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Iran top nuclear envoy arrives in China for talks

BEIJING - (AP) Iran's top nuclear negotiator arrived Thursday for talks with Chinese officials, just after Beijing appeared to drop its opposition to possible new U.N. sanctions against Tehran over its uranium enrichment program. China has veto power in the U.N. Security Council and ending its...

First talks on new Iran sanctions resolution

UNITED NATIONS - (AP) Ambassadors from China and five major powers met for the first time Thursday to discuss possible new sanctions against Iran, which is refusing to suspend uranium enrichment and start negotiations on its suspect nuclear program. After nearly three hours of talks, Russia's...

Iran Sanctions Update: European Union Imposes Further Restrictive Measures Against Iran, With More to Follow

Fulbright Briefing Lista M. Cannon , David M. Harris and Nicola Kelly In further developments since our briefing of 28 November 2011,[1] the Council of the European Union has decided that a further 143 entities and 37 individuals will be subject to restrictive measures concerning Iran. The decision...

The United States and Other Nations Expand Sanctions Against Iran

Fulbright Briefing Stephen M. McNabb , Marsha Z. Gerber , Stefan Reisinger and Mary Beth Balhoff On November 21, 2011, the United States announced three measures designed to enhance sanctions on Iran. The President issued an Executive Order authorizing the Secretary of State to impose sanctions on...

UN Security Council puts sanctions on Congo rebels

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to sanction the leaders of Congo's M23 rebel force, which hours earlier occupied the eastern Congolese city of Goma as U.N. peacekeepers stood by without resisting. But it did not name two Full version (available to lexis...