The United States has re-imposed new economic sanctions on Iran and President Trump has just released a statement confirming his beliefs on the matter, Zero Hedge reported.
“Just hours after the European Union issued a statement Monday ahead of when renewed US sanctions are set to snap back against Iran after midnight US Eastern time, saying it ‘deeply regrets’ the sanctions and will take immediate action to protect European companies still doing business with Iran.”
“The Trump Administration intends to fully enforce the sanctions reimposed against Iran, and those who fail to wind down activities with Iran risk severe consequences,” the statement read.
“The JCPOA, a horrible, one-sided deal, failed to achieve the fundamental objective of blocking all paths to an Iranian nuclear bomb,” Trump said Monday, defining that its policy as applying “maximum economic pressure on the Iranian regime.”
“The US denies it is seeking regime change, but rather aims to ‘modify the regime’s behavior,’ according to an administration official.
“‘None of this needs to happen,’ an official said on sanctions. Trump is willing to meet the Iranian leadership ‘any time’ for talks, the official noted.”
The president also tweeted on the issue:
The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level. Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States. I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2018
Read the full official statement here.