New sanctions set by EU against Iran

By Paul Mutter Bloomberg News reports on a new round of EU sanctions against Iranian banks and firms that will be announced tomorrow: The new restrictions also include a ban on exports to Iran of materials that could be used in… Continue Reading  

Biden, Ryan spar over Iran policy in debate

By Paul Mutter In last night’s vice presidential debate moderated by ABC News’s Martha Raddatz, Vice President Joe Biden and GOP nominee Paul Ryan (R-WI) focused extensively on the Iranian nuclear program and the US-Israeli response to it. Ryan sought… Continue Reading  

Andrea Mitchell challenges Dan Senor on Iran sanctions

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By Paul Mutter In a wide-ranging interview, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell discussed Mitt Romney’s foreign policy speech with neoconservative Romney-adviser Dan Senor, challenging him over his intimation that the Obama administration lacked the will to increase sanctions on Iran two years ago:… Continue Reading  

Sanctions and the shaping of Iran’s “Resistance Economy”

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The International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) has published a useful brief aptly subtitled, “Killing them softly”, about the impact of sanctions on the lives of ordinary people who live in Iran, particularly women and other vulnerable groups such as… Continue Reading