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Pompeo Announces Even More Sanctions Against Iran In Final Days Of Trump’s Office

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Pompeo Announces Even More Sanctions Against Iran In Final Days Of Trump's Office

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On January 15th, the US imposed fresh sanctions on Iranian individuals and entities.

This is a part of US President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” against Iran.

One would consider Iran ran out of entities and individuals that weren’t sanctioned, but apparently that was wrong and there were still some left.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in statements said Washington blacklisted seven entities and two individuals in sanctions related to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and Iranian shipping entities.

Sanctions were also imposed on Iranian entities for alleged activities related to conventional arms proliferation.

Just two days earlier, the US Treasury sanctioned two organizations, along with their leaders and subsidiaries, who are allegedly under control of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The two organizations are named the following:

  • the Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order (EIKO)

“EIKO has systematically violated the rights of dissidents by confiscating land and property from opponents of the regime, including political opponents, religious minorities, and exiled Iranians,” the Treasury said in a statement.

  • Astan Quds Razavi (AQR)

Astan Qods Razavi (AQR) is a multi-billion-dollar religious conglomerate that owns mines, textile factories, a pharmaceutical plant and even major oil and gas firms. The heads of both AQR and EIKO are appointed by Khamenei.

“These institutions enable Iran’s elite to sustain a corrupt system of ownership over large parts of Iran’s economy,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “The United States will continue to target those who enrich themselves while claiming to help the Iranian people.”

These organizations were called “Bonyads” and this is the description:

“Bonyads are opaque, quasi-official organizations generally controlled by current and former government officials and clerics that report directly to the Supreme Leader. Bonyads receive benefits from the Iranian government, including tax exemptions, but are not required to have their budgets publicly approved. This lack of accountability has enabled the bonyads to expand their economic activities far beyond their original remit and has led to the accumulation of vast amounts of wealth without delivering the promised benefit to the people of Iran. Further, the lack of accountability has allowed systemic corruption and mismanagement to grow unchecked, with only low level or isolated actors being held to account by the regime.”

That is all and well, still incoming President Joe Biden said he would rejoin the Iran Nuclear Deal.

In response, Iran welcomed that, but also said that it should also be accompanied by a removal of sanctions, primarily against Iran’s energy sector, otherwise it was pointless.

U.S. officials have said there will be no slow down in the pressure campaign on Iran in the final days of the Trump administration.

Just days earlier, on January 12th, Pompeo said without providing hard evidence that al Qaeda had established a new home base in Iran and that it was time “for America and all free nations to crush the Iran-al-Qaeda axis.”

As such the maximum pressure campaign is supposedly on-going, but there appears to be little effect at this point, and Iran appears to simply be waiting for Trump to vacate the presidential seat.

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occupybacon

He was representing Aipac not America after all

hththny

wellcome to the brave new world chicoscomment image

Degrelle

If only they were this cool.

Frank

But AIPAC is the US government.

occupybacon

No, there are a few lobby organisations that compete with Aipac, for example Adl.

Ivan Freely

ADL pretty much falls under the AIPAC umbrella. CAIR would be AIPAC’s competitor.

occupybacon

ADL controls BLM, Silicon Valley, most of massmedia (anti-Trump). And the first 14k US companies which asked the congress to to impeach Teump. ADL is way more powerful than AIPAC.

Jim Allen

Rothschild owned, ACLU, NAACP, USAID, the list goes on….

occupybacon

Rotschild controlls the FED so he’s the referee

Free man

He is aiming for the 2024 election.

Laurent Parodi

How surprising.

Cromwell

The guy is pond life,low life scumbag.https://youtu.be/qfrhATD4nM0?t=10

Frank

He looks like a repulsive smelly fat pig, gross!

verner

he’s an obese idiot and you can question the soundness of the mind that let this fat idiot loose.

Frank

Frankly, this fat piggy is a sore LOSER!

JIMI JAMES

What do you expect from it,freedom to trade,freedom of speech?

Potato Man

It really doesn’t matter for Iran…and it is more problematic for Biden…the fat pigs of Zion in D.C trying hard to please his masters in Zion State, BiBi and this pig look a hell of alike. There some people when you look at and you know they came out of Satan’s assh0le and they act like satanic shit head as well.

Jens Holm

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Jens Holm

Bad Sanata is pope of iran. He should have shorter legs and fall in his beard.

Garga

Oops!
Don’t forget that they also sanctioned one of the firms that produces Iranian Covid vaccine, the one who just started the second phase of its human trial (Barekat foundation, under IEKO) and its first test subject was the daughter of the head of foundation (he and his wife were both infected when trials started). Compare it to Pfizer’s CEO who refuses to use his own vaccine.

Because the vaccine was evil? Violated human rights? Could be used as a nuclear weapon? Take your pick!

At the same time, they said they’ll “donate” us 15.000 dozes of Pfizer vaccine for “humanitarian purposes”!!!

farbat

the jews are obviously desperate and pfizer anyway is a jew company and their history in africa tells all the stories one needs to know about pfizer but interesting is how the jews are becoming poorer and poorer yet they didnt stop their parasitism even a little bit they are even leeching heavier which just shows how ruinous and unsustainable they are
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR7DcQEKyn8

Garga

Yes, wealthy Zionists don’t even show mercy for ordinary Jews. Imagine what they’ll do to us!

Lamumba

Fat smelly pig’s lard doesn’t realise it’s over.

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