Washington imposes a new package of sanctions on Iran, including the Minister of Defense

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US sanctions on Iran

2020-09-21 10:45

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Shafaq News / On Monday, the United States of America announced the imposition of a new package of sanctions on Iran.

“The sanctions include the Iranian defense minister and two key figures in Tehran’s uranium enrichment program,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a press conference with the ministers of defense, treasury and trade, which was followed by Shafaq News.

In turn, US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin said, “Washington is imposing sanctions on a group of experts and officials in the Iranian nuclear energy agency.”

In addition, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross explained that “US sanctions target parties linked to Iranian nuclear activities,” stressing “President Trump’s strong commitment to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.”

“The names of 5 scholars have been added to the list of sanctions against Iran, along with other entities,” he added.

For his part, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said, “The United States of America is taking a new step to protect the Americans and our allies.”

He added, “Iran is violating international resolutions by delivering banned weapons to groups such as Hezbollah and the Houthis.”


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