As Jihad Watch News Editor Marisol Seibold said here, “Observe this deadline, or else… we’ll set another.” Marisol knows the pusillanimous dhimmis of the UN well. Iran ignored the July 12 deadline, so now the UN dhimmis have given them a new one. And if they ignore that one, they’ll get another fresh one.
“Iran given a month to comply or face UN sanctions,” from the TimesOnline, with thanks to JE:
THE diplomatic campaign to stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb came to a climax yesterday when the UN ordered Tehran to halt all uranium enrichment activities and threatened sanctions if it failed to do so by August 31.
Previous appeals to Iran to suspend its enrichment work were made mandatory in the Security Council’s first resolution on the nuclear stand-off, depriving Tehran of its right under the Non-Proliferation Treaty to develop the nuclear fuel cycle.
The council voted 14-1, with support from Russia and China for the first time and only Qatar against. It expressed its intention to adopt “appropriate measures” if Iran failed to comply by August 31, but worded the resolution to avoid any threat of military force.
US officials say that Washington’s next step may be to seek UN sanctions banning Iranian imports of dual-use items, limiting Tehran’s access to technology and restricting travel by Iranian officials.
Iran has remained defiant, rejecting the resolution in a commentary on state-run radio on Sunday even before the vote.