UN sanctions hit Iran after call by Bush
Posted: Sunday, December 24, 2006
The UN Security Council unanimously approved a tough resolution yesterday evening authorising sanctions against Iran for refusing to suspend its uranium enrichment programme, bringing to an end two months of often fractious negotiations aimed at pressuring Tehran to clarify its nuclear ambitions.
The resolution orders all countries to ban the supply of specified materials and technology that could contribute to Iran's nuclear and missile programmes. It also imposes an asset freeze on key companies and individuals involved in the programmes named on a UN list.
Full story here.
OK, we can all sit back and relax now!
No more to worry about, because the UN has spoken!
Headline banners even proclaim that it was a UNANIMOUS decision by the Security Council! (Had to prod Russia along, just a bit)
Rice urges immediate enforcement of UN sanctions against Iran
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said that Iran should "accept its international obligations" and suspend its nuclear activities.
In a statement issued after the U-N passed a resolution penalizing Iran for its nuclear enrichment program. Rice also called the resolution a "strong signal to the government of Iran."
Stressing the need of immediate enforcement of UN sanctions against Iran, she said that the resolution orders all countries to ban the supply of specified materials and technology that could contribute to Iran's nuclear and missile programs.
It also imposes an asset freeze on key companies and individuals in the country's nuclear and missile programs named on a U-N list.
That should also make us rest peacefully, shouldn't it? I mean, even ISRAEL is hailing this UN pronouncement! That, not withstanding the quote in the same article.....
For its part, Iran rejected the U.N. decision as an illegal imposition on its right to pursue nuclear energy.
Chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani told Iran's IRNA news agency that the "resolution against Iran is not an important document."
The international community "should realize that this move will not have much result and Iran will give a deserving reply to it," added Larijani.
A 'deserving reply'? What exactly does that mean? A deserving reply....
I remember how effective the UN was in SOOOO many ways in Iraq...and other countries. In Iraq, they were just ignored, even kicked out!
Ah, yes, we can rest easy, sleep well. Iran will pack up all Nuclear things now, and cease all operations because they have been told to do so by the UN Security Council....
Wait, what is that I hear???
Iran defiant in face of UN sanctions
Iran has responded to the UN's decision to impose trade sanctions by declaring it will immediately resume uranium enrichment.
Iran Continues Uranium Enrichment, Rejects UN SanctionsBusiness:
24 December 2006, Sunday.
Iran vowed Sunday to push forward efforts to enrich uranium and to change its relations with the international nuclear watchdog after the UN Security Council imposed sanctions designed to stop the country's disputed nuclear program.
Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the Security Council would regret voting in favor of the sanctions, saying he was sorry the West lost its chance to make amends with Iran
. (Oh, my.....)
Country's government announced Sunday it is starting the installation of 3,000 centrifuge and then an expansion of the program to 54,000 centrifuges, which spin uranium gas into enriched material to produce nuclear fuel.And EVEN in Pakistan, they are verbalizing..... oh, this should really make us feel safer, right?Chief of Pakistan's main religious alliance slams UN sanctions against Iran
The U.N. resolution "is based on double standards," said Qazi Hussain Ahmed, an opposition lawmaker and leader of a six-party coalition that is opposed to the U.S. war on terrorism.
"The Security Council did not take any action against Israel, which is already a nuclear power, but punished Iran for its peaceful nuclear program," Ahmed told reporters in the southern Pakistan port city of Karachi.
Israel's prime minister recently appeared to confirm long-held suspicions that it is a nuclear power.
Iran is accused by the United States of trying to develop nuclear weapons but Iranian leaders say their country's nuclear program is aimed at generating electricity.
"Israel's prime minister has confessed that his country was a nuclear power but there is no action against Israel so far, while Iran is punished because it is a Muslim country," said Ahmed, whose alliance demands that Israel end its occupation of Palestinian lands.
Khan, the scientist, has been living under virtual house arrest amid tight security in Islamabad since his admission that he leaked nuclear technology.
Officials have said that Khan sold centrifuges to Iran and North Korea for refinement of nuclear fuel and supplied weapons designs to Libya.
Khan has been pardoned by President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who cited his contribution to making Pakistan a nuclear power.Based on the history of how effective the UN has been in the past.... I may start looking to build the 'bomb shelters' that so many had way back in the fifties somewhere undisclosed....... Oh, and Russia? Op-ed piece that MAY offer us food to think about....Oh, and then we get to remember that WAY BACK in January, someone ELSE was setting herself up... er, voicing her opinion....
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem
Labels: Iran, Israel, Nuclear, Sanctions, Sarcasm, United Nations, US