Iran sanctions won’t work

 

Abraham Foxman’s Feb. 6 Other Views article, Keep the pressure on Iran, which endorses President Obama’s policy of “all options on the table,” exposes the fallacy of that policy. He states that for 10 years the international community has taken seriously the Iranian threat by imposing sanctions. Ten years have hurt Iran’s economy and it it closer than ever to its nuclear-weapons goal. Therefore the issue for Ayatollah Khamenei has nothing to do with economics and everything to do with Islamic ideology.

If Foxman is serious, he and Congress would demand that President Obama give Iran a date certain to destroy its nuclear bomb program or else the United States will do it. An ideology that creates suicide bombers, who with great joy die for that ideology, cannot be persuaded with economic sanctions. Stop fooling yourself and the American people.

Sander Poritzky, Weston

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