Mar 25 2010
Obama Administration dropped or softened several elements from original draft resolution on sanctions against Iran (to punish Israel for building homes?)
The US has backed away from pursuing a number of tough measures against Iran over its nuclear program in order to garner Russia and China’s support for a new United Nations Security Council resolution on sanctions, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
The newspaper quoted a number of sources who are familiar with the issue as saying that among provisions removed from the original draft resolution the US relayed to key allies in February were sanctions aimed at blocking Tehran’s access to international banking services and capital markets, and closing international airspace and waters to Iran’s national air cargo and shipping lines.
While Tehran claims its nuclear activities are peaceful, the international community fears it is aimed at developing nuclear weapons.