June 28, 2019

Trump sanctions on Iranian foreign minister could expose the real face of the country's 'charmer-in-chief'

Featuring Sam Dorshimer

Source: The Washington Examiner

Journalist Russ Read

The Trump administration is expected to sanction Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, any day now, and the announcement could offer a rare glimpse into the internal dealings of the country's most traveled official.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters this week that the administration plans to target Zarif as part of a new round of sanctions on Iranian leadership. The announcement followed President Trump's executive order Monday sanctioning Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his associates.

"The actions by the United States over the past few weeks have been confrontational, provocative," Zarif told CNN afterwards. "Particularly the imposition of sanctions on Iranian leadership has been an additional insult by the United States against the entire Iranian nation."

Read the full article and more in The Washington Examiner.

  • Sam Dorshimer

    Research Assistant, Energy, Economics, and Security Program

    Sam Dorshimer is the Research Assistant for the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He began his career at the Atlantic Council...