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IRGC Commander Threatens 'Dominance' Over The U.S. In Mideast

05 November 2018

They're aimed at a singular objective: denying the world's largest state sponsor of terrorists the capacity to do things like they did this past couple weeks - attempted assassination campaign in the heart of Europe.

These sanctions have already had an enormous impact.

Washington had said it will ensure a well-supplied global oil market, with help from ally Saudi Arabia, as Iran oil is cut back. That number will fall farther.

As NPR's Colin Dwyer reported recently, "Since May, when President Trump vowed to unilaterally pull the USA out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, his administration has telegraphed its intentions to restore the sanctions that had been lifted as part of the pact".

The measures described by Washington as "the toughest sanctions ever" follow Trump's controversial decision in May to abandon the multi-nation nuclear deal with Tehran.

They will hit oil exports, shipping and banks, and make it hard to do business with the oil-rich nation.

The bill was meant to pave the way for Iran to accede to the United Nations' Terrorism Financing Convention, thus removing a major point of USA criticism and giving European allies more leeway to develop a financial mechanism aimed at contravening the sanctions. "We have the knowledge and the capability to manage the country's economic affairs", Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Qasemi told state TV on Friday.

On Monday, 5 November, the U.S. will not only be re-imposing the sanctions that were in place before the insane Iranian nuclear deal was entered into, but there'll be over several hundred designations, Pompeo said. That's our expectation. It's the reason for President Trump's policy.

Chris, watch what we do.

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"They need a little bit more time to get to zero", Pompeo explained.

The U.S. president took to his unhinged Twitter account to post an image (which you can go find for yourself) warning people that "sanctions are coming", and the image made use of Game of Thrones-esque imagery and fonts.

"Today, it's not just us who are angry with America's policies. We have to stand to win".

The second, and final round of, U.S. sanctions go into effect on Monday, specifically targeting Iran's crude oil exports, shipping and ports and the financial system.

Also in its press release, the administration declared it is "providing fewer exceptions to sanctions than the last administration".

"Petrochemicals are key to our economy, and we stressed that if we're hit by the Iran sanctions, it would pose grave challenges to our whole economy", the official said, requesting anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue.

"For years I've called for fully renewing sanctions against Iran's murderous terrorist regime that endangers the entire world", he said in a statement.

The "Fox News Sunday" anchor once again brought up Senators Cruz, Cotton, and Rubio, who he stated are "pretty knowledgeable on the subject", and aren't "persuaded".

Rouhani said even without the waivers Iran would still be able to sell its oil, semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

IRGC Commander Threatens 'Dominance' Over The U.S. In Mideast