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Next week, the U.S. will reimpose sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran, one of the steps triggered by President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in May.The U.S. should use Hemmati's arrival as a chance to synchronize its sanctions policy with the engagement efforts of its European partners.It's possible to combine European incentives and American deterrents to shape the Iranian central bank's actions.Hemmati should be allowed to strengthen Iran's efforts to fight money laundering and counter terrorism financing.Hemmati needs to be able to make the case that changes in Iranian actions can lead to shifts in U.S. policy.The Trump administration ought not make that case harder by tightening sanctions.In addition to satisfying American concerns about financial crime and funding for terrorists, Hemmati must regain control over Iran's currency crisis, address burgeoning bank debt and repair Iran's links to the international financial system. It would be good for the Iranian people, for U.S. allies in Europe and even for the Trump administration if Iran's new central bank governor succeeds.
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