The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog agency rebuked Iran today and demanded it freeze operations at its recently-revealed nuclear facility. It was the first such action in four years. Russia and China joined the U.S., France, Germany, and the U.K. in the vote.
Ervand Abrahamian, a distinguished professor of history at the City University of New York, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the significance of the action. He argues that the censure reflects an unusual degree of international unity and strengthens the threat of further sanctions against Iran.
We want to know what you think: Would a new round of sanctions work? Would they force Iran to be more responsive to international demands that it come clean about its nuclear program?