Aside the Islamist fascists, their likeminded anti-America/Israel lefties and assortment of likewise ideological retards willing to sacrifice Iran and Iranians for their morbid cause, there are those goodhearted, albeit simpletons, who regardless of all the evidence to the contrary, like to hang on to the pipedream of reforming the unreformable, expansionist and warmongering Islamist fascism.
Then, there are those realists who know, by not breaking the back of unreformable Islamist fascists through strong sanctions, a very heavy price is being paid by Iranians, Syrians, Yemenis, Iraqis and a long list of others for the dream of reforming the unreformable.
Therefore, the news of possible “strong” sanctions against the Islamist fascists will be unwelcomed by the former and welcomed by the latter.
“Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin signaled on Wednesday the U.S. may impose “very strong” sanctions on Iran as President Donald Trump seeks to renegotiate a multinational accord that curbs the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
Mnuchin, testifying before a House appropriations subcommittee, said there will be “primary and secondary sanctions” against Iran , referring to penalties for the country itself and entities that do business with it.
Speaking to reporters after the hearing, Mnuchin said he was referring both to a possible fresh round of sanctions, as well as the return of previous sanctions that have been periodically waived as part of the nuclear deal.
“If the president doesn’t sign the certification, the sanctions snap back into place,” Mnuchin said, referring to the waiver process. “I do think the primary and secondary sanctions would have an important impact on the Iranian economy, and that’s something he’s thinking about and balancing as he makes his decision.”
Airtight sanctions, a la against the despicable South Africa apartheid, works. U.S. lawmakers get to it.
Picture above; 1990 NYT quoting the late Nelson Mandela urging all to apply sanctions on apartheid article South Africa :
“Speaking to a pop-concert audience of 72,000 and a worldwide broadcast audience of millions, Nelson Mandela pleaded with governments tonight to maintain sanctions against South Africa .
Mr. Mandela also appealed for financial support to help the African National Congress rebuild itself in South Africa and to help exiles return to the country.
His rousing, 24-minute speech at Wembley Stadium in London reflected the concern of some anti-apartheid campaigners that the euphoria generated by his release after 27 years in prison might result in a lessening of international pressure against the Pretoria Government.
From the full text of April 16, 1990 Wimbely speech as posted on the late Mandela's : official site
“The reward the people of South Africa , of Southern Africa and the rest of the world seek is the end of apartheid and the transformation of our country into a non-racial democracy. That prospect will only become reality as a result of struggle, including the struggle represented by the international sanctions campaign. All of us must therefore refuse to be demobilized, even if those who seek to demobilize us plead that they are doing so out of a new-found concern for the oppressed and out of the goodness of their hearts.
The end of apartheid and the transformation of our country into a nonracial democracy will only become reality as a result of struggle, including the struggle represented by the international sanctions campaign.''