US President Donald Trump teased his 55 million Twitter followers about his latest action against Iran in the style of a Hollywood movie poster – a picture of him with the words: Sanctions are Coming.
But Trump’s taunt wasn’t a joke, and it’s expected there will be real life consequences for millions of Iranians.
The strict economic and trade penalties come into effect on Monday.
The White House says the aim is to force Iran to abandon what it calls its “destructive” behaviour in the Middle East.
As Trump keeps his promise to punish Iran, could the new tough measures end up hurting the Iranian people the most?
Presenter: Richelle Carey
Francois Nicoullaud – Former French ambassador to Iran
Mohammad Eslami – Columnist and political researcher
Drew Liquerman – Republicans Overseas UK
Source: Al Jazeera News