The United States intends to impose new sanctions against Iran in connection with its missile program and “hostile activity” in the region. Such statement as transfers RIA Novosti, made to journalists by the representative of the White house.
According to him, sanctions will not apply to a Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD), which Iran under nuclear deal signed with the international community, including the United States.
At the same time, the official did not specify when and against whom exactly sanctions will be imposed. He called Iran “the greatest threat to US interests”.
“According to the President and Secretary of state, the activities of Iran undermines the idea of SVPD, which was to achieve peace and stability in the region. The President, the Secretary and the entire administration believe that Iran, of course, undermines the spirit of the AGREEMENT”, — said the representative of the White house.
As an example, he cited such traditional charges, as the Iranian support for the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a hostile policy toward Israel, support of terrorism, the threat to free navigation in the middle East, cyber attacks against the U.S. and its allies, human rights violations, including the illegal detention of Americans.
Previously, the U.S. has already taken a number of steps in the direction of tightening anti-Iranian sanctions. In February, under the restrictions were 13 individuals, some of whom are citizens of Iran, UAE, China, Kuwait and Lebanon, and 12 companies. Businesses based in the Islamic Republic, Lebanon, China and the United Arab Emirates. In the American Ministry of Finance explained that the extension of sanctions related to Iran the program of creation of ballistic missiles, as well as support provided by Tehran to the Lebanese Shiite movement “Hezbollah”.
In addition, the Congress considered a bill about the latest tightening of sanctions, the document also stipulates sanctions against Russia.
In mid-July, 2015 Iran and the six international mediators (US, Russia, China, Britain, France, and Germany) reached agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program. The Islamic Republic has made commitments to limit work in the field of uranium enrichment in exchange for lifting some sanctions.