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Economic/political impact of new US sanctions on Iran

US economic sanctions against Iran
US economic sanctions against Iran

Analysis by PMOI/MEK


Iran, May 31, 2018A significant portion of the sanctions imposed against the Iranian regime following the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal will become active after 90 days and others after 180 days.

The new U.S. Treasury sanctions, however, go online immediately. The economic impact of these sanctions can be witnessed in a rush to the exit door by numerous foreign companies involved in business with Iran.

Many foreign companies one after another are currently pulling out of Iran and/or completely ending their contracts with Tehran.

“Eight large European firms are determined to exit Iran,” according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency, affiliated to the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards Quds Force.

There are numerous reports in the media of large, multinational European companies exiting Iran. This slate includes Total, Reliance, Eni, Siemens, Airbus, Maersk, Allianz and…, proving the United States’ influence to neutralize Europe’s political efforts.

This complex political situation is climaxing the Iranian regime’s internal crises and domestic factional disputes, vividly seen in recent remarks by Iranian regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei.

“The president said the Americans are have truly been defeated politically… however, did we begin negotiating with them to reach such an objective?!” he said in a recent gathering.

Linking the country’s issues to the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is a strategic mistake, Khamenei continued.

It goes without saying that Khamenei’s remarks make it crystal clear there is an enormous internal dispute among the regime’s ranks and files.

Ali Khorram, a former Iranian regime diplomat, emphasizes how Iran’s status quo is failing dismally in the Middle East and across the globe.

“We are in a situation that everyone is taking advantage of us. For example, a recent Afghan official was asked why haven’t they succeeded in halting domestic disputes. He replied by blaming Iran, saying we are behind all these issues. Why? It’s obvious. Our status quo allows other countries to think it is in their interests to voice remarks against us,” he said.

This is the initial impact of the new sanctions and international pressures against Tehran. The suffocating effect of these sanctions on the Iranian regime’s economy – already on a nosedive prior to these measures – will evolve into an even more intense crisis in the coming months.

This will without a doubt pave the grounds for further popular protests against this regime and force Tehran to succumb to more demands raised through Western pressure.

On the other hand, the Iranian people will continue uniting alongside their just resistance and organized the alternative. Through such a process, the Iranian people will see their rights returned under a free and democratic establishment.