Washington's sanctions against Iran are part of strategy to change the behaviour of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wrote in the article published by Financial Times.
The minister noted that "this effort" is but a "part of the US government’s strategy to change the behaviour" of Ayatollah Khamenei, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.
The sanctions will "end the relief the Barack Obama administration granted in the false hope of a change in the Iranian regime’s behaviour," Mnuchin stressed. According to him, these sanctions are designed to "cut off all sources of revenue to a regime that continues to fund terror, foment global instability, and line the pockets of its corrupt leaders."
With the full re-imposition of sanctions, this administration is "closing a chapter on a nuclear deal" that President Donald Trump deemed “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into.”