Monday, 2nd August, 2021

Tehran’s Proxies Throughout the Middle East Are Feeling the Heat from American Sanctions on Iran

In 2018, Donald Trump announced that the US was pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and imposed further sanctions on Tehran. To this day, many, including America`s allies, still question the wisdom of this decision. But a year and a half later, it is abundantly clear that the sanctions have had bite - and a long reach. The effects of diminished opportunities and everyday shortages have been felt not only in Iran but also in states that function as Tehran`s proxies. The question now is whether Iran and its allies will do the right thing and change their behavior and thus allow the US to correspondingly scale back punitive measures.