New U.S. Sanctions

[In IRIB, Foad Azadi, an assistant professor in Department of American Studies in Tehran University, expresses his opinion on how new U.S. sanctions will violate JCPOA.]

 Foad Izadi calls new sanction violation of JCPOA: If it is ratified and signed by the U.S. president, it will certainly violate many Articles in JCPOA. It will violate Article 206, because they will return some of the sanctions which were lifted in Appendix 2. According to Article 206, sanctions that are lifted by JCPOA must not return. So Article 206, Article 209, and many other Articles will be violated.

Foad Izadi explains new sanctions’ aim, quoting U.S. officials: It goes beyond sanctions. And it is trying to say that ‘you shouldn’t work with Iran.’ And interestingly, new U.S. administration says that openly. U.S. Secretary of Treasury said a couple of weeks ago in March 7: ‘we are putting the world on notice’ towards Iran.

News anchor focuses on ‘New sanctions against Iran, from U.S. State Department to Senate.’

News anchor describes sanctions: U.S. State Department announced in a statement that 11 companies or individuals from China, North Korea, and Emirates are put under sanctions because of transferring technologies to Iran that can be used in ballistic missile programs. The statement says 19 companies and individuals are put under sanctions due to violations according to Iran, North Korea, and Syria Non-Proliferation Act Sanctions.

News anchor talks of new sanctions on the way: 14 Republican and Democratic Senators offered a new sanction act to the U.S. Senate for imposing more restrictions on Iran. It is said that these sanctions are against individuals and companies related to Iran’s missile program and also Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). Senate Sanctions Act asks U.S. president to seize assets of individuals and organizations that somehow violate Iran’s weapon sanctions.