Embargoes usually occur in times of war or impending hostilities. They partially or entirely prohibit commercial trade with targeted nations.
Illegal US embargoes and sanctions were imposed on Iran, North Korea, Syria, Sudan, Cuba, and now Venezuela.
They’re acts of war by other means, harming the economies and populations of targeted countries.
Nations supporting hostile US policies by going along with them are complicit in its criminality.
Michael Hudson accused the US of breaching “rules of international law and order put in place toward the end of World War II,” adding:
“Countries that do not give the United States control of their oil and financial sectors or privatize their key sectors are being isolated by the United States…”
Its tactics include “sanctions and unilateral tariffs giving special advantages to US producers in violation of free trade agreements with European, Asian and other…
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