Iran Sanctions Return to Full Force

IRAN SANCTIONS
In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani struck a hard line Monday as the U.S. restored some sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. AP Photo
IRAN SANCTIONS
In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani struck a hard line Monday as the U.S. restored some sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. AP Photo

Iran Sanctions Return to Full Force

Despite strong pleas from U.S. allies, the Trump administration is moving forward with economic sanctions on Iran, just three months after withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal. The first stage of the new sanctions, which takes effect today, prohibits Iran from buying U.S. dollars and bars the government from trading goods like steel, aluminium and gold. The second stage, coming in November, imposes more sanctions on Iran’s oil and shipping sectors. Iranians are furious. Protests have unfolded in the country. Joining us to discuss these sanctions, and how they will affect the people of Iran, is George A. Lopez. He’s professor emeritus of Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.