13 expanded anti-nuclear sanctions against Iran, black-listing
Iran's top nuclear official Dr Fereydoon Abbasi (head of the Atomic Energy Organisation and target of a failed 2010 assassination attempt in Tehran which Iran said was the work of Israeli operatives), other figures and several firms.
Not only does it force airlines to act, black-listing
can also free up public funds to help companies improve standards, and the European Commission has decided to use the momentum to push for a global list.
The US Treasury on June 16 announced new sanctions on Iran, including black-listing
a state-controlled bank, companies which are fronts for the IRISL, and IRGC's air force and missile commands.
An un-named UNSC diplomat was quoted by Reuters as saying the new black-listings
, which were proposed by Britain last month, were the first additions since the council adopted its last sanctions resolution on Iran in June 2010.