October 02, 2019

Trump’s Top Sanctions Official Will Depart

Featuring Elizabeth Rosenberg

Source: The New York Times

Journalist Alan Rappeport

The Trump administration’s top sanctions official will depart the Treasury Department this month, leaving a void in President Trump’s national security team as he ramps up a maximum pressure campaign to bring Iran to the negotiating table over its nuclear program.

Sigal Mandelker, the department’s under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, has been one of the administration’s most hawkish members on Iran and has spearheaded the White House’s aggressive use of sanctions around the world. She plans to return to the private sector.

“She is a fierce advocate for effectively leveraging our powerful economic tools to make an impact for a safer world,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. “Sigal’s steadfast devotion to mission will be missed, as she is truly a unique talent.”

Read the full story and more in The New York Times.


  • Elizabeth Rosenberg

    Former Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, Economics and Security Program

    Elizabeth Rosenberg is a former Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. In this capacity, she publ...