Persian Kitty is correct. Sanctions of these types hurt the hardworking farmers but not the govt. We have nothing against the Iranian people! In fact we feel a bond with them, but we want to get them out from under a highly oppressive regime, so they can have the country they (the people) want.
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from the article: U.S. demands Israel crack down on illegal Iranian pistachio imports