Read TK rites, "nothing like letting Iran know we're going to freeze their assets so they can start moving them ASAP...who in the govt is continually leaking shit to the enemy? and why no investigations - actually how hard can it be to figure out who leaked what only a few have access to? un-fing-real.:
U.S. to Impose New Sanctions Against Iran - Helene Cooper
The Bush administration will announce new sanctions against Iran on Thursday, accusing the elite Quds division of the Revolutionary Guard Corps of supporting terrorism, administration officials said Wednesday. The administration also plans to accuse the entire Revolutionary Guard Corps of proliferating weapons of mass destruction. Both designations will put into play unilateral sanctions intended to impede the Revolutionary Guard and those who do business with it. Administration officials said the designation will also be used to persuade foreign governments and financial institutions to cut ties with Iranian businesses and individuals. (New York Times)
Rice and Paulson were ready to outline sanctions that would be the toughest the United States has levied against Tehran since the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy there, said one official. The story was reported by The Washington Post in its Thursday editions. More here.
The New York Times quoted a senior government official as saying the United States "will be freezing assets and there will be ripple effects of where we can go from there. This is going to be a broad and wide-ranging effort."
All the officials spoke on condition of anonymity in advance of formal announcement of the new sanctions.
But of course.