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The Biden Admin Claims Trump Placed Improper Sanctions on Iran Yet They Can’t Name A Single One

Sally Kent

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April 23, 2021

The Biden administration made serious allegations against the Trump administration claiming it imposes improper sanctions on Iran. The Biden administration alleged that Trump placed sanctions on Iran for terrorism but the real reason was to make it harder for future administrations to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. However, when Associated Press reporter Matt Lee asked State Department official Ned Price to name one example of an improperly placed sanction by Trump he could not name a single one.

The reporter asked Price eight times to name a sanction by the Trump administration that was dubiously placed on Iran.

The Daily Wire reports:


“Yesterday, a senior State Department official talked about this administration’s belief that the previous administration had disingenuously or improperly imposed sanctions on Iran for terrorism, ostensibly for terrorism reasons, but they were really designed to make it harder for any future administration to return to the nuclear deal,” Lee said. “Can you give us an example of one sanction, or set of sanctions, that you think fits that category?”

QUESTION:I’m not. I just want one example of a sanction, or set of sanctions, that you think was improperly or illegitimately or that the – that the Trump administration imposed with an ulterior motive of tying your – of tying this administration or any other administration’s hands in returning to the deal. Just one. Just one. I’m not asking for the whole set.

MR PRICE: I would make – I would make the point that there are sanctions that are inconsistent with the JCPOA. And as we have said, if Iran resumes its compliance with the nuclear deal – meaning that if Iran once again becomes subject to the most stringent verification and monitoring regime ever negotiated – we would be prepared to lift those sanctions that are inconsistent with the JCPOA. There are sanctions that are consistent with the JCPOA. I —

QUESTION: No, name one example of what you think was duplicitously or disingenuously imposed.

Watch the exchange HERE.