Iran Sanctions Countdown

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A surface-to-surface missile is launched during the Iranian Revolutionary Guards maneuver in an undisclosed location in Iran.
A surface-to-surface missile is launched during the Iranian Revolutionary Guards maneuver in an undisclosed location in Iran.

Iran Sanctions Countdown

Earlier this year, President Donald J. Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and implemented a new campaign aimed at fundamentally altering the behavior of the Iranian regime. In August 2018, President Trump  announced the United States would take action to reimpose nuclear-related sanctions that were lifted in connection with the JCPOA. These actions included reimposing sanctions on Iran’s automotive sector and on its trade in gold and precious metals, as well as sanctions related to the Iranian rial.

On November 2, 2018, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin announced that the remaining United States nuclear-related sanctions on Iran will resume effective November 5. Secretary Pompeo said, "These sanctions hit at the core areas of Iran’s economy. They are necessary to spur changes we seek on the part of the regime."

Leading up to the United States reimposing nuclear-related sanctions with respect to Iran, Secretary Pompeo outlined 12 requirements for the Iranian regime to act like a normal state. These requirements are highlighted in the tweets below.

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