Trump Imposes Sanctions On Iran

President Warns Other Nations To Follow Suit

August 06, 2018 - 4:16 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Three months after he pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, calling it "horrible" and "one-sided," President Donald Trump is re-imposing many sanctions on Tehran to exert "maximum economic pressure."

Trump warns that other nations who don't wind down their economic ties to Iran "risk severe consequences."

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran will be rigorously enforced and remain in place until the Iranian government radically changes course.

European foreign ministers say they "deeply regret" the decision. They say the 2015 Iran nuclear deal "is working and delivering on its goal" of limiting Iran's nuclear program.

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