“WASHINGTON — President Trump again stopped short of reimposing punitive sanctions on Iran that could break up its nuclear deal with world powers, the White House said on Friday. But Mr. Trump gave European allies only 120 days to agree to an overhaul of the deal or administration officials said he would pull the United States out of it.
He also approved sanctions against the head of Iran’s judiciary, Sadeq Larijani, a powerful figure whom the administration holds culpable for the violent crackdown on recent antigovernment protests.
Mr. Larijani is the most prominent of several Iranian officials and entities blacklisted, a roster of 14 individuals and entities that also includes the cyber unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which the United States said has repressed social media networks that protesters can use to share information. …”
With the recent protests in #Iran, we can see the danger that the regime is in. It would be a tragic mistake to now turn away the opportunity to turn the economic screws- we must tear up the #IranDeal.
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) January 12, 2018
This is one campaign promise that I am glad Trump is breaking. H.R. McMaster appears to have talked him out of it. We have nothing to gain from antagonizing Iran.