-They won't talk to us.

War with Iran is now closer than before these sanctions IMHO.
Just what the UN/Israel/USA wanted.

Sad situation.

posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 02:52 AM
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posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 03:22 AM
There is no stopping humanity's stupidity and immaturity when it comes to exotic toys such as WMD. It began with a hunter's knife to spears to cannons to atomic bombs to EMP weaponary.

What one man can develope, so too can another, for we are all the same in intellectual capacity if we chosed to apply it. Therefore, to contain WMD weapons is akin to holding water in your hands.

No doubt Ah Mad of Iran is a true nutcase puppet, and so is his religiously deluded master who twisted a beautiful peaceful religion to his barbaric interpretations, and is a true danger for peace of mankind, by their inhuman cruelty of using humans such as creation and funding of the fat assed Hisbollahs, Hamas and numerous terrorist organisations to seek domination of the Middle East and then through misusing the religion to gain world domination.

However, when sanctions are placed, they are double edged swords, for it may hurt the masses, to either seek regime change themselves or be roused to nationalistic anger by animals to hate the rest of mankind.

The sanctions are useless, for those in power are well kept up and lived high lives, in ivory towers and protected. It is our fellow humans - the masses whom suffers.

The only solution out is now for our fellow brothers and sisters in Iran to speak out, through a referendum, on the issue of having Nuclear weapons in their country.

They must be fully aware of the heavy responsibilities of having such powers - to live and die by such weapons, the way a person who carries a guns understand such laws.

There will be no mercy, no crocodile tears shed, no pity by other fellow humans of the world when nukes are employed either by will or by mistake, for such is the Damocles Sword that hangs over one's head when they seek such powers.

Should the Iranian soveriegn people wishes to live with the Damocles Sword, then it will be upon their own head, of a choice they made by their own free will, through a majority in a free election. Ah Mad must table this referendum with his people inorder to gain legitimacy to owning nukes.

Once the Iranian soveriegn people has decided, then nations of the world must back off, and back to biz as usual. Each is responsible for their awesome weapons they hold. Many other soveriegn nations will follow suit, let them be.

We humanity can only gain maturity by learning the hard way. Let loose then such weapons should a conflict arise, with a significant portion of our brothers and sisters dead, then will others learn. This seems to be the sad and only way we humanity will mature......

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