Trump administration is set to reimpose all sanctions against Iran that were lifted as part of the 2015 nuclear agreement during Obama’s administration.
The U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo disclosed this on Friday. He said:
“On November 5th, the United States will reimpose sanctions that were lifted as part of the nuclear deal on Iran’s energy, shipbuilding, shipping, and banking sectors.”
Pompeo also said the US will grant temporary waivers to eight “jurisdictions” from energy-related sanctions that will also be reimposed on Monday as the Trump administration seeks to ratchet up pressure on the Iranian regime.
The moves are part of what sources close to White house describe as the US’ “economic war” on the Iranian regime, with one source saying it’s part of a broad effort to squeeze Tehran that includes regional pressure and covert action.
Pompeo himself promised on Friday, as he previewed the coming sanctions, that they were just one part of a deeper effort.
“The administration’s efforts to change Iranian behavior are far broader, far deeper. There are many other lines of effort,” he said. “We’re simply focused on this line of effort today because of the significance of November 5th.”
President Donald Trump was focused on sanctions Friday, following up on Pompeo’s comments by tweeting a “Game of Thrones”-style image of himself with the words “sanctions are coming.”