Monday, November 21, 2011

Another slap on the wrist

Once more we have clueless dhimmi Western governments deciding that more sanctions will be effective in stopping Iran's nuclear program. The IAEA, in their latest report say they have credible evidence that a nuke is on the way, so with that in mind lets increase the vigorousness of our finger-wagging and increase the strong words in the next round of memos. That ought to do it.

From ABC/Yahoo November 20 by Kirit Radia

US, UK, Canada to Announce Coordinated Sanctions on Iran

The United States and its British and Canadian allies are preparing to roll out a coordinated set ofsanctions against Iran on Monday amid growing concern that Tehran is pursuing a nuclear weapon, sources tell ABC News.

U.S. officials familiar with the plans say they target Iran’s nuclear sector as well as plugging key gaps that have allowed Iran to work around existing sanctions on its energy and financial sectors. The United Kingdom and Canada are both expected to announce unilateral measures to limit Iran’s access to their economies, with the UK essentially cutting off Iran’s access to its financial sector.

European Union ministers are expected to meet on December 1 to consider their own sanctions.

Two U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity given the diplomatic sensitivities involved, say the State Department will sanction Iran’s petrochemical industry, which is normally used to produce products like plastic and styrofoam but is increasingly used to refine petroleum, as international sanctions have constrained the capacity of Iran’s energy sector. The new measure aims to discourage foreign companies from investing in that industry because it could inadvertently aid Iran’s energy sector and undermine previous sanctions.

The State Department is also expected to target both foreign and Iranian entities, many controlled by the Revolutionary Guard Corps, that have begun to help out with critical tasks in Iran’s oil and gas sector, picking up the slack as foreign companies pull out for fear of running afoul of sanctions.

A State Department spokesman declined to comment for this story.

The Treasury Department, meanwhile, is expected to issue a finding that the Iranian financial system is a “jurisdiction of primary money laundering concern.”

The finding, made under section 311 of the USA Patriot Act, enables the Secretary of the Treasury to require American banks to conduct additional reporting to ensure their corresponding foreign accounts are not indirectly dealing with Iran. That extra vigilance, officials say, will have a cascade effect where foreign financial institutions are more reluctant to do business with Iran.

The State Department and Treasury Department are also expected to designate additional Iranian entities for their role in Iran’s nuclear program.

A Treasury Department spokeswoman also declined to comment for this story.

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1 comment:

A Christian Woman Who Has Lived Under Shariah (now Crusader1) said...

An impotent response, the response of a paper tiger to an iron willed, vicious, and fanatical enemy.
More stalling, more meaningless words, more empty threats.
Iran understands that the US has no appetite for war, and no real leadership.
It knows that the Obama administration will merely engage in a mock war of words and empty posturing, meant only to lull those of us living in the US, into thinking that something is actually being done to stop this nuclear menace.