WASHINGTON, DC – Senior administration officials announced on Friday that President Donald Trump will waive, once more, the nuclear sanctions that the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) require so that the United States can remain in the Iran deal.
Trump’s decision to waive the sanctions reportedly came at the recommendation of his national security team, including National Security Adviser H.R.
In addition to the announcement that President Trump would once again waive nuclear sanctions that were implemented under the Obama administration, the Treasury Department announced that its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated 14 individuals and entities in connection with serious human rights abuses and censorship in Iran.
“The United States will not stand by while the Iranian regime continues to engage in human rights abuses and injustice,” Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said.
Treasury’s decision to designate Rajaee Shahr Prison was over their denial of adequate medical care, and legal representation, to Iranian nationals.