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Iran has only begun to feel the pain of Trump’s sanctions

Behnam Ben Taleblu
6th August 2018 - Quoted by Benny Avni - The New York Post

As the Iranian regime reels under the strain of renewed sanctions, the Trump administration is already preparing the next phase.


The Iranian people no longer buy the “Great Satan” trope. “Even the bazaaris [who strongly supported the regime] know that impediment to normal life is not international, but domestic,” says Behnam Ben Taleblu, an Iran watcher at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.


“Yes, it’s hard to get worse than the Islamic Republic, but the Mideast is full of surprises,” cautions Ben Taleblu. Yet, he adds, a new regime, “popular and representative, will benefit the Iranian people, the Mideast and the international community.”


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