PressTV-Trump calls Iran ‘threat’ to US, renews sanctions


US President Donald Trump has extended sanctions against Iran for another year, claiming that the Islamic Republic continues to pose “an unusual and extraordinary” threat to America.

Trump signed an executive order on Monday, continuing a national emergency with respect to Iran first announced by former US President Bill Clinton in 1995.

The American head of state argued that while all nuclear-related sanctions against Iran had been removed under the 2015 deal between Tehran and the six world powers – the US, the UK, France, China, Russia and Germany—Washington was going to maintain its pressure on Iran in other key areas.

Trump’s decree claimed, “Actions and policies of the Government of Iran, including its development of ballistic missiles, support for international terrorism, and human rights abuses continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United…

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