I think it is also important to not simply link the sanctions to the Iran nuclear programme. As we all should know, there is absolutely no evidence that Iran has a nuclear WEAPONS programme, or even the intention of developing nuclear weapons. Iran's peaceful nuclear development is entirely legal.
I believe the sanctions have little or nothing to do with Iran's nuclear programme at all - that is just for PR propaganda purposes – so we should not be assisting in this public deception.
The real reason for the sanctions is simply to destroy Iran as an independent, regional power, and thus remove another irritant to Israeli and US interests, by wreaking havoc on the economic and social life of its people. The nuclear issue is simply a smokescreen to hide their crimes behind.
These criminal sanctions against the innocent Iranian people are just further evidence of how imperialism is the supreme international vandal, and still “the greatest purveyor of violence” in the world today, as described all those years ago by Martin Luther King.
Are the Sanctions "Worth It?"
By Dave Lindorff
Iranians suffering from cancer, MS, kidney disease or other diseases — many of them children — are reportedly being prevented from getting needed medicines because of US sanctions.