Trump Admin Plans to Pile On More Iran Sanctions Every Week Until Biden’s Inauguration

Wants to make it impossible for Biden to resurrect the nuclear peace deal

According to a report from Axios, the Trump administration is coordinating with Israel and several Gulf states to slap sanctions on Iran every week until Joe Biden is inaugurated as president on January 20th.

The report was published on Sunday and cites Israeli sources who said the Trump administration plans to make it as difficult as possible for Biden to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. “The goal is to slap as many sanctions as possible on Iran until January 20th,” one source said.

The sanctions will be imposed on Iran for its ballistic missiles program, the Islamic Republic’s support for groups in other countries in the Middle East, and alleged human rights violations.

One source said Trump’s envoy for Iran, Elliot Abrams, said the administration wants to announce a new set of sanctions on Iran every week until January 20th. Speaking to reporters in Israel on Monday, Abrams confirmed the plan for a set of new sanctions but downplayed the idea that they were related to the election.

“We have a maximum pressure sanctions program. If you look at September and October, you will see sanctions being put in place. This will continue in November and December, because it’s unrelated to politics, it’s unrelated to elections. It’s the foreign policy of the US, and it’s based on Iran’s conduct,” Abrams said.

After his visit to Israel, Abrams is expected to visit the UAE and Saudi Arabia to discuss sanctions on Iran.

On Monday, anonymous sources told Reuters that the Trump administration is gearing up to sanction Iranians for their alleged role in violence against demonstrators during protests in the country last year. These sanctions could come as early as next week.

Biden has said he plans to work with Iran to return to the 2015 nuclear deal. But the former vice president will face pressure from hawks in Congress and in Israel to negotiate a tougher deal, something Iran would never agree to without sanctions relief.

Source: Antiwar.com


Speaking to Israeli reporters, US Special Envoy to Iran Elliott Abrams said US talks with Iran are “inevitable” under Joe Biden, and that Biden could try to use Trump sanctions to get a new nuclear deal. He expressed doubt Biden would even be able to revive the nuclear deal as it existed previously.

That’s by design. The Trump Administration has been imposing new sanctions against Iran for months explicitly to limit Biden’s options when he takes office. Abrams says this is “unrelated to politics,” and that it would not be simple to go back to the deal anymore.

Abrams used sanctions on Iranian ambassadors as an example, saying that was unrelated to politics. He doubted Biden would try to ease sanctions, and further said he’s not clear if its politically possible.

Abrams went on to declare those sanctions “leverage,” though it’s not clear US negotiators would have any leverage at all if even the US can’t undo Trump-era sanctions. If anything, this seems an effort to solidify permanent US hostility.

Source: Antiwar.com

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Bruce Regael
Bruce Regael
1 month ago

So nothing to see here but the masses tricked into focusing their energy on one Israeli stooge candidate over the other. It’s not a matter of policies but about how much you’re willing to give Israel and fuck over your own people.

America has got to be the first country/empire in human history to be ruled by anti-kings who seek to destroy their own subjects in servitude to a foreign power.

Raptar Driver
Raptar Driver
1 month ago

Trump’s foreign policy has been a disaster however he has one positive in his degenerate policies. He didn’t start any new wars but he didn’t end the old ones.

knowname
knowname
1 month ago

This is a bullshit article. I quit reading after about 2 lines. Look what they say.

According to a report from Axios, the Trump administration is coordinating with Israel and several Gulf states to slap sanctions on Iran every week until Joe Biden is inaugurated as president on January 20th.

The report was published on Sunday and cites Israeli sources who said the Trump administration plans to make it as difficult as possible for Biden to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. “The goal is to slap as many sanctions as possible on Iran until January 20th,” one source said.

Trump has not conceded. He knows Biden is trying to steal the election. He knows he will be POTUS when this is over and done with. Reading the first paragraph proves this is a bullshit article.

CARLOS
CARLOS
1 month ago

Trump says “America first”

translation means: Israel frist,, America second.

American politics is under foreign control. But not from Russia.
Just take a look on politicians with double citizenship…

2% of American people “represent” whom?
2% of a certtain group are over-represented in Washington.

Where is diversity when you need it?

Julie Bronson
Julie Bronson
1 month ago

No matter who wins, 911 doing / Epstein RAPING BLACKMAILING / ISIS SCUMBAG PARASITE SATANIC IsraHELL WINS. DISGUSTING!

Vic Pittman
Vic Pittman
1 month ago

Whatever Israel wants, Trump will do all he can to oblige.

Séamus Ó Néill
Séamus Ó Néill
1 month ago

I really wouldn’t expect anything else from an American, “president” or otherwise. Steeped, knee-deep in the blood of innocents, this continual satanic slaughter, is and has been, the modus operandi of every American “president” from the original bio-warfare and genocide of the American aborigines. You really have proven yourselves to be exceptional and indispensable…..with unsurpassed imagination and inventiveness in your unceasing slaughter of the human race !

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