April 3, 2015

Al Jazeera America: Sanction on Iran: Long Road Ahead for Lifting UN, EU, US Embargoes

“Security Council sanctions and resolutions don’t perform much work other than providing rhetorical cover for national-level sanctions,” said Tyler Cullis, a legal analyst at the National Iranian American Council, a Washington D.C.-based advocacy group for the Iranian-American community. “The U.N. has symbolic value that the two sides are competing over.” However, Cullis said the speed of relieving U.N. sanctions was not the only variable for the world body, where the Russians and Chinese have been closer to the Iranian position on this issue, preferring that all sanctions be immediately thrown out when an accord is reached. 

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