that would designate individuals and companies

Discussion in 'English Only' started by LQZ, May 24, 2010.

  1. LQZ

    LQZ Senior Member

    Canada
    Mandarin
    Kicking off three days of high-level economic and security meetings here, the United States also sought to secure Chinese support for United Nations sanctions against Iran that would designate individuals and companies with ties to its nuclear and missile programs. ---taken from the NYT

    Dear all,

    I can't understand the part in blue, especially I don't know what "that" refers to? and "designate" means in this case? Here is my understanding.

    1 "That" refers to "sanctions".
    2 "Designate" means to ban some idividuals and companies from providing Iran with techniques and workers.

    Could you tell me whether my understanding is correct? Thanks.'\

    LQZ

     
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    Your understanding is correct: ...the sanctions would target (name, identify) individuals and companies...
     
  3. LQZ

    LQZ Senior Member

    Canada
    Mandarin
    Thanks, Mr. Copyright. :)
     

Share This Page

Loading...