What's in the UN sanctions

A rundown

June 10, 2010 02:23
The United Nations Security Council (AP).

UNSC 311. (photo credit: AP)


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The new Security Council resolution:

 • Strengthens an arms embargo by banning the transfer of conventional arms
   and missiles;

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 • Prohibits Iran from buying heavy weapons, including attack helicopters
   and missiles;

 • Bars Iran from investing in nuclear industries, including uranium mining;

 • Targets 40 companies subject to an asset freeze;

 • Names one individual, Javad Rahiqi, the head of the Isfahan Nuclear
   Technology center, and places him under a travel ban and asset freeze;

 • Authorizes inspections of cargo entering or
   leaving Iran;

 • Prohibits countries from allowing Iran to invest in
   nuclear-related industries;

 • Calls on countries to block certain financial
   transactions, including a ban on licensing
   Iranian bank.

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