Trump Administration Announces New Sanctions On Iran’s Financial Sector; Experts Warn Of Humanitarian Consequences Amid Pandemic, Currency Crisis

Washington Post: Trump administration imposes crushing sanctions on Iran in defiance of European humanitarian concerns
“The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on Iran’s financial sector Thursday in defiance of European allies who warned that the move could have devastating humanitarian consequences on a country reeling from the novel coronavirus and a currency crisis. The measures target the few remaining banks not currently subject to secondary sanctions in a step European governments say is likely to diminish channels Iran uses to import humanitarian goods, such as food and medicine, officials said…” (Hudson, 10/8).

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