Bully sanc­tions

Weekend Herald - - Viewpoints -

The US has im­posed sanc­tions on Iran and threat­ened “sec­ondary sanc­tions” on busi­nesses that con­tinue to trade with Iran. Since the US is in many cases a more im­por­tant cus­tomer than Iran, many of these busi­nesses will buckle un­der. This bully tac­tic amounts to in­ter­fer­ing with the poli­cies of Amer­ica’s al­lies, the EU, Bri­tain and Aus­trala­sia. How long will the the West con­tinue to coun­te­nance this? Amer­ica could end with some un­ex­pected bed­fel­lows.

Tony Sul­li­van, St He­liers.

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