More delays for Sanctiohns on Iran

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany and China urged rapid approval of a U.N. draft resolution that would impose sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program after South Africa surprised major powers by proposing a softening of the document’s wording.

The proposed resolution, designed to pressure Iran to halt its uranium enrichment work, would put in place an embargo on Iranian arms exports and freeze financial assets abroad of 28 individuals, groups and companies.

It is a follow-up to a previous resolution adopted by the Security Council in December and was expected to be voted on this week after Germany and permanent council members Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States agreed on the text.

But South Africa, the current chair of the Security Council, has called for all key sanctions proposed by major powers, including an arms embargo and financial bans on an Iranian state bank and the Revolutionary Guard, to be dropped.

What was the deadline set by the UNSC to impose tough sanctions on Iran if they failed to halt Uranium enrichment?   September 2006….

This is exactly why the UN has no credability and why rogue nations like Iran continue to defy the International community in the development of nuclear weapons.

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  1. “rogue nations like Iran continue to defy the International community in the development of nuclear weapons.”

    Great post and an accurate final point. Iran continues to thumb its nose at the world and at the UN (no surprise there).

    The capture of 15 British sailors is yet another example of this. My blog on this matter might be of interest…

    http://libertas01.wordpress.com/2007/03/24/will-irans-petulance-go-unpunished/




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