Israel welcomes UN resolution against Iran

March 4th, 2008 - 5:33 pm ICT by admin  

Jerusalem, March 4 (Xinhua) Israel welcomed the resolution against Iran’s nuclear programme adopted Monday by the UN Security Council, an official statement said Tuesday. “This important resolution is an unequivocal message that the international community cannot countenance Iran’s nuclear programme, ” according to the statement.

The 15-nation council voted Monday 14-0, with Indonesia abstaining, to expand the ban on travel by individuals “engaged in, associated with providing support for Iran’s proliferation of sensitive nuclear activities or for the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems”.

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said the third Security Council resolution is a step that expresses the understanding that the international community must neither give up nor stand aside in the face of Iran’s attempts to attain nuclear capability.

“Any additional decision by any state, company or group adds further weight to the body of sanctions necessary to stop Iran,” she added.

The Security Council approved the new sanctions Monday, which Israel says sent a strong signal to Teheran that its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment is unacceptable and becoming increasingly costly.

The vote on the new sanction was 14-0 with one abstention from Indonesia.

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