In my column for CNN, I discuss Senator Mark Kirk’s plan to impose sanctions on Iran’s central bank:
On the other hand, despite the tightening, the sanctions remain pitifully inadequate to the job. Iran’s most crucial import is gasoline, because this oil-producing nation cannot refine enough gasoline for its automobiles. Gasoline imports to Iran are supposedly sanctioned. Despite sanctions, Iran has increased its imports of gasoline over the past 90 days, according to news reports.
As sanctions fail to bait, the options on halting Iran’s nuclear program get uglier.