The United States restores sanctions against Iran, which were previously unblocked by the nuclear arms trade in 2015


The Associated Press

The Trump administration announced the resumption of United States sanctions on Iran, raised under the 2015 nuclear agreement.

Sanctions cover Iran's maritime, financial and energy sectors. They are the second bonuses that President Donald Trump withdrew from the May contract.

The US threatens Iran "the strongest sanctions in history" if the contract does not require it

The sanctions that come into force on Monday penalize countries that do not stop importing Iranian oil and foreign companies dealing with Iranian blacklisted organizations.

Eight countries have exemptions, so they can temporarily import Iranian oil.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and State Secretary Stephen Mnuchin announced on Friday.

They say sanctions remain until Iran does not meet the demands that include ending support for terrorism, military engagement in Syria, and the total halt of the development of nuclear and ballistic missiles.

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