Saturday, June 12, 2010

Iranian Green movement oppose the sanctions.

This is why I think Obama's further UN sanctions against Iran are unhelpful.

Zahra Rahnavard, the wife of the defeated reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, stated:

Rahnavard, 64, said she opposed the sanctions passed this week by the UN security council against Iran enriching uranium that the west fears will be used to build nuclear weapons. "Sanctions are only harmful for the people of Iran," she warned. "The Iranian government is rich with oil money and the money is at its disposal. Sanctions would not affect such a government."
If even the Green movement oppose the sanctions, then the sanctions help to unite everyone in Iran against them, which in turn only strengthens Ahmadinejad and the brutal regime to which Obama is opposed.

It would have been far better to embrace the deal done by Turkey and Brazil than to have encouraged the notion that Iran is being singled out for treatment which everyone in Iran thinks is unfair. That's not harming Ahmadinejad, that's helping him.

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