During Barrack Obama’s administration US sanctions were lifted under a 2015 Nuclear Deal with Iran.

US President Donald Trump announced in May that his administration was withdrawing from what he called the “worst ever” agreement negotiated by the US.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic republic “will proudly bypass sanctions” by the US. Many Iranian Officials have also dismissed concerns about the impact it would have to their economy.

-Noah Harte