Time Magazine: IRGC strengthened by sanctionsSeptember 28, 2012
We are seeing a similar pattern with the sanctions regime against Iran that we saw with Iraq: the sanctions harm the economy broadly and make the population of the country more reliant on the dictatorial regime itself.
This new video from Time shows the observations of the magazine’s diplomatic correspondent who reports that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has become stronger and more respected within Iran:
The sanctions were supposed to stop Iran’s nuclear program. But it appears to be backfiring and stiffening Iranian spines.