Days after President Trump’s administration “put Iran on notice,” the Treasury Department of the United States announced a new series of sanctions being levied against the Arab nation for their recent nuclear-capable ballistic missile test.
The sanctions cite twenty-five individuals and companies tied to Iran’s ballistic missile program, but are designed not to interfere with the nuclear deal Iran came to with the United States and a number of other world powers. The Department of the Treasury released a statement indicating that those targeted were “involved in procuring technology and/or materials to support Iran’s ballistic missile program, as well as for acting for or on behalf of, or providing support to, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF).”
The release went on to state, “This action reflects the United States’ commitment to enforcing sanctions on Iran with respect to its ballistic missile program and destabilizing activities in the region and is fully consistent with the United States’ commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).”
President Barack Obama also put sanctions in place over portions of the Iranian government due to the same ballistic missile program in January of last year, though President Trump has made it clear that he felt as though Obama was not forceful enough in the way he dealt with what many consider to be Iran’s aggressive behavior.