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Can Sanctions Change Iran’s Mind?
‘Unprecedented’ EU Sanctions on Iran a Farce
Bonyads: Iran’s Greatest Strength against Sanctions
“Iran, Hit by Sanctions, Calls for New Nuclear Talks… The last round of negotiations between Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany in January in Istanbul, Turkey, ended in failure.”
[And the last round before that, and the last round before that…]
“The Middle East is approaching a tipping point; the immediate concern is Iranian nuclear activity and the mounting sanctions on Iran…“
“… Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday [that] toughening sanctions aim at forcing Tehran to sharply scale back its nuclear program… will not force Iran to give up its demands, including to continue enriching uranium...”
US officials believe Iran sanctions will fail, making military action likely
[Once again, ASND will believe it when we see it.]
Panetta: Sanctions not moving Iran away from nukes
[ASND is shocked, stunned, and amazed. How could that possibly be? The One told us sanctions would work.]
Energy-Hungry Asian Customers Look for Ways to Skirt Iran Oil Restrictions
U.S. Says Iraqis Are Helping Iran to Skirt Sanctions
Obama Touts Toughest Iran Sanctions in History, But Report Questions Their Effectiveness
“How frightened is Iran by some international sanctions upheld by some countries; by visits from some UN personnel shaking their fingers saying ‘Naughty, naughty;’ by President Barack Obama saying let’s talk about being friends and getting rid of your peaceful nuclear weapons? According to the Iranian Fars News Agency Iran is planning to export their weapons.“
The Folly of Sanctions on Iran
Iran’s ‘Power’ Play: Selling Energy to Desperate States
“‘The only path’ for world powers holding talks with Iran on its nuclear activities is to accept Tehran’s position, a top military representative for the country’s supreme leader said on Sunday…“
“Despite claiming to be doing everything he can to pressure the Iranians to suspend uranium enrichment and give up their ambition to build a nuclear bomb, President Barack Obama and Democrats in the Senate are seeking to water down congressional sanctions on Iran passed in the House last December.“
Iran claims it has worked around oil sanctions
Despite all of the above, there is evidence that sanctions have had at least some effect on Iran’s economy (if not their intent to develop nuclear weapons to use against Israel & the U.S.).
Iran in economic meltdown