“Tough talk” on Iran has real life consequences

This language goes hand in hand with the draconian policies it serves to validate — the United States government has effectively criminalized global trade with Iran.

This simplistic narrative serves a dangerous purpose, upholding a constellation of policies and attitudes that isolate Iran’s government and starve its economy — all in the name of national security.

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Sam Khanlari

Sam Khanlari is a Toronto-based writer with a focus on West Asia. His work has been published by Toronto Star and CBC.