Iran’s Economic Welfare Threatened by Sanctions
Last week, the United States imposed new sanctions on Iran in response to the nation exceeding its uranium stockpile. On Wednesday Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javid Zarif told the United Nations that the US sanctions amounted to “economic terrorism” and would have great impact on “innocent civilians to achieve illegitimate political objectives”.
Iran’s currency is plummeting and vital goods like medicine are being prevented from entering the country. But European foreign ministers take the opposite view to Trump, stating in Brussels that the breaches were not serious enough to reimpose sanctions. We were joined by Shahram Akbarzadeh, Professor of Middle Eastern & Central Asian Politics from Deakin University.