U.S. Decides to Punish Iranian Regime, Not People
Huffington Post / David Elliott
08-Jan-2010 (2 comments)

Last week countless protesters across Iran made yet another brave stand against their government, in an event that had political reverberations across the world. The continued demonstration of strength by the Iranian opposition has not only showed the increasing isolation of Iran's ruling elite, but also helped cement a dramatic policy shift that has been quietly taking shape in the White House. Rather than pursuing "crippling sanctions" against Iran's entire economy -- and crushing the middle class that makes up the backbone of the opposition movement -- the White House has decided to instead focus harsh sanctions on specific elements of the Iranian government, according to senior administration officials speaking to the Washington Post, LA Times, and Reuters. This is the culmination of a dramatically changed debate in Washington, and comes in stark contrast to the indiscriminate approach many in Congress favor. But it is exactly the approach that prominent leaders in the green movement and groups like the National Ira... >>>


Punish Regime, not People of Iran

by MM on

It is obvious that there is a new atmosphere in D.C. on focusing on the regime rather than the people of Iran.  We see examples of this effort more often now.


David Elliott

Changing the paradigm

by David Elliott on

Thank you for recommending my article, MM. Here at NIAC, we're working as hard as possible to change the paradigm that targeting the people of Iran is the same thing as targeting the regime. Thanks for the support.