Insight: West raises pressure on neutral Switzerland over Iran




 
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Insight: West raises pressure on neutral Switzerland over Iran
 
November 5th, 2012  
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Insight: West raises pressure on neutral Switzerland over Iran
GENEVA (Reuters) - Switzerland's neutrality is being tested as Brussels and Washington raise pressure over gaps in sanctions against Iran, in particular measures against its oil industry. While Switzerland has replicated the western line on Libyan and Syrian economic sanctions, it has reasserted its traditional neutrality over Iran and opted out of some of the measures passed by Europe and the United States. Washington and Brussels have severely tightened sanctions on Iran this year over accusations that Tehran is pursuing nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is peaceful. ...




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