Despite Historic Sanctions’ Toll on Iran, U.S. Sees No Shift in Nuclear Behavior


irans-atomic-energy-vice-president-fereydoun-abbasi-davaniNine months after Iran was hit with the toughest restrictions in its history, the nation’s economy appears to have settled into a slow, downward glide, hemorrhaging jobs and hard currency but appearing to be in no immediate danger of collapse, Western diplomats and analysts say.

At the same time, the hardships have not triggered significant domestic protests or produced a single concession by Iran on its nuclear program.

Marine Gen. James Mattis, head of U.S. Central Command, said Iran has accelerated its nuclear program in the past year, despite the diplomatic and economic pressure. Read more here.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. Who cares if a measure is historic, if it’s totally useless? Similarly, our President’s election in 2008 was historic.