Iran's Green Movement Reaches Out to U.S.
Time / Robin Wright
25-Nov-2009 (one comment)

Via public and private channels, the Obama Administration has received several appeals in recent weeks to take a stronger stand against human-rights abuses in Iran, avoid military action and impose more aggressive and rapid-fire sanctions against the Revolutionary Guards and its vast business interests.

"We need certain sanctions to hurt the regime, but not the people," said Makhmalbaf, who urged Washington to quickly impose a series of sanctions on the Guards since incremental steps allow them time to develop alternatives. The award-winning filmmaker, who now lives in Europe, said he was sent to Washington by the opposition; his talk at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was attended by senior officials from the National Security Council and the State Department.

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Werent you after airtight sanctions?


You know, the gasoline embargoes and the like? 


"They are not supporting other measures under consideration, like curbs
on gasoline imports Iran relies on for domestic consumption, because
these would mainly hurt the Iranian public, opposition figures have told
U.S. officials." 

I dont have a problem with sanctions that hurt the guards and only the guards.