US Prolongs Sanctions Against Iran

10:30, Tuesday, 13 March, 2018
US Prolongs Sanctions Against Iran

The United States has extended the national emergency with respect to Iran, President Donald Trump informed in a letter the US House of Representatives speaker and the Senate President."Actions and policies of the government of Iran, including its development of ballistic missiles, support for international terrorism and human rights abuses, continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States," Trump said on Monday.

The US president added that for those reasons, he has "determined it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared with respect to Iran and to maintain in force comprehensive sanctions against Iran to respond to this threat."

Trump noted that the national emergency with respect to Iran that was declared on March 15, 1995, will remain in effect beyond March 15.

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