News analysis

Iran unlikely to collapse under US sanctions

Teheran will be hurt but has options because of its longstanding ties with Russia and China

The United States' wide sanctions against Iran, formally unveiled on Monday in Washington, will hurt the Islamic Republic.

But Teheran has options because of its longstanding ties with Russia and China. And, most importantly, the regime, which is the target of the sanctions, is unlikely to cave in to pressure and change its behaviour - as demanded by Washington - any time soon .

TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Thank you for reading The Straits Times

You have reached one of our Premium stories. To continue reading, get access now or log in if you are a subscriber.

What is Premium?

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 07, 2018, with the headline 'Iran unlikely to collapse under US sanctions'. Print Edition | Subscribe