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Editorial: Trump bullying other countries on Iran

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08.11.2018

COMMENT:

Among the many reasons for America's allies to hope Donald Trump's wings would be clipped in the mid-term congressional elections yesterday are the trade sanctions he has imposed on Iran.

The sanctions his Administration imposed on Monday apply not only to Iran but to any company doing business with Iran no matter where it may be domiciled unless its country has been granted an exemption for certain products by the US. This is an outrageous use of US economic power.

Trump clearly has no regard for the rights of countries that disagreed with his unilateral decision to renege on the nuclear agreement with Iran, and even less regard for the rights of business in those countries. If they continue to trade with Iran they will........

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