The East Fails Iran

The East Fails Iran

June 24, 2020

<p class="font_8">Officials in Tehran have a lot to worry about. But they are particularly irked at the speed by which Asian states have dropped Iran as a trading partner. Iran had hoped that the East would save the country’s economy from the barrage of sanctions enacted by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. In early 2018, at a time when Trump and his team were about to unveil the most punishing sanctions regime ever imposed on a country, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_kh73xdeh">explicitly urged</a></span>&nbsp;Tehran to look east for trading partners. Khamenei’s track record in vilifying the West is lengthy, with the ayatollah regularly scorning any official in Tehran who disagreed as a simpleton or&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_kh73xdei">“unreasonable.”</a></span>&nbsp;But his&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_kh73xdei1">alternative</a></span>&nbsp;has so far proved to be nothing but a pipe dream. Even so, Khamenei maintains the charade of a promised bailout.</p>

The East Fails Iran

The East Fails Iran

June 24, 2020

<p class="font_8">Officials in Tehran have a lot to worry about. But they are particularly irked at the speed by which Asian states have dropped Iran as a trading partner. Iran had hoped that the East would save the country’s economy from the barrage of sanctions enacted by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. In early 2018, at a time when Trump and his team were about to unveil the most punishing sanctions regime ever imposed on a country, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_kh73xdeh">explicitly urged</a></span>&nbsp;Tehran to look east for trading partners. Khamenei’s track record in vilifying the West is lengthy, with the ayatollah regularly scorning any official in Tehran who disagreed as a simpleton or&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_kh73xdei">“unreasonable.”</a></span>&nbsp;But his&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_kh73xdei1">alternative</a></span>&nbsp;has so far proved to be nothing but a pipe dream. Even so, Khamenei maintains the charade of a promised bailout.</p>

The East Fails Iran

The East Fails Iran

June 24, 2020

<p class="font_8">Officials in Tehran have a lot to worry about. But they are particularly irked at the speed by which Asian states have dropped Iran as a trading partner. Iran had hoped that the East would save the country’s economy from the barrage of sanctions enacted by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. In early 2018, at a time when Trump and his team were about to unveil the most punishing sanctions regime ever imposed on a country, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_kh73xdeh">explicitly urged</a></span>&nbsp;Tehran to look east for trading partners. Khamenei’s track record in vilifying the West is lengthy, with the ayatollah regularly scorning any official in Tehran who disagreed as a simpleton or&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_kh73xdei">“unreasonable.”</a></span>&nbsp;But his&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_kh73xdei1">alternative</a></span>&nbsp;has so far proved to be nothing but a pipe dream. Even so, Khamenei maintains the charade of a promised bailout.</p>

The East Fails Iran

The East Fails Iran

June 24, 2020

<p class="font_8">Officials in Tehran have a lot to worry about. But they are particularly irked at the speed by which Asian states have dropped Iran as a trading partner. Iran had hoped that the East would save the country’s economy from the barrage of sanctions enacted by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. In early 2018, at a time when Trump and his team were about to unveil the most punishing sanctions regime ever imposed on a country, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_kh73xdeh">explicitly urged</a></span>&nbsp;Tehran to look east for trading partners. Khamenei’s track record in vilifying the West is lengthy, with the ayatollah regularly scorning any official in Tehran who disagreed as a simpleton or&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_kh73xdei">“unreasonable.”</a></span>&nbsp;But his&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_kh73xdei1">alternative</a></span>&nbsp;has so far proved to be nothing but a pipe dream. Even so, Khamenei maintains the charade of a promised bailout.</p>