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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Iran, but Strongest Weapon Remains Unused

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The Obama administration on Monday unveiled a sweeping new set of sanctions against Iran, but the White House held off on directly targeting Iran’s central bank, a hard-hitting move that would damage Iran’s economy but risk sending global oil prices skyrocketing and sparking potentially violent Iranian retaliation. The administration has been steadily escalating its diplomatic and economic pressure on Iran in response to intelligence showing that Tehran has come closer to successfully building a nuclear weapon than ever before.

Jim Tankersley

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Jim Tankersley is an economic policy correspondent for The Washington Post, which he joined in late 2012. He previously held a similar position at National Journal. He has also worked at the Tribune Company Washington Bureau, the Toledo Blade, the Rocky Mountain News and The Oregonian. In 2007 he and a Blade colleague won the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. 

Yochi J. Dreazen

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Yochi Dreazen is the Managing Editor for News at Foreign Policy.  He joined the magazine after serving as a contributing editor at The Atlantic. He was also the senior national security correspondent for National Journal.

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