'We Still Have Things Up Our Sleeve,' Senior Administration Official Says as Trump Rolls Out New Sanctions on Iran
by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) - As part of the new sanctions on the regime promised by President Trump Wednesday, the US will revoke waivers for Iran’s non-military nuclear program.
While the waivers have permitted other countries in the past to support Iran in its pursuit of nuclear energy, which it has said is for civilian purposes only, administration officials seem to have taken a different tack in recent days.
“We don't think Iran has ever had a right to enrichment, at any level, and so certainly removing any waivers that support that concept, we are very supportive of,” a source in the Trump administration told the Washington Examiner.
The change of tone was welcomed by Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Marco Rubio of Florida, and Ted Cruz of Texas, who penned a letter to President Trump July 2 urging him to invoke the so-called “snapback mechanism” of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, which was an addendum to the 2015 nuclear deal and allows the US to unilaterally “snapback” all previous sanctions against Iran.
The senators said that the net result of the waivers has been hundreds of billions of dollars of foreign investment in Iran’s regional proxy activities, which support terror groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and countless others in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.