By Mohammad Sadat Khansari
The United States will maintain its maximum pressure campaign on Iranian regime, the U.S. State Department announced on Monday.
State Department Spokesperson, Ms. Morgan Ortagus told the daily press briefing: “On Friday the U.S. Treasury designated Iran’s largest petrochemical holding group, Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company, and its network of 39 subsidiary petrochemical companies and sales agents for supporting the IRGC, a designated foreign terrorist organization and WMD proliferator. We intend to target any company in the petrochemicals sector or elsewhere that provides financial support to it.”
“The maximum pressure campaign continues and will continue,” she said.
She added that the U.S and its allies agree about the “threat of Iran’s ballistic missile program, its terrorist activities, and human rights abuses.”
“Iran has threatened to violate some of the JCPOA’s key restrictions, and today Zarif threatened the U.S. that it cannot expect to stay safe because our – because of our maximum pressure campaign. Making threats, using nuclear blackmail, and terrorizing other nations is typical behavior for the revolutionary regime in Tehran,” she said.