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Donald Trump reinstates sanctions on Iran

August 6, 2018

  Last month the war of words between Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani began to heat up before Donald Trump struck a more conciliatory note by saying he would meet with Iran with no preconditions. For Iran’s part the nation basically said it ain’t gonna happen. So today Donald Trump announced he was reinstating the sanctions on Iran that were lifted when Barack Obama struck a deal with Iran.

  Here is more:

The Trump administration on Monday reimposed harsh sanctions against Iran that had been lifted under the Obama-era nuclear deal that President Trump yanked, calling it the “worst deal ever negotiated.”

“To this day, Iran threatens the United States and our allies, undermines the international financial system, and supports terrorism and militant proxies around the world. By exiting the [nuke deal], the United States is able to protect its national security by applying maximum economic pressure on the Iranian regime,” President Trump said in a statement

“As we continue applying maximum economic pressure on the Iranian regime, I remain open to reaching a more comprehensive deal that addresses the full range of the regime’s malign activities, including its ballistic missile program and its support for terrorism. The United States welcomes the partnership of like-minded nations in these efforts.”

  It is pretty clear the President is basically following the same game plan he used against North Korea after he undid the sanctions on Iran: tough talk, followed by an offer of negotiations, with a spoonful of tough sanctions to force the nation to the bargaining table.

  Part of the success in getting North Korea to the table was adding pressure to China and other nations to ensure they also honored the sanctions and that is going to probably be the trick with Iran as well. Iran is still adamant there will be no meeting with the United States and I am not sure this is going to work, but then again I never thought Kim Jong Un would come to the table and I was wrong.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 6, 2018 7:25 pm

    Trump sure keeps things interesting. Sooner or later his bluff will be called…then we shall see. The big stick may come into play.

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