Talk:Sanctions against Iran

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This poll might be interesting if we find secondary sources. But I haven't read it carefully. TippyGoomba (talk) 03:26, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Effects on ordinary people section[edit]

I wiped out this totally. It has lots of problems, but there should be stuff in it to salvage. TippyGoomba (talk) 03:27, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

More blogs[edit]

An IP is attempting to add the following to the article, which I reverted since the sources are all blogs. It was reverted claiming they were not blogs.

The first has the word "blog" in big letters are the top. The second has the word "blog" in the domain name. The third identifies itself as "an independent, blog-based web magazine" near the bottom. All blogs. TippyGoomba (talk) 02:46, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia policy does not rule out the use of blogs:

Some news outlets host interactive columns they call blogs, and these may be acceptable as sources so long as the writers are professional journalists or are professionals in the field on which they write and the blog is subject to the news outlet's full editorial control.

On that basis I think the first two citations are reliable, but the third is not. I think the second quote (most crippling) is usable but not the first (most severe). I'm quite sure the substance is correct, and you could find more U.S. officials calling the sanctions "crippling" during that time period (September-October 2012). Such statement were quite prevalent then, but I haven't heard them lately. Ideally one might want better sources, but these seem good enough IMO. NPguy (talk)
Can you provide evidence that the sources meet the criteria given, specifically "the blog is subject to the news outlet's full editorial control"? TippyGoomba (talk) 03:51, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
How would one do that? If you go to the second link there's an embedded CNN video clip of the interview being quoted. It seems self-evidently reliable. NPguy (talk) 01:34, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
So let's exclude the other two from the discussion. The video has a "Obama campaign Adviser" saying this, not exactly what I would call an "american official". Per WP:WEIGHT, I oppose including her opinion on the matter. TippyGoomba (talk) 03:24, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
Michele Fluornoy was a senior Defense Department official when the sanctions were being developed and implemented. She was no mere "advisor." How about this White House Fact Sheet as a reliable source? NPguy (talk) 16:37, 21 September 2013 (UTC)


A new editor has started massively wikilinking a section [1]. I'd invite everyone to read WP:BTW. TippyGoomba (talk) 02:58, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

"Reasons for sanctions" section doesn't provide reasons[edit]

"Reasons for sanctions" section doesn't provide reasons for sanctions. If anything, it gives reasons against sanctions by defending Iran. Yaakovaryeh (talk) 20:44, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

If no one responds to this problem, I believe it should be erased. No?

Yaakovaryeh (talk) 23:38, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

It would be useful to add something explaining the reasons for the UN sanctions. The UNSCRs themselves are a primary source, but there are probably contemporaneous secondary sources. NPguy (talk) 03:43, 19 February 2014 (UTC)