When wars happen, medical faciilities, water treatment facilities, roads that transport food and life saving supplies are blocked, destroyed and left in ruins, Jamal Abdi, the Executive Director of the NIAC Action (National Iranian American Council) says sanctions do the same thing. Are sanctions just war by other means?

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