The Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, controls terrorism throughout the world. The blacklisting of the mullahs’ Ministry of Intelligence & Security (MOIS) for supporting terrorism could help the Iranian people’s uprising which seeks a non-violent peaceful government.
In the wake of the harsh sanctions that were levied against more than 80% of the corrupt economy of the clerical regime ruling Iran, according to the US Embassy in Baghdad, the value of Khamenei’s wealth has shrunk. His total net worth previously was estimated at 200 billion dollars, according to Iran News Wire. The US Embassy in Iraq declared in a statement, the financial corruption is widespread through the Iranian Regime.
According to Reuters’ 2013 report, Khamenei is the wealthiest actor in Iran and one of the wealthiest people on earth with more than $ 95 billion in assets.
US president Donald Trump on Monday, June 24 signed an executive order that would impose fresh sanctions against the clerical regime ruling Iran. These sanctions, called “hard-hitting” by Trump, target Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, his assets and his financial system.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, US President Trump implied the sanctions where the response to Tehran’s aggressive actions in recent weeks including the downing of a U.S. drone and a number of other malign activities by the regime. “You all have witnessed Iran’s attack on oil tankers and other malign activities in recent weeks,” Trump said.
“We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “Never can Iran have a nuclear weapon.”
The U.S. already has sanctions on Iran’s oil industry and other sectors.
Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have grown since Trump pulled the U.S. out of the multilateral Iran nuclear deal that had been brokered during the Obama administration.
“We do not seek conflict with Iran or any other country,” Trump said. “I can only tell you we cannot ever let Iran have a nuclear weapon. I think a lot of restraint has been shown by us but that doesn’t mean we’re going to show it in the future.”
The US Treasury in a statement said: Today’s designations reinforce the President’s action in issuing an Executive Order imposing sanctions on the Supreme Leader of The Islamic Republic of Iran as well as the Supreme Leader’s Office. The President’s order will deny Iran’s leadership access to financial resources and authorizes the targeting of persons appointed to certain official or other positions by the Supreme Leader or the Supreme Leader’s Office. Moreover, any foreign financial institution that knowingly facilitates a significant financial transaction for entities designated under this Executive Order could be cut off from the U.S. financial system.
Later, Trump said the sanctions would have been imposed regardless of the incident over the drone.
In the mean time Maryam Rajavi, Head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran said: Sanctioning Khamenei & his office, the epicenter of crime, corruption & terrorism in Iran is spot-on and most imperative. These sanctions must be combined with blacklisting of the mullahs’ Ministry of Intelligence & Security (MOIS), which has blocked the uprising for a Free Iran.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Iranian Regime Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would be targeted with U.S. sanctions later this week.
Sanctions were also imposed on eight senior commanders of Navy, Aerospace, and Ground Forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the U.S. Treasury Department said.
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