Thursday, November 10, 2011

Russia blocks new UN sanctions over Iranian nuke program

Jihad Watch - The explanation was that the sanctions "will be seen in the international community as an instrument for regime change in Iran." Kicking the can down the road, with another round of time-buying sanctions that would be generally ineffectual in halting the Iranian nuclear program, would be a funny way of going about regime change. "Russia rules out new Iran sanctions over nuclear report," from BBC News, November 9:
Russia has ruled out supporting fresh sanctions against Iran, despite a UN report that says Tehran may be trying to develop nuclear weapons.
Britain, France and the US all said they would pursue new sanctions against Iran in the wake of the IAEA report.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said the report showed the need for the world to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons.
The US and its allies suspect Iran of trying to develop a nuclear bomb, which Tehran denies.             More