The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tougher sanctions on Iran for continuing with its uranium enrichment programme. So, we can happily add these newer improved ones to a string of sanctions that have already been slapped on the Iranians, all of which they'll continue to, defiantly, refuse to comply with.
Expanding on previous sanctions, whereby all member countries were ordered to stop supplying Iran with anything that could potentially be used to enhance their nuclear and missile defense programmes, Iran has now been ordered to stop selling arms to others. Ha! As if they won't, clandestinely, continue to supply the insurgents in Iraq (and elsewhere) with the weapons and arms they've already been supplying them with, now and in the past. They've already called the U.N. an illegitimate organization. Does the Security Council really think that Ahmadinejad is going to suddenly acquiesce to its demands. Please! By its previous actions (or rather, 'inaction'), that useless, wimp of an organization has proved, to all the gangster nations of the world, that regardless of the sanctions it might place on some rogue nation, it won't make a darn bit of difference. Yes, some sanctions might adversely affect the people themselves, but on the whole, I don't think the leaders really care. Saddam didn't. Castro doesn't. Kim Jong Il doesn't. Why should Ahmadinejad? How many U.N. Resolutions did Saddam flatly refuse to comply with before we invaded? No-one pays any attention to U.N. resolutions, and sanctions just don't work.
Adding to the December mandate to freeze certain Iranian foreign assets, several more organizations and people (28 in all) were added. As if that's going to force them to comply.
What's going to happen, is the U.N. Security Council members will continue to bicker over sanctioning Iran, with the usual China and Russia siding against the U.S. and Europeans, while Iran continues to dig in its heels, like a petulant child, until it finally reaches its goals: nuclear weaponry. I hope I'm wrong.