In this July 30, photo, an Iranian street money exchanger holds a US banknote in downtown Tehran, Iran. As the Trump administration readies to re-impose sanctions on Iran, American allies fear greater regional instability. Photo: AP

From Iran to North Korea, sanctions are Trump’s weapons of choice – but is it a tactical blunder to fire them so freely?

Critics say that overuse of sanctions deters allies from engaging with the American financial system and potentially undercuts the US dollar

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In this July 30, photo, an Iranian street money exchanger holds a US banknote in downtown Tehran, Iran. As the Trump administration readies to re-impose sanctions on Iran, American allies fear greater regional instability. Photo: AP
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