The Iranian regime is hoping to outlive Trump, a precarious strategy that counts on the president not being reelected.
The Trump administration, meanwhile, is busy making sure that doesn’t happen, even in this term. On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, a prominent regime official.
“Javad Zarif implements the reckless agenda of Iran’s Supreme Leader, and is the regime’s primary spokesperson around the world,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.
Watch Ryan Mauro, director of Clarion’s Intelligence Network and Shillman Fellow, explain Iran’s behind the scenes machinations on Fox News and how they are trying to outlive Trump. Mauro also comments on the recent American-Israeli test in Alaska of a highly sophisticated anti-missile system as well as the Hamas terror connections of those behind the anti-Israel sentiments in Congress:
The Treasury Department’s sanctions on Zarif mean that all of Zarif’s interests in the U.S. or in control of people in the U.S. will be blocked and must be reported to the government. The sanctions also generally prohibit anyone in the U.S. from having any dealings with him or be sanctioned themselves.
In addition, any foreign financial institution that knowingly conducts or facilitates a significant transaction for Zarif can also be subject to U.S. sanctions.