MESOPOTAMIA NEWS FOCUS : US Considering Additional Sanctions on Iran: Official

Basnews English 02/04/2019 – 15:17 ERBIL — The United States is considering the imposition of additional sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran, an official said.

The official explained that Washington aims at targeting areas of Iranian economy that have not been hit before, Reuters reported.The new sanctions will possibly come with the first anniversary of US withdrawal from 2015’s Iran Nuclear Deal in May.“We just want a continued chilling effect,” the official said on condition of anonymity. “We want businesses to continue to think doing business with Iran is a terrible idea at this point.”

He noted that imposing additional sanctions could take time, and that the US Treasury Department was working on them.  More via