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Iran Blasts “Crime Against Humanity” as Latest U.S. Sanctions Threaten Food Supply

HeadlineOct 09, 2020

The Trump administration imposed sanctions Thursday on 18 major banks in Iran, effectively shutting off the Iranian financial sector from the global economy. The move drew alarm from European Union officials who say it will exacerbate shortages of food and medicine during the pandemic. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted, “conspiring to starve a population is a crime against humanity. Culprits & enablers—who block our money—WILL face justice.”

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