Trump’s Iran Sanctions Undermine U.S. Interests and Values
The National Interest -

Barbara Slavin

Security, Middle East

Impoverishing Iran's people will only turn pro-American Middle Easterners against the United States.

Sanctions have become an addiction for successive U.S. governments.

When in doubt, both the executive and legislative branches have relied on the long U.S. domination of the international financial system to target selected countries, institutions and individuals. It’s politically easy and avoids the obvious risks of military action.

But the Trump...


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