U.S. ex­tends Iran nuke sanc­tions re­lief, adds other sanc­tions

Cape Breton Post - - News -

WASH­ING­TON — The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion is ex­tend­ing sanc­tions re­lief for Iran that was granted un­der the Obama-era nu­clear agree­ment, while im­pos­ing new eco­nomic penal­ties over Ira­nian bal­lis­tic mis­sile ac­tiv­ity.

The State De­part­ment says it is telling Congress it will con­tinue to waive sanc­tions on Iran as part of the 2015 nu­clear deal. The de­ci­sion comes just be­fore the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion’s last six-month waiver ex­pires.

By pair­ing the waiver of old sanc­tions with an an­nounce­ment of new ones, the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion is try­ing to show it’s be­ing tough on Iran even as it ad­heres to the nu­clear deal for now.

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has said he’s re­view­ing the deal’s fu­ture.

The new sanc­tions tar­get Ira­nian mil­i­tary of­fi­cials and others ac­cused of sup­ply­ing Iran with ma­te­ri­als for bal­lis­tic mis­siles.

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