US Begins Iran Confrontation Policy

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    Latest U.S. Iran Sanctions Signal New Policy Of Confrontation


    WASHINGTON -- The United States on February 3 imposed new sanctions against Iran, a move that comes days after Tehran conducted a ballistic-missile test and amid an escalating war of words between the two governments.

    The U.S. Treasury Department on February 2 added 13 individuals and 12 entities with ties to Iran to its sanctions list, targeting Iranians and at least one Chinese national.

    Shortly after the announcement, U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn signaled a new, more confrontational U.S. policy toward Iran, saying the "international community has been too tolerant of Iran’s bad behavior."

    "The days of turning a blind eye to Iran's hostile and belligerent actions toward the United States and the world community are over," he said in a statement.

    Iran’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement the same day denouncing the new sanctions as "not compatible" with U.S. international commitments.

    The statement added that Iran "will impose legal restrictions on some American individuals and entities that were involved in helping and founding regional terrorist groups" in response.

    Iran's ILNA news agency quoted Rasoul Dinarvand, head of Iran's Food and Drug Administration, as saying the new provisions that expand the list of restricted medical equipment are "inhumane."

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