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An October 29, 2019 Human Rights Watch (HRW) report outlines how the “overbroad and burdensome nature of the US sanctions [on Iran] has led banks and companies around the world to pull back from humanitarian trade with Iran, leaving Iranians who have rare or complicated diseases unable to get the medicine and treatment they require.” To make matters worse, the Trump administration has indicated that such effects are intentional. "Things are much worse for the Iranian people [with the US sanctions],” bragged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to CBS News in February.

On October 25, four days before the HRW report was published, the US Treasury and State Department announced a “new humanitarian mechanism” for trade with Iran. Not only was the announcement an implicit acknowledgment by the Trump administration that broad US sanctions on Iran have restricted the flow of humanitarian goods into the country, but the new mechanism is so burdensome and invasive that it may have the opposite effect, making it even harder for companies to engage in humanitarian trade with Iran. 

Contact your representatives in Congress by filling out the form below and ask them to demand that the administration create viable financial channels for humanitarian trade with Iran. 

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  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    commented 2020-01-21 07:21:00 -0500
    Oppose the NDAA. Stop corporate greed no tax dollars to trumps wall.. War powers etc..
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    commented 2020-01-21 07:17:05 -0500
    i love iranians. Plus there food…please we need peace for better financial stability. To move forward. Raise money for iranians. Please United. States..who ever is willing to donate. There time of money.
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    commented 2020-01-17 10:48:08 -0500
    I love iranian. Food. It is not the only best food I would say.. It is one of the best..
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    commented 2020-01-08 09:35:02 -0500
    No wars missiles Bombs Oppose the NDAA
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    commented 2019-12-28 09:09:58 -0500
    Oppose the NDAA
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    commented 2019-12-09 06:16:42 -0500
    Wars are global Warming. Please no wars it’s all doesn’t. Add up to Normal. Life. Sustainable. Echofriendly. Environment. Wars are. Never. Green. On Cash. Etc. No real id’s etc. Secret. Society behind. Hidden. Government. Legit. Videos. My. ANXIETY. Attacks are. Worth. $90,000. Billions of. Dollars of Sustainable. Money. Support. Hamanitarian aid overseas please no hike on tariffs pray Always when you have time.
  • Larry Maxwell
    commented 2019-11-19 16:08:03 -0500
    It doesn’t matter whether Democrats or Republicans are in power, they both torment poor people all over the world and in the US. Their motto is “TAKE THAT, YOU POORS!”
  • Tina Krauz
    commented 2019-11-13 22:34:28 -0500
    I am so sick of hearing about how Iran is being aggressive against us. When We should be invited into other countries not over ruling their sovereignty. Iran deserves our respect and has in no way threatened our nation. So we are accountable for every death caused my their undeserved punishment!
  • Carlton Oneal
    commented 2019-11-13 10:22:39 -0500
    USA REPULSIVE RANCID Republican party is SINISTER SLIME sullying sanity.russia FEDERATION DICTATOR venomous vile Vladimir Putin’s putrid puppet Presidential-less pumpkin trumpkin-trumpsky -pence-etc facism dictatorship is the ugliest post-world war two USA Presidential-less atrocious administration in world history,by evil exploitation against world, but destroying needed foreign humanitarian aid ,(especially for people catastrophic deadly mass murder effected by evil mass MURDER heinous USA policies for centuries-afghanistan, Pakistan-over 1000 babies infected with him/AIDS because a desperate doctor reused an injection needle, Mauritania, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Somalia,etc.), for FALSE Christianity and false morality.
  • Richard Williams
    commented 2019-11-12 15:26:48 -0500
    Is abuse of poor people around the world and at home the only thing our government is really good at?
  • dava golino
    commented 2019-11-12 14:28:35 -0500
    we need to stop doing the dirty work for criminal foreign agendas.