President Trump Announces New Sanctions on Iran – Executive Order…

Earlier today President Donald Trump issued an executive order outlining new sanctions on Iranian interests and entities that will be determined by the U.S. Treasury Dept. The sanctions target the Supreme Leader of Iran and the Office of the Supreme Leader of Iran.

.

“We call on the regime to abandon its nuclear ambitions, change its destructive behavior, respect the rights of its people, and return in good faith to the negotiating table.” – President Donald J. Trump

Full Executive Order Below:

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, in order to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12957 of March 15, 1995, in light of the actions of the Government of Iran and Iranian-backed proxies, particularly those taken to destabilize the Middle East, promote international terrorism, and advance Iran’s ballistic missile program, and Iran’s irresponsible and provocative actions in and over international waters, including the targeting of United States military assets and civilian vessels, hereby order:

Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in:

(i) the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iranian Supreme Leader’s Office (SLO); or

(ii) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State:

(A) to be a person appointed by the Supreme Leader of Iran or the SLO to a position as a state official of Iran, or as the head of any entity located in Iran or any entity located outside of Iran that is owned or controlled by one or more entities in Iran;

(B) to be a person appointed to a position as a state official of Iran, or as the head of any entity located in Iran or any entity located outside of Iran that is owned or controlled by one or more entities in Iran, by any person appointed by the Supreme Leader of Iran or the SLO;

(C) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this section;

(D) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this section; or

(E) to be a member of the board of directors or a senior executive officer of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this section.

(b) The prohibitions in subsection (a) of this section apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted before the date of this order.

Sec. 2. (a) The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to impose on a foreign financial institution the sanctions described in subsection (b) of this section upon determining that the foreign financial institution has knowingly conducted or facilitated any significant financial transaction for or on behalf of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to section 1 of this order.

(b) With respect to any foreign financial institution determined by the Secretary of the Treasury in accordance with this section to meet the criteria set forth in subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary of the Treasury may prohibit the opening, and prohibit or impose strict conditions on the maintaining, in the United States of a correspondent account or a payable-through account by such foreign financial institution.

(c) The prohibitions in subsection (b) of this section apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted before the date of this order.

Sec. 3. I hereby determine that the making of donations of the types of articles specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1701(b)(2)) by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to section 1 of this order would seriously impair the President’s ability to deal with the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12957, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by section 1 of this order.

Sec. 4. The prohibitions in section 1 of this order include:

(a) the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; and

(b) the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such person.

Sec. 5. The unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in subsection 1(a) of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and the entry of such persons into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, is hereby suspended. Such persons shall be treated as persons covered by section 1 of Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 2011 (Suspension of Entry of Aliens Subject to United Nations Security Council Travel Bans and International Emergency Economic Powers Act Sanctions).

Sec. 6. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including adopting rules and regulations, to employ all powers granted to the President by IEEPA as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this order, other than the purposes described in section 5 of this order. The Secretary of the Treasury may, consistent with applicable law, redelegate any of these functions within the Department of the Treasury. All departments and agencies of the United States shall take all appropriate measures within their authority to implement this order.

Sec. 7. (a) Any transaction that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation of, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

(b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

Sec. 8. For the purposes of this order:

(a) the term “person” means an individual or entity;

(b) the term “entity” means a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization;

(c) the term “foreign financial institution” means any foreign entity that is engaged in the business of accepting deposits, making, granting, transferring, holding, or brokering loans or credits, or purchasing or selling foreign exchange, securities, commodity futures or options, or procuring purchasers and sellers thereof, as principal or agent. The term includes, but is not limited to, depository institutions, banks, savings banks, money service businesses, trust companies, securities brokers and dealers, commodity futures and options brokers and dealers, forward contract and foreign exchange merchants, securities and commodities exchanges, clearing corporations, investment companies, employee benefit plans, dealers in precious metals, stones, or jewels, and holding companies, affiliates, or subsidiaries of any of the foregoing. The term does not include the international financial institutions identified in 22 U.S.C. 262r(c)(2), the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the North American Development Bank, or any other international financial institution so notified by the Secretary of the Treasury;

(d) the term “knowingly,” with respect to conduct, a circumstance, or a result, means that a person has actual knowledge, or should have known, of the conduct, the circumstance, or the result; and

(e) the term “United States person” means any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States.

Sec. 9. For those persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would render those measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12957, there need be no prior notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to section 1 of this order.

Sec. 10. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

Sec. 11. The measures taken pursuant to this order are in response to actions of the Government of Iran occurring after the conclusion of the 1981 Algiers Accords, and are intended solely as a response to those later actions.

[Executive Order Link]

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Big Government, Donald Trump, Iran, Military, President Trump, Press Secretary - Trump, Terrorist Attacks, Uncategorized, US Treasury. Bookmark the permalink.

149 Responses to President Trump Announces New Sanctions on Iran – Executive Order…

  1. Scott Lyddon says:

    I like that Potus called the Mullah out by name.

    Liked by 8 people

  2. Kabuki says:

    Thank you, President Trump.

    Liked by 16 people

    • Carrie2 says:

      Kabuki, and I think this is the smartest move by our President as does not include killing Iranians but actually blocking the leaders who have millions of dollars stolen form their citizens/country so I think they are very, very angry on hearing this decision so will they back down and be reasonable or continue their current actions. I nearly laughed when I heard our President say all those millions were blocked so in my mind the leaders can’t leave but face reality one way or the other. The Persians want their previous freedom and rights so I would prefer the muslim leaders pack up and leave and allow the people to select a new government that they want. However, again, the leaders would/could leave but not get their hands on the millions stolen from Iran for them personally. Yep, never play poker with a man who is one of the best poker players. So, no killing any Persians but forcing the leaders to face reality or….

      Liked by 12 people

      • 3D analysis is almost always misguided

        Like

      • kp says:

        Carrie2,

        “I would prefer the muslim leaders pack up and leave and allow the people to select a new government that they want.”

        Well that ain’t gonna’ happen. When’s the last time any can remember a socialist dictator leaving voluntarily? Right, never. And a muzzie Islamist regime? They think their god, ‘allies snackbar’ ordained their power. Force is the only way they’ll leave.

        Starving their lifestyle of terror, supression, hatred, and intimidation of much of it’s cash flow is a great way to start the ball rolling though.

        God bless VSGPDJT!

        Liked by 1 person

        • SwampRatTerrier says:

          RE: “Starving their lifestyle of terror, supression, hatred, and intimidation of much of it’s cash flow is a great way to start the ball rolling though.”

          Yes that is a great way to start their heads rolling…….

          Liked by 3 people

        • TheLastDemocrat says:

          Their own citizens can throw them out.
          And, except for citizens being mightily oppressed in many sordid ways, are plenty ready to do this.

          In the recent period of major upheaval and protests, an Iranian American was getting info, and then was not. Except shallow coded messages about who in the family was arrested or was whereabouts unknown, what they could and could not say, and how to communicate. The Iranians have all media watched, or cut off, and the regime will hide you off in jail somewhere, and no one will know where indefinitely. Or, the regime will punish family members if someone is identified as an influencial protest leader.

          Once that egg is cracked, great portions of the populace are ready to boldly work on regime change.

          It is not necessary for us to go in there and figure out who is a good guy and who is a bad guy. And have Americans as well as Iranians die along the way, under our guidance and actions.

          As they figure this out, we can say “good luck,” and we can state that any subsequent regime will have to do this and cannot do that, or we sustain sanctions. With Iran, this can work. IMO.

          Liked by 5 people

  3. TarsTarkas says:

    Notice that he did NOT specifically call out anybody with the Revolutionary Guard? Which controls much of the Iranian economy? Nudge, nudge, coup, anybody?

    Liked by 1 person

    • mariner says:

      This is consistent with PDJT accurately assigning responsibility and interest.

      The Supreme Ayatollah is in charge; it’s up to him to control the IRGC.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Esther says:

        IRAN’S HEAD LEADER KHAMENEI IS WORTH OVER $200 BILLION – Trump is right to sanction the hell out of him. Iranians have been suffering for decades while its leaders have been fattening their pockets.

        Trump definitely did the right thing by NOT attacking Iran. It’s really informative to watch people like Lindsey Graham and Rubio still pushing retaliation and war, while the Dems are insisting Trump transfer his Executive prerogative of retaliation to congress, so they can leak and maneuver around anything he plans to do.

        These people still don’t get it – Trump showed them that whatever else they do, HE IS IN CHARGE and it is his decision whether to use military force or not. All the impeachment investigations and the coup has not and cannot take that away from him. The realization that our POTUS can and will stand his ground has rattled a lot of people’s nerves who thought they could manipulate him into a corner.

        Liked by 3 people

        • madeline says:

          Section 8 (c) the term “foreign financial institution” means any foreign entity that is engaged in the business of accepting deposits, making, granting, transferring, holding, or brokering loans or credits, or purchasing or selling … Could this be payment to those who voted and supported the Iran Deal?

          Liked by 3 people

    • Carrie2 says:

      Tars, a possibility but controlling the economy means they have probably filled their pockets as well and if part of the ripping off the country groupy, then maybe not a coup. Game is on so we will sit back and watch the game and what happens. I also liked how the declaration covered ALL regulations/rules/etc. so dear sweet Pelosi is stuck with nada she can do. She doesn’t have these powers or other powers to stop this. President Trump is handling what an executive can do and so he is doing it.

      Liked by 2 people

    • A2 says:

      I don’t know what you read, but Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander “responsible for downing the U.S. unmanned aircraft” was sanctioned along with 8 senior commanders of Navy, Aerospace & Ground Forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. These commanders sit atop a bureaucracy that supervises the IRGC’s malicious regional activities”.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Right to reply says:

    Excellent! Now watch the European hypocrites start squealing like stuck pigs!

    Liked by 6 people

    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      Yes. Would it not be nice to have the full allegiance of Germany or France on something like this?

      Like

    • A2 says:

      Europeans warn Iran against reducing nuclear deal commitments
      2 MIN READ
      PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – France, Britain and Germany have sent an official diplomatic warning to Iran about the serious consequences Tehran faces if it scales back its compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, two European diplomats said on Monday.

      https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-europe/europeans-warn-iran-against-reducing-nuclear-deal-commitments-idUSKCN1TP20D

      Like

      • GB Bari says:

        Those Eurotrash morons actually believed Iran was complying with that worthless piece of paper up to now?

        Liked by 1 person

      • MaineCoon says:

        What a joke. They wrote a diplomatic note telling Iran to behave. That’s what they call enforcement. POTUS is better off handling this alone. Other “leaders” are just too darn incompetent. Note was from Germany (Merkle is a lame buck), Britain (doesn’t have a PM, just an acting PM), and France (Macron…well…he’s been yellow-vested). Iran must be laughing at them. Bet they are laughing at POTUS.

        Like

        • MaineCoon says:

          Are should have been AREN’T

          Like

          • A2 says:

            Well, Merkel has just set their Defense budget to fall to 1.24%, so yeah, she’s living in looney tunes

            Like

            • MaineCoon says:

              Did you see that recent video of her body uncontrollably convulsing? She was at an official event with some head of state. Google it. I keep thinking back on her formative years growing up in East Berlin, being in Hitler’s youth corp. She’s off — mentally and physically. Nuts.

              Like

  5. Tim Holden says:

    Kerry will have to watch himself.

    Liked by 22 people

    • lurker2 says:

      He’s probably brokering some back door deal right now. I hope he’s under total surveillance. Maybe he can borrow Nelly Ohr’s shortwave radio.

      Liked by 11 people

    • 👍🏼👏👍🏼 THIS … and OBAMA.

      Liked by 16 people

      • InAz says:

        The USA government does the same as the Iranian government and other governments……the corrupt leaders get wealthy off citizens backs, sell out the country for greed and power while removing freedoms from citizens.
        The USA citizens are too complacent to care. The others are Commie scum who like it.

        Glad President Trump is targeting the leaders.

        Like

      • jmclever says:

        Freezing Soros ‘ assets would do the whole world a.lot of good.

        Liked by 4 people

      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        Hey…..They got….what was it $1.5 billion in cash on a pallet!!!

        Does anyone actually think it went into their savings account?

        They were all over that cash like “White on Rice”….I’d say you could probably stuff a couple hundred grand down your pants and walk out

        Kerry himself was probably there

        Liked by 1 person

    • redline says:

      And Biden & Son, LLC.

      Liked by 17 people

    • Carrie2 says:

      Tim, in reading all the regs/laws, etc., he is in the net so will be interesting to watch what he says or does and if considering leaving the USA, then he is not allowed to and passport destroyed. I am sure his wife’s money is not all here in the states so he/they could consider living outside the USA but better yet is his treason to our Republic handled as all traitors are handled.

      Liked by 2 people

      • MaineCoon says:

        Maybe he’ll live in France at his home. Don’t think the locals want him though.

        Article, “John Kerry’s Family Fights to Keep Peasants Away from Ancestral French Villa, Claiming Terror Threat”

        FTA: Saint-Briac-sur-Mer on the Brittany coast in France is a private playground for the European elite.

        It’s also the home of Les Essarts, the ancestral home of former Democratic presidential candidate and former Obama Secretary of State John Kerry. It has been in his family since 1923 and was the place he regularly vacationed as a child.

        But Saint-Briac is now a legal battleground between the French state and the uber-rich villa owners, including Kerry’s family, who for decades have defied a French law that allows for a small right-of-way on the city’s beach for hikers and visitors.

        https://pjmedia.com/trending/john-kerrys-family-fights-to-keep-peasants-away-from-ancestral-french-villa-claiming-terror-threat/

        Like

  6. Jenevive says:

    DId anyone notice how the Press actually
    asked question about the subject matter IRAN..
    there was no usual yelling comments or inappropriate
    questions that I could tell from the clip I saw I was surprised..

    Liked by 2 people

    • Carrie2 says:

      Jenevive, maybe they have been slow learners but now understand to stick to the subject and come with manners and not vituperation.

      Liked by 1 person

      • SwampRatTerrier says:

        It’s because the media’s slave masters want to enrich themselves some more with a useless war on Iran. That’s why the stupids where almost shut up.

        Like

    • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

      Cause they(and Kerry, Obama..) are genuinely confused. They don’t know what Trump is up to and want to know.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Esther says:

      Jenevive – its not because they are being polite. Iran was a major false flag for the press who were all prepared to make a lot of money on coverage of war while also nailing Trump. They are now trying to probe him to see any chinks in his armour, and also get him on record to have something to throw in his face should anything go southward with his plans. Its not the questions they ask, its how they package it for their talking heads so they can spin, spin spin their anti-Trump mockingbird cacophonous puke to low information Dimm supporters, and of course the British people whose only news source on America is CNN.

      Liked by 3 people

    • mike says:

      Enemy propaganda agents should be included in the EO …

      Liked by 2 people

    • Lack is not all says:

      We were discussing this at home. It looks like all of a sudden it is a different press. They are almost normal. Why? Did they get orders to behave? From whom?

      Like

    • MaineCoon says:

      The last Sarah Sanders presser that I remember was attended by POTUS and Acosta acosted a WH intern. POTUS ended those press conferences then and there. Many of those that sat in the conferences screaming at Sarah are now MIA. They have been sidelined. Not sure who got to attend this signing today, but I’m sure things are on an “invitation only” arrangement and many aren’t getting invited. Notice we never say who got to attend this event….They have learned that misbehavior will get them sidelined.
      At least that’s how I perceive events.

      Liked by 2 people

  7. albertus magnus says:

    Best President ever!

    So nice to have a commander-in-chief who values life and hits his opponents where it actually hurts his enemies…in their pocketbook!

    Liked by 15 people

  8. L4grasshopper says:

    A rhetorical question please….but why aren’t sanction at a maximum on Iran by now? How could there be anything else of a sanctions nature left to impose?

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Richie says:

    So much power and authority invested but still not enough to Lock Her Up..

    Liked by 1 person

  10. lurker2 says:

    New York Times: Iranian leaders say the Trump administration is waging economic warfare on their nation, and analysts say the sanctions campaign, which has been done with no substantial diplomatic outreach

    They shoot down planes and bomb ships but are upset that there isn’t diplomatic outreach. That’s pretty hilarious.

    Liked by 13 people

    • kp says:

      “…waging economic warfare on their nation…”

      Duh, ya’ think? VSGPDJT has the biggest economy, military, ‘button’, hell – EVERYTHING at his disposal. Be satisfied he’s only using economics at this point… Tards!

      Like

    • There’s still a way to go before armed confrontation with Iran. How about a naval blockade. Sure, it’s an act of war, but hasn’t Iran already crossed that line?

      Like

  11. Dutchman says:

    R2R and TH;
    I certainly HOPE so. Actually, Kerry needs to MOVE to Iran, to avoid the noose.

    Liked by 6 people

  12. Dutchman says:

    R2R and TH;
    I certainly HOPE so. Actually, Kerry needs to MOVE to Iran, to avoid the noose.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Raven78 says:

    Does this mean Kerry and Feinstien are now apart of the sanctions?

    Liked by 17 people

  14. Excellent order, broad, real, and hitting. Just as I like my Presidents.

    Liked by 4 people

  15. I am sure many others are asking this: how can Kerry and others get away with REAL collusion and, worse, literal treason in the most hardcore sense? This man truly belongs in front of an execution squad after a swift military trial and somehow nobody seems to do anything about it.

    Liked by 8 people

  16. rayvandune says:

    Does anyone know where we would be now in the original agreement negotiated by Obama – how close to the time when the restraints came off and Iran was free to do as the pleased? There were definitely sunset provisions, since it was a typical liberal “solution” comprised of 50% putting off the problem to someone else’s watch, and 50% hoping for the problem to magically solve itself, and another 50% preening about what a great leader you are, assisted by a media chorus.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. I was wondering just how exactly we got in Middle East. Since almost everything on the interweb is political now days it’s hard to know what is honest.
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=USA+envolvement+middle+east&ia=web

    The slant of both below is not favorable to the USA but there is some information therein.

    U.S. Policy in the Middle East: 1945 to 2008
    https://www.thoughtco.com/us-and-middle-east-since-1945-2353681

    United States foreign policy in the Middle East
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_foreign_policy_in_the_Middle_East

    Liked by 1 person

  18. flyboy51v says:

    I typically wonder in these instances why these sanctions weren’t ALREADY on the Supreme Idiot? What have we been waiting for?

    Liked by 1 person

    • lurker2 says:

      You don’t start out with max sanctions. You increment them over time.

      Liked by 5 people

    • To what end.
      We’re now THERE.
      … Through a measured progression of high-impact actions.
      … Cornering our FrEnemy Allies into compliance.
      … Amassing escalating commitment to Iranian-Citizen Resistance.
      Without a war.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Orygun says:

      President Trump likes to give people a chance to do the right thing before he drops the hammer. I suspect he was hoping the ruling mullahs would take their ill gotten gain and leave the country but they seem intent to see this to the bloody end.
      Now they can’t even take their stolen loot.

      Liked by 3 people

  19. bob says:

    Not sure how they’ll keep the lights on? No or very little oil leaving, nothing but medicine and a little food coming in. Surely NK and Venezuela and Cuba can’t be sending them much aid? They have 10% of the world’s proven oil reserves btw. Their GDP is just around $400 billion. 82 million people in an area the size of two Texas.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. flyboy51v says:

    Kind of like sanctions on the Chinese military front companies and the 5G technology transfers. Stunned we’ve been playing patty-cakes up to this point?

    Liked by 2 people

  21. petey says:

    Could be treasonous now to advise Iran to wait the President out, looks like Kerry s stock in Heinz isn t worth what it was before. maybe he should see if there are any bundles stuck the pallet inTehran

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Valerie Jarrett, Valerie Jarrett . . . here are your handcuffs, ma’am.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Bogeyfree says:

    So hypothetically does this mean that Obama and Kerry could be added to this list?

    Liked by 6 people

  24. A badly underestimated Fox figure, Steve Hilton:

    Liked by 14 people

    • nats1mom says:

      Wow! This should be viewed by everyone. Thank you cornfielddreamer for posting. Very informative.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Lack is not all says:

        This guy is amazing. Thats why he got an interview with President Trump. He deserved it. Low knowledge Chuck ddid not I don’t understand the rationale behind given Chuck an interview. If anybody has a logical explanation please educate me.

        Like

        • Bert Darrell says:

          Simple, in my view. Convey his message to the lofos who still stick to NBC. Same as he did with stupid Steponapole (the ABC clintonista minion) previously.

          Like

        • MaineCoon says:

          POTUS is a long-term planner. I think he’s priming the pump with some of these people (jake, lit’ Georgie) as they might be on D/R debate panel. He’s giving them the opportunity to converse and possibly understand POTUS policies, etc and greatly enhance their low ratings. At the same time he is sizing them up,getting to see how his enemies tick. Just my thoughts.

          Like

  25. JohninMK says:

    Not sure if there are any Iranians caught by Section 1 (11) with property in the US but if there is presumably under Section 4 (b) they will now be unable to pay any taxes.

    Trump is cranking up the sanctions to ‘population starvation’ level. History shows us that these tactics rarely work unless it is an actual siege and its not that, Iran has side and back doors. Its more likely to drive them into the arms of Russia and China and pull the people in with their Government against an external enemy. Look what happened when Hitler bombed London or when the Allies bombed German cities or the US bomber Japan, no sign of populations cracking under those arguably tougher actions. Nothing like an external enemy to keep a population under control.

    Russia has already said that it will buy Iranian crude, if they do will the USN, so proud to keep shipping lanes open, block the then Russian owned crude cargoes from exiting the Gulf?

    If this tips into a fight and it could, the whole of the Middle East is highly likely to erupt into a war with huge casualties, soaring oil price ($10 a gallon for gas anyone?) leading to a financial crash, (that’s everyone’s savings and pensions down the tube) and a World depression.

    The gung ho opinions express by some here are unfortunate, just hope no-one knows anyone stationed in the Gulf. Be careful what you wish for folks.

    Liked by 2 people

  26. ristvan says:

    Hits the SL, the SLO, and the first two levels of appointees under them as well as additional specific military commanders. Locks them all into a rapidly deteriorating Iran ‘prison’ financially. The US enforcement problem will be certain European banks, who have violated Iran sanctions before and who have long cultivated Iranian business. This EO won’t help the relationship between PDJT and Merkel, for sure.

    Liked by 9 people

  27. mr. deacon says:

    Shime waza on the mullah’s moola. Nothing like a room full of agitated and constipated international bankers with ties to pipelines, real estate, oil, gas, commodity brokering, shipping, arms, money laundering, etc. So, Obama wasn’t the only one spying. Seems like somebody was watching Obama, Kerry, the Congress Democrats, Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and a few more.

    Liked by 3 people

  28. Truthfilter says:

    I love that President Trump values the Iranian people. He called off the military strikes to spare 150 of them and now he has called out their leaders, NOT them.

    If you’ve ever read about or looked at photos or visited Tehran,Iran before the Mullahs, it was a thriving cultural city. Very modern and secular. It is a sad “before and after” story with many freedom-loving Iranians tortured and killed in the past decade. POTUS knows a lot of Iranian New Yorkers. He doesn’t want to alienate or demonize the Iranian people.

    Liked by 9 people

  29. Landslide says:

    Super shallow post ahead:

    In the video, check out President Trump’s cufflinks!!! 😮😍 Looks like sapphires surrounded by diamonds. Gorgeous!!!!

    Liked by 7 people

  30. David R. Graham says:

    Bomb on bullseye: The Mullahs.

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Bruce_Dern's_Finger says:

    Question: Why is it necessary for President Trump to do the job that should, in my opinion, be done by the U.N. (Unnecessary Nitwits), especially in-light of his current Executive Order (E.O.) action against one of GWB’s Axis of Evil partners, Iran?

    Answer: The U.N.’s role in life is depicted by my re-assignment of their name.

    Solution to the U.N.’s role in life and their miserable results: President Trump should issue another E.O. to disband the U.N. and send them packing.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Troublemaker10 says:

      The UN is usually useless. One problem here is that China and Russia both have veto rights on the Security Council and would no doubt use it over us coming down any harder on Iran.

      Like

  32. Another perspective:

    Iran Is Not a Problem We Should Solve, But It Is a Situation We Can Manage

    https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/iran-is-not-a-problem-we-should-solve-but-a-situation-we-can-manage/
    “Iran’s mullahs’ regime is feeling frisky again, attacking oil tankers in the Persian Gulf, shooting down an American drone, and of course there’s always its ongoing support for terrorists and rebels throughout the Arab Middle East and Israel, too. Does this mean war?
    “On Friday, President Trump briefly authorized a retaliatory strike against the regime, before reconsidering and calling it off. Trump concluded that he is ‘in no hurry’ to confront Iran, and that a strike wouldn’t have been ‘proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone.’ My own thought is that the president should have kept that last thought to himself, but I find no fault with his assessment. It may well be that Trump was never serious about launching an attack this time, but allowed the target list to leak on purpose, as if to say, ‘Do not tempt me a second time.’”
    ~
    “With all that in mind, the course Trump has put us on is likely the best possible. Economic sanctions, combined with the implied threat of military action shrinks the ‘box’ of actions available to the mullahs’ regime. If Tehran clangs against the side of the box too hard, more sanctions can be imposed, shrinking the box further. A few well-placed airstrikes on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps infrastructure could shrink the box much more, albeit with higher attendant risks to the region and to ourselves. Already, Iran’s box is small enough that doing anything much more drastic than last weeks’ attacks risks alienating even their friends-of-convenience in Beijing. The current, patient course — allowing Tehran just enough room to keep losing friends and infuriating people — is the much-preferred one
    “We might — might — be witnessing the regime’s endgame already. As others have already noted, last week’s tanker and drone attacks look like the desperate actions of a government trying to provoke an American response. A response, that is, just big enough to generate a little extra domestic support for their unloved regime, but not enough to really hurt. That’s a fine line, especially given the precarious state of Tehran’s finances. Keep them in that box, and four more years of Trump could mean less than four more years for the rulers of the Islamic Republic.
    “And if not, there may well be a tolerable upper limit on mischief Tehran can cause, in the continuing absence of support from its people. In other words, a manageable situation rather than a problem in need of immediate solution.”
    ___________________________________

    Liked by 2 people

  33. jmclever says:

    Seems like complete financial strangulation for Iran’s leaders and those involved directly and indirectly in the world wide mahem. I’m glad POTUS Trump included Iran’s proxies in the EO

    Liked by 1 person

  34. SHV says:

    The serious financial squeeze on Iran has been going on for a little more than a year. Best estimates of recent Iranian oil exports is ~250-300,000 barrels per day. April 2018 exports were >2.5 million barrels per day.

    Liked by 1 person

  35. ezgoer says:

    Iran, China, the Deep State and Congressional Democrats all want to bait Trump into an unpopular war to sink his re-election. Iran will continue stepping up attacks to eventually provoke a U.S. strike. If U.S. is forced to respond it must be with massive force and end the conflict quickly.

    Liked by 2 people

  36. SHV says:

    FWIW, here is a link to data showing origins and destinations of oil shipped via the “straits”. Latest data are from 2018. US received 18% of total oil imports via “straits” which represented 8% of total consumption. It should be mentioned that energy “independence” is not synonymous with petroleum independence. Despite very significant increases in US oil production to ~12.5 million barrels per day, consumption is >20 million barrels per day (7.5 billion barrels per year).

    Liked by 1 person

  37. Troublemaker10 says:

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s