In May 2018, President Donald Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement with Iran, and subsequently re-imposed a wide range of economic sanctions on the country. A new Report by Human Rights Watch shows that even though the US has created exemptions for humanitarian trade with Iran, the broad nature of the economic sanctions, particularly on the global banking system, has restricted Iranians’ right to health by interfering with access to healthcare, education, and other human rights.
On October 29, the Atlantic Council’s Future of Iran Initiative hosted the discussion of the report, how US secondary sanctions have led to over-compliance by banks and pharmaceutical companies, and ways in which the US government should monitor the impact of its sanctions and address any human rights violations caused by them.
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