Monday, June 16, 2008

Britain announces sanctions against Iran

Britain and the European Union to freeze the assets of Iran's largest bank, Bank Melli, in response to Tehran's refusal to suspend its uranium enrichment program. Read full article.

1 comment:

Marc. said...

"...in punishing Tehran for its nuclear enrichment program."

Punishment? US policy on Iran when dealing with "punishment" is laughably hypocritical. I mean, give me a break; before 1979, the dictatorship that the US installed in Iran was receiving financing for the creation and development of nuclear power. Maybe if we just told them to give us the nuclear missiles after they make them they'd listen, because after all, in a sense they belong to us.

This almost rhymes perfectly with Iraq. The US sold them the means to destroy surrounding nations so that they (Iraq and Iran) would take care of what we were unable to. Of course Sadaam Hussein didn't just recycle the chemical weapons we sold him after 1980, nor did Iran think to take the high road and abandon the nuclear programs that we'd encouraged installation of after the Islamic Revolution.

Whoops.