From today’s The Hill newspaper, Dr. Yleem Poblete talks economic sanctions:
Yleem Poblete, a former Hill aide for almost 20 years and the former House Foreign Affairs Committee chief of staff from 2011 through 2013, said politics is a likely reason for the delayed reporting.
She said enforcing the sanctions was sometimes a problem under former President Bush. His administration tried to avoid sanctioning Russia under the Iran, North Korea and Syria law, she said, but could not certify that Russia was not helping Iran’s nuclear program.
The situation became worse under the Obama administration with the “reset” of relations with Russia, said Poblete.
Read the entire story, Sanctions Busters Get a Free Pass.