Thursday, July 29, 2010

Did someone say sanctions don't work?

As a result of UN Security Council sanctions against Iran in June, followed now by the European Union's even tougher restrictions on Iran's energy, banking and insurance sectors, Iran has now apparently not only offered to resume nuclear talks but also indicated its willingness to suspend part of its nuclear-enrichment programme.

Engagement works with some people. With others, even "light sanctions" do not work. Had these "tougher sanctions" not worked, the world would have been faced with tough choices.

On the other hand, if the world had been tougher with Iran ten years ago, we would not be facing the problem that we are facing there now. Sphere: Related Content

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