Human rights sanctions: The next step against Iran

As Tehran strives to cope with increasing international isolation, the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a new resolution condemning human rights violations in Iran.  This is the 64th such condemnation slapped by U.N. entities against this regime's human rights record. Crippling sanctions forced Iran to the negotiating table over its controversial nuclear program and rendered a controversial nuclear deal.  If a proper roadmap is laid out, the international community can stand alongside the Iranian people by sanctioning the regime to its knees over its gross human rights violations. This resolution, approved with 83 votes in favor, condemned Iran's increasing wave of executions, violations of freedoms of speech and assembly, oppression of religious and ethnic minorities, and discrimination against women.  Such defilements have no place in the 21st century. The Assad regime in Syria, supported heavily by...(Read Full Post)