“I am against economic sanctions and military interventions,” declared Ebadi, explaining that both are introduced at the cost of the Iranian people. She added that this, in turn, creates new battle fronts and encourages people to establish solidarity with their government.
Instead, she affirmed, political sanctions must be imposed. “Diplomatic ties must not be severed, instead the embassies could be downgraded to consulates. This would not harm the Iranian people, but it would illustrate the government’s isolation.”