New UN sanctions on Iran approved despite Turkey-Brazil deal

The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday approved a fourth round of sanctions against Iran.

New UN sanctions on Iran approved despite Turkey-Brazil deal

The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday approved a fourth round of sanctions against Iran.

Turkey and Brazil voted against it while Lebanon abstained.

However, there were 12 votes in favor of the resolution.

The US-drafted sanctions resolution, co-sponsored by Britain and France with the backing of Russia and China, would expand an arms embargo, target Iran's banking sector and ban the country from activities like uranium mining.

It would authorize states to conduct high-sea inspections of vessels believed to be ferrying banned items for Iran and add 40 entities to a list of people and groups subject to travel restrictions and financial sanctions.

Among those subject to the travel restrictions under the resolution would be Javad Rahiqi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran's Isfahan nuclear technology center.

According to the draft text, 22 of the entities are linked to Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, 15 are "owned, controlled, or acting on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps" and three are controlled by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines.

With the agreement signed by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Motaki and Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim in Tehran on May 17, Iran committed to give the 1200kg of 3.5% enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for 20% enriched uranium it will receive from Western countries to be used as fuel in the nuclear research reactor in Tehran.

Tehran will receive the enriched uranium from the Vienna Group, comprising of the United States, France, Russia and IAEA, in Turkey.



Agencies


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Mughalistan
Mughalistan - 11 yıl Before

Another Slap in the face of Turkey