The US Just Slapped Iran With More Sanctions

The US Just Slapped Iran With More Sanctions

( – In an ongoing fight to bring peace to the Middle East, the Trump administration has been working to get everyone to play ball. Iran has been a constant thorn in the side when it comes to achieving that goal, so the administration is taking action.

The White House just reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran. This move is meant to put pressure on the country known for failing to uphold its commitments outlined within the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly called the Iran Nuclear Deal.

On Saturday, September 19, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the sanctions include:

  • A ban on enrichment and reprocessing activities
  • Prohibition of ballistic missile testing and development
  • Prohibition of any country transferring nuclear technologies to Iran
  • An arms embargo

Pompeo urged other countries to support the new sanctions:

In response, Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations released this, emphasizing his dissolution with the sanctions:

This “maximum pressure” move could keep Iran’s hostile nature under control. But, only time will tell how the United Nations, Iran, and the US each respond to these measures.

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