UN sanctions on Iraq still in force Iraq is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of natural resources, and yet it suffers from a dismal economy with an unemployment rate of up to 18 per cent. The country's economy slipped under Saddam Hussein's long rule and nose-dived further in the anarchic years that followed the US-led invasion in 2003. But even now, despite much optimism over a stable democratic future in Iraq, several UN trade sanctions applied in the early 1990's during Hussein's reign - are still in effect. And they are costing the country tens of billions of dollars in lost trade every year. AL Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from Baghdad. [March 12, 2010]
Iran 'Smart Sanctions' Dangerous? UN draft resolution tabled Iran is facing new sanctions, after the US put forward draft measures against the country for refusing to halt nuclear enrichment. The proposal has been accepted by veto-wielding countries in the UN Security Council - and is now being circulated to all members. The move comes despite Iran's nuclear swap deal to ship uranium to Turkey for enrichment.
EU delegates stand firm on Zimbabwe sanctions - 13 Sept 09 News Africa Video: Zimbabwe, EU in 'new phase' The first European Union delegation to visit Zimbabwe in seven years has said relations are "entering a new phase". But officials said sanctions imposed on the country will not to be lifted. The EU remains the main source of aid to Zimbabwe. More than $800m has been given in humanitarian aid since 2002, when sanctions targeting President Robert Mugabe and his allies were imposed. Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from the capital, Harare.
Clinton, Lavrov: Sanctions on Iran not inevitable Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton agree that positions of both countries on addressing Iran's nuclear program coincide.
Bereket Menghisteab: Eritrea Patriotic Song "MaEkeb | Sanction" Eritrea Music: Bereket Menghisteab and the resilient people of Eritrea united and standing against UN sanctions. Bereket Menghisteab sings a Tigrigna patriotic song "MaEkeb | Sanction" from Asmara, Eritrea. Eritrea is located in NE. Africa. (Africa Music)
Brazil won't sanction Iran over nukes Brazil has been an emerging power for quite some time and Brazilian President Lula da Silva has been a regional leader often speaking for all South American countries. Today he refused to support sanctions against Iran during a visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
US Taiwan arms deal : China imposes sanctions. 31st 1st 2010. China imposes sanctions against the US . 31st 1st 2010. China has vowed to suspend military exchanges and security talks with Washington and to impose sanctions on US firms involved in a deal to sell arms to Taiwan. In a statement the foreign ministry said that in protest at the US arms sales to Taiwan it was suspending military exchanges, along with scheduled high-level talks on strategic security, arms control and non-proliferation. China will also introduce sanctions specifically targetting the US companies involved in the arms deal, the statement said. China took a similar step in 2008 after the former Bush administration announced a multibillion-dollar arms sale to Taiwan - the most sensitive issue in US-China relations. The latest arms sales could complicate the cooperation the US seeks on issues ranging from Iran's nuclear program to the loosening of internet controls, including a Google-China standoff over censorship. China claims the self-governing Taiwan as its own, while the United States is Taiwan's most important ally and largest arms supplier. The US government is bound by law to ensure the island is able to respond to Chinese threats. Though Taiwan's ties with China have warmed considerably since Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou took office 20 months ago, Beijing has threatened to invade if the island ever formalises its de facto independence. China has more than 1000 ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan.
US sanctions weave big trouble for Persian rugs The US has imposed economic sanctions against Iran for nearly 30 years and the trade barriers have created problems for Iranian businesses. The import and export sector is among the most affected, including in some unusual areas such as the carpet industry. The latest round of sanctions has made trading in Persian rugs illegal, which by extension will hurt the traditional weavers in Iran. Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New Jersey. (Nov 16, 2010)
Libya: EU interior ministers gather to debate sanctions EU interior ministers gather to debate sanctions FRANCE 24 INTERNATIONAL NEWS 24/7 www.france24.com
Buchanan: Iran sanctions pave way to new war US can't afford Facing a staggering deficit, increasingly unpopular overseas engagements and no clear resolution over the nuclear fallout with Iran, some Americans are becoming increasingly disillusioned with the Obama administration. Pat Buchanan, the Washington political commentator and former Presidential advisor, gives RT his take on what seems to be going wrong.
House Floor Debate on Iran Sanctions part 1 Congressman Paul speaks on the House floor against Iran sanctions
'Sanctions won't work on North Korea, but they are better than war' Pyongyang has threatened immediate strikes against South Korea's navy if its ships enter the North's waters. Tensions between the neighbours have risen after an international investigation concluded that a northern tor*** sank a Southern warship in March. Pyongyang denies its blame. Moscow's sending a team of specialists to confirm the findings. Ivan Eland, the director of the Center on peace and liberty at the Independent Institute in the US says South Korea is perfectly capable of defending itself, and the United States presence in the region is only adding to the tension
MIR: Sanctions - A Prelude to War? For more visit Mosaic Intelligence Report - October 26, 2007 The US government imposes new sanctions on Iran 's military. What will be the impact on Iran? Will the international community back the US action? And will this lead to war? Answers to these questions and more on Link TV 's Mosaic Intelligence Report.
Global Boycott Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) Day of Action against Israeli Apartheid On March 30, 2010 the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) marked the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Day of Action with flash mobs at Chapters Indigo and Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC). BDS Day of Action In 2005, over 170 Palestinian civil society organizations called on people of conscience around the world to join a campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law. Over the past 5 years, the BDS campaign has become a global force, uniting student groups, trade unions, faith-based organizations and grassroots activists in the struggle against Israeli Apartheid. Last year, in the wake of Israels brutal assault on Gaza, the BDS National Committee declared March 30th the Global BDS Day of Action. This day of action coincides with Palestinian Land Day, which symbolizes Palestinian resistance to Israels ongoing land expropriation, colonization, occupation and apartheid. On March 30th, BDS activists around the world engaged in demonstrations and creative actions to mark the day of action. In Toronto, CAIA focused on two Canadian BDS targets Chapters Indigo and Mountain Equipment Coop. Boycott Chapters Indigo! Since 2006, CAIA has called for a boycott of Chapters Indigo bookstores because of its ties to Israeli Apartheid. The owners of Chapters Indigo, Heather Reisman and Gerry Schwartz, are the founders of the Heseg Foundation. Heseg provides scholarships and other support to former lone soldiers ...
Hillary Clinton says draft of new Iran sanctions agreed as START treaty pushed in Senate The US Senate is starting its deliberations on ratifying the nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia. The START treaty was signed by the Russian and US Presidents last month in Prague. Both the White House and the Kremlin hope for its swift ratification by their legislatures.
Africa Today Are sanctions on Eritrea justified? P1.mp4 Sanctions were imposed by the UN Security Council on Eritrea for what the UN believed was its support for backing Islamist insurgents in Somalia. The resolution imposes arms embargo, travel bans and asset freezes on businesses and individuals. The Eritrean government has consistently denied the allegations which was backed by 13 votes to 15. After the sanctions were imposed Eritrea suspended its membership of the African Union in objection at the call for sanctions last year. The resolution demanded the country ceases arming, training and equipping armed groups and their members including al-Shabab. Eritrea now becomes one of the first countries to be subjected to UN sanctions since they were imposed on Iran in 2006. In response to the resolution, the Eritrean ambassador to the UN, Araya Desta, in a letter to the council, slammed the decision as ludicrous punitive measures. He feared the sanctions will cause Ethiopia to be trigger happy which will create a cycle of conflict in the region. In support of their government, Eritreans living abroad recently went on a mass demonstration in Geneva to voice their opposition to the UNs decision to place sanctions on the country. In this weeks Africa Today we ask Is the UN's justification for placing sanctions on Eritrea valid?
Iranian President Ahmadinejad Ridicules UN Sanctions http
Sanctions on Iran inevitable, hints Russia The world needs smart foreign policy, and measures to stop local conflicts from escalating. That was the message from the Russian President as he addressed the UN in New York. Dmitry Medvedev also met face-to-face with President Obama. As expected, Iran's nuclear program was one of the main issues discussed by the two leaders.
Ron Paul: Iran Sanctions = Act of War Subsequent to HR 2194, Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act, passing Congress with a 400-11vote on April 23, 2010, Ron Paul spoke on the House floor equating Sanctions on Iran to an Act of War against Iran and her allies, which include Russia and China.
GOOD Magazine: Sanctions & Segways: North Korean Nukes good.is October, 2006: The UN sanctioned a long list of delectable goods that could no longer pass over North Korea's borders. This was no typical maneuver to target military build-up or weapon designs. Instead, the UN hoped to entice Kim Jong Il away from his nuclear warheads by blacklisting luxury items specific to his extravagant tastes.
China a spoiler on potential Iran sanctions The US-imposed deadline for Iran to cease it's nuclear program has expired, but any further action against the country is unlikely given the unwillingness of China to participate. Could this lead to a change in US strategy?
Medvedev on Sanctions: The STRATFOR View STRATFOR : In this video, STRATFOR CEO Dr. George Friedman addresses the possible meaning behind comments made by Russian President Dmitri Medvedev to US President Barack Obama, that Russia could join sanctions on Iran.
Tarpley: China up for Iran sanctions - April Fool's Day prank China will remain committed to further talks aimed at resolving the Iran nuclear issue. So says the country's Foreign Ministry following US reports that Beijing is willing to back sanctions against Tehran. A veto-holding member of the Security Council, China backed three previous UN sanctions resolutions, but had been opposed to a fourth round hoping for a diplomatic settlement. To talk about what could lie ahead here is investigative journalist Webster Tarlpey.
Iraq Genocide by UN Sanctions Please support Iraq UN Embargoes: United Nations and UNICEF estimate that the United Nations sanctions on Iraq resulted in the death of approximately 1.5 million people, including the death of over 500000 children under age of 4. In 2002, a 12 non-governmental organizations study group said that the UN economic embargo against Iraq was flawed because it severely hurt the Iraqi people while sparing the country's leaders. The United States and the United Kingdom used their veto power to prolong the sanctions, bear special responsibility for perpetuating the sanctions against the wishes of the vast majority of the 15-member Security Council. The oil for food program was a joke, if all the money attained from the program was used to buy food, it would have worked out to $170 per year per person. This has been calculated to be 1/4 that needed to feed a dog at the time. Iraq after the US Led Invaision of 2003: A study conducted by the FAFO Institute for Applied Social Science, a Norwegian research group, found in November 2004 that acute malnutrition among Iraqi children between the ages of six months and five years has increased from 4 percent to 7.7 percent since the US-led invasion. The UK Lancet (independent and authoritative voice in global medicine) in July 2006 reported that over 600000 have been killed since the invasion. The UK Government publicly rejected the findings of Lancet until a FOI conducted by the BBC found that the Governments Chief ...
NewsNetworkToday: UN SANCTIONS AGAINST ERITREA OVER SOMALIA CONFLICT: SECURITY COUNCIL (UNTV) NewsNetworkToday: 23 December 2009 - UNTV: United Nations - With one vote against and one abstention, the Security Council approves sanctions against Eritrea for their role in the Somalia conflict. Djiboutian Ambassador Roble Olhaye accuses Eritrea of border violations and warns the Council about "the option of war." With one vote against and one abstention the Security Council approved today (23 December) a resolution leveling sanctions against Eritrea for their role in the Somali conflict. The Ugandan-drafted resolution alleges that Eritrea has aided Islamist insurgents in Somalia and bans the sale of weapons to and from Eritrea and imposes asset freezes and travel restrictions on the Horn of Africa states political and military leaders. Ugandan Ambassador Ruhakana Rugunda told the Council that the measures imposed by todays resolution are targeted and corrective, and expressed hope that Eritrea will take the necessary action to enable the Council to revert the measures in the near future. Djiboutian Ambassador Roble Olhaye addressed the Council and pointed a series of accusations at the government of Eritrea. Quoting Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh, he warned the Council that unless it took action against the unwarranted provocation and infringement on our territorial integrity, it would leave Djibouti only one option; the option of war. Somali Ambassador Elmi Ahmed Duale, striking a conciliatory note, said that despite all the hostile and negative activities ...
10/28/09 Ron Paul: Sanctions on Iran are an Act of War! (Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing) Sorry about the low audio quality. www.house.gov Congressman Ron Paul opposes HR 2194 Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act of 2009. Sanctions are an act of war!
China threatening sanctions on US for supplying arms to Taiwan President Obama approved a $6 billion arms sale to China, for the first time in the history of Chinese - US relations. The Communist State is threatening to impose sanctions against US companies that supply Taiwan with arms. Dina Gusovsky discuss the new arms deal with Philip de Leon, who says this is a part of a cycle; from calm to tense relations between the two nations.
UN urges action on Libya as US imposes sanctions UN chief Ban ki-moon has urged swift action to deal with the crisis engulfing Libya. The United Nations Secretary-General's call came as the global body's 15 member Security Council met in New York to discuss a draft resolution. That could be agreed as early as today and include an arms embargo, sanctions and legal action against Libya's most senior leaders. ...
Floor Debate on Iran Sanctions part 3 Congressman Paul debates Iran Sanctions
'Sanctions laughable - Iran won't drop nuclear plans' The UN Security Council has approved new financial and arms controls on Iran by a strong majority vote. The new sanctions are described as the toughest yet, with the aim of pushing Tehran to halt its controversial nuclear programme. But the Iranian President immediately dismissed the resolution as a 'used handkerchief'.
Ex-AIG CEO Shrugs Off Blame Edward Liddy, the current CEO of AIG, blamed Hank Greenberg, ousted in 2005, for retention bonuses and failed assets. Maggie Rodriguez sat down with Greenberg to get his reaction.
Brazil, Turkey vote against Iran sanctions at UN The UN's most-powerful body has said 'yes' to the fourth round of sanctions against Iran over its' nuclear program. Tehran has already dubbed the sanctions as a big mistake. The resolution passed 12-2 with Turkey and Brazil voting ``no'' and Lebanon abstaining.
Sanctions on Ahmadinejad? 'No! He reflects will of Iranians' Face-to-face debate. Seyyed Mohammad Marandi from the University of Tehran and Meir Javedanfar, a Middle East ***yst in Tel Aviv, discuss how the situation between Iran and Israel could develop.
12/21/09 Ron Paul: Iran Sanctions are Precursor to War www.house.gov Last week the House overwhelmingly approved a measure to put a new round of sanctions on Iran. If this measure passes the Senate, the United States could no longer do business with anyone who sold refined petroleum products to Iran or helped them develop their ability to refine their own petroleum. The sad thing is that many of my colleagues voted for this measure because they felt it would deflect a military engagement with Iran. I would put the question to them, how would Congress react if another government threatened our critical trading partners in this way? Would we not view it as asking for war? This policy is pure isolationism. It is designed to foment war by cutting off trade and diplomacy. Too many forget that the quagmire in Iraq began with an embargo. Sanctions are not diplomacy. They are a precursor to war and an embarrassment to a country that pays lip service to free trade. It is ironic that people who decry isolationism support actions like this. If a foreign government attempted to isolate the US economically, cut off our supply of gasoline, or starve us to death, would it cause Americans to admire that foreign entity? Or would we instead unite under the flag for the survival of our country? We would not tolerate foreign covert operations fomenting regime change in our government. Yet our CIA has been meddling in Iran for decades. Of course Iranians resent this. In fact, many in Iran still resent the CIAs involvement ...
Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Everything you need to know about the BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) movement.
Inside Story - Another round of sanctions on Iran The UN Security Council indorses yet another round of sanctions on Iran with the support of both Russia and China. Will these sanctions be any more effective than those in the past and can they help resolve the diplomatic grid lock. This is Inside Story.
Riz Khan - Breaking international sanctions Over the years, sanctions have been imposed on many nations deemed to be in violation of international law. But such embargoes have spawned a multi-million dollar trafficking industry that moves money as well as contraband goods into countries under sanctions.How powerful is the global sanctions-busting industry and to what extent is it reshaping world politics?
Floor Debate on Iran Sanctions - part 2 Congressman Paul on Iran Sanctions, a rebuttal
The Awful Truth: US has been at war with Iraq for 18 years in 1999 alone, the US conducted more than 30000 illegal bombing sorties over Iraq. excerpt from an 'Awful Truth' episode in 2000, entitled "Gasoline for Food Program"