The US on 5 November reimposed oil, shipping and banking sanctions against importers of Iranian oil, dealing a crushing blow to a country already mired in economic turmoil.

US President Donald Trump withdrew from the “rotten” 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on 8 May saying it didn’t go far enough in restricting Tehran’s nuclear program, its ballistic missile program and role in regional conflicts. (CONTINUED - 1491 WORDS)