Burns' remarks came during an exclusive interview that aired today on VOA's Persian language TV program Khabarha va Nazarha (News and Views). Burns, the U.S. State Department's third-ranking official, told VOA that Iran's continued nuclear work will mean Iran's government is "going to run into trouble and, I think unfortunately for the government of Iran, it is going to face sanctions in the future, not only by my own but by other countries."
"We very much hope that these sanctions will not be implemented bluntly in a way that would be damaging to the Iranian people, but it is going to be sanctions that will get the attention of the Iranian government and directed at the people in that government," Burns said.
More of the interview with U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Burns will air on tomorrow's (April 15) show of News and Views.
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