Background on sanctions the Obama administration was set to announce, then delayed, against those accused of helping Iran develop its ballistic missile program.
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The United States' reliance on sanctions as the go-to foreign policy tool may not actually produce the desired results policymakers are looking for.
Even the most vehement critics of the Obama administration’s agreement curbing Iran’s nuclear capabilities, among them Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Senator Tom Cotton, no longer advance the military option for eliminating Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. Instead, they argue that a better bargain could have been negotiated, if the Obama administration had not “given away” the leverage awarded by comprehensive economic sanctions. Given Iran’s economic disarray, maintenance or tighteni
We have the Iran Nuclear Review Act to thank for the upcoming congressional and national debate on the Iran deal. Had Congress not enacted that law, President Obama could have lifted U.S. sanctions today under waivers and related provisions that Congress gave him in the past.