Sanctioned Suffering

Renewed US sanctions against Iran have damaged the country’s ability to import critical medicines, threatening the health of millions of Iranians.
Already, the sanctions are causing suffering—especially for Iranians with leukemia, epidermolysis bullosa (which causes fragile, blistering skin), and epilepsy, and those with chronic eye injuries caused by chemical weapons, Human Rights Watch says.
Humanitarian exemptions haven’t helped, as international banks and firms fear that doing business with Iran could invite secondary sanctions on themselves.

Furthermore, some US officials have indicated that the effects are intentional—designed to press the Iranian people into rising up against their government.

Human Rights Watch

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