Team Obama has repeatedly urged its Congressional allies to weaken multiple Iran sanctions despite widespread support for the measures.
As Tehran continues to flout Western sanctions in its pursuit of nuclear arms, experts warn that time is not on America's side.
"This is the time to pass the most punishing sanctions possible, while recognizing that no sanctions may pressure Iran to stop its nuclear program," said Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. "The reality is right now that Iranian nuclear physics is beating Western pressure."
If insurance companies are forced to abandon their Iranian clientele, the effect could be chilling on the rogue nation's economy, one activist maintained.
"If these insurers would stop providing that coverage that companies have to support these risks [of dealing with Iran] on their own," explained Nathan Carleton, spokesperson for United Against Nuclear Iran, a nonpartisan advocacy group. "No one should be insuring business with Iran, and if these companies are lobbying to stop these sanctions we would oppose it because it's not right."