The Inside Story on U.S. Sanctions

Financial sanctions have emerged as a vital strategic weapon for the United States and a primary means of non-military confrontation with nations, companies, and individuals that threaten U.S. and international security.

At the national level, Iran was forced to the negotiating table after the U.S. and the international community levied comprehensive economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic for its attempted development of nuclear weapons. The U.S. has imposed unilateral sanctions on North Korea for its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.

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