New Round of Sanctions on Iran
Stopping Iran's nuclear program
- Duration 5:58
- Date Nov 20, 2011
Stopping Iran's nuclear program
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However fox is -- for you now -- -- and the bomb more learning some new details about reports that the White House -- unveil a new round of sanctions against Iran.
As early as tomorrow.
That move aimed at getting Tehran to try and abandon its nuclear efforts.
This after the report from the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency claims that there is evidence that -- Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons.
Iran has denied it.
But can these new sanctions from the Obama administration.
Potentially stop Iran from building a nuclear bomb.
But joining us now every -- about this time as Fox News contributor the former United States ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton ambassador welcome.
Good morning glad to be here while they're gonna have a new sanctions potentially -- tomorrow morning from the administration do you think that will be enough.
Now I'm very skeptical that the so called new sanctions are gonna map the very much more than an incremental.
Change to what already exists and you know the basic problem is that countries like Russia and China Venezuela.
Turkey to an extent.
I have been more than happy to evade.
You don't -- US or EU sanctions in the past and the Russians and the Chinese it made it very clear they're not gonna accept new.
Security Council sanctions so I think that this is this is a step by the Obama administration level had no impact on the nuclear program and very little impact on Iran as a whole -- -- that -- when the IEA had this pretty tough report and in fact on Friday just two days ago.
Passed a resolution basically condemning Iraq.
Right that's probably resolution's 63 of these series that the IEA condemning a -- you're absolutely right that report.
Issued by the Director General very important in showing.
The extent the scope the progress of Iran's nuclear weapons program.
But ultimately what came out of the IAEA reflects Russian and Chinese unwillingness to see the UN take a tougher role and I think that would be reflected in the Security Council as well went -- about a tougher role I mean what can they do.
There's talk about the restricting gasoline they have to import 40% of the gasoline what do they do that -- would basically choke.
Well that would be a great idea if you could get universal.
Adherence to that kind of sanctioned but but that's where countries like China that want access to Iran's.
Well -- natural gas reserves.
Are fully prepared to ship -- refined petroleum product.
Same way so so they shows I think why the lack of unanimity -- the Security Council ultimately -- sanctions to failure and why.
In the race -- end and it is a race.
Iran is a lot closer to achieving nuclear weapons capability.
Then we are to stop it.
Well that's a pretty chilling statement.
On Friday speaker Boehner and Nancy Pelosi.
Both of them agreeing to -- calling on the administration to clamp down on the central bank of Iraq what -- they.
At some cover restrictions that would prevent Iran from dealing with the global financial system.
Well that that's a great idea would have been a great idea about eight or ten years ago that the fact is Iran is already evading a lot of sanctions we've tried to impose.
It unilaterally in the US and the the odds are that -- they say the Russians and the Chinese are just flatly gonna reject.
Any effort to constrain.
Transactions with Iran in Central Bank so.
I think objectively speaking this is this may sound like a harsh judgment but the more we talk about sanctions.
The closer Ryan gets to that nuclear weapons capability the sanctions are not working and they're not -- to work.
-- to say that they might not put pressure.
On the rouge regime itself but in terms of stopping.
Nuclear weapons program -- ineffective.
-- sanctions not working as you say there seems to be a secret war.
Now going on.
Between Iran and our allies let me do you view it -- show you a full screen quote from a UN diplomat.
But I talked with this last week is pretty stunning he says there is under the radar screen a war going on.
Countries in the front lines of the US Britain France Israel and many others this is something people have to appreciate because this is a real huge direct.
To all of us you know -- -- our reining -- scientists assassinated.
You have the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador here in the United States.
Tell us about the secret war and -- potentially could that stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb.
-- a lot of participants in the secret -- not the least of which is Saudi Arabia leading uneasily but leading a coalition of Sunni Arab states that don't like Iran -- a little bit you can see the war really being fought in Syria right now.
Between Sunni Arabs on the one hand and -- whites and Iran instantly aside dictatorship on the other -- A key reason Syria is different from other countries in the Arab Spring you've seen that conflict in Bahrain.
And that's why the question of Iran getting a nuclear weapon is so important not just for the United States and Israel.
But for our Arab friends in the region as well.
So this is I think why this constant talk about sanctions.
It really is avoiding the main issue remember few weeks ago when President Obama announced that various fascination plot.
By Iran against the Saudi ambassador he -- at the time we're gonna get really tough sanctions in the Security Council.
And the box or on that is no runs no hits no errors nothing has happened is about the same thing that's gonna happen in the council.
Because of this ID EA report so as long as you think.
Sanctions -- the only way to stop -- run.
You can count on the outcome being around we'll get nuclear weapons but that's a dire and chilling prediction US ambassador John Bolton who is -- -- on Sunday and especially on today ambassador.
Thank you very much so lovely happy.