The Trump administration announced new US sanctions targeting eight senior Iranian officials involved in what the administration called “destabilizing” activities in the Middle East and Tuesday’s missile attack.
Individuals in Iran’s construction, manufacturing, textile and mining industries were also targeted.
CGTN’s Anand Naidoo spoke earlier with former Republican Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. Throughout his political career, he was an outspoken proponent of non-interventionism.
For more on the US role in the Middle East:
- Peter Kuznick is a history professor and the director of American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute.
- Khalil Jahshan is a Palestinian American political analyst and the executive director of the Arab Center.
- Michael Johns is a former speechwriter for U.S. President George HW Bush and the co-founder and national leader of the U.S. Tea Party movement.
President Trump orders new economic sanctions against Iran, targeting senior Iranian officials and important sectors of the economy. Administration officials say the action will deprive Iran of revenue it could use to further destabilize the Middle East. https://t.co/5GygNJnSNc
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