US Unleashes New Sanctions On Iran; Russia Says "Counter-Productive"

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The U.S. imposed fresh sanctions on Iran as President Donald Trump seeks to punish Tehran for its ballistic missile program after warning the Islamic Republic that it is “playing with fire." As Bloomberg reports, the Treasury Department published a list of 13 individuals and 12 entities facing new restrictions, some for contributing to proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and others for links to terrorism.

Additional headlines from the Trump administration:

  • U.S. SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL SAYS U.S. WILL “CONTINUE TO RESPOND” TO IRAN’S BEHAVIOR “AT AN APPROPRIATE LEVEL” TO PRESSURE THEM TO CHANGE THEIR BEHAVIOR
  • U.S. SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL SAYS “IRAN HAS A CHOICE TO MAKE” WITH REGARD TO ITS BEHAVIOR IN THE REGION
  • U.S. SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL SAYS IRAN SHOULD NOT BE SURPRISED BY ACTIONS AGAINST THOSE THAT FURTHER ITS SUPPORT FOR TERRORISM OR AID ITS BALLISTIC MISSILE PROGRAM
  • U.S. SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL SAYS SANCTIONS TODAY ARE “CRITICAL TO COMBATING IRAN’S MALIGN ACTIVITIES” OUTSIDE SCOPE OF NUCLEAR DEAL
  • U.S. SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL SAYS SANCTIONS TODAY ARE “JUST INITIAL STEPS IN RESPONSE TO IRANIAN PROVOCATIVE BEHAVIOR”

The reaction is clear - USD extending its losses and crude rallying...

“A coordinated, multifaceted effort to push back against a range of illicit Iranian behavior is long overdue,” Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Cmte, says in statement.

  • “After speaking with General Flynn this morning, I am very encouraged by the professionalism with which the administration has orchestrated these actions”
  • “I look forward to working with the Trump administration and my congressional colleagues in a bipartisan manner to strongly enforce nuclear restrictions and further hold Iran accountable”

Meanwhile, RIA is reporting that Russian foreign ministry officials have remarked that "sanctions against Iran are counter-productive."

The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List:

  • AL-HAJJ, Yahya (a.k.a. AL-HAJ, Yahya; a.k.a. AL-HAJ, Yehia Issa Mohamad); DOB 23 May 1959; POB Aramta, Lebanon; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport RL 2544590 (Lebanon) issued 07 Jun 2013 expires 07 Jun 2018 (individual) [SDGT] [IRGC] [IFSR].
  • ASGHARZADEH, Abdollah; DOB 16 Sep 1968; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions (individual) [NPWMD] [IFSR].
  • DARIAN, Tenny (a.k.a. SHAKHDARIAN, Tenny); DOB 06 Sep 1979; POB Tehran, Iran; citizen Iran; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Passport B23545963 expires 05 Mar 2017 (individual) [NPWMD] [IFSR].
  • EBRAHIMI, Hasan Dehghan (a.k.a. IBRAHIMI, Hasan Dahqan); DOB 21 Mar 1961; POB Dezfool, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport U19707756 (Iran) issued 12 May 2011 expires 11 May 2016 (individual) [SDGT] [IRGC] [IFSR].
  • FARHAT, Muhammad 'Abd-al-Amir (a.k.a. FARHAT, Mohammad; a.k.a. FARHAT, Mohammad Abdul Amir); DOB 23 Aug 1969; POB Kuwait; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport RL 2325452 (Lebanon) expires 31 Jul 2017 (individual) [SDGT] [IRGC] [IFSR].
  • MAGHAM, Mohammad; DOB 16 Sep 1970; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Passport H22452336 (Iran) (individual) [NPWMD] [IFSR].
  • ROSTAMIAN, Kambiz, Villa No 13, Cluster 31 Juemierah Islands, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; DOB 27 Aug 1960; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Passport RE0003026 (Saint Kitts and Nevis); alt. Passport I17217816 (Iran) (individual) [NPWMD] [IFSR].
  • SHARIFI, Ali (a.k.a. SALEHI, Ali); DOB 23 Feb 1966; POB Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport M31335740 (Iran); alt. Passport U30608043 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IRGC] [IFSR].
  • XIANHUA, Qin (a.k.a. QIN, Jack; a.k.a. XIANHUA, Jack); DOB 08 Jan 1979; citizen China; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Passport E31457650 expires 21 Oct 2023 (individual) [NPWMD] [IFSR].
  • YUE, Richard (a.k.a. YAODONG, Yue); DOB 22 May 1974; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions (individual) [NPWMD] [IFSR].
  • ZAHEDI, Mostafa (a.k.a. KHAZE, Karim; a.k.a. LIU, Jhon; a.k.a. OMAR, Asem; a.k.a. "IBRAHIM, Mohammad"; a.k.a. "IBRAHIM, Mohammed"); DOB 29 Jun 1978; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions (individual) [NPWMD] [IFSR].
  • ZARGARI, Ghodrat (a.k.a. ZARGARI, Ghodratollah); DOB 1944; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions (individual) [NPWMD] [IFSR].
  • ZHOU, Carol; DOB 30 Oct 1982; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions (individual) [NPWMD] [IFSR].

The following entities have been added to OFAC's SDN List:

  • COSAILING BUSINESS TRADING COMPANY LIMITED, 2808 Number 1 Building, 98 Nanjing Road, Shinan District, Qingdao, China; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR].
  • EAST STAR COMPANY (a.k.a. SATEREH SHARGH MOBIN CO.; a.k.a. SATEREH SHARGH SAMIN CO., LTD.; a.k.a. SETAREH SHARGH CO.), Unit 5, Third Floor, 15th Street, Bokharest Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR].
  • ERVIN DANESH ARYAN COMPANY (a.k.a. ERVIN DANESH), 5th Floor, No. 78, Forsat Shirazi Street, North Kargar Street, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR].
  • MAHER TRADING AND CONSTRUCTION COMPANY (a.k.a. MAHER TRADING AND ENGINEERING; a.k.a. "MAHER COMPANY"), Concord building, 7th floor, Verdan, Beirut, Lebanon; Harik Harik, on the street near al-Husnayn Mosque, Malik bin Qazzam, 5th floor, Beirut, Lebanon; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [IRGC] [IFSR].
  • MIRAGE FOR ENGINEERING AND TRADING (a.k.a. "MIRAGE FOR ENGINEERING"), Kalim Bechara Building, 2nd floor, Trabulsi Street, Badaro, Beirut, Lebanon; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [IRGC] [IFSR].
  • MIRAGE FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES SARL, PO Box 113/6655, Msieleh Main Road, Rabiyeh Building, 2nd floor, Msieheh, Lebanon; Website www.miragewm.com; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [IRGC] [IFSR].
  • MKS INTERNATIONAL CO. LTD. (a.k.a. MKS INTERNATIONAL; a.k.a. MKS INTERNATIONAL GROUP), Office No 4, Babataher Street, Dr Fatemi Avenue, Tehran, Iran; PO BOX 14155-4618, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR].
  • NINGBO NEW CENTURY IMPORT AND EXPORT COMPANY, LTD. (a.k.a. NEW CENTURY IMPORT AND EXPORT CO. LTD), 5 Hongtang South Road, Jiangbei, Ningbo 315033, China; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR].
  • OFOG SABZE DARYA COMPANY, Unit Seven, Fourth Floor, Number 18, 15th Street, Khaled Eslamboli Street, Beheshti Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR].
  • REEM PHARMACEUTICAL (a.k.a. REEM PHARMACEUTICAL, LLC; a.k.a. REEM PHARMACEUTICAL, S.A.R.L.; a.k.a. REEM PHARMACEUTICAL, SAL), Kalim Bechara Building, 2nd floor, Trabolsi Street, Badaro, Beirut, Lebanon; Website www.reempharma.com; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [IRGC] [IFSR].
  • ROYAL PEARL GENERAL T.R.D. (a.k.a. ROYAL PEARL CHEMICAL; a.k.a. ROYAL PEARLS; a.k.a. ROYAL PEARLS GENERAL TRADING), PO Box 74382, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Office No. 8, Near Regal International, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai 74382, United Arab Emirates; Website www.royalpearlchem.com; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR].
  • ZIST TAJHIZ POOYESH COMPANY (a.k.a. POOYESH ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS; a.k.a. ZIEST TAJHIEZ POOYESH), 16, Afshar Alley, Fajr Street, Motahari Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Website www.pooyeshenviro.ir; Additional Sanctions Information - Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR].

The following changes have been made to OFAC's SDN List:

  • DODIK, Milorad, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina; DOB 12 Mar 1959; Gender Male (individual) [BALKANS]. -to- DODIK, Milorad, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina; DOB 12 Mar 1959; Gender Male (individual) [BALKANS].

Ahead of the announcement, Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said, "Iran unmoved by threats as we derive security from our people." He added later: "We will never use our weapons against anyone, except in self-defense."

 

Iran has responded...?

Iran will bar the American wrestling team from a major international meet this month in response to President Trump’s order severely limiting travel from several Muslim-majority countries, including Iran.

 

Bahram Qasemi, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, announced the ban Friday morning, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

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WTFRLY's picture

Longggggg Greater Israel Plan

BullyBearish's picture

Boy, those were translated from hebrew in record time...

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

Iran did not break the nuke deal they signed, and the unsc resolution was designed to be vague on purpose- typical Zionist tactic of moving the goalpost, in this case, to provide a pretext for sanctions.

Trump is going Likud's bidding at his peril. They are lying about Iran, as they lied about Iraq.
https://theintercept.com/2015/03/02/brief-history-netanyahu-crying-wolf-...

20 years of 'Iran is months away' and the fucking Breitbart/Drudge crew dont pause to wonder: 'might he be trying to goad the US into more wars- for Israel?'

Useful idiots.

netanyahu told to hasten coming of Jewish messiah (who will rule the world from jerusalem)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFr4C2BPLeM

By revered rabbi who said gentiles have inferior souls and are born to serve jews

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/04/07/why-is-the-us-honoring-a-racist-r...

A concept which is at the core of Judaism, which is why the former CHIEF RABBI said similar:

http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2010/10/gentiles-exis...

and why chief rabbi of the IDF said its okay to rape gentile women
http://www.renegadetribune.com/new-israeli-defense-forces-chief-rabbi-sa...

But THEY can refuse inspections and build untold number of chemical, bio, and nuclear weapons???

huh???

REMEMBER THE USS LIBERTY

http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/israels-friends-against-the-first-amendment

ISIS = CIA/MOSSAD/SAUDI
http://www.shoah.org.uk/2016/07/27/the-yinon-plan-greater-israel-syria-i...

http://www.counterpunch.org/2006/04/25/is-the-us-waging-israel-s-wars/

http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/top-10-proofs-isis-us-israel...

******

Evidence connecting Israel and a Zionist Sayanim Network is Abundant
http://educate-yourself.org/cn/MastersOfDeception.pdf
https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it

BullyBearish's picture

This nails it...

 

Trumpanyahoo is in the house...he will make Hillary look good

 

War with Iran, No Bankster regulation, Illegal israel settlement hand slap...

 

http://brothernathanaelfoundation.org/news/338-brother-nathanael

 

GUS100CORRINA's picture

This nails it??  Maybe or maybe not ... 

I will let the following scripture speak for itself for anyone who has been gifted with eyes to see and ears to hear and understand.

[Zec 12:2-6 ESV] 2 "Behold, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of staggering to all the surrounding peoples. The siege of Jerusalem will also be against Judah. 3 On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it. 4 On that day, declares the LORD, I will strike every horse with panic, and its rider with madness. But for the sake of the house of Judah I will keep my eyes open, when I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. 5 Then the clans of Judah shall say to themselves, 'The inhabitants of Jerusalem have strength through the LORD of hosts, their God.' 6 "On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a blazing pot in the midst of wood, like a flaming torch among sheaves. And they shall devour to the right and to the left all the surrounding peoples, while Jerusalem shall again be inhabited in its place, in Jerusalem.

Interpretation: Israel will LAY WASTE to the Middle East and it won't matter who broke what treaty or has what weapon or who is in political office. So the URLs in peoples comments won't matter at all.

So says the prophecy from the creator of everything. Amen. THE END.

Sturm und Drang's picture

Israel will be the "death" of Trump. And at least six million others before it's all said and done.

Jubal Early's picture

Are you implying that Jews murdered 6 million Jews and then blamed it on the Germans through the use of extensive propaganda about jew lies like "shoah" and "holocaust"?

Sturm und Drang's picture

I am suggesting that six million is a particularly resonant number.

Bob's picture

Most artfully, I thought. 

It works on a math level, too.  Why would they even pause before they felt atoned, at least in the simplest math. 

Sad, fucked up people.  But they're better than this. 

Thordoom's picture

There were never 6 milions jews cooked up by Nazis anyways. Its made up number for propaganda. The real jewish researcher claim the real number is around 1.5 million. On the other hand the truth is that jewish bolsheviks  which  made up the most of the comunist politburo indeed were the leaders exterminating 40 millions slavs and other races in USSR.

Jubal Early's picture

Excellent post.  One point that cannot be made enough is that Israel's foundation is one of murder and terrorism.  When it comes to evil racist's murdering gentiles Iran and Israel aren't even in the same league.  The stench of Jewish hypocrisy once again overwhelms. 

Blue Balls's picture

Iran is all talk.  When I see nukes dropping Israel I will believe their BS.

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) Blue Balls Feb 3, 2017 10:49 AM

When I see nukes dropped on Israel I will praise Allah!

musimann's picture

Iran can pound the shit out khazaristan without nukes.

WTFUD's picture

D'uh! Do you mean the Shadow USSofA Neocon Government is All Talk? Iran is purely Defensive, much like Russia. Should the USSofA Deep State decide to involve themselves militarily in Iran then you'll see all Hell break loose.

post turtle saver's picture

this can't be right, Trump is supposed to be the slavish puppet of Russia and only do what Russia tells him to do... that's what CNN tells me so it must be true, therefore this must be fake news

Spike8877's picture

some one needs to turn israel into glass

NoWayJose's picture

Short of sending in John McCain flying a jet loaded with nukes - this is about all Trump can do. That is why nearly all Presidents try this.

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) NoWayJose Feb 3, 2017 10:31 AM

why do anything at all? Iran is a sovereign country

musimann's picture

sorry buddy reason is not a part of any action towards Iran. Its all hyperbole and Neocon war mongering rhetoric. I often wonder why people in our government think they can dictate policy to Iran. Hubris arrogance and ignorance rule the day.

J Jason Djfmam's picture

McCain would have a wet start in his pants.

dogfish's picture

Meet the new war monger same as the old warmonger,nothing changes.And you wonder why the phrase death to America is so popular.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

We have drained the swamp and the bankers do not rule any longer.

We have put Russia in her place over Crimea and Ukraine and are furthering good relations with China, Iran, Australia, Mexico,  and Palestine.

The freedom of Religion is now back

I see peace and prosperity coming

 

NoWayJose's picture

You can never drain the swamp - too many larve hiding and waiting to hatch!

Mustafa Kemal's picture

thats a classical false dilemma. Maybe you cant, but you could start. That would be simple. Dont bring in Mnuchin, Cohn, etc.   Simple dude.

musimann's picture

Now who's drinking the cool aid. Delusions are nice but reality bites. Trump has caught the McCain sickness that pervades DC. Power gone to the head. He talked like this one the stump. Trump is a fool. Hope he's all show and no go.

land_of_the_few's picture

The one whose ever-so-not-sociopath family renamed themselves "gift of God"?

cherry picker's picture

When will they sanction USA for links to terrorist organizations?

me or you's picture

It looks like the Israel's clown wants to start a war with Iran I hope he's send his sons and son-in-law because my kids are not going to die for Israel. 

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

Yea, DJT is going to ride his horse while leading the front lines into battle like George Washington.  

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Trump should just send that fat crybaby from NYU over to Persia. She'll have lots to scream about over there.

general ambivalent's picture

You all should go since you're the ones who voted him in. Have fun!

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Where are Mohammed Goatsbyday or Abu Hassan Bunny Sadder on the List?

(Veiled reference to the 1970s Iranian politicians, who grabbed headlines during the Hostage Crisis.  Old timers will remember. Johnny Carson called them "Goats by day and sheep by night.")

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"(Veiled reference to the 1970s Iranian politicians, who grabbed headlines during the Hostage Crisis.  Old timers will remember. Johnny Carson called them "Goats by day and sheep by night."

I remember that crisis. What struck me was that not once during that whole time did I hear anything about the Mosadeq coup of 1953  which overthrew a democratically elected moderate and replaced it with the Shah. It was just those "Goats by day and sheep by night."


richsob's picture

What the fuck is with all the anti-Semitism on this website?  I'm no big fan of Israel but damn, people!  Acting like a brown shirt doesn't help anyone see your side of the story.  The Iranian leadership is shit.  That doesn't make the Iranian people bad any more than a bad President makes all Americans or all Russians bad. 

Elco the Constitutionalist's picture
Elco the Constitutionalist (not verified) richsob Feb 3, 2017 10:36 AM

Fuck off kike.

Aussiekiwi's picture

abuse without a reason, you must be a liberal

richsob's picture

I'm a Christian, asshole.  Marine vet.  Two combat tours.  Some of my family is Russian.   One Iranian sister-in-law.  Born in America.  Go fuck yourself.

Bush Baby's picture

You know how organized religion has been killing off non-believers?

Maybe time for a role reversal

BullyBearish's picture

richsob...if you can't see Satanyahoo's multi-year effort to get the U.S. to go to war with Iran, you need to take off your glasses...now that Trumpanyahoo's in the house, it looks like it's finally going to happen...SAD

assistedliving's picture

glad to meet a richsob marine vet.  about time.  

over 5 years u must hv noticed the KKK, Putin luving, racist internet anonymity express the decline on ZH.  the one consistent theme, awfulness aside, is the

non-interventionist attitude which gives me hope

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

I am far more sympathetic to Iranian / Shia Muslims, than the rest.  Why? Because...

1. Iranians are PERSIANS (Indo-European Caucasians), not Arabs.

2. You don't see Iranians going around Europe, USA or the rest of the world, blowing up themselves, others, plowing into crowds with trucks, or raping our women.

Ergo... DEATH TO SALAFISTS / WAHHABISTS ! DIE, YOU CAMEL FUCKERS, DIE !

TheReplacement's picture

By that logic we should all be chanting die USA die, especially someone who served two combat tours over there.

Just an observation.

Keeping thougths to self.

sarz's picture

Okay, if you are who you say you are, and you sincerely want to know where all the antisemitism is coming from, I suggest a detour. Spend a few minutes a day at theuglytruth.wordpress.com. The header for the website says "Intelligent antisemitism for thinking gentiles". 

Like many people at ZeroHedge, the people at TUT have had high hopes for the promise of Trump, putting a lot of weight on the fact that he has been damned by every Jewish organization, despite his Jewish son-in-law and convert daughter. 

Trump knows very well that Jews did 9/11. He has been dog-whistling the truth for a year now. I have been arguing for a year that his nonsense against Iran was a "place-holder" for his views on Israel. To put America first, you have to displace the one who's first now, the Tribe. But that is presently unsayable, leave alone doable.  

Could be that Trump is as devious as we thought, but in the service of smaller and more personal goals. The Iran nonsense suggests that.  

richsob's picture

The guy who had no tolerance for a lot of Israel's BS was James Baker, White House Chief of Staff and United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Ronald Reagan, and as U.S. Secretary of State and White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush.  The way to resist the Zionist crazies is to out think them and out maneuver them.  What I'm sick of seeing is the stupid shit of calling people names and cussing about stuff when you don't like what is being done instead of intelligently working to make a real difference.  Stupid and profane will never beat smart and slick no matter how well intentioned someone may be.