Iranian Charity and Banker Say US Sanctions Hurting Patients

The Iranian Hemophilia Society and a Tehran-based banker allege that US-led sanctions are keeping needed drugs and medical products from Iranians with life-threatening conditions. At least one Iranian-American organization says they're right.

al-monitor An earthquake victim carries clothing and other items in Iran, Aug. 13, 2012. Rescue workers on Tuesday recovered more bodies three days after two powerful earthquakes struck the northwest of the country, killing more than 300 people. Photo by REUTERS/Farshid Tighehsaz/ISNA.
Barbara Slavin

Barbara Slavin

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Aug 15, 2012

As the Obama administration continues to weigh options for aiding earthquake victims in Iran, an ever more complex web of US sanctions is depriving Iranians with life-threatening conditions of the drugs and other medical products they desperately need, according to two letters obtained by Al-Monitor – one from the Iranian Hemophilia Society (IHS) board of directors, the other from a private Tehran bank's managing director.

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