Iran: Sanctions won't stop us

Mottaki tells Security Council: UN measures won't affect nuke program.

July 1, 2010 14:12
1 minute read.
Former Iranian foreign minister Manoucher Mottaki.

Mottaki has a fit 311 187. (photo credit: AP)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The latest round of Security Council sanctions against Iran will not prevent the country from proceeding with its nuclear program, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Thursday.

Mottaki heckled in Ireland
'Terror may follow Iran sanctions'
Report: Iran gives Syria new radar system
Analysis: Are sanctions kicking in?

In a letter addressed to the fifteen member-states of the UN Security Council and communicated by AFP, Mottaki wrote that Teheran “considers that the adoption of such resolutions [against Iran] will not affect its utterly peaceful nuclear program.”
He reportedly added that the “hasty adoption” of “unjust and illegal” new sanctions had only made the Islamic republic “more determined” to go ahead with its plans.

On Friday, the Obama administration welcomed Congressional approval of sweeping Iran sanctions, after months of reservations and negotiations over the legislation. One week previously, the European Union for the first time approved energy sanctions as part of a package of strong measures to combat the Islamic republic's refusal to negotiate over its nuclear program.

Both moves followed a fourth round of sanctions imposed on Teheran by the UN Security Council.

Hilary Leila Krieger in Washington contributed to this report.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Bushehr nuclear Iranian
August 5, 2014
Iran and the bomb: The future of negotiations