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Trump Instructs Israel’s US Treasury Dept to ‘Increase Sanctions on Iran’

As 21WIRE reported last week, the Trump Administration has allowed the state of Israel to use the US Treasury Department as an instrument to attack countries and persons which Tel Aviv considers its enemies. As a result, the US government has entangled itself deeper into Israel’s many ‘security’ policy dilemmas, and the problem is only getting worse.

To compound the Israeli problem, the US is also committed to propping up the violent theocratic monarchy dictatorship in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – currently embroiled in a 5 year-long illegal undeclared war of aggression against its neighbor Yemen – in complete violation of international law and the Nuremberg Principles. This has left many top analysts to concluded that Saudi money is now driving US foreign policy too.

Itself still unable to prosecute a military war against Iran, the US is instead waging open-ended economic warfare on behalf of its allies Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE – and invariably driving the Middle East (and the world) towards instability and ever closer to a wider war.

Despite not having any evidence to back-up is claim that Iran attacked Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, the US is still pressing forward with its own home-brewed state-sanctioned conspiracy theories…

U.S. President Donald Trump coordinating US foreign policy to suit Israel’s own regional objectives, despite the potentially disasterous fallout from Israel’s increasing pattern of aggression against its neighbors.
South Front reports…

President Donald Trump said on September 18 that he will increase the sanctions imposed on Iran, in what appears to be a respond to the Abqaiq–Khurais attack.

“I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The U.S. President didn’t provide details on persons or entities that would be targeted by the new round of sanctions.

The move could be a respond to the attack on Saudi oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais, which took place on September 14. The Houthis claimed responsibility for the attack. However, U.S. officials said that Iran was behind it.

Dozens of cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were reportedly used in the attack. Aramco’s facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais suffered from severe damage as a result of the attack, which forced Saudi Arabia to lower it oil exports for several days.

Trump’s move indicates that the U.S. is determined to hold Iran accountable for the attack, despite the lack of any evidence confirming that the missiles and drones were launched from the Islamic country.

READ MORE IRAN NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Iran Files




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