By framing a ‘zero’ policy towards Iran, the U.S. administration not only intends to strain the financial capacity of the Iranian regime, but also demands other countries to reduce their exports from Iran to zero.
The sanctions imposed upon two Turkish ministers in regards to the Brunson case are mere tools used to gain leverage in U.S. domestic and foreign policy.
Following the July 15, 2016, military coup in Turkey, Andrew Brunson – an Evangelical pastor currently under house arrest in Turkey – said: “We were waiting for some events to shake the Turks […], the coup attempt was a shock, many Turks trusted the military as they did in the past […] We will eventually win.”
“While the EU’s grand effort to keep the JCPOA alive seems to fail in the future, unlike the U.S., the participant countries have shown that they still maintain the channel of communication with the government of Iran.”
What are the legal implications of withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal?
The toleration displayed by the U.S. Armed Forces towards groups like the YPG and PYD, which harbor terrorist elements, amounts to a violation of international law.