Iran To Name US Individuals Involved In "Helping And Founding" Terrorist Groups

Tyler Durden's picture

Following the escalation on Friday morning, in which the US Treasury Department published a list of 13 Iranian individuals and 12 Iranian entities facing new restrictions following Iran's recent ballistic missile test, Tehran promptly denounced the latest round of sanctions imposed by the US and said it would retaliate - something it has previously said it would do - however added a new twist when Tehran announced it would impose legal restrictions on American individuals and entities helping "regional terrorist groups", a Foreign Ministry statement read as quoted by TV.

For obvious reasons, this naming and shaming of US-based terrorists promises to be far more interesting than if Iran were to actually ban, say, the US national chess team. Such an action will quickly coalesce the world's attention on a handful of US entities, putting under a microscope all of their offshore activities.

"The new sanctions ... are not compatible with America's commitments and resolution 2231 of the U.N. Security Council that endorsed the nuclear deal reached between Iran and six powers," the Iranian Foreign Ministry statement said late on Friday.

Tehran said it will react accordingly to any U.S. measure aimed at the Iranian nation's interests.

"In retaliation for the U.S. sanctions, Iran will impose legal restrictions on some American individuals and entities that were involved in helping and founding regional terrorist groups," the Foreign Ministry statement said. It said names of the entities and individuals would be announced later, although it was not clear when exactly that is.

As reported earlier, on Friday, the US Treasury Department blacklisted 13 individuals and a dozen businesses as part of the sanctions. The majority of the individuals in question are from Iran, as well as three Chinese nationals and two Arabs.

“Iran’s continued support for terrorism and development of its ballistic missile program poses a threat to the region, to our partners worldwide, and to the United States,” John E. Smith, acting director of the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, said. He added that in countering what he called “Iranian malign activity,” Washington will not hesitate to put more pressure and restrictions “to address this behavior.”

Countering rising US rhetoric, Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, said in a twitter post that “Iran unmoved by threats as we derive security from our people.”

“We'll never initiate war, but we can only rely on our own means of defense,” he stressed. Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan noted that Tehran “will not allow foreigners to interfere” in the country’s defense issues and insisted “the test did not violate the nuclear deal or (UN) Resolution 2231."

The international agreement referred to by the Iranian Foreign Ministry in its statement on counter sanctions against the US, is the so-called P5+1 agreement. The pact was signed by six major world powers (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France, and Germany) and Iran in July 2015. Under the treaty, Tehran agreed to reduce the number of its centrifuges by two-thirds.

Late on Friday Paul Ryan said that despite the new sanctions, Iran's Nuclear Deal, key to keeping the price of oil from spiking, the Iran nuclear deal is likely to stay in place. That however may change depending on what US-based names Iran drops as helping "regional terrorist groups." Once Iran unveils the list, we will update this post.

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peddling-fiction's picture

Subtle messages delivered with respect seem to have better results.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture



3. Iran is called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology, until the date eight years after the JCPOA Adoption Day or until the date on which the IAEA submits a report confirming the Broader Conclusion, whichever is earlier.

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That's pretty fucking clear, Iran.  No matter what you Think, Feel or Believe, the fact is that you AGREED to these terms of a BINDING AGREEMENT.  You violate the Agreement, you suffer Consequences -- no matter how unfair or unjust they may seem to you. 

A deal is a deal.  Deal with it!

p.s. IMO, it is pretty clear, that Iran did NOT enter into the Agreement (UNSC Resolution 2231 of 2015) in good faith.  It appears that they did so, solely to (a) get their money in the US returned, with interest, (b) to get Sanctions lifted long enough to make deals with various countries, especially with China.  They knew beforehand (from their negotiations with China and Russia), that China and Russia would NOT back new US/Western sanctions.  Thus, this was a clever economic and financial PLOY by the Iranians.  IOW... Obama and Kerry got played.  As did the other Western countries of the Agreement (France, Germany, UK).

sinbad2's picture

"designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons,"

The Iranians say they are designed to use conventional warheads.

The Russians complain about American nuclear missiles close to their border, the US says they are conventional warheads.


"it is pretty clear, that Iran did NOT enter into the Agreement (UNSC Resolution 2231 of 2015) in good faith."

It is pretty clear, that the US did NOT enter into the Agreement with the Soviets regarding US taking over countries in Eastern Europe in good faith.

What's good for the goose, is good for the gander.


HowdyDoody's picture

The US missile defense system can be upgraded to fire different missiles which will be nuclear at some stage. A big difference.

System versus missile is chalk versus cheese.

HowdyDoody's picture

Clearly the Iranian missile is not designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons as they do not have nuclear weapons to base such a design on. Nor do they plan to develop them (as the IDF has said). The Iran nuke scam is pure NuttyYahu bs.

littlemilton's picture

Do I have time to pop some corn before they start naming names???

Canary Paint's picture

That would be kind of entertaining.

Giant Meteor's picture

Just don't say it three times in a row !

PumpherDumper's picture

"...two Arabs." !!!!!  Well, that's a first!

I am shocked, shocked!  I tell you.

SharkBit's picture

Actually brilliant.  Expecting to see Soros at the top of the list.  Calling out the "Free Iranian, Peace loving, Democracy Freedom Supporters" (ie. Alt-Left agenda).

djsmps's picture

I really hope I'm not on it.

Nobodys Home's picture

Awesome! Maybe we'll get some real dirt about ...well you know....

Good response. Better than: "We Keeel You!"

Jethro's picture

I predict;

John McCain

George Soros

Clinton Foundation

Akhenaten II's picture

So the Mullah's are going to name some names eh?  Big fricking deal.  My question is, why the wait?

If they were genuine (and they aren't) they would have named those turd sandwich makers long ago.

Ms No's picture

Is this one of the reasons why Obama cut a deal with Iran?  Did the Russians pass off a bunch of paper trail including bank account numbers, video evidence, etc?  That would mean Soros, Clinton, McStain, Obama, Gullen, the entire state dept and CIA, the house of Saud, Bibi... the list would be endless.

Aussiekiwi's picture

"In retaliation for the U.S. sanctions, Iran will impose legal restrictions on some American individuals and entities that were involved in helping and founding regional terrorist groups," the Foreign Ministry statement said

So, if I have this straight Iran is being accused of terroristy activity by the US, which it denies and is going to publish a list of  US individuals involved in terroristy activity in Iran's vicinity.

I am going to need more popcorn.

CHoward's picture

I want NAMES - NAME THEM NOW!!!!!!!

johnnycanuck's picture

A whole lot of dual citizens on that list I would bet.  Might be a good time for an extended vacation in the home Country

HowdyDoody's picture

Let 'em go, they offer to build that wall they desperately want.

ciao's picture

It was only going to be a matter of time before anti-imperial states started naming state directed western terrorists.

Crowd sourced surveillance and interdiction of terrorists could bring chaos home to its roost.

BarkingCat's picture

hey Iran, that's easy:

Omaba, Clinton,  Soros, Kerry, McCain, Lady Graham...

That's the short list

alfbell's picture

Clinton, Obama, MeCain, Graham, Soros, and all their minions.... TIME FOR THE GUILLOTINE!!

asscannon101's picture

Here it comes. Obomba is about to get outed... Ol' Ayatollah Crazy-Eyes be 'gwoin lay a muthafuckin' fatwah on his azz! Fo-shizzel on da' nizzel-land an' shiiiiit! Aloha Snackbar and mullet be braized... An' shit....

A Dollar Short's picture

Names please, just the names Ma'am.

me or you's picture

I know Susan Rice is on the list...maybe Mr Trump?

sinbad2's picture

Fake news, a total fabrication, go to the Iranian Foreign Ministry yourself( the Iranians have made no claims about exposing American terrorists.


me or you's picture

If the maniac is going to send his sons, daughters and son-in-law to fight this Israel's war then I don't least my sons are not going to be sacrificed for the well-being of Israel. I don't know yours.

Atomizer's picture

This has nothing to do with missile. It's about nuclear power plant contracts. FFS, don't you remember when we sold two to North Korea? That never went well. 

North Korea's Lesson: Nukes for Sale - The New York Times

Feb 12, 2013 ... In intelligence circles, North Korea is known as “ Missiles 'R' Us,” having sold and ... But the United Statesused precisely these words before Pyongyang's sale of anuclear reactor

The two faces of Rumsfeld | World news | The Guardian

May 9, 2003 ... Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, sat on the board of a company which three years ago soldtwo light water nuclear reactors to North Korea 

Some fuck knob at GE or Arvea have their undies in a knot. The contract hasn't been signed. Stop with the missle bullshit. They already developed there own centrifugal technology to build its own nuclear plant to create electricity to stupid cunt. 

Atomizer's picture

Correction: electricity you stupid cunt. Outside of editing capabilty on phone. 

Atomizer's picture

Instead of going after a country, drag the Niger in chief out of retirement. He is the one who authorized the money transfer to Iran. Hold that fucker responsible for his actions. Remember him, the Kenyan village idiot. 

Peter41's picture

JEEZUS! Hillary's problems are starting to mount, like Bubba's technique with bimbos.

JailBanksters's picture

We already know who they are, the US Government knows that we know, and we know that US Government knows what we know.

And it still continues.


IndyPat's picture

Yes, but...what better party to call out the neo cons and neo progs than...IRAN?

The deck is about to get more shuffled than I thought.

flaunt's picture

I fail to see how this is a bad thing. It's not like Trump doesn't have the names. Spicer admitted as much during today's press conference when he was asked if an investigation was going to be done into the terroists at Berkley.

ipsprez's picture

First time I have cheered on Iran in decades.

besnook's picture

unfortunately only israel can go around the world killing its enemies with recourse. iran would be nuked if they went after soros or the house of saud.

Minack's picture

Oh, please Iran, don't throw me in that briar patch!

IndyPat's picture

I'm glad someone listened to their Uncle Remus.

earleflorida's picture

"Riyadh's Nightmare: Saudi Shiites could 'Secede' and take all Oil to Iran"  

leads directly to the incubator of terrorism via cronic poverty:    'Timeline: A Century of Conflict in Yemen'     *(Houthis)                 note: link first sentence; today, the main conflict is between houthi rebels,...

Ps. the advantage of geography?

Herdee's picture

Iran's bitch - Obama!

damicol's picture

Are you beginning to understand how President Trump thinks now.

Why do you think he hit on Iran the way he did. Meaningless sanctions, but a prior agreement he made with Iran back in December when he chatted to them without disclosing anything is now becoming clear,

He shouts, adds sanctions and Iran names names. All prearranged.

President Trump, now armed with said names proceeds to utterly destroy the neocon cunts so named.

Goodbye Shitstain, Fuck you Clitsnot, you cunt, and especially fuck the faggot monkey with double a sided battle axe, and cull and purge the rest of the fuckers and leave them standing as traitors in everyone's eyes.

Nice job well done. Meeting with Mr Putin, agree to revisit Iran, smooth all out, Make world safer.

Neocon cunts opposing him in jail exiled or in total disgrace.

Win Win Win. For everyone except...........?????????

That's what President Trump does.  Win Win Win

Spiro The Greek's picture

If that is will be the smartest strategy ever and the most brilliant thing to see.

madashellron's picture

Trumps adminatration is infected with Neocons like Niki Haley and John Bolton. So I think it's wishful thinking on your part.