U.S. sanctions on Iran

Arm-twisting tactics

Print edition : December 07, 2018

At a demonstration on the anniversary of the U.S. embassy seizure, in Tehran on November 4. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, said fresh sanctions on the country would only serve to make it more self-sufficient. Photo: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the inauguration of the first phase of the Chabahar port on December 3, 2017. India tried hard to get Chabahar exempt from sanctions as it has a stake in the port’s development. Photo: AFP/Handout

During an air defence drill in an undisclosed location in Iran on November 5 soon after the sanctions went into force. Among the Trump administration’s demands is that Iran give up its missile defence programme. Photo: AFP

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin present details of the new sanctions in Washington on November 5. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP

The unilateral sanctions imposed against Iran by the United States kick in, but major European Union countries are looking for alternative ways of trading with Iran.
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