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Sanctions: Strategy, Implementation and Enforcement

Author: Ray Takeyh, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
May 17, 2012

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In his testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Ray Takeyh discusses the conflicting priorities of Iran's Supreme Leader. Khamenei needs America as an enemy and a robust nuclear infrastructure to legitimize his rule. Yet, these enmities only further erode his economy and potentially threaten his hold on power.

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