U.S. to Impose New Sanctions Against Iran

[New York Times] Helene Cooper - The Bush administration will announce new sanctions against Iran on Thursday, accusing the elite Quds division of the Revolutionary Guard Corps of supporting terrorism, administration officials said Wednesday. The administration also plans to accuse the entire Revolutionary Guard Corps of proliferating weapons of mass destruction. Both designations will put into play unilateral sanctions intended to impede the Revolutionary Guard and those who do business with it. Administration officials said the designation will also be used to persuade foreign governments and financial institutions to cut ties with Iranian businesses and individuals.

2007-10-10 01:00:00

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