Being the most important financial institution in Iran, the CBI has used its privileged position to “protect” the interests of the country’s commercial.
Iranian civil aviation continues to generate profits but is far from thriving due to the sanctions.
Iran has relied on both legitimate and fraudulent methods to continue the operations of IRISL despite the restrictions.
Iran will continue evading sanctions as long as it does not have other viable options to further its interests.
The new sanctions may have a significant impact on the relationship between the Iranian government and the next US administration on issues such as renegotiating the US return to the JCPOA.
There is little doubt that the hardliners in Tehran will use the new sanctions to attempt to derail President Rouhani’s detente policy.