Rethinking Sanctions Policy

— NPR's White House correspondent Mara Liasson reports President Clinton and some members of Congress are disenchanted with U.S. sanctions policy, saying the U.S. has become too reliant on trade sanctions as a foreign policy tool. They argue that unless sanctions have the support of other nations, they prove ineffective and only serve to hurt American businesses. The president is expected to veto a Senate bill tomorrow that would force him to impose economic sanctions on Russian companies that export missile technology to Iran.

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