Sanctions against Iran Now Imminent

The pro-Israel lobby (to include ’The Israel Project’) is pushing hard for confrontation with Iran as the following conveys:

Subject: Sanctions against Iran Now Imminent  

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 19, 2009

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 Sanctions against Iran Now Imminent
Obama: New Sanctions May be Decided “Within Weeks”A History of Iran’s Defiance of Nuclear Negotiations
Expert Sources on IranA day before the UN Security Council is to meet in Brussels Nov. 20 to consider tough new sanctions against Iran, President Obama said the measures could be imposed in the next few weeks if the Islamic Republic continues its intransigence.[1]Unless Iran changes course, Obama said during a speech Nov. 19 in Seoul, South Korea, “ Over the next several weeks, we will be developing a package of potential steps that we could take, that would indicate our seriousness to Iran.“[2] The P5+1 – the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France plus Germany – last met in Geneva Oct. 1 to offer a proposal in which Iran would send its uranium for enrichment to Russia and China.[3]On Nov. 18, Iran indicated that it would not agree to the plan.[4]In the meantime, Rep. Howard Berman, D-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, gained support for tougher sanctions on Iran through the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act. The act was approved Oct. 28. The following day, the Senate’s Banking Committee approved a set of sanctions that went even further. The full House may soon begin discussions of the Sanctions Act.[5]Officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have said the latest revelation of a once-secret nuclear enrichment site near the Iranian city of Qom may mean Iran is developing other such sites.[6] IAEA inspectors returned Oct. 29 to their Vienna headquarters after visiting the Qom facility to determine whether the plant is part of a military nuclear program, and will report to the IAEA Board of Governors at its Nov. 26-27 meeting.[7]

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