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Iran Sanctions

December 24, 2009, 7:12 AM
“Senior Obama administration officials tell Fox News the move to impose sanctions against Iran for its feared pursuit of nuclear weapons will begin in January, but it will take time to gain speed and specificity. The move will come after the expiration of the Dec. 31 deadline imposed by President Barack Obama. Following that, no move will be undertaken until the United Nations Security Council reconstitutes itself. That process requires replacing out-going non-permanent Security Council members with nations about to begin their two-year Security Council terms. The new Security Council terms begin New Year's Day for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Gabon, Lebanon and Nigeria. They will replace Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, Croatia, Libya and Vietnam. The White House has already acknowledged it will not draw up a list of sanctions and start pushing for their approval right after New Year's Day. A senior administration official told Fox News on Tuesday the process will likely remain under wraps for the first part of January as U.S. officials test the water on what allied powers will accept in terms of punishing Iran.”
 

Iran Sanctions

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