February 10, 2010
How Washington Can Really Help Iran's Greens
Nader & Parsi, Foreign Policy
The shift toward targeted sanctions against the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) -- a 100,000-strong paramilitary and security force with significant business interests -- is a welcome development. However, because the IRGC controls Iran's official and underground economy, identifying sanctions that hurt only the IRGC while sparing the general population is difficult.
TAGGED: Green Movement, Iran