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David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, was interviewed for a segment to discuss comments by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif, who said that U.S. sanctions against Iran are preventing his country from obtaining much needed humanitarian and medical supplies – “basically medical terrorism,” he said – despite statements to the contrary by the Trump administration.
The U.S. imposed economic sanctions after it pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the multi-national agreement to regulate Iran’s nuclear development program, in May 2018, when President Donald Trump said he wanted a stronger deal. The sanctions were aimed at getting Iran to the negotiation table, but Iranian officials have said the Trump administration’s effort amounts to bullying.
“This is going to be, unfortunately, the Trump regime’s approach through the election in November,” Yaghoubian said, “and I myself don’t necessarily hold out hope that an incoming Biden administration can turn things around for the JCPOA. But there is at least a glimmer of hope that we might see the beginnings of change regarding this policy of medical terrorism and deprivation that hurts really the weakest members of societies that are put under American unilateral sanctions.”
Trump is facing former Vice President Joe Biden in the Nov. 3 presidential election.
See the video segment at “Zarif: U.S. measures amount to medical terrorism.”
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