Trump extends national emergency on Iran
US President has renewed the national emergency declared with respect to Iran.
Iran Press/America: US President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the continuation of National Emergency with respect to Iran, claiming actions and policies of the Government of Tehran "unusual and extraordinary threat to national security, foreign policy, and US economy."
In a message to the Congress, Trump noted he has sent to the Federal Register for publication a notice stating "that the national emergency with respect to Iran that was declared on March 15, 1995, is to continue in effect beyond March 15, 2019, reported Iran Press citing whitehouse.gov.
"The actions and policies of the Government of Iran continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States," Trump claimed. Trump added: "For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared with respect to Iran and to maintain in force comprehensive sanctions against Iran to respond to this threat."
A state of emergency gives a US president extraordinary powers, including the ability to seize property, summon the National Guard and hire and fire military officers at will.
Ever since entering the White House last year, Trump and his ultra-hawk cabinet, have pursued hard-line aggressive policies vis-a-vis Tehran.
US President Donald Trump walked away from the 2015 Nuclear Deal with Iran, reinstated a series of unilateral sanctions against Iran's banking system in early August, and re-impose a second batch in November against Iran's oil and other energy-related industries. 101/211/202