February 21, 2012 | Quote

Obama Administration Takes Back Seat on Iran Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz, an energy expert who has been advising Congress on sanctions, said the Obama administration has tried to add sanctions “in a measured way to assure international support and to avoid anything that would spook oil and financial markets.”

But as concern over Iran's nuclear progress has intensified, members of Congress, with support from the French and British governments, “have really taken the lead in being aggressive,” said Dubowitz, who is executive director of a pro-sanctions group called Foundation for Defense of Democracies. …

“It's going to be a moment of truth,” said Dubowitz of the pro-sanctions advocacy group.

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