Iranian sanctions in the offing

After much manoevering, it looks promising that sanctions against Iran will be agreed upon by the United Nations Security Council.  The Jerusalem Post follows the story, including the laudable refusal by the U.S. to be taken in by the last minute Iranian diversionary tactic with Turkey and Brazil. 

While it is dubious how much real effect the proposed sanctions will have, at least the resolution appears to have the support of the  major powers in the Security Council, and will leave open the opportunity for some countries to be more proactive against the Iran Revolutionary Guards.  After  more than 14 months from the Obama administration, this move, as reported in the Australian,  will hopefully not prove to be toothless. 

Meanwhile, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard has been flexing its muscles in its recent war games highlighting its potential ability to close the Strait of Hormuz.

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