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Trump Bans Iranian Officials From US, While Pompeo Slaps Chinese Shipping Companies With Sanctions

More "maximum pressure".

The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a handful of Chinese shipping companies for allegedly trafficking in Iranian crude. The blacklisted entities are China Concord Petroleum Co., Limited, Kunlun Shipping Company Limited, Pegasus 88 Limited, and COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Seaman & Ship Management Co, Ltd., and two holding companies, Kunlun Holding Company Ltd. and COSCO Shipping Tanker Dalian Co., which "had knowledge of the sanctionable conduct" carried out by their subsidiaries, according to Mike Pompeo, who described the new action as "denying the Iranian regime critical income to engage in foreign conflicts, advance its ballistic missile development, and fund terror around the world". This comes just days after Steve Mnuchin slapped sanctions on Iran's central bank and sovereign wealth fund, a move the Trump administration claims will "cut off all sources of funds". Read more: Trump Sanctions Iran Central Bank, SWF, Cuts Off ‘All Source Of Funds’ For Country "We are telling China, and all nations: know that we will sanction every violation", Pompeo said  on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday. "The more Iran la
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4 comments on “Trump Bans Iranian Officials From US, While Pompeo Slaps Chinese Shipping Companies With Sanctions

  1. mfn says:

    The U.S. wants regime change in Iran, plain in simple. We insisted on it once before, in 1953 (when the country had a democratically elected government) to secure control of its oil, and we did same in 2002 in Iraq (a country ruled by a brutal dictator) to secure control of its oil. We also did it in Guatemala (democratically elected government) in 1954 and in Chile (democratically elected government) in 1974, and supported (tacitly or otherwise) coups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (1961), South Vietnam (1963), and Indonesia (1965-66).

  2. MC says:

    Does the exception granted to COSCO have anything to do with shipping soybeans and pork?

  3. richardsymms says:

    Is Pompeo taking over the role as to who gets what sanctions? I figure Trump grabbed that role.

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