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.
“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.”
“Sanctions, economic measures and trade embargoes seem to be the potential tools that will be used by the U.S. administration against Iran.”
The Trump administration’s new Iran strategy promises to bring the regime to its knees through sanctions and isolation but lacks a broad international coalition determined to achieve it.
The U.S.’ untrustworthy diplomatic moves, along with the decision to pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran has led to more instability in the Middle East.
The economic impact of a sharp U-turn will be immense for both Tehran and its economic partners. But politically, Trump has been rallying against the deal since his presidential campaign, describing it as the “worst deal he has ever seen.” Hence he might well prioritize his own domestic credibility.
The policy-makers in the White House have not been able to agree on how to take position on the protests going on in the U.S.’s long-time rival Iran.
The history of Turkey and Iran, two of the Middle East’s most powerful nation-states, is characterized by years of rivalry, …