Sanctions target Tehran, but it is West that is losing goodwill


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Issue 930 - 31 Aug 2012 | 3 minute read

When devastating earthquakes hit Iran’s north-east on 11 August, questions were raised about the impact of sanctions on the rescue of survivors. “Helicopters had to suspend rescue operations during the night as Iran — under international sanctions over its nuclear programme — is barred from purchasing night-vision material,” the New York Times wrote on 12 August.

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