US ends last remaining JCPOA sanctions waivers
The United States has decided to end the last remaining sanctions waivers in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Today, I am ending the sanctions waiver for JCPOA-related projects in Iran, effective in 60 days. Iran’s continued nuclear escalation makes clear this cooperation must end. Further attempts at nuclear extortion will only bring greater pressure on the regime.— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) May 27, 2020
He also repeated the White House baseless allegations to sanction Two Iranian scientists.
I am also sanctioning two leaders of Iran’s nuclear enrichment program - Majid Agha’i and Amjad Sazgar. Iran’s scientists need to make a choice: pursue peaceful work outside of the proliferation realm, or risk being sanctioned.— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) May 27, 2020
In 2018, President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the internationally-backed nuclear deal, negotiated under his predecessor, Barack Obama, three years earlier.
Since then, the US has renewed the waivers every 60 days, with the last one on March 30.