By Amir Taghati
The European Union claimed last week to attach “high importance” to the human rights situation in Iran, but their actions (or more accurately inaction) tell a different story.
In just over 18 months, the U.S. administration has issued fresh sanctions against 17 notable human rights abusers in Iran and repeatedly expressed clear and strong support for the popular anti-regime uprising that began in December.
By Staff Writer
US national security adviser John Bolton has said that the sanctions imposed on Iran by the US this year have been even more effective than expected, although he did express concern over Iran's continued regional activity.
Bolton said: “Let me be clear, the re-imposition of the sanctions, we think, is already having a significant effect on Iran’s economy and on, really, popular opinion inside Iran.”