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Tehran on brink of famine, protests following US sanctions: observers


The US sanctions that were imposed on Iran on Monday represent a new era in the life of the ruling regime there, observers have noted.

Observers said they would not survive it. Iran will likely witness massive protests against the poverty, devastation and collapse caused by the mullahs.They described the sanctions as stronger than war and would reveal the terrorist mask that has been worn by the mullahs for four decades.

The second batch of US sanctions against Iran came into effect on Monday after the US administration granted a 180-day deadline for companies and governments before implementing the sanctions targeting Iran's economy.

US sanctions on Iran include a number of sectors:

-  Restoring the sanctions related to ports, naval fleets and shipbuilding administrations, including the Iranian fleet and its subsidiaries.

-  Restoring oil-related sanctions, particularly financial transactions with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), and the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) and banning the purchase of oil, petroleum products and petrochemical products from Iran.

-  Returning the sanctions related to the economic transactions of foreign financial institutions with the Central Bank of Iran and some Iranian financial institutions under Article 1245 of the US National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year 2012.

The sanctions also include penalties for the private banking services of the Central Bank of Iran and the Iranian financial institutions listed in the 2010 Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act (CISADA). They also include penalties related to the provision of insurance services and the energy sector.

In addition, the United States will revoke the licenses granted to US entities to deal with Iran after the nuclear deal.

Penal Code

According to President Trump's order, the State Department has repealed some of the laws passed on the lifting of sanctions on Iran.

According to the presidential decree, the United States will implement a number of laws aimed at a series of subversive activities beyond Iran's nuclear program, including Iran's support for terrorism, ballistic missile programs, human rights abuses and destabilization of the region.

Iranian oil smuggling

Improved satellite tracking and big-data technology is believed to limit Iranian attempts to smuggle crude oil on ships.

Tricks that Iranian ships have previously used to avoid being detected due to Western sanctions, including switching off their radio signals, will not work under the improved US system, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Tel-Aviv-based Windward could earlier understand if the vessel had stopped broadcasting from its radio transmitter by using its technology. Ships send wireless automatic identification to help avoid collision. Subsequently, a ship that switches off the signal raises suspicion.


Last Modified: Tuesday، 06 November 2018 01:44 AM