It wasn’t that long ago that Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was portraying the United Nation’s IAEA, and the New York Times, as confirming that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program. Remember, it was reported to have stopped about the time we entered Iraq militarily, 2003?
It doesn’t jibe with today’s headlines on the subject.
There were 14 votes in favor, none against and one country, Indonesia, abstained. Previous sanctions resolutions were adopted unanimously in December 2006 and March 2007, but council envoys said Monday’s message to Iran was a strong one.
That and, it depends on what the meaning of ‘strong’ is.
Iran denounced the current and previous resolutions as violations of international law and said they only harmed the 15-nation Security Council’s standing.