Is Iran More Susceptible To International Sanctions?
NPR / Tom Gjelten

The government of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may be more susceptible to international economic sanctions than at any recent time, according to U.S. officials and Iran specialists.

The factors that lead to their conclusion: Economic problems in Iran, continuing popular opposition to the Iranian government, divisions within the regime leadership and changing geopolitical dynamics in the region.

Iranians have long experience at coping with sanctions, and analysts warn that the pillars of the Ahmadinejad regime, including the Revolutionary Guard Corps, have withstood significant pressures in the past.

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