Are US Sanctions Against Iran Working?
In a word: “no.”
The U.S. State Department has been adamant that the economic pressure it has been putting on Iran will force that country to come to the negotiation table and abandon or modify its nuclear ambitions. Having said that, it looks as if Tehran is not serious about negotiating until after the U.S. elections in November. Despite Western government-sponsored attempts to hit Iranian infrastructure using cyberwarfare-such as the Flame data-deleting malware deployed to computers on the Kharg Island oil terminal, or the Stuxnet virus found on centrifuge controllers and industrial process controllers across Iran-the main thrust of actions against the regime in Tehran have been in the form of economic sanctions.