Trump’s Sanctions Won’t Change Iran’s Behavior, But Could Boost Its Hard-liners

Trump’s Sanctions Won’t Change Iran’s Behavior, But Could Boost Its Hard-liners

A mural in Tehran on November 6, 2018. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images With great fanfare and a weird Game of Thrones reference, the Trump administration just reinstated sanctions that aim not only to cut off Iran’s exports, but to push countries that continue to buy Iranian oil out of the dollar-based international financial system. Proving…