After talking themselves into a corner promising "crippling" sanctions by the end of the year, they now only want trivial sanctions, which they will say are "aimed" (how does one truly aim sanctions) at the IRGC. What happened? Basically they went to the Russians and Chinese and were told "no." Sooooooo, in order to avoid loss of face, they rebrand the very minimal sanctions that they can get as some humanitarian endeavor to avoid harming the Iranian people.
Magnitude 4.2 quake strikes near Grand Coulee Dam in Washington (Reuters)
from the article: Clinton: West wants to 'pressure' Iran regime, but spare its citizens