NetworkNewsToday: IRAN NUCLEAR ARMS TO SYRIA UN SECURITY COUNCIL (UNTV)
NetworkNewsToday: 10 Decmeber 2009 - UNTV - United Nations: A new report by a UN Security Council committee expresses "grave concern" about "an apparent pattern of sanctions violations" involving prohibited arms transfers from Iran, including two incidents of intercepted cargo containing arms related material to Syria. The report presented to the Security Council by Japanese Ambassador Yukio Takasu notes an apparent pattern of sanctions violations involving prohibited arms transfers from Iran. The report added that the cargo was retained, unloaded and stored, ensuring that the items will neither be allowed to reach their intended destination nor returned to their origin. The Permanent Representative of the United States, Ambassador Susan E. Rice addressing the Council said that Iran has now been caught breaking the rules repeatedly and added that such illicit smuggling of weapons is not just a sanctions violation, it is also an important factor in the destabilization of an already fragile Middle East. Ambassador Rice said that tougher sanctions may be put in place next year over Iran's nuclear program. Libyan Ambassador OA Dabbashi dismissed the new allegations against Iran and accused Israel of destabilizing the region with its own nuclear weapons programme. He said the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) must inspect the Israel Dimona rector so that Israel is not above the law, otherwise all states in the Middle East will ask, why shouldnt I have the right to <b>...</b>
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