US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and resume sanctions against the Islamic Republicans is wrong, says an American analyst.
The US Treasury Department announced on Friday that all sanctions on Iran lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), would be back in force on November 5.
According to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the sweeping sanctions will see 700 people blacklisted, including people who were granted relief under the JCPOA, as well as over 300 new names.
Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, said the decision to re-impose sanctions and ignore the JCPOA was going to have consequences.
“Certainly the sanctioning of Iran is completely wrong” because Iran is still bound by the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and six powers – the US, the UK, France, China, Russia and Germany—despite Trump’s claims, Giraldi told…