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        7/5/2012, Tammuz 15, 5772

      Switzerland to Expand Sanctions on Iran


      The government of Switzerland announced, Tuesday, that it was increasing its sanctions against Iran's nuclear development program. The sanctions that Switzerland will expand relate to petrochemical equipment, telecommunications equipment, metals and diamonds.

      Switzerland did not apply the oil embargo imposed by the European Union on July 1st, "for reasons of foreign policy."