U.S. says does not seek crippling sanctions on Iran

Reuters
2/25/2010

The United States said on Thursday it does not aim to impose crippling sanctions on Iran but rather to pressure the Iranian government to change course on its nuclear program while protecting ordinary people.

“It is not our intent to have crippling sanctions that have … a significant impact on the Iranian people,” State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters. “Our actual intent is … to find ways to pressure the government while protecting the people.”

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