Levey’s quandry

August 5, 2010

In an interview with National Public Radio yesterday, the Treasury Department’s under secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence explained the rationale behind the latest batch of sanctions against Iran.  Levey is a firm believer in the power of sanctions.

Terrorism & Financial Intelligence top dog

Treasury Under Secretary Stuart Levey

The whole conversation is worth a listen or read, but a (50 sec.) highlight was Levey’s explanation of a fine line his office must walk…

Many of Treasury’s policies and statements deserve scrutiny and criticism.  But in all fairness, they do have a delicate balance to strike in a nerve racking line of work.

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