It is common knowledge that the US government put sections on Iran. The reason for these sanctions? The US claims to be security concerns which were really the case at the beginning. This was to pressure the Iranian government because of their support for terrorism. There are however serious unintended consequences of the sanction and the people being affected are people of Iranian descent living in the US.
The US government has specifically targeted the energy sector which includes a lot of imports and exports. This means that no one is allowed to export gasoline or any other goods to Iran and if anyone does, they will face penalties from the US government. Shipping companies that have taken the risk of transporting gasoline to Iran have also been put in the same boat.
This is especially very significant because of the fact that Iran is highly dependent on imports and exports. No country is willing to take the risk to transport even ordinary goods to Iran because they are afraid of being penalized by the US government.
To make matters worse, the people who are most affected by these sanctions are Iranian-Americans. Those Iranians who live and work in the US cannot send money to their elderly parents back home. This is because the regulations prohibit the sending and receiving of funds to and from Iran. This also means that those supposed to receive a pension from Iran cannot do this.
Because of the ban on exports and imports, you cannot even send gifts or receive them from Iran. There are no investments allowed meaning that if you have any family business in Iran, you cannot be able to benefit from it. For more info on Mark Dubowitz, click on this site: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-dubowitz-746301.
Another thing is that no one wants to employ people of Iranian descent into their companies. This is because they are afraid of going against the sanction. This is due to the lack of understanding of what the sanction calls for. Those who already have these people of Iranian descent in their companies have let them go giving sorry excuses.
Those who have business are not doing too well because of the discrimination based on the sanction. This is also due to the fact that they cannot import or export to Iran or any other countries that have ties with Iran. Those who have already established a market for their products have had to look for market elsewhere.
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