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August 2, 2012

Sanctions Cripple Iran’s Middle Class, Not the Regime

If Washington truly cares about the establishment of democracy in Iran, it should first and foremost understand the nature of Iran’s century long struggle for democracy. Punishing the social backbone of Iran’s democracy movement in an effort to engineer discontent demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding about the movement’s origins and strengths. But advocates of this strategy appear unconcerned with the details.

 

 

 

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