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#UN Sanctions

# un-sanctions - Thursday 14 September, 2017

North Korea threatens to sink Japan 'into the sea' and beat the US 'like a rabid dog'

Pyongyang is unhappy after being hit with fresh UN sanctions.

# un-sanctions - Sunday 4 October, 2015

A 'startling' €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can't be touched - because of this man

And almost €3 million is linked to Al Qaeda, Syria and Iran.

# un-sanctions - Saturday 6 July, 2013

North and South Korea hold rare talks after months of increasing tensions

The talks follow months of friction and threats of war by Pyongyang after its February nuclear test attracted tougher UN sanctions, further squeezing its struggling economy.

# un-sanctions - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Iran produces its first nuclear rod

Iran says it has constructed its first nuclear rod. The country said its nuclear programme is for “peaceful purposes only”.

# un-sanctions - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Iran to triple nuclear output

Iran plans to triple its output of the higher enriched uranium in 2011 and move the entire program to the new, secretly-built facility.

# un-sanctions - Tuesday 10 August, 2010

FOLLOWING A STATEMENT from a United States Admiral regarding an alleged US contingency plan to invade Iran, Tehran has responded by digging mass graves for American soldiers.

US Admiral Mike Mullen said last week that the American military has a plan to attack Iran if necessary – however, he did stress that this was not a desirable option.

Iranian General Hossein Kan’ani Moghadam, said graves have been dug in Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan province, near where the state buried Iraqi soldiers killed during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980′s.

“The mass graves that used to be for burying Saddam’s soldiers have now been prepared again for US soldiers,” Moghadam told the Associated Press,”This is the reason for digging this big number of graves.”

The friction between Iran and western powers has been intensifying lately, following a forth round of sanctions applied to Tehran by the United Nations over the country’s nuclear programme.

The US has claimed that Iran is developing a nuclear weapon, but Tehran insists that it is enriching uranium for energy and medicinal purposes.

See footage from Iran’s semi-state news agency, Fars, of the graves: