By a vote of 12-2, the U.N. Security Council has just moved to impose a fourth round of sanctions on Iran in response to its ongoing nuclear program. Brazil and Turkey voted against the measure, while Lebanon abstained.
The final resolution is said to contain a number of concessions to Russia and China. Specifically, it was stripped of sanctions targeting Iran’s gasoline imports and banking sector, which the U.S. and other Western members of the Council favored. But it does contain broad new impositions on weapons imports, forbidding Iran from purchasing armored vehicles, attack aircraft, and missile systems, among other categories of hardware.