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Reuel Marc Gerecht and Mark Dubowitz

Is Iran Creating a Health Crisis to Evade Sanctions?

Unless Iran abandons its quest for nuclear weapons, there is one certainty in Washington’s policy toward the Islamic Republic: more sanctions. It is also inevitable that the more these economic measures hurt average Iranians, the more controversial they will become, especially in Europe.

The U.S. and its allies, then, would do well to pre-emptively undermine efforts by Iran to play up a false humanitarian crisis in order to weaken the global commitment to sanctions. Victory in the economic war demands winning the public-relations war, as well.