The Iranian government has equated new U.N. sanctions against it as "used napkins that need to be thrown in the garbage can." (Why can't the White House use rhetoric such as this!)
More importantly, the Financial Times notes that any new sanctions are not likely slow down Iran's ambitions for nuclear power (or a nuclear bomb).
The legitimacy of the Iranian government has come into question many times over the past few years, but perhaps more than ever in the past year because of the dubious nature of last June's election. Protests to mark the anniversary of that election were called off, and that has Iranian citizens unsure as to why.
Meanwhile, conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer has written a worth-your-time column in which he questions just how isolated Iran has become through its defiance of the world.