CBC- Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has announced new sanctions against Iran, including a total ban on imports and exports.
Canada continues to have grave and sincere concerns over Iran's nuclear program and their abhorrent human rights records and their continued support for international terrorism around the world," Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Wednesday when he announced the measures in the foyer of the House of Commons.
Wednesday, 05 June
INU - A member of Tehran's symphony orchestra has said they now play no concerts and their massively delayed salaries are very low.
Wind instrument player Armin Gheitasi described the state of Tehran's Symphony Orchestra and Iran’s National Orchestra as 'catastrophic' and it would be better if the regime closed them down.
INU - A number of Iron dealers in Tehran have closed down their stores and gone on strike in protest at following the fall of value of Iranian currency, according to the reports received from Iran.
Tuesday, 04 June 2013
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States has unveiled aggressive new sanctions against Iran, directly targeting the rial currency for the first time and also the auto sector, a key source of jobs and revenue.
The measures, which could wreak more economic deprivation inside Iran, came days before a presidential election in the country and followed Teheran's refusal to cede ground in stalled world power talks on its nuclear programme.
They were accompanied by new US warnings of a "painful" and "powerful" escalation of the sanctions regime, as President Barack Obama seeks to convince the Islamic Republic the price of uranium enrichment is too high.
"The steps taken today are part of President Obama's commitment to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, by raising the cost of Iran's defiance of the international community," White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday.