Archiv für den Tag 17. Dezember 2011

Eye on Iran: US Nears New Iran Bank Sanctions

Top Stories

AP: „The Obama administration has given in to legislation that would apply sanctions on Iran’s Central Bank, despite weeks of opposition over concerns the measures may drive up oil prices or inflict severe economic hardship on American partners overseas. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Thursday that U.S. officials were looking at how to implement the sanctions in way that ‚maximizes the pressure on Iran while causing minimum disruption for friends and allies of the U.S.‘ The administration had opposed the defense bill amendment, despite its unanimous Senate support. It also passed the House on Wednesday. Several U.S. allies in Europe and Asia import petroleum from Iran, and to do so their banks and companies must conduct transactions through the Iranian Central Bank. The new bill could compel U.S. punishment of foreign financial institutions that maintain such business.“ http://t.uani.com/sDFP8d  Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Iran News Round Up (Dec. 16)

Summary
Larijani cautions students against repeat of embassy assault; senior cleric calls on U.S. to apologize to Iran for spy drone; Iran, Afghanistan sign defense cooperation pact; Tehran asks Kabul to halt American drone operations
Politics

  • Members of the Rafsanjani family warmly welcome Hojjat al-Eslam Hassan Khomeini, who attended the funeral service of Hojjat al-Eslam Mohammad Hashemian, a relative of Rafsanjani’s.
  • Davoud Ahmadinejad, brother of the president:
    • „This movement [the current of deviation] would, under the guise of mountaineering instruction, provide military training for its members in the woods of Northern [Iran]. They were [also] sent out of the country for training purposes through tourism channels… The current of deviation is trying to mold a parliament which does not know anything about the guardianship of the jurist so it can achieve its evil goals…“ Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
%d Bloggern gefällt das: