‘Sanctions Are Coming’: Trump Taunts Iran, as Treasury Department Announces Expanded List of Designated Entities

At the highest levels of the US government, life continues to imitate art — quite literally, in the case of President Donald Trump’s tweet on Friday about the reimposition of sanctions on the Iranian regime.

In a graphic that borrowed freely from the look and feel of hit HBO series “Game of Thrones,” Trump’s Twitter feed displayed an image of the US president attempting a steely-jawed expression, alongside the message, “SANCTIONS ARE COMING — NOVEMBER 5.”

No further comment accompanied the post. Nov. 5 will mark the resumption of comprehensive US sanctions on Iran’s access to oil markets and the international banking system — a direct consequence of the Trump administration’s decision last May to withdraw from the JCPOA, the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. At the time, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described the forthcoming sanctions as the “strongest in history.”

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