Wednesday, December 30, 2015

U.S. Preparing Fresh Sanctions Against Iran

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Bloomberg: U.S. Said to Plan Sanctions Tied to Iran's Missile Program

The U.S. Treasury Department is close to announcing sanctions against several companies and individuals for their ties to Iran’s ballistic missile program, a person familiar with the matter said.

The Obama administration, which is implementing a landmark accord aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear weapons plans, was criticized earlier this month by Republican Senator Bob Corker for lax response to Iran’s possible launch of a ballistic missile and has said it would take appropriate action.

Separately, a U.S. official said Iran launched a highly provocative rocket test on Saturday near its warships and commercial traffic passing through the Strait of Hormuz, the Associated Press reported.

Update: Obama Administration Preparing Fresh Iran Sanctions (WSJ)

WNU Editor: So a few companies and a few individuals are being targeted for sanctions .... big deal.


Unknown said...

Obama is a regular blusterbuss.

opit said...

Given all the previous noise about normalizing relations with a nation which has been under warlike blockade measures for decades, this reversal must count against Washington being serious when making such talk. This should not come as a surprise but as a move in an ongoing barter and bluff approach to browbeating a victim. Such is consistent with harming them for what they might choose to do.