WEIGHING SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN

Founding director Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian is a signatory to a recently released report that aims to offer an objective, nonpartisan analysis of the benefits and costs of international sanctions against Iran. In a preface to the report, the signatories -- former officials of U.S. government and professionals in U.S. national security -- write that they believe the report "remains consistent with U.S. policy to maintain pressure on Iran through sanctions while holding open the possibility of reaching a political solution, and that it does not rule out the use of military force as a last resort to constrain Iran from building a nuclear weapon." The report is published by The Iran Project, a nongovernmental organization that seeks to improve official contacts between the United States and Iranian governments.