U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Iran Following Missile Tests

Earlier this week, the Trump administration officially put Iran “on notice” after the rogue regime tested a ballistic missile in violation of the 2015 nuclear deal signed by the Obama administration and several other nations.

While Barack Obama happily gave Iran billions of dollars and trusted the regime not to pursue nuclear weapons, President Trump is not so naive. Following Iran’s latest missile test, the administration has announced a wave of new sanctions designed to make them feel the pain.

The sanctions announced by the U.S. Treasury Department target 13 individuals and 12 companies that support Iran’s missile program, have ties to terrorism, or support Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Excerpt from the Treasury Department’s statement:

This action reflects the United States’ commitment to enforcing sanctions on Iran with respect to its ballistic missile program and destabilizing activities in the region and is fully consistent with the United States’ commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

In addition, President Trump responded personally:

Throughout the 2016 campaign, then-candidate Trump repeatedly criticized the Iranian nuclear deal, and if elected president, pledged to negotiate a better deal that would actually force Iran to stop pursuing nuclear weapons. Back in July of 2015, Trump called the deal “horrible” and “really, really bad for Israel.” Trump was correct when he said we “know” Iran was going to cheat on this deal, and their frequent missile tests confirm our worst fears.

For months, the Obama administration failed to adequately punish Iran over its repeated missile tests, but thankfully President Trump and his administration are taking swift action against the nuclear-ambitious nation.

Do you support the Trump administration’s decision to issue new sanctions against Iran? Will it be an effective deterrent? Share your thoughts below! 

Mentioned in this article::