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08/11/10

Brazil will abide by UN sactions against Iran

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Brazil announced that despite its opposition to imposing sanctions on Iran, it has signed the UN resolution to impose sanctions on Iran and will adhere to its articles.


Brazil's President Lula with Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei - Tehran,  May 2010
Brazil has very close relations with Iran

AFP reports that Celso Amorim, Brazil's foreign minister said that the Brazilian president signed the UN resolution to impose sanctions on Iran because it has a tradition of "carrying out U.N. Security Council resolutions, including those we don't agree with."

Brazil and Turkey were the only two countries that voted against the fourth UN resolution in June of this year to impose sanctions on Iran. In May, the two countries brokered a deal with Iran in which Iran agreed to swap its low-enriched uranium with higher-enriched nuclear fuel in Turkish territory.

The US and its allies claimed the agreement was not enough and just a ploy by Iran to buy more time.

Washington suspects Iran of trying to build nuclear weapons but Iran has repeatedly denied this charge and maintains that its nuclear activities are all peaceful.

 

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