New Wave of Sanctions Spurs Iranian Political Repositioning

Giorgia Perletta

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Abstract

While ordinary Iranians struggle to find imported medicine and buy basic foods due to re-imposed sanctions, the political debate inside the Islamic Republic is anything but static. As announced, the new wave of US secondary sanctions came into force on November 5. This came after unsuccessful efforts by Europe to dissuade President Donald Trump from unilaterally quitting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and despite efforts to persuade European countries to retain their trade with Iran through a so-called blocking statute and a Special Purpose Vehicle.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Iran
  • Sanctions
  • Iran Deal
  • Iran Foreign Policy
  • Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
  • Iran Nuclear Program

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