Re-imposing sanctions on Iran, Trump discards nuclear deal

On 5 November 2018 the United States re-imposed the remaining nuclear-related secondary sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) against Iran that previously had been lifted pursuant to the United States' commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The White House issued a fact sheet stating that OFAC's actions represent the "largest ever single-day action targeting the Iranian regime," with sanctions targeting the most important sectors of Iran's economy, including the energy, shipping, shipbuilding, and financial sectors. In aggregate, this would be the "toughest sanctions regime ever imposed on Iran."

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