By Shahriar Kia
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told BBC Persia that the Iranian regime’s leaders must decide whether the Iranian people should eat; just days after the Trump administration imposed the “harshest sanctions ever” on Iran.
He was asked how the US would ensure that medicine and food are exempted from the sanctions, as the US already promised to do, and responded that the US would do two things in relation to the sanctions:
By Staff Writer
United States Special Representative on Iran Brian Hook said on Wednesday that the US is still determined to push Iranian oil exports to zero, a promise made several times this year by Donald Trump, using a 'calibrated' approach that will ensure maximum economic pressure on the rogue state without lifting global oil prices.
By Staff Writer
The latest company to abandon business dealings with Iran to avoid US economic sanctions is insurer American International Group Inc (AIG), according to an AIG filing on Friday, November 2.
While AIG had no business with Iran itself, a subsidiary - Bermuda-based reinsurer Validus Holdings Ltd - that it acquired in July for $5.56 billion did.
By Mahmoud Hakamian
There have been reports about the internal disputes within the Trump administration with regards to the U.S. sanctions on Iran that are now in effect. European leaders have been trying to convince the United States to let Iran remain in contact with the international marketplace. Several officials in the Treasury Department have been reluctant to go the full way with President Trump’s maximum economic pressure campaign on Iran. Or perhaps their European colleagues have convinced them that it would be better if Iran remained connected to the SWIFT system.
By Mohammad Sadat Khansari
U.S President Donald Trump pulled out of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), also known as the 2015 nuclear deal, earlier this year. He explained that the agreement does not meet the aim of preventing Iran from becoming nuclear – rather it guarantees a nuclear arms race in the region.