Don’t Expect Energy Sanctions To Stop Iran’s Crackdown

The Iranian government’s violent crackdown on protests stemming from the murder of Mahsa Amini by Iran’s Morality Police is driving the West to levy further sanctions against Iran. The US Treasury Department has already placed extensive financial sanctions on the members of Iran’s Morality Police with the US State Department promising more to follow. With the protests continuing to gain steam as Iran’s oil workers simultaneously go on strike – a vital part of the Shah’s 1979 downfall – there is widespread hope that Iran’s protestors can topple the Mullahs and bring the country back into the community of nations.

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