What are debilitating sanctions

Advice on Iran sanctions

Representatives of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany discussed the nuclear conflict with Iran on Wednesday. According to diplomatic circles, the meeting in Königstein (Hesse) was supposed to serve as a vote. According to a statement from the federal government, no specific resolutions are to be expected from the consultation.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently called for "crippling sanctions" against Iran during his visit to Berlin. This is the only way the country can be forced to stop its program to build an atomic bomb. The "Iranian nuclear power" is currently the greatest danger, Netanyahu continues, "not only for Israel, but for the whole world." If the UN Security Council does not impose stricter sanctions against Iran - because China and Russia do not agree - the Israeli prime minister suggests that this could be done by a "coalition of the willing" which would impose its own sanctions.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had previously recommended coercive measures.

Iran has the fourth largest oil reserves in the world, but cannot use its wealth to produce enough gasoline and diesel for the local market because the country's refinery capacities are insufficient. And Chancellor Angela Merkel brought in advance ...


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