“PERSPECTIVE: Renewed Sanctions are Necessary to Halt Iran’s Spread of Violence”
09 Sep 2018
Dr. Ahmed Al Hamli, President & Founder of TRENDS Research & Advisory has written an article on “PERSPECTIVE: Renewed Sanctions are Necessary to Halt Iran’s Spread of Violence” which featured on HomeLand Security Today:
Renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran are back in force, and the timing could not be better. The recent discovery of Iran’s attempt to use fake news to influence American, British, and Middle East audiences is just the latest reminder of why strong sanctions are essential to holding the regime accountable for its actions. With Iran’s economy increasingly faltering, the timing is right to step up economic pressure against the regime. Successfully securing a more unified international front on sanctions, while challenging thus far, will be critical to the Trump administration’s goal of ending Iran’s dangerous and belligerent behavior in the region and around the world.
The U.S. has been doing its part to hold Iran accountable, adopting what President Trump calls a “maximum pressure” strategy. Three months after the U.S. withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran deal, the first round of re-imposed sanctions came into effect on Aug. 7, targeting the country’s gold and metal trade, auto industry, and financial activity related to its currency and ability to purchase U.S. dollars. A second set of measures come into force in November targeting Iran’s oil and energy sector, financial institutions, and shipping.