WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump has signed an executive decision to reinstate economic sanctions against Iran, threatening US leaders with greater isolation if they do not change destabilizing behavior in the region.
"We urge all countries to take such steps so that the Iranian regime knows that it faces an option: either to change its threatening and destabilizing behavior and to reintegrate into the global economy," Trump said after signing the executive resolution, which will come into force at 4 am on Tuesday morning. Continue the course of economic isolation. "
"To this day, Iran threatens the United States and our allies, undermines the international financial system, supports terrorism and its agents are active all over the world," Trump said.
"While we continue to apply the maximum economic pressure on the Iranian regime, I will remain open to a more comprehensive deal dealing with the full range of malicious activities of the regime, including the missile program and support for terrorism," he said.
The US president expressed his country's welcome to the partnership of the allied countries in these efforts.
The first package of sanctions planned for Tuesday will target Iran's purchases of dollars, trade in metals and other transactions, coal and software related to the industry and the automotive sector in Iran.
While a second package, scheduled for Nov. 5, aims to ban oil exports mainly and restrict trade through Iranian ports, losing the regime's main supplier, which has used it to fund banned weapons and support militias.
Senior US administration officials said the sanctions were part of a concerted campaign to press Iran to halt its malicious activities and destabilize the Middle East, stressing that these sanctions would continue to exert considerable financial pressure on the Iranian economy.
They explained that after the nuclear agreement, Tehran has shown that it will not cease to be a state sponsor of terrorism, where the system runs the economy in a way that serves "a revolutionary agenda at the expense of the welfare of the people, which put the country in an unstable economic situation."
"If we look at the region from Yemen to Syria and Gaza, we see the Iranian regime seize it to spread misery across the region instead of investing in its people," the officials said.
"As Iran makes use of its resources in its own adventures, its people are increasingly frustrated and we are seeing this through protests across the country."
The spread of government corruption, interference in economic policies and the presence of the Revolutionary Guard put the business sector in Iran in a bad position, officials said.
As demonstrations continue in Iran, the administration has expressed its hope that the Iranian regime will consider the consequences of what it is doing to its people, with "disturbing"