For years, international sanctions have shut Iran out of the global banking system. Now that the isolation is over, the country must find a way to integrate into the financial world.
The US says it will soon end tough sanctions on Sudan, giving it access to the global banking system. But President al-Bashir remains a war crimes suspect, and Sudan stays on the US list of state sponsors of terrorism.
US President Donald Trump has laid the groundwork for a shift in foreign policy on Iran, but shied away from tearing up the nuclear deal — for now. However, sanctions against Iran's Revolutionary Guard are in the cards.
Many foreign firms have decided to strengthen business ties with Iran after the easing of sanctions on Tehran. But the US president's announcement to decertify the 2015 nuclear deal may get them into trouble.
The EU's top diplomat says the US can't terminate the Iran nuclear agreement because it's not a "bilateral deal." European leaders acknowledge Iran poses many problems, but insist they should be handled separately.
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