The impact of sanctions

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The impact of sanctions

The U.S. and Western powers use sanctions as a diplomatic tool.

Their targets consider sanctions a form of economic blackmail, if not a form of warfare.

The idea is to financially suffocate a country and even force regime change.

The sanctions can deepen poverty and worsen living conditions for millions, without achieving their goal.

CGTN’s Jim Spellman takes an in-depth look at sanctions and the toll they take.