The US Department of State reviewed the results achieved one year after the launch of "the campaign of maximum pressure on the Iranian regime."
On May 9, 2018, US President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal with Iran in 2015, which he described as "catastrophic" and ordered the restoration of sanctions lifted from Tehran.
The US State Department's "outreach team" on Twitter posted a video showing the results of the sanctions Washington has gradually imposed on the Iranian regime, as follows:
1. About $ 10 billion in revenue that the Iranian regime has been denied due to its destabilizing activities.
2. More than 100 companies have stopped doing business with the Iranian regime.
3. 1.5 million barrels of oil were removed from the market daily.
4. More than 20 oil importers have finished importing Iranian oil.
5. More than 75 tankers refused to allow them to carry flags for sailing.
6. More than 70 Iranian financial institutions linked to the regime are subject to sanctions.
7. 970 entities belonging to the Iranian regime were targeted through 26 sentences.
The "communication team" referred to the statement by Foreign Secretary Mike Pompeo, who stressed that the United States is committed to depriving the Iranian regime of all means to obtain nuclear weapons.
Pompeo stressed that Washington would continue to "exert maximum pressure on the regime until it abandons its destabilizing ambitions."
For his part, US special envoy to Iran, Brian Hawk, that Washington imposed the most severe sanctions on the Iranian regime, and subjected 1000 people to the sanctions list.
"We have cut Iran's oil exports to unprecedented levels and we have stopped issuing oil exemptions to Iranian oil importers, which means that Iranian crude purchases will reach zero," Hawk said.