In the last few days of Trump’s term, he is still busy sanctioning Iran and disrupting the situation in Iran. In his “Farewell Moment”, the Iranian government used sanctions to “send him off”. Nine U.S. officials, including U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo, were also sanctioned.
According to the Wall Street Journal on January 19, Iran’s Foreign Ministry added US President Trump and nine other current or former senior officials to the sanctions list.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hatibuzd said, “The sanctions are based on their support for terrorism, violate the basic principles of international law, and undermine regional and international peace and security.”
Sanctions include a travel ban and a freeze on any assets that may exist in Iraq.
In addition to Trump and Pompeo, Iran sanctions are also targeted by former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, current Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuch.
Gina Haspel, director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
In addition, John Bolton, a former national security adviser who has “distort” with Trump, Brian Hook, former U.S. Special Representative for Iran, Elliot A. brams) is also on the sanctions list.
In response, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department said, “This is a complete political stunt and does not deserve a serious and serious response.”
The Wall Street Journal said on the 19th that Iran’s sanctions have limited blows to American officials because they do not have known economic links with Iran – however, this move shows that the Iranian government wants to give the Trump regime a “last blow”.
“Iran’s sanctions on Tuesday (19th) are a means of public diplomacy to try to use international public opinion to demean American officials,” the newspaper said.
During the Trump administration, the relationship between the United States and Iran continued to deteriorate. In 2018, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the Iran Nuclear Agreement and resumed “sanctions” against Iran.
According to Al Jazeera, the United States imposed new sanctions on Iran every week during the U.S. presidential election season last November.
Recently, the Iranian government accused the United States of sanctions that prevented it from using overseas assets to purchase vaccine resources from the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Plan (COVAX), calling the United States’ behavior “economic and medical terrorism”.
Just a few days ago, the Trump regime was still playing “Final Madness”.
Recently, the U.S. Treasury Department and the State Department announced that Iran’s two large interdisciplinary organizations and several industry organizations in the fields of aerospace, oceanography and civil aviation will be included in the sanctions list.
Iran expects Biden to return the United States to the Iran nuclear agreement.
According to AFP, on the 20th local time, Iranian President Rouhani welcomed Trump’s departure and said that “the era of tyrants is over”.
“Trump [the government] is dead, but the Iran nuclear agreement is still alive,” Rouhani said.
He also urged U.S. President-elect Biden to return to the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement and lift sanctions against Iran.
Under the Iran nuclear agreement reached in July 2015, Iran can only produce enriched uranium enriched at a maximum of 3.67%, but after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States in May 2018, Iran retaliated against Trump’s “extreme pressure” policy – gradually violating the agreement and has increased enriched uranium abundance. Up to 4.5%.
However, Iran has repeatedly stressed that “its nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes” and promised that the measures to suspend the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement are “reversible”.
Earlier this month, Iran’s Fordo nuclear facility began uranium enrichment activities enriched at 20%.
It is believed that this is Iran’s latest response to pressure from the United States.
But President-elect Biden has said, “If Iran resumes strict compliance, the United States will rejoin the Iran nuclear agreement.”
However, Reuters reported on the 20th that Biden’s candidate for Secretary of State, Anthony Blinkincoln, said on January 19 that the United States would not quickly decide whether to rejoin the Iran nuclear agreement.
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