LastDayWatchers you will continue to see the "Awakening" being put to sleep
The most brutal incident Monday, gunmen killed two policemen and an anti-Qaeda Sahwa militiaman in an attack on their joint checkpoint near Samarra and then decapitated them.
Sunni militants regard them as traitors and often target them, as well as Iraq's security forces, in attacks.
The Sahwa are a collection of Sunni Arab tribal militias that moved against their co-coreligionists in al-Qaeda and joined with the US military from late 2006 onwards.
Violence in Anbar, as well as Baghdad and several areas north of the capital on Sunday left at least 26 people dead and dozens more wounded, officials said on Monday
Gunmen in Baghdad killed four people in two different shootings, including a former Iraqi army general, while militants targeting local officials in Baquba and Mosul, two of the country's most violent cities, left three dead.
Three car bombs in the ethnically-mixed city of Kirkuk killed four more people, and another car bomb in the town of Mishahda left three dead.
Adopting new sanctions now will allow the Iranians to walk away while our P5+1 partners blame us instead of them. Even the French, who tend to adopt the hardest line among the P5+1, now buy into this logic. Diplomacy is about taking away excuses, not giving them.