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Renewed U.S. sanctions target Iran's economy, Tehran cool on talks

US sanctions hit Iran's economy hard
The United States aims to cripple Iran’s economy further with sanctions it is reimposing this week, administration officials said on Monday, but Iran’s leader said economic pressure alone would not force Tehran to the negotiating table, according to Reuters.
The so-called snapback sanctions, due to come into force early on Tuesday, will target Iranian purchases of U.S. dollars, metals trading, coal, industrial software and its auto sector.
Foes for decades, the United States and Iran have been increasingly at odds over Iran’s growing political and military influence in the Middle East since Trump took office in January 2017.
The sanctions now being brought back were among those lifted under a 2015 deal between world powers and Tehran on curbing Iran’s nuclear program.