Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Sanctions Imposed On Iran by Security Council

The UN Security Council has voted in favor of fresh sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. Fourth round of sanctions included tighter finance curbs and an expanded arms ban.
The new sanctions were passed after Iran negotiations with Russia and China ended on Tuesday.
The Security Council imposed sanctions by 12 to 2 and 1 abstention. Resolution was opposed by Turkey and Brazil and Lebanon abstained whereas the other 12 members voted.

US President Barrack Obama said the sanctions were an “unmistakable message” on stopping the spread of nuclear arms.

Iran's President Mahmud Ahmadinejad said that the sanctions should be thrown in the dustbin like a "used handkerchief".

The US and its allies fear Iran behind closed doors is trying to build a nuclear bomb, but Tehran insists that its program is intended only at nonviolent energy use.

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