The federal government has awarded more than $107 billion in contract payments, grants and other benefits over the past decade to foreign and multinational American companies while they were doing business in Iran . . .
That includes nearly $15 billion paid to companies that defied American sanctions law by making large investments that helped Iran develop its vast oil and gas reserves.
What was Kruschev's line about selling the rope? . . .
More to the point - how are you going to get sanctions to work when you can't even get (allegedly)* American companies to cooperate?
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* - Why allegedly? Clearly they don't consider themselves actual responsible citizens. Then again, what large corporation does?