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In March 2000 the Israeli government was refused permission to purchase BGM-109 Tomahawk missiles.
Pro-Arab activists are warning that they will charge the IDF with a war crime if it stops the flotilla.
Despite a UN arms embargo, Iran has imported over £350 million worth of weapons in the last three years, according to an Oxfam report...
Five years ago, the SWIFT clearing system ban on Iranian banks would have yielded results, but nowadays Iran is relying on rogue financial systems created by South-American countries, and on its trade with India, China, Russia, Brazil and Turkey, to maintain the flow of money, goods and services for which it continues to pay with oil. It's business as usual for Iran.
Iranian President: "Why should we run away from the negotiations?"
Iran's OPEC governor: Embargo would push Europe "into a deeper crisis."