sanctions at this point, even if tertiary (which they will not be) won't work at this point. First of all, Iran has been gathering and investing in its atomic weapons program since 1998!- the world did nothing. Second, Iran has forged strong economic ties with China, the UAE, Russia, and other countries that will step in where the US, the EU and other democracies will withdraw economically. Finally, there is nothing short of a massive and sustained diplomatic, military, and economic containment- if not out right attack, on Iran that will prevent it from making atomic weapons. Sanctions alone can easily be avoided in today's global economy- as Iran has proved- all it needs to do is import what it needs via Dubai, the Far East, and 3rd world countries (especially Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and some African countries). It is too bad we don't have McCain as president, he was the world's only hope from preventing the Iranian A-bomb!
In Bahrain, 2 police officers killed, 6 wounded in bombing (AP)
from the article: 'Europe will work together to implement Iran sanctions'