MENA Salon: 'Sanctions are Coming': US Sanctions on Iran Reloaded

Workshop | November 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On November 5, the Trump administration imposed the most severe sanctions against Iran, reversing the joint nuclear agreement between the two countries.The United States is thus trying to kill Iran's nuclear ambitions and also supposedly pressure Iran, through such sanctions, to stop supporting groups in Yemen and Syria. President Rouhani said that the renewed sanctions were another iteration of the "economic war" with the United States. In hope of preventing a global crisis, temporary waivers have been granted to countries such as Turkey, while the rising price of oil is a concern for United States if Iran's oil sector is shut down. This week, we will discuss the renewal of sanctions on Iran and what it means for the region and for the global economy.