They will never learn! Perhaps Iran needs to be smacked around a little more? One thing is for sure, this administration is 100% opposite of the apologetic president the past 8 years. He’s not going to look the other way, and he sure in hell isn’t going to cower to Iran. Gone are the days of crying soldiers and radical Islam flag burning supporters. It’s going to stop.
They have very reckless headstrong leaders, who don’t like to come to terms with reality. The U.S. just upped the pressure on Iran by putting sanctions on 13 individuals and 12 entities mere days after the White House gave Tehran a warning over a ballistic missile test.
Their goal is to swiftly increase pressure on the regime.
The move against Iran is the first by the U.S. government since President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20 after vowing during his 2016 campaign to get tough on Tehran.
Under the sanctions, those involved cannot access the U.S. financial system or deal with U.S. companies. They are also subject to “secondary sanctions,” which means foreign companies and individuals are prohibited from dealing with them, or risk being blacklisted by the United States.
The measures are similar to actions taken by the Obama administration targeting Iran’s ballistic missile network, but senior Trump administration officials said the action was just the opening shot in plans to go after Tehran.
The U.S. moved a Navy destroyer, the USS Cole, close to the Bab al-Mandab Strait off the coast of Yemen to protect waterways.
The U.S. Treasury, which listed the individuals and entities affected on its website, said the sanctions were “fully consistent” with U.S. commitments under the nuclear deal clinched between Tehran and six major world powers in 2015, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA.
The new orders will be in areas that are still following rules with the 2015 nuclear deal in place, such as the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and Iran’s ballistic missile program.
The Treasury stated:
“Today’s action is part of Treasury’s ongoing efforts to counter Iranian malign activity abroad that is outside the scope of the JCPOA,”
Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, tweeted:
“Iran unmoved by threats as we derive security from our people. We will never initiate war, but we can only rely on our own means of defense”. Zarif led the nuclear negotiations in 2015.
Does the Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, really think we are dumb enough to believe his statement “they would never initiate a war” when he and his people chant death to America while Obama was giving him 33.6 billion in cash? And, does Iran think we will trust them when they violated international law in its treatment of our US Navy Sailors by taking them at gunpoint last year?
We can all take a deep sigh of relief, the sanctions that Trump will make in weeks to come, reflect his administration’s strong desire to take a strong stance toward Iran from the start. We won’t look like a bunch if pussy’s while Trump is our president. Trump may like to “grab girls by the pussy,” but at least he doesn’t act like one, eh hem…OBAMA.
his announcement makes clear that it is a new day in U.S.-Iran relations and that we will no longer tolerate Iran’s destabilizing behavior
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