Aussies pull the plug in Iran
theaustralian / Rowan Callick
06-Sep-2010 (3 comments)

IRAN is slowly suffocating from sanctions that are beginning to bite where the maverick state has been strongest: its energy sector.

The tougher set of sanctions imposed mid-year by the UN, the US, Australia and especially the European Union are aimed at preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons. They are proving the most effective since more comprehensive sanctions triggered the downfall of the apartheid regime in South Africa.

Despite initial scepticism, the sanctions ensure that the price that Iran pays for building its bomb keeps climbing.

Last Friday, Japan joined in, tightening sanctions, especially targeting the banking and energy sectors, and the move was applauded by Australia's Foreign Minister Stephen Smith.

Iran claims the third largest oil reserves and second largest gas reserves, after Russia.

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by AMIR1973 on

Needless to say, I share your aspirations for Iran. More importantly, so do millions of Iranians. I look forward to reading more articles posted by you. Regards. 


Thank you AMIR1973

by IranFirst on

Thank you AMIR1973 , for your comments and your kind words. I am hoping for a free (from
Islamist parasites) Iran, with democracy and rule of majority (while
preserving minority rights) and separation of religion and politics.


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