U.S., Allies Confer on New Iran Sanctions

U.S. officials, and participants in the Wednesday meeting, suggested an almost certain target for future actions will be Iran's elite military unit, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a veteran of the IRGC, and many of his closest allies are current or former members of the military unit.

The organization has come to dominate Iran's economy and expanded its reach this month by moving into Iran's telecommunications sector.

U.S. officials view a targeting of the IRGC as a means of hurting Iran's leadership, but not its citizens.

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