Trump Administration Reinstates Sanctions on Iran

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An Iranian woman walks past a mural depicting the Statue of Liberty with a dead face, painted on the wall of the former US embassy in the capital Tehran on August 7, 2018. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

In an early morning tweet on Tuesday, President Trump warned that countries doing business with Iran despite U.S. sanctions will “NOT be doing business with the United States.” The tweet came as sanctions that had been eased under the Obama-era nuclear deal were reinstated. The Trump Administration plans a second phase of sanctions targeting Iran’s oil industry in November. Forum discusses what the reimposed sanctions mean for Iran, the U.S. and our trading partners around the world.


Ravit Baer, deputy consul general, San Francisco Israeli Consulate

Abbas Milani, director of Iranian Studies, Stanford University; co-director, Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution