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US imposes new sanctions on Iran
The US has stepped up its sanctions against Iran for “supporting terrorists” and pursuing nuclear activities.
The new measures target the finances of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps, and three state-owned banks.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that the moves were part of a comprehensive policy to “confront the threatening behaviour by the Iranians”.
Who is exactly doing the threatening? All we hear from this is that the US government seems hellbent on invading Iran. According to most commentators, it’s a matter of when, not if. What makes this situation more chilling is that Britain, still the US’s cheerleader-in-chief, will agree to this, and to date, several of the US Presidential candidates who hope to succeed George W Bush in 2008 have said in public they would favour a major invasion. Throughout history, US governments has either sponsored or supported the toppling of regimes they disapprove of.
Iran is not the innocent party in all this, but at present they have not made a nuclear bomb- the US has enough of them to blow up the entire planet. Yet, unless this stupid standoff is put in reverse gear, it won’t be just the future of the Middle East that will be at stake….