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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
US Sanctions: Shooting Blanks Against the Resiliency of Targeted Nations
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
As explained many times before, Security Council members alone may legally impose sanctions on nations, entities and individuals.
When used by countries against others, they breach the UN Charter, how the US, NATO and Israel operate time and again.
The Charter's Article II mandates all member states to "settle…disputes" according to the rule of law.
US/Western sanctions are weapons of war by other means — used to pressure, bully and terrorize targeted nations into submission.
Though widely used, most often they fail to achieve intended objectives.
US sanctions war and other hostile actions against Cuba for 60 years, Iran for 40 years, Venezuela for 20 years, and against countless other nations largely shot blanks.
Most often, they're counterproductive.