Prison » Trump ready to impose sanctions on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as state crackdown on protesters intensifies

Daily Mail
January 3, 2018

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway has said said that the Trump administration is ready to impose sanctions on Iran if Tehran continues to crackdown on protests – and they’ll likely target the Islamic Revolutionary Guard.

President Donald Trump is rooting for anti-government protesters despite the risk of helping Iranian authorities dismiss the demonstrations as the product of American instigation.

He declared Tuesday it was ‘time for change’ in Iran. At the United Nations, Ambassador Nikki Haley sought a Security Council meeting to show support for those protesting.

Conway told Fox News on Tuesday that the administration is reviewing the possibility of new sanctions if the state crackdown on protests continues.

Sanctions will likely be targeted at the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announced this week that it was taking control of security in Tehran after clashes in the country killed at least 21.

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