Sanctions are often said to be “targeted”. In practice, however, they are collective punishment. They squeeze the middle classes and impose a disproportionate burden on the poorest and most vulnerable. Photo: EPA-EFE
Hassan Hakimian
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Hassan Hakimian

Donald Trump’s economic sanctions on Iran are doomed to fail, as a century of experience reveals

  • A century of experience with sanctions, most often imposed by large nations against the small, details the pain they inflict and shows up their ineffectiveness
  • Among the flawed arguments used to justify them, seven fallacies must be debunked

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Sanctions are often said to be “targeted”. In practice, however, they are collective punishment. They squeeze the middle classes and impose a disproportionate burden on the poorest and most vulnerable. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the head of Iran nuclear technology organisation Ali Akbar Salehi inspecting nuclear technology on Iran National Nuclear Technology Day on April 9. Photo: EPA

Iran to end curbs on uranium enrichment stockpile if it cannot bypass US sanctions

  • Move is part of a package of measures announced by Iran in response to the sweeping unilateral sanctions reimposed by Washington in the 12 months since it quit a 2015 nuclear agreement
  • Iran also warned that if other parties to the agreement – Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia – failed to deliver on their commitments within 60 days, it would suspend other key limits
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the head of Iran nuclear technology organisation Ali Akbar Salehi inspecting nuclear technology on Iran National Nuclear Technology Day on April 9. Photo: EPA
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