Closed captioning of: Iran defiant as tougher sanctions approved
, thank you this morning.
remains defiant this morning a day after the u.n. voted to impose new sanctions.
is saying that the sanctions are like annoying flies. nbc's chief
is now standing by with more. andrea, good morning.
good morning. these new sanctions are not as tough as the u.s. originally wanted but the administration compromised in order to get
's long-time supporters, china and russia to sign on. now the question is whether the sanctions will work. the
's 12-2 vote was a rare show of unity capping months of intense diplomacy.
is being punished for trying to hide an illegal
and accelerating its production of
, fuel that could eventually be used for weapons.
this resolution will put in place the toughest sanctions ever faced by the
, and it sends an unmistakable message about the
's commitment to stopping the spread of
the new sanctions include a ban on iranian nuclear and missile investment abroad, a ban on conventional arms and
activities, new procedures to inspect suspicious cargo to stop the smuggling of equipment to
, tighter restrictions on
. after the vote,
's u.n. ambassador was defiant.
no amount of pressure and mischief will be able to break our nation's determination to pursue and defend its legal and
they know this resolution will bite and that it is a major blow to their ability to pursue their
and proliferation activities.
, called the resolution valueless and said it should be "thrown in the
like a used handkerchief." this morning reports out of russia say they'll freeze a contract to sell missile systems out of