So long as India, China, et. al. can continue to import Iranian oil, sanctions will not work.
Iran may be feeling slightly more pinched these days, but Western policy remains deeply unserious.
What’s needed is a bilateral negotiation between the US and Iran, leading to diplomatic recognition and lots of trade.
The mullahs aren’t likely to stop going nuclear, and the rest of the world is very tired of the endless, pointless wars for oil.
Want to restrict dependency on the Middle East and rogue states like Iran? Then raise taxes substantially on fossil fuels and make alternatives economically viable.
Instead we’ll have another 2 years of “Iran is evil, they may have nukes!”, followed by yet more demonstrations that air power alone doesn’t make the world safe for democracy.
Gorilla says: “Persian springs are the only way out of this nonsensical mattress!”