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Ben Geman May 15
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The Trump administration has a personnel problem on Iran

Trump making an announcement on the Iran Deal
President Trump making an announcement on the Iran deal. Photo: Chip Somodeviilla/Getty Images

The latest edition of the Platts Capitol Crude podcast describes yet another challenge the Trump administration faces in trying to punish Iran with new energy sanctions. In short — it's a bandwidth problem.

Why it matters: The administration's ongoing personnel problems compound the already tough task of hitting Iran's energy sector without support for the move from allies in Europe and major Iranian crude buyers in China and elsewhere.