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Many believe that the foundations of a sensible Iran policy is being developed by the Trump administration.

The regime leaders seem to be made uneasy by the Trump team’s tough rhetoric. Iran is more likely to hesitate in the face of new sanctions and being put “on notice”, a big change from the  past few years, when it brandished a its triumphs in the region.  The Trump administration must now keep the pressure on.

In their February 7 article for The Hill, Emanuele Ottolenghi senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Boris Zilberman, deputy director of congressional relations and a Russia analyst, co-contributed an opinion piece on why the US must enforce sanctions on Iran. 

In an article for CNBC.com, on February 6, Jeff Daniels, coordinating producer for CNBC, wrote about the agreement Boeing made with Iran to sell them 80 passenger jets.

He writes that according to analysts, while the deal may not be directly impacted by new U.S. sanctions on Tehran it could still unravel.

In a January 24 article published by United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), the non-partisan, not-for-profit global advocacy organization, raised concerns with the White House about Fiat Chrysler’s ties to the Iranian regime.

On December 6, an article in the Daily Mail, it was reported that Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that Congress's decision to renew US Sanctions for another 10 years will elicit a "harsh reaction" and proved the United States was still an enemy.

By INU Staff 

INU - On Thursday, the US Senate voted to extend for 10 years the Iran Sanctions Act, which would have otherwise expired at the end of the year. The upper chamber of Congress followed the lead of the House of Representatives, which had previously approved the measure with 419 votes in favor and only one against. The Senate vote was a similarly overwhelming 99 to zero. 

CNN quoted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as saying, “Preserving these sanctions is critical given Iran's disturbing pattern of aggression and its persistent efforts to expand its sphere of influence across the Middle East.”

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