U.S. seeks to pressure Iran on nukes

The United States said yesterday it has begun discussing newsanctions to pressure Iran’s government and the Islamic RevolutionaryGuard Corps to curb Tehran’s nuclear programs without hurting ordinarypeople.<p></p>

 

The United States said yesterday it has begun discussing new sanctions to pressure Iran’s government and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to curb Tehran’s nuclear programs without hurting ordinary people.

 

“We have already begun discussions with our partners and with like-minded nations about pressure and sanctions,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at a news conference with Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani.

 

“Our goal is to pressure the Iranian government, particularly the Revolutionary Guard elements, without contributing to the suffering of the ordinary (people), who deserve better than what they currently are receiving,” she added.

 

The United States, which accuses Iran of secretly pursuing nuclear arms under cover of its civil nuclear program, plans to continue its “dual-track” approach of pursuing negotiations while also considering sanctions to change Tehran’s policy.

 
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