UN Approves New Sanctions Against Iran


united-nations-human-rights-councilThe U.N. Security Council has approved new sanctions against Iran over its suspect nuclear program that target the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, ballistic missiles, and nuclear-related investments.

The resolution imposing a fourth round of sanctions against Iran was approved today with 12 “yes” votes, two “no” votes from Brazil and Turkey, and one abstention from Lebanon.

Turkey and Brazil brokered a fuel-swap agreement with Iran which they hoped would address concerns Tehran may be enriching uranium for nuclear weapons and avoid new sanctions.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has called the sanctions the toughest ever, but they still far short of crippling economic punishments or an embargo on oil shipments, Iran’s prime money earner.

{Boston Globe/Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}



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