WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday imposed new sanctions on individuals and entities involved in Iran’s nuclear, missile and conventional arms programs, to support its assertion that all U.N. sanctions against Tehran are now resumed.
The impetus behind the U.S. action is the impending expiry of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran and a desire to warn foreign actors – U.S. entities are already barred from such trade – that if they buy or sell arms to Iran they will face U.S. sanctions.
The Trump administration announced the following measures:
TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDER
U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new executive order targeting Iran-related conventional arms transfers, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement, adding that the new tool will help Washington hold accountable those who seek to evade the U.N. arms embargo on Iran.
ADDITIONAL SANCTIONS ON CONVENTIONAL ARMS-RELATED ACTIVITIES
– Sanctions added on