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April 21, 2006

Moving Towards Sanctions

Diplomacy. Sanctions. Military action. These are the three steps that the international community will be required to take against Iran, if Ahmadinejad does not stop the race towards political suicide.

As diplomacy has already failed, sanctions will be soon imposed on the Iranian regime before the last and final step.

We are going to discuss here the social, political and economical implications of such a measure.

If the United Nations Security Council imposes sanctions on Iran, domestic support for Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad will wane, according to ALEX VATANKA, Eurasia editor for Jane's Information Group.

Vatanka told a February 24 RFE/RL briefing that "economic sanctions will hurt the average Iranian" and, consequently, many "will blame the ruling clerics" for making life difficult and "impairing the country's long term development."
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Posted by Doc at April 21, 2006 2:50 PM

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