Friday, June 18, 2010

Clinton welcomes EU-Australian sanctions on Iran

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has welcomed the fresh sanctions imposed by the European Union and Australia against Iran, a day after the Obama Administration did the same in the aftermath of the UN Security Council slapping Tehran with economic sanctions.

"I welcome today's European Council declaration, which announces the EU will adopt strong measures to implement and accompany UN Security Council Resolution 1929, including in the trade, financial, banking and insurance, transport, and gas and oil sectors, in addition to new visa bans and asset freezes. We look forward to the announcement of specific EU measures by the Foreign Affairs Council," Clinton said in a statement.

Clinton said she is also pleased to welcome Australia's announcement that it is taking additional steps against key targets in Iran consistent with UN Security Council resolutions.


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