Trump Admin Vows Penalties for European Countries Doing Business With Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign secretary

BRUSSELS—The Trump administration will cut off all Iranian business interests in Europe and elsewhere as part of what it calls a “maximum pressure” campaign against Tehran that seeks to isolate the Iranian hardline regime and its allies, according to senior U.S. officials and congressional insiders who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

U.S. Sanctions Nicaraguan Officials, Including Ortega’s Wife

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Vice-President Rosario Murillo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday sanctioned the wife of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and one of his aides under a new executive order allowing Washington to target Nicaraguan officials for a crackdown on anti-government protests.

New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Omit Half of Entities Tied to Tehran’s Terror-Tied Fighting Force

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

The Trump administration’s new sanctions on Iran, which came into effect on Monday, omit half of key entities tied to Tehran’s army forces and hardline paramilitary group known for conducting terror operations across the globe, according to a new analysis by a top watchdog organization.

Trump Admin Permits Iran to Continue Nuclear Work at Secretive Military Sites

The reactor building at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran

The Trump administration has allowed European countries to continue cooperating with Iran’s nuclear activities at a contested, secretive facility where Iran had wanted to make weapons-grade uranium, one of many loopholes in the recently announced sanctions reimposition that Iran hawks have criticized as being too weak.