Why is the global trade embargo on Iran still in place?

Iranian students take part in a protest against Iran’s international trade sanctions at Tehran University in Tehran, Iran, September 26, 2018.

Iranian students took part in the protest on Saturday, Sept. 26 against Iran and its ongoing economic blockade.

(Photo by AFP) Last year, Iranian students protested against the country’s economic blockade of the European Union (EU), a move that has hurt the economy of the country.

The European Union says that Iran is blocking its access to international markets.EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has repeatedly urged the Iranian government to open its markets to international goods.