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#BREAKING
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explaining new sanctions on #Iran.
Oil money will be going into a foreign bank account to only be used for humanitarian purposes.
These will be relentless sanctions, he added.

#SanctionsAreComing
US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin
We are imposing the highest pressure on #Iran's regime. Tehran will be facing mounting isolation until they end their malign activities. We are watching the Iranian regime with laser focus.

#SanctionsAreComing
Pompeo:
We understand #Iran is a threat to the US & we are determined to stop them.
Iran's Qassem Suleimani has American blood on his hands.
Mnuchin:
We expect European countries to honor the sanctions.
Europe can conduct humanitarian trade with Iran
We will make sure humanitarian transactions are really going for those purposes & not terrorist purposes.
Pompeo:
European businesses have already made their decisions regarding #Iran.
Iran supports the Lebanese Hezbollah, Houthis in Yemen, funding Shiite militias in Iraq, their meddling in Syria.
Iran is the destabilizing force in the Middle East today.
Pompeo:
We have authorized very narrow & time-limited nuclear activities by #Iran.
Iran has turned up the heat in Iraq since entering the JCPOA.
We know the JCPOA didn't impede Iran one bit in its meddling.
Full range of efforts against Iran will reduce Tehran's capacity.
Mnuchin:
"Treasury’s imposition of unprecedented financial pressure on Iran should make clear to the Iranian regime that they will face mounting financial isolation and economic stagnation until they fundamentally change their destabilizing behavior."
reuters.com/article/us-usa…
The sanctions cover 50 Iranian banks and subsidiaries, more than 200 persons and vessels in its shipping sector, and targets Tehran’s national airline, Iran Air, and more than 65 of its aircraft.
U.S. Government Fully Re-Imposes Sanctions on the Iranian Regime As Part of Unprecedented U.S. Economic Pressure Campaign
home.treasury.gov/news/press-rel…
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo:

Until #Iran makes major changes in the 12 areas I listed in May, we will be relentless in exerting pressure on the regime.
#BREAKING
Reports indicate SWIFT (@swiftcommunity) saying some banks in #Iran will be denied access to it's messaging system
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo:
“Today we are re-imposing all sanctions that were previously lifted under the #Iran nuclear deal. This includes sanctions on energy, banking, shipping, and shipbuilding.”
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo:
Because of the sanctions we are announcing today, #Iran will have zero oil revenue to spend on terrorism, missile proliferation, regional proxies, or a nuclear program.
Belgium-based SWIFT financial messaging service is suspending some unspecified Iranian banks’ access to its messaging system.

This comes after U.S. officially imposes sanctions against Tehran's regime.
reuters.com/article/usa-ir…
US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin discussing crippling sanctions imposed on #Iran's regime today.
Now that U.S. sanctions have become official, #Iran's President @HassanRouhani suddenly claims 4 countries offered to act as mediators in talks between the U.S. & Iran.

The mullahs are already giving in to pressure.
irna.ir/fa/News/830894…
The U.S. has sanctioned 50 of #Iran's banks, including Kargoshaee, Ayandeh, Export Development, Melli, Ghavamin, Sepah, Post, Trade, Dey & Persian Int'l Bank.

Iranians are advising each other to extract their savings from these banks.
"[Switzerland] is committed to ensuring that food & pharmaceutical products can continue to be supplied from Switzerland,” , adding it was in touch with U.S. authorities, Iran & unnamed Swiss companies on developing a humanitarian payment channel.
reuters.com/article/us-usa…
Reuters in June reported that SBI would stop handling payments from Iran oil purchases from November, when stringent U.S. sanctions against Tehran will kick in.
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More #IranSanctions are on the way, says US National Security Advisor John Bolton to FOX News.

We are seeking sanctions beyond those imposed on #Iran during the Obama administration.

#SanctionsAreComing
#BREAKING news from #Iran
Atmosphere in Tehran's currency market is reported to be "very tense" following today's official U.S. sanctions announcement.

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U.S. oil sanctions have taken off 1 million barrels of Iranian oil off the market, reducing the regime’s revenues by more than $2 billion.
uk.reuters.com/article/usa-ir…
"We’re going to have sanctions that even go beyond this. We’re not simply going to be content with the level of sanctions that existed under (former U.S. President Barack) Obama in 2015,” Bolton said in an interview on Fox Business Network.
uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa…
Fearing Washington's counter measures, diplomats say the EU is failing to find a host country for a special mechanism to trade with #Iran and beat newly reimposed U.S. sanctions.
uk.reuters.com/article/us-usa…
This is important on this day that U.S. sanctions are officially announced on #Iran.
Nov 5 - Karaj, west of Tehran, #Iran
Around 7:30 pm local time
On the U.S. announces sanctions against the regime, authorities dispatch numerous security units to prevent any anti-regime protests.
#IranProtests
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