December 16, 2011

Domestic politics drives US sanctions on Iran



In a dramatic demonstration of the domestic political pressure driving Iran policy in the United States, the House of Representatives this week voted to impose legal restrictions against diplomacy with Iran. The approved legislation sets limitations regarding whom US government officials may and may not speak to in the Iranian government – Iranian officials who represent a “threat to the United States” or who are affiliated with terrorist organizations would legally be off limits to US officials. 




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