louis vuitton outlet Iran is finding ways around international sanctions meant to pressure its leaders to abandon its nuclear aspirations, even as evidence mounts that sanctions are hurting the Iranian people, analysts say.Iran's Chief Nuclear Negotiator Saeed Jalili speaks to The Associated Press after day-long talks with six world powers in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 14.Iran's Chief Nuclear Negotiator Saeed Jalili speaks to The Associated Press after day-long talks with six world powers in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 14.Sponsored Links"It's definitely having an effect," says Kenneth Katzman a Middle East specialist at the Congressional Research Service. "The question is: Is it having enough of an effect," to make Iran change course.Other experts say that despite high inflation and decreased Iranian oil exports, sanctions have not produced the desired impact on Iran's nuclear program, which the United States says is aimed at building a nuclear weapon."There are no indications that these sanctions are forcing leaders to rethink their nuclear program or rolling back their nuclear activities," says Maseh Zarif, Iran team leader for the American Enterprise Institute's Critical Threats Project. The only thing that will cause a change in the regime's behavior, "is a threat to regime survival," Zarif says.Sanctions administered by the U.S. Treasury prohibit U.S. companies from trade and financial dealings with Iran, and the European Union restricts trade, financial services and technology business with Iran. The United States also forbids any nation to pay Iran for its oil with dollars, which is the currency used for much of the global petroleum tradeState Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Wednesday that recent talks with Iran in Turkey and plans for more talks next month in Baghdad are "a direct result" of "the international pressure that we've been able to bring to bear — more sanctions than we've ever been able to muster against Iran."The European Union, which bought 20% of Iran's oil before January, agreed to ban Iranian oil imports by July 1. As the economic noose tightens, Iran and its merchants are doing what they can to survive.Meanwhile, India and China are working around the sanctions. Instead of accepting dollars for its oil, Iran, the world's fourth-largest oil producer, is trading crude oil for gold, cars, dishwashers, refrigerators, clothes, Chinese cosmetics and Indian wheat, sugar and cooking oil, Katzman says.