Top of the Agenda: Iran Balks at Sanctions
Iran said UN Security Council sanctions
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).
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