This week, the Trump administration piled more pressure on Iran, announcing that it will no longer exempt any countries from sanctions if they continue to buy Iranian oil.

The move was made as part of the administration's "maximum pressure" strategy that aims to eliminate all of Iran's revenue from oil exports.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the move will choke off Iranian income amounting to more than $50bn a year.

In this special interview Nobel Peace laureate and Iranian dissident Shirin Ebadi says she supports sanctions against Iran, but only ones that don't hurt the Iranian people.

Ebadi said stopping Iran from broadcasting non-Persian language TV channels on Western satellites is one way sanctions can hurt the government.

"Prohibit the use of these satellites for Iran so that it would cut off Iran's propaganda megaphones," Ebadi said.

"How do you think that some of the Syrian, Lebanese or Yemeni youth support Iran? It's through the same TV networks that lure the young people," she said.

Ebadi, one of Iran's most high-profile dissidents, is a human rights lawyer and former judge who has been living in exile in the UK since 2009.

She has supported various reform movements inside Iran, but has recently hardened her stance, saying reforms won't work.

"There will be no reform in Iran unless the Constitution is changed, and this is something that must be done by the people of Iran and inside Iran," Ebadi said.

In this special interview, Shirin Ebadi explains how she thinks regime change can happen in Iran.

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Source: Al Jazeera