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Iran sanctions: US struggles to build united front

The US government says it will do all it can to limit what it calls Iran’s malign influence in global affairs.

The United States has been stepping up what it calls its “maximum pressure campaign” on Iran in an effort to make Tehran abandon its nuclear ambitions and change its foreign policy.

But Washington’s efforts to target Iran’s oil industry and economy are not welcomed by all.

Al Jazeera’s Rosalind Jordan reports from Washington, DC.