The Human Face and the Human Cost of U.S. and European Economic Sanctions

Connecticut Chapter

Saturday, December 1, 2012
Location: Storrs, CT

An unexpected consequence of the economic sanctions against Iran is that potentially six million Iranians will soon be at risk because of Iran’s inability to import necessary medicines and medical quipment, including for cancer patients.

In September the U.S. Treasury Department eased some of the bureaucracy that American medical and food exporters faced in obtaining exemptions. But the effects of this move are unclear, since the exporters face troubles getting paid. “Virtually no American or European bank wants to be involved in financial transactions with Iran, no matter what products are involved. The Treasury Department has been handing down steep fines to Western banks for doing business with Iran.” (NY Times, 11-3-12)

featuring Palestinian Handicrafts and other

Middle Eastern items - all suitable for holiday gifts.

Coffee, tea and Iranian desserts, including for take-out.

Saturday, December 1 , 5-7 p.m.

Storrs Friends Meetinghouse (Quakers)
57 Hunting Lodge Road (intersection with North Eagleville Rd, off Rte. 195)

7 p.m. Program

Sponsored by the Israel/Palestine Peace, Education & Action Group of NE CT

Jamshid Marvasti, MD, and Ali Shakibai, MD, both practicing physicians, will review the overall situation in Iran. Talat Azimi from Storrs will narrate a digital photo presentation on Iran, its cities, famous landmarks and the daily lives of ordinary citizens. A Q. and A. period will follow.

 This event is free and open to the Public. Volunteers to assist with same-day set-up are welcome. Information: 860-429-3107

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