Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ Against Iran Causing ‘Serious’ Damage, Says Tehran

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Despite claims by partisan critics that President Trump’s hawkish Iran policy isn’t working, Iran says differently. Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign is damaging Iran’s financial stability, according to Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry, reported Radio Farda.

Khatibzadeh said American sanctions are shocking the system and “have caused serious monetary and financial damages to Iran.”

But Trump isn’t letting up. Last week, the Treasury Department hit 18 Iranian banks with sanctions, aiming to further isolate Iran’s financial sector. “Our sanctions programs will continue until Iran stops its support of terrorist activities and ends its nuclear programs,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

As strong as they are, these sanctions are targeting the Iranian terror regime, not the people. “Today’s actions will continue to allow for humanitarian transactions to support the Iranian people,” Mnuchin added.

U.S. sanctions have devastated the Iranian economy. The Free Beacon notes that the rialIran’s currency — now sits at an all-time low, having devalued by over a third since June. And Iran is feeling the pain.

“The United States must make up for all the damage it has done to Iran,” with its crippling sanctions, Khatibzadeh said, adding that Tehran will pursue legal action in the International Court of Justice at the Hague to get financial compensation from the United States.

Apparently, the billions of dollars in sanction relief that the Obama-Biden administration provided Iran, and plane loads of cash weren’t enough for the regime. Iran’s terror regime is also trying to forge closer ties with Russia and China for much-needed economic support.

Meanwhile the Trump administration has been solidifying its anti-Iranian coalition with its Arab-Israeli peace deals, and closer ties with Arab states throughout the region. Don’t be fooled – “Maximum Pressure” against Iran is working.

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Paul Crespo

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Dan Winright
Dan Winright
6 months ago

Grind Islams bones for AMERICAS wall.

Allen Martin
Allen Martin
6 months ago

America is great because America is good; the good oppose terrorism, this can be done by banking or by bombing: Trump’s method is the best for giving peace a chance.

Norma Domurat
Norma Domurat
6 months ago

Iran should send back the 1.4 trillionn dollars

pete
pete
6 months ago

If Obama/Kerry had not flown in (illegally) one trillion Swiss Franks in the dead of night. Iran would
be polarized right now.

Patriot
Patriot
5 months ago
Reply to  pete

Obama is an Iranian Sympathyser!

Tom
Tom
5 months ago
Reply to  pete

Kerry, Obama and Biden took a big part of that cash (THAT is why it was cash) for themselves and that was a part of the agreement. Kerry has sleepless nights because at his numerous recent meetings with Iran he was told that if Trump wins they will let the cat out of the bag.

Floyd Hardee
6 months ago

Trump is on the side of God. That means all who hate him are on the side of Satan. With out God Trump will lose. So pray for God to forgive us and to come to our aid. We need him more now, than ever before!

Mike W
Mike W
5 months ago

In other Iranian news today it was reported that Iranian dissidents exposed/revealed the location of a nuclear weapons facility that the Ayotollah Obama swore did not exist – Obama went as far as to call all that said it did exist “f**king liars”. Who’s the f**king liar now Barry?

Scotty
Scotty
5 months ago

Peace through strength, works every time!

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