Since before announcing his candidacy, President Trump was a vocal critic of his predecessor, Barack Obama’s, now-infamous “Iran Deal.”
After winning the 2016, Trump quickly went to work undoing the nuclear deal with Iran, and withdrew the US from the arrangement earlier in the year, citing the Iranian government’s threats and failures to comply with key parts of the agreement.
Following the decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, Iran’s regime has upped its anti-US rhetoric, with several Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, making threats against America, and President Trump firing back via Twitter.
This week, in light of hostile rhetoric coming from the Iranian government, the Trump administration reinstated sanctions that had previously been in place against the regime, and target trades involving precious metals and several other transactions with Iran.
President Trump took to Twitter, where he stated “These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November, they ratchet up to yet another level,” before boldly clarifying that “Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.”
Ending his tweet, the president clearly announced his goal, stating, “I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!”
The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level. Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States. I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2018
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