Major Powers Have a Deal on Sanctions for Iran, U.S. Says - NYTimes.com Frankly I think these sanctions are an absolutely terrible idea. Who are these sanctions going to negatively effect if not regular Iranians? They will turn those who would otherwise support the US or the West by giving them legitimate reasons to hate us. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be able to add fuel to his "Fuck the US" rhetoric bonfire and we will be one step closer to war. This is bad news Edit: It also occured to me that this will provide more and more support to the bastards who advocate terroist attacks on civilians on the grounds that the US is at war with Islam.