US imposes new sanctions on Iran

US sanctions 5 Iranians with links to Revolutionary Guards after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatens 'strongest sanctions in history.'

Gary Willig,

Display featuring missiles and portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Khameni
Display featuring missiles and portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Khameni
Reuters

The United States imposed sanctions on five Iranians Tuesday.

The five are linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, according to a statement released by the US Treasury.

The move comes one day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the Trump Administration's new Iran policy.

During his address, Pompeo detailed twelve steps Iran must take to reach a new agreement with the United States, including the complete dismantling of its nuclear program, the end of ballistic missile tests, the cessation of terrorism across the Middle East and around the world, and a complete withdrawal from Syria.

Pompeo warned that if Iran did not comply with the United States' demands, it would face the "strongest sanctions in history."

Two weeks ago, US President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal which had been reached by his predecessor Barack Obama




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