Top of the Agenda: Iran Balks at Sanctions
Iran said UN Security Council sanctions
http://m1e.net/c?61061222-3frQ.rZl50aOU%402347961-FqPLyaymAHZlc passed this weekend were “illegal” and vowed to limit further cooperation with the IAEA. A government spokesman said Iran specifically planned to suspend adherence to the IAEA codes requiring countries to notify the agency of decisions related to its nuclear program (al-Jazeera).
Meanwhile, Tehran said it might try fifteen British soldiers taken captive Friday for illegally entering Iranian waters (FT).
http://m1e.net/c?61061222-F2DBNmyMuExnY%402347963-f6w53NxwSj3Ss British officials dispute that the soldiers were in Iranian waters.
CFR’s Matthew Levitt, in a new podcast, says Iran is already feeling a financial squeeze and that the U.S. should consider applying further pressure against Iranian banks. http://m1e.net/c?61061222-l9VnPi2TlkQL2%402347964-r3fvJxhZ8ajd%2e