White House pledges new sanctions on Iran

by ian

In addition to Russia, the White House also pledged to impose new sanctions on Iran.

This was announced yesterday by White House National Security Communications Advisor John Kirby. Iran has shown support for Russia in its war against Ukraine, much to the dismay of the international community. Kirby said that, because of their support, the U.S. “will be imposing additional sanctions on Iran in the coming days.”

This announcement follows a day after a Reuters report indicated that Iran has provided Russia with hundreds of ballistic missiles. Kirby said that the U.S. has not seen evidence that Iran transferred the arms, as reported in the article, but said that it is clear that Tehran intends to do so.

Kirby vowed a “swift” and “severe” response from the U.S. if Iran follows through with the sale, saying the U.S. would issue even more sanctions against Iran.