This article dicusses the sanctions that President Trump is enforcing on Iran as a result of their alleged deviation from the Iran Nuclear Deal. The US is forbiddig energy trade between Iraq and Iran. Meanwhile, Iran is strugeling with regular blackouts and domestic unrest.
This article specifically focuses on domestic forces that are effecting the trade problem between Iran and Iraq. The Iraqians are having mass protests and putting heavy political pressure to disobey trade restrictions between Iran and Iraq. Furthermore, it can be argues that domestic politics are pushing back on Trump's treatment of Iran. Many are arguing the point that Iran has not broken the Nuclear deal and sanctions are therefore unjustified.
As summer approaches, energy demands in Iraq are expected to increase, causing more domestic unrest. It will be interesting to see if domestic sentiment from either US or Iraq will change the US sanction policy forbiding the energy trade. It seems that the domestic pressure is having a much stronger and immediate affect on Iraqian politicians than on US politicians, possible because of the Iraq government's number of veto points or authoritarian government.
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