The US will significantly tighten the current sanctions regime against Iran in the near future.
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump posted the corresponding message on Twitter.
“Iran has been secretly enriching [uranium] for a long time, which is a gross violation of the $150 billion deal signed by [former Secretary of state] John Kerry and the administration of [44th US President Barack] Obama. Don’t forget that this deal was due to expire in a few years. Sanctions [against Iran] will soon be strengthened to a large extent!”- the head of state wrote, speaking about the Joint comprehensive action plan on the Iranian nuclear program.
We are talking about the fact that in the framework of the agreement the authorities of the United States unblocked Iranian assets that were previously frozen due to sanctions.
On Wednesday, US special representative for Iran Brian hook said that Washington will impose new sanctions against Tehran due to the fact that, according to the American side, the Iranian authorities do not change their policy without external pressure.
The problem of the Iranian nuclear dossier has sharply worsened after the unilateral US withdrawal from the JCPOA on May 8, 2018, and the introduction of us economic sanctions against Iran in the field of oil exports. According to the Iranian side, the remaining parties to the deal, primarily Europeans, do not fully fulfill their obligations in the economic part of the agreement, so the deal in its current form does not make sense.
Exactly one year later – on May 8, 2019 – Rouhani announced that Tehran suspends part of its obligations under the nuclear deal and gives the other participants two months (until July 8) to return to its implementation. On July 8, the representative of the atomic energy Organization of Iran Behrouz Kamalvandi said that Tehran began to enrich uranium up to 3.67% of the maximum level under the nuclear deal.