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Sanctions Against Iran

This Bank Is Closing The Accounts of Iranian Citizens

Civil Beat | Manjari Fergusson | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business

Bank of Hawaii is closing the accounts of Iranian nationals living in the state, a move that is angering Iranian activists and civil rights supporters...

The Folly of Sanctions

Stanley Weiss | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

America's greatest tool to force change is not sanctions, but economic engagement

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Extortion Against Standard Chartered Shows Bias Against Iran

Danny Schechter | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Danny Schechter

Wall Street has become a place where real financial fraudsters go unpunished while inflated cases like this get the attention especially when a demonized "evil doer" like Iran is said to be involved. Real crimes like the way sanctions hurt ordinary Iranians go unreported.

Giggling in Fallujah

Fatemeh Keshavarz | Posted 01.28.2012 | Religion
Fatemeh Keshavarz

Perfectly respectable American politicians proposing crippling sanctions to hurt ordinary Iranians so they rise up against their regime. It sounds like a confused dream. But it isn't.

Abduction or Defection: The Case of Iran's Nuclear Scientist

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

Perhaps the warmongers camp would be more persuasive if they facilitated a meeting between Amiri and the Iranian authorities to reassure them that Amiri had not been kidnapped and held against his will.

Why Sanctions Against Iran Will (Almost Surely) Fail

Daniel Ammann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Ammann

There will always be the need for hard currency. There will always be national interests. There will always be traders like Marc Rich.

Iran: The Limits to Sanctions

Richard N. Haass | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard N. Haass

Absent a change of heart in Iran -- or better yet a change of government in Tehran -- the world will soon reach the long-predicted fork in the road: military action or accepting to live with a nuclear Iran.

Congress Decides Against Aiding Ahmadinejad's Campaign (Ahmadinejad's Little Helpers)

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Trita Parsi

If the House passes Iran Sanctions Enabling Act on Tuesday, Congress may give Ahmadinejad's campaign the crucial vitamin injection that the Iranian electorate thus far has denied him.

LinkedIn Alienates Syrian Users: Why Now?

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jillian York

LinkedIn is making a political point against Syria - and when people in other countries start boycotting this site, they'll realize they've shot themselves in the foot.

Obama Renews Iran Sanctions; Ahmadinejad Calls Them "Childish"

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Speaking to Congress Thursday, President Obama announced renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran, thus adhering to a precedent that began in 1995. According t...

Pressuring Iran: Self Fulfilling Paranoia and the Law of Opposites

Diane Perlman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Perlman

In the "mirror image of the enemy" each side sees itself as noble, just and true, while the enemy is hostile, evil and aggressive.

Want Lower Gas Prices? Lift AIPAC's Sanctions on Iran

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Would lifting sanctions on Iran be more likely if Americans realized that the likely effect of such a deal would include an increase in world oil production?

Americans Say No to War with Iran: Will Washington Listen?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Congressional Democrats are sponsoring Resolution 362, which amounts to an act of war against Iran. The good news is that growing outcry from Americans is causing some to have second thoughts.

Republican Hypocrisy, a Tenfold Increase in Exports to Iran

Aaron Keyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Keyak

Republicans play a shameless political game to dupe the American people -- they cannot explain the hundreds of millions of dollars that they've allowed to be exported to Iran since Bush took office.

Bush To Unveil "Unprecedented" Unilateral Sanctions Against Iran

MSNBC | Robin Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Bush administration plans to roll out an unprecedented package of unilateral sanctions against Iran today, including the long-awaited designations...