Saturday, December 23, 2006

UN says 'no' as Iran drives past

Story: "The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Saturday to impose sanctions on Iran for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment, increasing international pressure on the government to prove that it is not trying to make nuclear weapons. Iran immediately rejected the resolution.
The result of two months of tough negotiation, the resolution orders all countries to stop supplying Iran with materials and technology that could contribute to its nuclear and missile programs. It also freezes Iranian assets of 10 key companies and 12 individuals related to those programs.
If Iran refuses to comply, the council warned it would adopt further nonmilitary sanctions, but the resolution emphasized the importance of diplomacy in seeking guarantees "that Iran's nuclear program is exclusively for peaceful purposes.
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Well, at least the vote was unanmous, and they realize that we've got a problem. Unfortunatly, the reaction is wimpy. Really wimpy. More extensive non-military sanctions??? We did that with Hussain's Iraq 11 times!!!

A step in the right direction, at least.

Merry Christmas!!!

2 comments:

SolaMeanie said...

Yes indeed.. a step in the right direction.

As an aside to this, I note with interest that Saddam lost his appeal and supposedly his death sentence must be carried out within the next 30 days.

Think he'll actually swing, or will he escape "Jack Ketch" with a little help from his friends?

Palm boy said...

No, I think he's going to die by hanging. There's no way they're going to miff the execution.