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The Case for Gasoline Sanctions on Iran

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The Case for Gasoline Sanctions on Iran

Are gasoline sanctions against Iran a bad idea? President Barack Obama appears to think so, despite endorsing the idea twice during his election campaign. Although the administration wants to use tougher sanctions to make Tehran stop its uranium enrichment, the White House hasn’t pushed refined-petroleum sanctions. The Islamic Republic imports around 40% of its gasoline. Without plentiful petrol, Iranians might grow angry, so the administration worries, and rally around the regime.

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