United Nations Expected to Vote on New Economic Sanctions Against Iran

By Brian Orsak

The United Nations may impose new economic sanctions against Iran over its nuclear ambitions following a vote expected in the coming weeks. The sanctions would call for increased international scrutiny of transactions with Iran's largest banks, including their international subsidiaries, and the freezing of assets of individuals tied to the country's purported nuclear weapons program, according to a report this week by the Associated Press. The proposals include bans on travel for some individuals and on equipment associated with nuclear programs, according to the report. The proposals follow a U.S. National Intelligence Estimate that suggested Iran may be further away...