New Iran Sanctions, President Trump announced on Twitter. After a week of heightened tensions between Iran and the United States, President Donald Trump announced this Saturday that the US will impose even stricter sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Tensions remain brisk between Tehran and Washington on Saturday (June 22nd), after Donald Trump said Friday that he had canceled strikes against Iran in the last minute in response to an American UAV shot down the day before by Tehran.
President Trump announced today that the United States would impose Monday “new” major sanctions against Iran. “We are putting in place major additional sanctions against Iran on Monday, tweeted Saturday the US president. Iran can not have nuclear weapons! “.
“Iran cannot have Nuclear Weapons! Under the terrible Obama plan, they would have been on their way to Nuclear in a short number of years, and existing verification is not acceptable. We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday. I look forward to the day that,” the president twitted.
A few hours before this Tweet, Mr Trump had assured that if the Iranians gave up their nuclear program, he would become their “best friend”. “We are not going to let Iran get nuclear weapons and when they accept that, they will have a rich country, they will be so happy and I will be their best friend. I hope it will happen,” President Trump told reporters in the White House gardens.
“But if the Iranian leaders misbehave, they will have a very bad day,” he added before flying to the Camp David presidential residence, where he has to discuss the crisis with several officials. . “Let’s hope they’re smart,” he continued. “If we could put Iran back on track for economic reconstruction, that would be fantastic.”
On Iran’s side, the ISNA news agency said earlier Saturday that “a defense ministry supplier” who had been sentenced for spying for Washington has been executed. “Jalal Haji Zavar, a supplier to the aerospace organization of the Ministry of Defense, who was a spy for the CIA and the US government, was executed,” ISNA said, citing the Iranian military. The agency does not give more details, but the timing of this announcement appears as a message to Washington.
The man was sentenced by a military court and his sentence was executed at Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj City, north-west of Tehran. According to ISNA, Mr. Zavar was “identified by the intelligence services of the Ministry of Defense” and had, during the investigation, “explicitly confessed to spying for the benefit of the CIA for money while documents and spy tools had been found at his home. “
And early Saturday, the Iranian military warned the United States that the slightest attack on its territory would, in its view, have devastating consequences for US interests in the region. “Shooting a ball at Iran will put the interests of America and its allies on fire,” Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi, a spokesman for the Joint Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, said in a statement. an interview at Tasnim agency.
“Today, the regional situation is to the advantage of Iran,” added the officer: “If the enemy – especially America and its allies in the region – makes the mistake of drawing a ball to the powder keg on which America is resting, then her interests will catch fire. “America, its interests and those of its allies will be consumed by this fire,” assured General Shekarchi, for whom “the goal of the enemy,” especially Israel, “is to disarm Iran.”
For its part, the British Foreign Office said that Andrew Murrison, Secretary of State for the Middle East, will visit Iran on Sunday. “In this period of exacerbated regional tensions, crucial for the future of the nuclear deal, this visit is an opportunity for a more open, frank and constructive dialogue with the Iranian government,” the Foreign Office said in a statement released on Saturday.
“Murrison will advocate for urgent de-escalation in the region, he will express the concerns of the United Kingdom and the international community about Iran’s regional behavior and its threat to stop complying with the nuclear deal that the United Kingdom remains fully committed to,” the statement added.
Determined to save the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program concluded in 2015, which the United States left three years later, the European signatories promised the establishment of a device supposed to compensate American sanctions, but the program has fallen behind and Tehran finds their efforts insufficient.
On May 8, the Islamic Republic gave Europe sixty days to implement their promises under the threat of no longer respecting the provisions of the agreement.