And the sanctions were toothless in the first place. “West softens stance on Iran nuclear sanctions,” from Reuters, March 6 (thanks to Alexandre):
A Western proposal for fresh UN sanctions on Iran includes a call for restricting new Iranian banks abroad and urges “vigilance” against the Islamic Republic’s central bank, diplomats said on Friday.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, Western diplomats familiar with negotiations on the draft proposal – which Washington worked on with Britain, France and Germany and then shared with Russia and China – said they were no longer pushing for an official UN blacklisting of the central bank….
Of course. Don’t want to anger the poor dears.