Capitol Hill aides say the administration is entertaining new sanctions on Iran over its “nonnuclear activities” – a move that would technically be allowed by the international nuclear agreement brokered with Iran in 2015, which ended all nuclear-related sanctions. Such a proposal was floated this week by Republican House members, who introduced a bill titled the Iran Nonnuclear Sanctions Act of 2017. The bill – proposed by co-chairs of the House Republican Israel Caucus – would sanction Iran for its support for terrorism, human rights abuses and its ballistic missile activities.If passed, the legislation would target all individuals, companies and organizations that touch Iran’s ballistic missile program; Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which coordinates Iran’s proxy organizations fighting battles across the region; Mahan Air, a subsidiary of Iran’s official civilian airline that is often used to transfer military aid and personnel to the Syrian regime; and Iran’s “direct and indirect” access to the US financial system.
Iran has been formally PUT ON NOTICE for firing a ballistic missile.Should have been thankful for the terrible deal the U.S. made with them!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017
Iran was on its last legs and ready to collapse until the U.S. came along and gave it a life-line in the form of the Iran Deal: $150 billion— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017