New Sanctions against Iran

June 14, 2010

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Taken in the United Nations Plaza during the 61st General Assembly 2009, protesters lined up to support democracy for Iran, photo by ajagendorf25 on flickr.
The U.N. Security Council passed a new round of sanctions on Iran last week. The resolution bans Iran from pursuing “any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons,” investing in nuclear-related activities, and buying heavy weapons.

Iran announced that it would reevaluate its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency. But despite increased tensions over sanctions, Western envoys are still working towards a diplomatic solution.

We get analysis from George Lopez, Hesburgh Chair in Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute, and Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace.