The cleric ruling elite remains in firm control of Iran, even though U.S. and Western sanctions were designed to halt Iran’s nuclear development program and encourage a regime change, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

Iran has held fast in its determination to continue its nuclear development program despite the threat of a military attack from Israel, the United States, or both.

Iran insists that it has a right to enrich uranium for its nuclear program, since it is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and is a member of the nuclear watchdog group, the International Atomic Energy Agency.

According to sources in Iran, the sanctions aren’t affecting Iran’s forward progress on its nuclear program and it isn’t dislodging the clerics that rule the Islamic republic.

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