February 21, 2012 | Quote

Sanctions May Be Changing Iran’s Nuke Plans

However, Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a hawkish Washington think tank, said: “Designing sanctions to make Khamenei relent in his 30-year quest for a nuclear weapon is a delusion.”

Advocating using sanctions to help bring regime change in Tehran, Mr. Dubowitz said Iran's clerical leaders see a potential nuclear weapon as “a guarantee of regime survival.”

“There is no evidence to date that the supreme leader employs a risk-reward calculus in making decisions about the nuclear program,” he said.

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