Hitting Iran Where It Hurts
Tough new U.S. economic sanctions raise tensions with Iran—and talk of war
By Thomas Omestad
Posted October 25, 2007
In an aggressive move to ratchet up pressure on Iran, the Bush administration today announced the toughest sanctions to date on Iran for its nuclear programs and for what U.S. officials say is crucial support of anti-U.S. militants operating in Iraq. The primary targets of the new sanctions are the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, its Quds Force foreign-operations unit, and the Iranian Defense Ministry itself.
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