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US Iran Sanctions

UN Special Rapporteur has slammed unilateral sanctions for having adverse impact on ordinary people, since they “hinder delivery of humanitarian aid”.

Urging all states to take steps to eliminate and minimize impact of sanctions, Alena Douhan called on the US to remove its anti-Iran sanctions.

According to her, US sanctions against Iran are not authorized by the Security Council.

Tehran says unilateral US sanctions have inflicted irreparable damage on Iran’'s healthcare system.

UN special rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures paid 11-day visit to Iran in May.

In this edition of the Spotlight, Frank Emspak, emeritus professor at University of Wisconsin from Madison and Lembit Opik, former UK member of parliament and Press TV presenter from London look at different aspects of US sanctions and whether they have been fruitful for the West.

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