“Support Iranian voices” does not mean what you think it means. Shervin Taheran criticizes the Trump administration’s empty rhetoric of support for the Iranian people and contrasts it with its hostile policies.

Sanctions on Iran are morally wrong, and they won’t work. Afua Hirsch makes the case against Trump’s collective punishment of the Iranian people.

Trump’s sanctions will hurt the wrong people in Iran. Jamal Abdi and Sina Toossi argue that the administration’s sanctions “will serve to increase control of the Iranian economy by unaccountable and repressive forces.”