US maximum pressure campaign vs. Iran - Jerusalem Studio 537

In about two weeks’ time on September 20th, the global sanctions on Iran – which was lifted five years ago and included an embargo on conventional arms - will snap back into force due to an American decision to veto any United Nations Security Council action to avoid it.
This is the latest move in U.S. President Donald Trump’s so-called ‘Maximum Pressure Campaign’ against the Ayatollah regime in the Islamic Republic.
In defiance of Washington’s move, Tehran unveiled domestically produced long range ballistic and cruise missiles while simultaneously seeking international support through striking a deal with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Panel:
- Jonathan Hessen, Host.
- Amir Oren, Analyst.
- Ambassador Danny Ayalon – Israel's Former Deputy Foreign Minister and Ambassador to the United States
- Mr. Meir Javedanfar, Iran Lecturer, IDC Herzliya
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  • Published: September 04, 2020
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Jerusalem Studio

The program offers the viewer deeper understanding about current events in Israel. The topics vary from domestic and foreign policy to social changes, archaelogy and religion.
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