2019-07-23 11:25:57

U.S. Sanctions on Iran Allow Authorities to "Securitize The Atmosphere"

In Iran, where authorities say they've arrested 17 Iranian citizens for operating as spies for the CIA, U.S. maximum pressure and economic sanctions mean.

"It becomes easy for the government within Iran to securitize the atmosphere," says Professor of Middle East Studies Narges Bajoghli.

Lawyers, activists, and rights workers are particularly against the sanctions because ultimately they hit "all of civic society" and work against those within Iran fighting for positive change.

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