U.S. Treasury’s Mnuchin says U.S. will ramp up pressure on Iran

Politics

FILE PHOTO: Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin answers questions from the press after an interview on CNBC on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger/File Photo

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that the United States will increase economic pressure on Iran over its nuclear program.

“We have executed on a maximum pressure campaign for sanctions. They have worked, they are working, they are cutting off the money,” Mnuchin said during a visit to Israel.

He made the comments to reporters standing with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who urged him to increase pressure on Iran.

“We will continue to ramp up, more, more, more … I just came from a very productive working lunch with your team. They gave us a bunch of very specific ideas that we will be following up,” Mnuchin said.

Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Jeffrey Heller

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Why Book Blogs Still Matter In an Age of BookTok
Jason Momoa ‘Chief of War’ Filming Shuts Down Farmers Market, Hawaii Locals Upset
Kathryn Hahn, Husband File Petition to Add ‘Hahn’ to Kids’ Last Names
Councils paying millions more for temporary accommodation in social housing shortage
50 migrants diagnosed with diphtheria in UK this year, with most in last two months

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.