Western nations are determined to enforce severe economic sanctions on Iran or until that country decides to allow international inspectors to check for nuclear weapons. The Iranian economy is in free fall, it is difficult to obtain goods from foreign nations and the unintended consequence is growing concern upon the elderly and sick who are deprived of medicines and necessary equipment for hospitals. Fatemeh Hashemi, head of a charity foundation, points out, “more than anything else we have a lack of medicines for patients suffering from cancer and multiple sclerosis.”
Iran’s central bank has problems transferring money abroad. Members of the academic community can not take money outside the nation of find their credit cards invalid in other nations. During the period when sanctions were imposed on Iraq, it is estimated that thousands of children died due to lack of food and medicine.
We punish evil, but in the process behave in an evil manner.