sanctions

‘Serious Consequences’ to Trump’s Re-Imposing Sanctions on Iran and Gutting the Nuclear Deal

August 10, 2018

Trita Parsi to examines the complexities of Trump’s attempt to end the Iran nuclear deal with US and EU. Could we be heading towards war? What’s happening in Iran and could the fallout be of increased tensions in the Gulf of Hormuz?

New US Sanctions on Russia and Iran Raise Tensions, May Backfire

August 10, 2018

The US has imposed a new round of sanctions on Russia over the Skripal poisoning in Britain, despite the absence to date of evidence. This follows the reimposition of Iran sanctions following Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. The sanctions will further bleed the targeted countries, but could they backfire? We speak to journalist…

Venezuela Introduces New Measures to Halt Hyperinflation: Will they Work?

July 30, 2018

Venezuela’s hyperinflation is now exceeding 200% per month. President Maduro plans to introduce a new currency that is tied to Venezuela’s oil basket, but will the measures work and how has inflation affected the general population? We discuss these issues with Cira Pascual Marquina of Venezuelanalysis.com and TRNN’s Greg Wilpert

Trump Threatens Iran But He's Already At War

July 23, 2018
With a bellicose tweet from Trump and a growing meddling campaign to squeeze Iran's economy, the U.S. is trying to make the Iranian people suffer into submission, says Trita Parsi

Trump Seeks Regime Change in Iran, Ripping up Nuclear Deal and Imposes ‘Strongest’ Sanctions

May 25, 2018

Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the US president is very “committed to regime change” in Iran, in a speech for the Iranian opposition cult the MEK. Then Trump sabotaged the JCPOA and Mike Pompeo announced “the strongest sanctions in history.”

US Sanctions on Iran and Venezuela: Illegal and Destructive

May 24, 2018

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on both Iran and on Venezuela this week, which are both aimed at regime change, but in the case of Iran media and other countries are resisting them, while in Venezuela’s case they are not being questioned, explains CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Pompeo's Message to Iran: Submit or Suffer

Pompeo’s Message to Iran: Submit or Suffer

May 22, 2018
In announcing new demands and threats, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made clear that the Trump administration will seek to threaten Iran into submission, says historian Eskandar Sadeghi of the University of Oxford

UN Rapporteur: US Sanctions Cause Death in Venezuela

March 14, 2018

Over 150 intellectuals and activists signed an open letter urging the US and Canada to stop their economic sanctions on Venezuela, which are making the country’s economic problems worse. Special UN Rapporteur Alfred de Zayas is a signer and visited Venezuela late last year