Arab Donors Abandon PAJanuary 7, 2013 15:18 by Pesach Benson
• In Kuwait, an opposition demonstration was met with police stun grenades and tear gas. AFP coverage.
• AP: Egypt says it foiled a car bombing along the Rafah border.
Because the car bomb was found near an unused church and a military camp used by police and border guards, the intelligence official said either may have been the target.
Iranian Atomic Urgency
• The Washington Post describes how the latest sanctions have deeper bite. They target shipping and ports-management, and government-controlled media:
While some previous U.S. sanctions targeted individuals and firms linked to Iran’s nuclear industry, the new policies are closer to a true trade embargo, designed to systematically attack and undercut Iran’s major financial pillars and threaten the country with economic collapse, the officials say. . .
By broadening the focus to entire industries, the new effort is intended to make it harder for Iran to evade sanctions through front operations, a time-honored practice in the Islamic republic, said Dubowitz, author of several studies on sanctions policy.
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