Trump Reinstates Iran Sanctions

(Grand Bazaar in Tehran city, Iran. Uskarp /

After having announced his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on 6th August to reinstate sanctions on Iran.

The Iranian government will no longer be able to use the U.S. dollar, and any businesses that make deals with Iran in industries such as precious metals, steel and auto parts will suffer similar consequences. This not only applies to American businesses but also for businesses in Asia and Europe.

Trump plans to prohibit imports of Iranian oil and deals with Iran’s central bank by November.


A “Horrible, One-sided Deal”

Meanwhile the Iranian currency, the Rial, has plummeted, and mass protests are rife in Iran. Trump has communicated his willingness to hold talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, but the Iranian government has rejected the offer.

Members of the EU including Britain, France and Germany have objected to the sanctions due to the potential repercussions for European businesses that have ties with Iran. The EU has consequently reactivated the blocking statute that effectively nullifies the new sanctions inside the EU. China is expected to increase their imports on Iranian oil as a strategy to expand their influence towards Iran.

The international community is largely convinced that since Iran accepted inspections by the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), there is no need to withdraw from the nuclear deal.

Trump, however, says that, “The fact is this was a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made. It didn’t bring calm, it didn’t bring peace, and it never will.” “In fact, the deal allowed Iran to continue enriching uranium and, over time, reach the brink of a nuclear breakout.”

Indeed, the nuclear deal was a promise that Iran would limit uranium enrichment capacity for 15 years, and was effectively a postponing of the real problem. For the purpose of preventing Iran’s nuclear development, sanctions are better than sticking to a useless agreement.


The People of Iran Seek Freedom

In fact, the people of Iran are becoming increasingly sceptical of their government and are seeking a political system that upholds freedom. Many are in favour of holding talks with the U.S.

“Many of us want President Rouhani to meet with Mr. Trump,” says an Iranian woman.

Until now the Iranian government had nurtured the development of Iranians into devout Muslims who are made to believe that the destruction of the Islamic system is the destruction of the Islamic spirit.

But if you look at Japan after their defeat in WWII, they didn’t start hating America: instead they chose ‘hope’ and as a result they prospered. Iranian leaders are expanding hatred and creating enemies. It is the difference between choosing love and choosing hatred.

Another man from Iran says thus:

The topic of the destruction of the political system has been a hot topic lately amongst Iranians. If the new sanction is going to bring about a new system of freedom, the people will surely rejoice. Especially the younger ones have no interest in continuing the ancient Islamic system, and they want freedom. I think in the end the people of Iran will bring an end to the ancient Islamic system.


Freedom and Prosperity for Iran

The people of Iran are waiting for the political system to change. Trump’s intention behind the new sanctions is aimed at fulfilling the needs of those people: namely, making Iran an open country. Just like with North Korea, the sanctions are a method of establishing incentives to change the existing political system into a new system of freedom and prosperity.

To predict Trump’s future moves, we can say that he will levy “maximum economic pressure” on Iran to effectively lay siege. Then, once their foreign currency reserves drop, he will approach Iran with a deal for denuclearization in exchange for economic support. As a result, Iran will not only abandon her nuclear program, but also embrace foreign aid and a free market economy.

Islam is a religion that contains Truth, but the Islamic political system is limiting the freedom of her people. The Iranian government has continuously failed to fulfill its promise of economic prosperity. It is high time that Iran decides to modernize her political and economic systems.

Trump Reinstates Iran Sanctions
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