On November 5, the US President imposed economic and trade sanctions on Iran, targeting its lucrative oil, financial and shipping sectors. The measures are part of a wider effort from Donald Trump to curb Iran’s missile and nuclear programmes, while destroying its influence in the Middle East, particularly its support for proxies in Syria, Yemen and Lebanon. The US President’s national security adviser John Bolton has since issued a chilling new threat to Iran,warning Tehran faces more crippling punishments, while US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Iran its economy will “crumble” if it doesn’t comply.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to break the sanctions by continuing to sell oil, despite the “economic war” Washington is waging on it.
But speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, political and global affairs experts warned Mr Trump he is bordering on massively escalating what is already a bitter conflict with the Middle East.
Dr Kostas Maronitis, a lecturer in politics and international relations at Leeds Trinity University, said: “It is early to argue if these sanctions can lead to World War 3.
“However, what is certain is the aspiration of the US administration to create a cold war climate in the Middle East.
“The sanctions should not be understood in limited economic terms but rather as a wider attempt to build a military coalition against Iran comprised of Israel and Saudi Arabia.”
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