U.S. Imposes More Penalties on Iran

September 3, 2014

As part of Obama's “carrot and stick” approach to Iran, a new round of sanctions were announced in August. U.S. Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen explained that the latest U.S. sanctions “reflect our continuing determination to take action against anyone, anywhere, who violates our sanctions.”

The U.S. is putting itself forward as a superpower but it is trampling underfoot the entire edifice of international law and turning the clock backwards to the days of open colonialism and gunboat diplomacy.

Today, any country or people who, for whatever reason, oppose the dictates of the U.S. monopolies are attacked as “outlaws” or “rogue states” as “terrorists” “drug-dealers” etc. In turn, U.S. imperialism uses these slogans to impose military blackmail on the peoples.

Thus, the Obama administration is imposing sanctions on Iran but it is U.S. imperialism which has deployed its military on the land, in the skies and on the seas of every continent to threaten the peoples.

Thus, the Obama administration is imposing sanctions on Iran but it is U.S. imperialism which dropped hundreds of thousands of bombs on peoples throughout the world including in Korea, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Thus, the Obama administration is imposing sanctions on Iran but it is U.S. imperialism which has not only unleashed nuclear weapons on humanity but which continues to impose nuclear blackmail on the peoples.