Previous administrations had imposed some of the harshest sanctions against Iran in order to try to prevent them from developing nuclear weapons.
Iran had long threatened to develop nuclear weaponry with which they intended to use on Israel to eliminate them from the face of the earth.
Barack Obama had a habit of catering to the Islamic enemies of the Unite States and his 2015 Iran nuclear deal was par for his record.
With the signing of a very ill-advised deal, Obama quickly removed most of the sanctions that had been imposed on Iran.
After first withdrawing from the infamous and dangerous nuclear deal, Trump has announced that he is re-imposing all of the severe sanctions on Iran that Obama had removed.
BBC – The Trump administration is to reinstate all US sanctions on Iran removed under the 2015 nuclear deal.
The White House said it was “the toughest sanctions regime ever imposed on Iran” and targeted Iran’s energy, shipping and banking sectors.
However, eight countries will not be penalised by the US for continuing to import Iranian oil.
President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal in May, describing it as “defective at its core”.
“Sanctions are coming,” he tweeted after Friday’s announcement, referencing the TV series Game of Thrones and its motto “Winter is coming”.
The US has been gradually re-imposing sanctions since it unilaterally withdrew from the agreement, but analysts say this move is the most important because it targets the core sectors of Iran’s economy…
When Obama signed the Iran nuclear deal and removed the sanctions, he said that the deal would prevent Iran from continuing in the nuclear weapon development.
If you recall, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the deal would not stop Iran and many indications say that Netanyahu was right.
This is why Trump withdrew from the deal and why he is re-imposing the sanctions.
Additionally, it probably has to do with Iran’s involvement with ISIS and other terrorism in the region and their escalating anti-Israel and anti-American threats.
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