European Union imposing new sanctions against Iran over nuclear program
08-Aug-2008 (one comment)

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) _ The European Union on Friday tightened trade sanctions against Iran to punish Tehran for not committing to a long-standing demand of the international community that it freeze its nuclear enrichment program.

The new EU restrictions go slightly beyond existing U.N. trade sanctions and are designed to deny public loans or export credits to companies trading with Iran.

France, the current holder of the EU presidency, said European governments would also carefully watch financial groups doing business with Iranian banks and step up checks on ships and airplanes traveling to Iran.

"This resolution expands the range of restrictive measures adopted by the U.N. Security Council," in December 2006 and March 2007, an EU statement said.
The EU called on member nations to "show restraint when granting new public loans for trade with Iran ... to also be vigilant on activities taken by financial institutions with banks based in Iran."

The announcement came three days after France and the United States called insufficient Iran's response to an international effort to defuse a dispute over its nuclear program.

They said Iran has skirted the central question of whether it was ready to halt uranium enrichment that western nations see providing Tehran with nuclear weapons technology.

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Shining Head

Sanction them to death; then claim victory !

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This is only the attitude of criminal killers. Hitlter and Ben Laden are their heros.