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December 24, 2006

Iran Says Nope to Sanctions

Iran Vows to Defy U.N. Nuclear Sanctions

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."

The Iranian government immediately rejected the resolution, vowing in a statement from Tehran to continue enriching uranium, a technology that can be used to produce nuclear fuel for civilian purposes or for a nuclear bomb. The government said it "has not delegated its destiny to the invalid decisions of the U.N. Security Council."

The United States said it hopes the resolution will clear the way for tougher measures by individual countries, particularly Russia.

Wild Thing's comment.......

What? Another country defying UN sanctions.....I am shocked I tell you.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 24, 2006 12:44 AM


Sorta like with Edgar Bergen and Candice Bergen's wooden headed brother, Charlie McCarthy. Is that Vladimir Putin's hand shoved up there moving I'm a nut job's lips?
The new UN Secretary General Banke(or is it Monkey?)Moon will protect the world from Iran's tyranny. It's long overdue to get us out of the UN.

Posted by: Jack at December 24, 2006 08:40 AM

Jack it sure is, gosh I would love to have us snub the UN and then get out of it entirely.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 24, 2006 04:12 PM