US Govt Reimposes All Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran

Iranians brace for more economic struggles

The end of business on Friday marked the end of the six month period between the US withdrawing from the P5+1 nuclear deal and the withdrawal being finalized. As of Monday, the US will be reimposing all sanctions against Iran that they’d previously been required by treaty to ease.

The US intention is to put all international sanctions back exactly as they were before the nuclear deal was signed. Since Iran is still party to the deal, as is most of the rest of the world, many nations do not intend to comply with US demands.

Still, Iran’s economy has been struggling already, with the anticipation of sanctions gravely damaging the currency. This has many ordinary Iranians fearing that their economic struggles are about to get worse, while Iran’s government, as throughout the sanctions, is in a better position to weather the storm.

That’s roughly the stance Iran’s Foreign Ministry is taking. On Friday they issued a statement saying they have “no concerns” and are confident that they’ll be able to manage their economic affairs irrespective of the US sanctions.

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