U.N. Security Council imposes new sanctions on Iran
The U.N. Security Council imposed a new round of sanctions on Iran on Wednesday over its nuclear works. The 15-nation council passed the with 12 votes in favor.
"This council has risen to its responsibilities. Now Iran should choose a wiser course," U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice told the council after the vote.
According to Reuters, the new resolution calls for measures against additional Iranian banks abroad if a connection to nuclear or missile programs is suspected, as well as vigilance over transactions with any Iranian bank, including the Central Bank. It also expands a U.N. arms embargo against Tehran and blacklists three companies controlled by Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and 15 belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The resolution also calls for setting up a cargo inspection regime.
Brazil and Turkey voted against the resolution. Lebanon abstained in the vote.