The United Nations Security Council has unanimously voted to impose sanctions against Iran over its failure to halt uranium enrichment. The Iranian government announced that it will continue its nuclear policy. Here's what bloggers had to say as they shared their thoughts and feelings about the sanctions, the government’s reaction and the consequences.
Nasime Dasht says that it is a very important organization that approved sanctions against Iran, and all members are obliged to follow its decision.The blogger adds that , while the authorities say that nothing happened, many things in fact did happen, and the authorities have forgotten the national interest [Fa]. Nasime Dasht writes
sanctions will create more difficult conditions for investment and investors will run away. World banks will refuse to give Iranians credit and USA will try to enlarge the specter of sanctions.
The blogger also says that the radical and baseless slogans of Iranian leader Ahmadinejad helped USA to push its agenda in United Nations, and advises that incapable authorities leave the scene to others for the benefit of the country and to preserve national interest.
Jomhour says it is Iranian government propaganda that the Security Council already regrets its decision, designed only to manipulate public opinion in Iran. Jomhour adds that political forces who are critics of the current government policy should provide evidence to negotiate with International Community[Fa].
Ali Mazroi, a former deputy in Parliament and reformist politician, refers to the Iranian government's policy regarding the nuclear crisis and says:
Ahmadinejad's government miscaluated and if the other side (USA and Europe) miscalculate, the situation can be pushed towards a very dangerous point or even a military confrontation can happen.The outcome of this confrontation will be nothing for both sides and a lot of material and human damages will be its results.
The blogger adds that absolutists (meaning Ahmadnejad and followers) who criticised the reformist government for its negotiations, did not tolerate any other voice than theirs in media about the nuclear question and did not let the world hear any voice other than theirs: nuclear technology is our absolute right.
The blogger writes that even now that UN has approved sanctions against Iran, the authorities still say it is not important and just a piece of paper [Fa]. He adds:
They had forgotten that the same UN has approved 598 resolutions and put an end to the Iran-Iraq war. . . . when these sanctions get applied our economy will face very tough day. . . it is interesting that, with respect to the UN resolution, only the authorities reacted and took a position. People are wandering what happened.
Nedaye emrouz says the source of optimism is that ordinary people have not been targeted by the resolution [Fa], only the bank accounts of people who have been involved with the nuclear project will be blocked and selling missiles and nuclear related technology will be forbidden to Iran.
Hoder writes that: “It's the ultimate hypocrisy of the West to punish Iran for a crime Iran has not commited. When no one has found the tiniest evidence of Iran breaking the non-proliferation treaty that it has signed, what international law justifies the UN security council's sanctions on Iran?“
Mahjad says sanctions have an impact on the country, despite what authorities pretend. Banks will cut their relations with Iran; Iran will be obliged to move its dollars to south Asian countries and pay much more for western goods [Fa].