UN votes for new sanctions on Iran over nuclear programme - Macleans.ca
 

UN votes for new sanctions on Iran over nuclear programme

Sends an “unmistakable message”: Obama


 

The United Nations Security Council has voted in favour of new sanctions against Iran because of its nuclear program, which the United States and its allies say is geared toward building a nuclear bomb. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had previously said Iran would not agree to further talks if the sanctions were imposed. Turkey and Brazil, which recently brokered a deal with Iran on uranium enrichment, voted against the resolution. Lebanon abstained. The United Sates said the sanctions are the toughest Iran has faced, but they were watered down following negotiations with Security Council members China and Russia and contain no oil embargo.

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