US to impose new sanctions against Iran after attack on Israel

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April 17,2024 02:35 PM
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Jake Sullivan has said that the US will impose new sanctions on Iran's missile and drone programs and new sanctions against entities backing the IRGC and Iran's Defence Ministry.

Washington, DC [US], April 17 (HBTV): White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has said that the US will impose new sanctions on Iran's missile and drone programs and new sanctions against entities backing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Iran's Defence Ministry in the coming days. 

In a statement, Sullivan said, "Following Iran's unprecedented air attack against Israel, President Biden is coordinating with allies and partners, including the G7, and with bipartisan leaders in Congress, on a comprehensive response."  

"In the coming days, the United States will impose new sanctions targeting Iran, including its missile and drone program as well as new sanctions against entities supporting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Iran's Defence Ministry," he added. 

Jake Sullivan said that US also expects its allies and partners to impose sanctions against Iran. He said that the US continues to work to further strengthen and expand the successful integration of air and missile defense and early warning systems across the Middle East to further erode the effectiveness of Iran's missile and UAV capabilities.   

Sullivan said, "We anticipate that our allies and partners will soon be following with their own sanctions. In addition, we continue to work through the Department of Defense and U.S. Central Command to further strengthen and expand the successful integration of air and missile defence and early warning systems across the Middle East to further erode the effectiveness of Iran's missile and UAV capabilities." 

The US official noted that the new sanctions and other measures will continue a "steady drumbeat of pressure" to contain and degrade Iran's military capacity and effectiveness and confront the full range of its problematic behaviors.            

Sullivan recalled that the US, in the past three years, in addition to missile and drone-related sanctions, has imposed sanctions against more than 600 individuals and entities connected to terrorism. 

(ANI) This is a syndicated news feed. HBTV has edited it for brevity and clarity.