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Thursday, June 09, 2011

UN Security Council imposed sanctions on Iran
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On June 9, 2010, the UN Security Council voted to impose a fourth round of sanctions on Iran for failure to disband the nation's uranium enrichment program. Twelve member countries voted in favor of Resolution 1929, with Brazil and Turkey voting against and Lebanon abstaining. The council asked Iran to cease its enrichment procedures and resolve international concerns over its nuclear program. The council stated that Iran has been continually uncooperative with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and that the development of the country's nuclear program poses a serious proliferation risk. Iran has repeatedly claimed that its nuclear program was developed for peaceful purposes, but several members of the international community contend that Iran's enrichment program was designed for military purposes, which is in direct violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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