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Sanctions are working in Iran

Sanctions are having an impact on Iran. Foreign energy companies have backed away from major investments in Iran because of the risk of sanctions and banks have stopped issuing letters of credit to companies seeking to do business with Iran.

However, more must be done as Iran continues to perfect its uranium enrichment capabilities and could have a nuclear weapons capability as soon as the end of next year.

The resolution calls for an international effort to use economic and political pressure on Iran to end its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

The resolution specifically states nothing in it should "be construed as an authorization of the use of force against Iran." In fact, the best way to avoid the need for military action is by imposing tough sanctions now.

The resolution notes one important tool—among others—that can be used to pressure the regime is an international campaign to end the sale of refined petroleum products to Iran, which imports 40 percent of its gasoline and diesel fuel.

The resolution contemplates an international ban on the sale of refined petroleum products to Iran, potentially through such institutions as the UN and EU. It does not call for a naval "blockade" or international "embargo."

In furtherance of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1803, this resolution calls on the president to seek more stringent international inspections of persons, vehicles and cargo entering or departing Iran as a way to ensure no prohibited nuclear-related or "dual-use" technology, material or equipment is entering or leaving Iran.

This step, like the petroleum export ban, neither mandates nor requires a naval blockade to implement. The inspections could be conducted at ports of embarkation and disembarkation, not by blockade. For example, in the U.S., these inspections would be performed on U.S. soil, or in U.S. waters by the Department of Homeland Security, not the U.S. military.


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