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U.S. Sanctions Against Iran Harmful for Future

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U.S. Sanctions Against Iran Harmful for Future

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U.S. Sanctions Against Iran Harmful for Future

U.S. Sanctions Against Iran Harmful for Future

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The Bush administration imposes sanctions on the Quds division of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps and banks with ties to the Guard, charging the Guard is a terrorist organization. These are the harshest sanctions against Iran since its seizure of the U.S Embassy in 1979, and the first sanctions to target the armed forces of a foreign government.

Flynt Leverett, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, where he directs the Geopolitics of Energy Initiative, speaks with Scott Simon.