One can’t be more right. Many of these have already been in effect of course, resulting in the empowerment of the government and the weakening of the general public.
As an small example, the commerce embargo means that most IT companies will not be able to outsource anything to Iran, resulting in the only viable business strategy of local companies to be selling to the government. Vendor monopolies are bad, sure, but guess how bad is a customer monopoly.
Silence, poverty, and exile? So accurate.