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Since 2005, the IAEA has pushed to have the international community allow them to confront Iran with the evidence, which was found on a laptop computer that had belonged to an Iranian technician with access to Iran’s nuclear program. The U.S. had refused the request up until February 15, 2008. As a result Iran was confronted, their response being that the evidence was “baseless and fabricated”. (Sanger 2008) In a briefing on Friday, February 22, 2008 an IAEA official stated that it remains unclear whether Iran is building up its nuclear capacity, or if their plans remain terminated from 2003. (Sanger 2008) As a result to these new investigations, the Security Council began considering a new resolution on Iran’s nuclear program. This would impose restrictions on cargo traveling to and from Iran,
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Unformatted text preview: travel bans, the freezing of assets of those involved in the program, and tightened security on Iranian financial institutions. In December 2006 and March 2007 the Security Council voted unanimously to impose sanctions to stop Iran from enriching uranium. The measures now being taken will continue to tighten previous sanctions. To further security, the new sanctions, for the first time will allow inspections of cargo on aircraft and vessels as well as banning all trade and supply of so-called dual-use items, materials and technologies that can have both civilian and military uses. However, Iran ignored the previous sanctions and states that the case against its nuclear program is closed and will not be swayed by these new sanctions. (Hoge 2008)...
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