President Trump has announced that he will continue to waive nuclear-related sanctions toward Iran despite his misgivings about the multi-party agreement with Iran known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, or commonly known as the Iran nuclear agreement) and Iran’s continued support for international terrorism, its human rights abuses and its continuing censorship

In brief remarks, President Trump announced that in addition to his administration’s new Iran strategy, he “cannot and will not” certify to Congress that the continued suspension of sanctions against Iran under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is appropriate. Reiterating his often stated claim that “the Iran Deal was one of

After a nine-month review, consultations with his national security staff and discussions with members of Congress, President Trump has announced a new U.S. strategy on relations with Iran. In a statement, the White House announced that the “new Iran strategy focuses on neutralizing the Government of Iran’s destabilizing influence and constraining its aggression, particularly

The White House has acknowledged that while no decision is final, President Trump is likely to decline to recertify that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which is more commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal. Trump is expected to publicly announce his position on the

Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the United States and several other countries agreed to ease certain sanctions on Iran in exchange for Iran’s commitment to limit its nuclear program. This relaxation, however, was limited in scope to any nuclear-related sanctions, and the United States and other parties to the JCPOA continue to

Today, President Trump signed into law the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which strengthens and expands statutory sanctions on Iran, Russia and North Korea. In a statement released by the White House, the president said, “I favor tough measures to punish and deter bad behavior by the rogue regimes in Tehran and Pyongyang. I

On July 25, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would impose additional sanctions on Iran, North Korea and Russia. The bill would increase sanctions on those involved in Iran’s human rights abuses, its support for terrorism, as well as its ballistic missile program. For Russia, the bill would ensure that existing economic sanctions remain

The Trump administration has again certified that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an international agreement to curtail Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. This certification to Congress must occur every 90 days and followed confirmation by the international monitors and other signatories to the JCPOA that

Almost immediately after the Trump administration’s announcement that Iran was in compliance with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the State Department designated an additional 18 Iranian entities and individuals for engaging in activities supporting Iran’s continued testing of