The united states activated new sanctions to stifle Iran's economy

the united States has turned on this Friday, by executive order of president Donald Trump, additional sanctions on Iran, in what constitutes the first specific

The united states activated new sanctions to stifle Iran's economy

the united States has turned on this Friday, by executive order of president Donald Trump, additional sanctions on Iran, in what constitutes the first specific response to the attack on two bases in Iraq to host u.s. troops. The sanctions, which the president has already promised to impose during his message to the nation last Wednesday after the response of Tehran to the execution of the general Soleimani, is hitting key sectors of the iranian economy, such as industrial, mining and textiles, as well as a number of senior officials of the regime.

"These sanctions will continue until the regime to stop the financing of global terrorism and a commitment not to ever count with nuclear weapons", said the secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, in an appearance at the White House with secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.

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The package, "includes 17 specific sanctions against large producers of iron and steel", which, as explained Mnuchin, provide "millions of dollars of support for the regime". In addition, it is punished by eight high-ranking officials in iran, among them the secretary of the National Security Council Chief, Ali Shamkhani, who were "involved in the attack on Tuesday". With this gesture, Washington sends the message that you know who was behind it was probably the military attack more brazen and direct from Tehran to the united States in decades.

The iranian economy supports already the burden of sanctions imposed by the united States to more than a thousand individuals, companies and organizations, imposed after that, in may of 2018, the president, Trump withdrew the united States from the nuclear deal signed with Iran in 2015, an initiative of his predecessor in the White House, democrat Barack Obama, who sought the freezing of the iranian nuclear programme in exchange for relief from punitive damages. "The sanctions are working. Cut the economy, the regime has an impact, there is no doubt", has defended Mnuchin.

To questions of journalists, Pompeo has insisted that the murder of the powerful general Soleimani, in the early hours of Friday, may 3 in Baghdad, was ordered to stop an imminent threat. "There was information about an imminent threat" and a "plan asset," said Pompeo. "Soleimani was planning a large attack on us interests in the region, including embassies," he assured, but he also recognised that ignores where or on who specifically they were targeting these attacks.

Date Of Update: 10 January 2020, 18:00

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