The United States has long promised to ensure trade in humanitarian goods for countries under its economic sanctions. For this reason, each U.S. country-based sanctions program has carved out exceptions that secured food and medicine so as to limit potential catastrophic effects on civilian populations.
Amir Handjani is Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and a Fellow with the Truman National Security Project. His work has focused on Iran-U.S. relations, Persian Gulf energy security and the Iran nuclear deal. He has published extensively in Reuters, Bloomberg, the National Interest, Newsweek, Al Jazeera, the Hill and Politico.
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