Iran – Australia announces further sanctions

January 10, 2013 by J-Wire Staff
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Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr today announced further Australian sanctions on Iran, affecting the financial, trade, energy and transport sectors.

Foreign Minister Senator Bob Carr

Foreign Minister Senator Bob Carr

“These sanctions further increase pressure on Iran to comply with its nuclear non-proliferation obligations and with UN Security Council resolutions and to engage in serious negotiations on its nuclear program,” Senator Carr said.

The sanctions include financial and travel restrictions on additional individuals and entities active in the oil, gas and financial sectors or related to Iran’s WMD proliferation activities.

They include new measures prohibiting:

·         financial transactions between Australian and Iranian banks, including the Central Bank of Iran, unless authorised in advance;
·         export of additional materials and the provision of services relevant to Iran’s nuclear and ballistic programs, and to industries controlled by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps;
·         import of natural gas from Iran and the provision of related services, and broadening restrictions on export of key equipment for the Iranian oil, gas and petrochemical industries; and
·         use of Australian vessels for transport or storage of Iranian petrochemical products; construction of new oil tankers for Iran and supply of key naval equipment and technology for ship building and maintenance; and flagging and classification services for Iranian tankers and cargo vessels.

The additional measures are broadly aligned with those introduced by the European Union and other countries.

The Government will seek public comment on an exposure draft of proposed amendments to the


4 Responses to “Iran – Australia announces further sanctions”
  1. Otto Waldmann says:

    WRONG Eli !!!
    the funds going to the palestinians, Gaza and elsewhre, and in fact it is only a mere 300 million bucks, are specifically earmarked for child education, ballet, water conservation, flours planting on nature strips in downtown Gaza and Ramallah and the saving of the endangered blue spotted South Saharan rabbit. Don’t belive me ( I insist !!), ask Bob Carr.

    • Shirlee says:


      I’d be interested to know what kind of **Flours** are being planted nature strips in downtown Gaza and Ramallah please.

      I much prefer those **FLOWERS** which have been planted by the British JNF in downtown Sderot. They are very pretty.

    • Otto Waldmann says:

      jees, the way I can spell flours !!!!

  2. Eli says:

    Sanctions should also be placed on Israel’s neighbours in Gaza. The Australian Government should stop sending funds to Gaza, an obvious capital for breeding terrorism.

    The difference between Iran and Gaza is the conflict between Gaza and Israel has been occurring for some time already. While, the conflict with Iran has not yet transpired (and with G-d’s help, will never).

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