Swiss shrug off protests against Iran deal

13th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

A Swiss gas company weathers another round of protests from campaigners and Jewish groups against its business dealings with energy-sanctioned Iran. Bern continues to enforce UN embargos but does not adopt sets of sanctions drawn up this year by the US and the EU. The pressure to change its stance is all the more intense following a recent US statement announcing penalties against a Lausanne-based energy trading company.

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