New US sanctions on Iran: Trump ups pressure after exiting nuclear deal

published 1 week ago by France 24

US sanctions on Iran are having an impact on everything from the currency to aviation, gold and even pistachios. Donald Trump has called them the most "biting" punitive measures ever imposed. Iran's Hassan Rouhani described them as "psychological warfare" while rejecting the US president's offer of talks. And the Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week, killing some 320 people. Local residents are still reeling from the devastation.

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