UN Security Council Approves New Sanctions Against Iran
The UN Security Council has voted in favour of fresh sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.
The council voted 12 to two, with one abstention, in favour of a fourth round of sanctions, including tighter finance curbs and an expanded arms embargo.
The sanctions are tough but fall short of what Western nations wanted because of pressure from Iran’s allies Russia and China. However, they do open the way for stronger measures by the US and European states.
The two nations that voted against the new sanctions were Brazil and Turkey.