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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.

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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.

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“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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