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Washington asks UN to reimpose Iran sanctions

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The US is asking the United Nations to reimpose international sanctions on Iran. Jamal Abdi is the president of the National American Iranian Council, which represents people of Iranian heritage living in the US, and tells us what impact the lifting of UN sanctions on Iran more than four years ago has had on the country and its people. And we get the perspective of Amir Nikkhah, chief executive of an Iranian export management company called IranMedium. Also in the programme, international sanctions have also had a big impact on the northeast African nation of Sudan in recent years. Though many sanctions have been lifted, those which remain are hampering efforts to get healthcare and support materials into the country to help in the battle against coronavirus, as the BBC's Tamasin Ford explains. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has seen its revenues increase by more than a third in the last three months, compared to a year ago. Daniel Cotton is a Hong Kong-based e-commerce analyst, and discusses how the company makes its money. Plus, as end of school exams have been a challenging issue in many countries because of the coronavirus pandemic, we consider the value or otherwise of good grades with 28-year-old Urenna Okonkwo, who runs a digital fashion business called Cashmere.

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