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UN 'to adopt' fourth round of Iran nuclear sanctions

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BBC News - UN 'to adopt' fourth round of Iran nuclear sanctions

Quote(A resolution to impose a new round of sanctions on Iran is ready for a vote by the UN Security Council.)

I cannot see Iran taking any more note of this latest round of sanctions than they have of those that have been previously set.
Given that the sanctions will largely be cosmetic in nature e.g., they won't affect Iran's critical oil production sector, they will likely have little or no impact on Iranian policy.
 

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Given that the sanctions will largely be cosmetic in nature e.g., they won't affect Iran's critical oil production sector, they will likely have little or no impact on Iranian policy.
So in effect all this work that Clinton has done was a complete and utter waste of time?
 

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And the next round of Breaking News

*UN's fourth round of adopted Iranian Nuclear sanctions does nothing and are essentially ignored to the outrage of, well, no one in europe*

followed by

*Report out of U.N. now says Iran has the capacity for 4 nuclear weapons."

Followed by

*UN 'to adopt' fifth round of Iran nuclear sanctions*

Repeat cycle
 

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And the next round of Breaking News

*UN's fourth round of adopted Iranian Nuclear sanctions does nothing and are essentially ignored to the outrage of, well, no one in europe*

followed by

*Report out of U.N. now says Iran has the capacity for 4 nuclear weapons."

Followed by

*UN 'to adopt' fifth round of Iran nuclear sanctions*

Repeat cycle
The cycle will end with "Iran now has nuclear weapons, international community welcomes them as a nuclear weapons bearing nation." Either this or "The Zionist regime of Israel has launched an attack against peaceful Iranian nuclear facilities. The UN condemns the harsh actions of the Zionist entity."
 

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Just over a year ago, I noted that the new round of sanctions that were imposed on Iran would be "largely be cosmetic in nature" and would likely have "little or no impact on Iranian policy." Findings from the IMF's recently concluded Article IV consultation with Iran reveal just how weak the sanctions are. Select relevant findings:

Economic growth rebounded from the cyclical downturn in 2008/09 to reach 3.2 percent for the 2010/11, spurred by a recovery in agriculture production, and higher oil prices...

Other key macroeconomic indicators continued to improve in 2010/11. The overall fiscal surplus is estimated at 1.7 percent of GDP in 2010/11, reflecting prudent spending policies. The current account surplus increased to 6 percent of GDP in 2010/11, in line with the recovery of oil prices.


Were truly crippling sanctions in place, Iran's economy would not be growing and Iran would not be benefiting from the rise in oil prices. Moreover, Iran would not be registering a current account surplus.
 

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The cycle will end with "Iran now has nuclear weapons, international community welcomes them as a nuclear weapons bearing nation." Either this or "The Zionist regime of Israel has launched an attack against peaceful Iranian nuclear facilities. The UN condemns the harsh actions of the Zionist entity."
i'm sure the US, who still remains the only country in the world that has committed the crime of inflicting nuclear devastation on a nation not just once, but twice, might have something to say about that way before it got to that stage. don't you think?

personally i don't like the fact that anyone has wmd. Obama talks so much of his push to rid the world of nuclear weapons. if Obama's push to rid the world of nuclear weapons, included his own then that would be a different story wouldn't it.

how can any rational person not see how wrong that is? how can anyone try to justify a U.S. policy that kills where WMD don't exist after using that as an excuse to bomb the hell out of Iraq, and yet turns a blind eye and unconditionally supports other Countries and provides them with billions of dollars in foreign aid each year, where they obviously do? it's insane. the leaders have absolutely no integrity at all. it's so messed up.

no one in their right mind would applaud Irans quest for nuclear weapon access, which is what you are suggesting here Digsbe. the UN will never welcome them as a nuclear weapons bearing nation. such a ridiculous comment.

how about using some commons sense. if they can't be completely rid of them then goal should be to at the very least minimize nuclear arsenals (ourselves included) and raise treaties so it's an across the board agenda for all to follow and participate in.

you really think Iran would be wanting nukes if no one else had them?

i sure as hell don't.
 
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