Azara Blog: UN Security Council passes sanctions against Iran

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Date published: 2006/12/23

The BBC says:

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously voted to impose sanctions against Iran over its failure to halt uranium enrichment.

The sanctions ban the supply of nuclear-related technology and materials and impose an asset freeze on key individuals and companies. v The US representative warned that Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons would make it less, not more, secure.

Iran says its programme is for peaceful purposes and has vowed to continue.

The resolution demands that Tehran end all uranium enrichment work, which can produce fuel for nuclear plants as well as for bombs.

Of course this resolution would never have been introduced if Iran had sucked up to America, instead of telling Bush to get lost. This is also America behaving like a two-year old, still not having come to terms with the Iranian hostage taking from thirty years ago. (Of course that brought Reagan to power, so the Republicans were glad back then that it happened.) And needless to say, the permanent members of the security council all have nuclear power and nuclear weapons, it's just that they (or at least the US and the UK) think that nobody else should be allowed to have the same. Unfortunately for the US, Iran has lots of oil, so these sanctions will not have much of a real impact.

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