Monday, December 5, 2022

UN special rapporteur: US sanctions have severely affected ordinary Iranians

A UN Special rapporteur says the US’s decades-long sanctions on Iran have massively affected Iranian people’s lives, particularly the low-income citizens of the country.

This was announced by Ms. Douhan, the UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights in Tehran on Wednesday.

She added that the bans have been in place since the 1970s, noting that the US sanctioned Iran’s Central Bank and some other banks after unilaterally leaving the Iran 2015 nuclear deal.

The UN special Rapporteur noted that 100 to 120 billion dollars in Iranian assets have been frozen by the US and over 700 real and legal persons are on Washington’s sanctions list.

Ms. Douhan added that Canada has also imposed sanctions on 200 real and legal Iranian persons.

She said the sanctions on the Iranian banking system have made it difficult to send aid to the country and this has worsened the situation for ordinary Iranians

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