Iran is facing sanctions well beyond what the United Nations Security Council approved June 9. EU heads are today expected to follow the US in approving new sanctions to target Iran's energy and financial sectors.
Denied permits, Iran's opposition movement canceled demonstrations to mark the one-year anniversary of controversial national elections. Washington has stepped up efforts to aid the dissidents.
The American mothers who traveled to Iran to see detained US hikers Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourd have left the country without securing their children's release. They did get another visit with them today.