Saeed Ghasseminejad, Sprecher der Liberalen Studenten Irans, im Interview mit Ali Alfoneh (American Enterprise Institute):
Ali Alfoneh is resident fellow at American Enterprise Institute. His “research areas include civil-military relations in Iran with a special focus on the role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in the Islamic Republic.” The Persian version of this interview has been published in cheragh-e-Azadi.
1- Some argue against economic sanction because it affects all the people of a country, who barely had a role in government’s decisions (in case of Iran people widely and openly protested against the government and political system).Therefore these critics believe the economic sanction cannot be morally justified. Are they right?
The United States Government and the United Nations Security Council have done their utmost to impose so called intelligent sanctions against the Islamic Republic rather than general sanctions directed against the entire economy. Targeting the economic interests of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is an indication of this. However, unintended side effects are unfortunately unavoidable.