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Wall Street Journal Letter to the Editor on Iran Sanctions by Laicie Heeley | Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation

In their Aug. 13 op-ed, Sen. Mark Kirk and Rep. Eliot Engel claim that “Without Stronger Sanctions, Iran Will Go Nuclear.” Both this claim and the argument it supports are misleading.

What Sen. Kirk and Rep. Engel fail to recognize is that further pressure will not make Iran more likely to “play ball” with the U.S. Piling on further sanctions at this time is likely to have the opposite effect, providing firepower to anti-American hard-liners within Iran and derailing any efforts by Iran’s newly inaugurated president, Hasan Rouhani, to generate good will.

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