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renewing sanctions on Iran following through on his vows to expose the Obama nuclear deal with Tehran.
President Trump made this move 3 months after pulling out of the nuclear deal which is part of an effort to apply the highest economic pressure on the regime.
Trump, in a statement said:
"Our policy is based on a clear-eye
assessment of Iranian dictatorship,
its sponsorship of terrorism, and its
continuing aggression in the Middle
East and all around the world".
Some European allies threw frown faces at the renewed sanction with their foreign ministers saying:
"they deeply regret the re-imposition of
U.S. sanctions on Iran with the European
Union issuing a blocking statute on Monday
to protect European businesses from the
According to information gathered by Associated Press, a senior administration official said the United States is not particularly concerned by such EU efforts to protect Europeans firms.
In a statement on Monday, President Trump said: "the 2015 international accord to freeze Iran's nuclear programe in return for lifting its sanctions was a horrible and one-sided deal". Trump added "it left the Iranian government with flush of cash to use in fueling conflicts in the Middle East".
The renewed sanctions on Iran will be rigorously enforced and stay in place until the Iranian government radically changes course, we are hopeful that we can find a way to move forward but its going to require enormous change on the part of the Iranian regime, they've got to behave like a normal country said the American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
In a recent report on Monday, The U.S. Attorney General slams a Federal Judge for ordering the administration to restore the Obama-era DACA policy last week by saying the ruling was inappropriate and that the enforcement efforts against illegal immigrants will be kept aggressively.
In a statement, the Attorney General said:
"the judge had effectively eviscerated the legal
authority of the executive branch and congress,
and strongly suggested that the administration
would appeal the rulling".
The DACA program which was implemented by the Obama administration, was announced by the Trump administration last year that it would end the program but have since had federal judges barring the administration from ending the program entirely, saying it would be acceptable only to shut down future enrollment in DACA because existing applicants had already relied on it.
According to Trump's lawyers, since DACA was created by executive actions under the Obama administration, similar executive action by the Trump administration should be able to quickly revoke it.
Sessions in a statement said: "the judicial branch has no power to eviscerate the lawful directives of congress nor to enjoin the executive branch from enforcing such mandates and that the last administration violated its duty to enforce our immigration laws".
Could this Policy change bring a lasting damage to the Obama legacy?