Trump Vows ‘Tougher Sanctions Than Ever Before’ on Anniversary of Nixing Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington Free Beacon | 5/8/2019 | Adam Kredo
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BY: Adam Kredo

On the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump abandoning the landmark nuclear agreement with Iran, the White House vowed to impose "tougher sanctions on Iran than ever before" for its continued nuclear buildup and sponsorship of global terror operations, according to the White House.

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Referring to the deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama and abandoned by Trump as "the worse deal ever negotiated," the White House promised to continue imposing crippling sanctions on the regime in a bid to collapse it. Already, the United States has denied Iran some $10 billion in cash windfalls from its crude oil industry.

Iran continues to pursue nuclear weapons, despite its claims otherwise, according to the White House, which announced a new salvo of sanctions on Wednesday on Iran's iron, steel, aluminum, and copper sectors.

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Relations between the United States and Tehran have reached new lows as the Trump administration seeks to squeeze its already teetering economy. After issuing a recent round of sanctions designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps, or IRGC, the regime's paramilitary force, Tehran has amped up its anti-American rhetoric and defied international bans on its most sensitive nuclear work, particularly regulations barring it from stockpiling enrich uranium, the key component in a weapon.

Meanwhile, Trump administration allies in Congress introduced a resolution on Wednesday exposing critical flaws in the deal and lending congressional support to Trump's decision to abandon it.

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"The administration is imposing tougher sanctions on Iran than ever before because the regime continues to engage in destructive and destabilizing activities," the White House said. "The regime has maintained its nuclear ambitions and continues to develop its ballistic missile capabilities and support terrorism."

"The United States will aggressively enforce its sanctions, and those who continue to engage in sanctionable activity involving Iran will face severe consequences," the White House said.

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Following Wednesday's sanctions,...
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