Published: Sunday, 28 April 2019 16:49
By Edward Carney
Since the beginning of April, the White House has taken highly significant, incremental steps toward the realization of its goal for “maximum pressure” on the Iranian regime. In the first place, the Trump administration announced that it was designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization and imposing sanctions on most individuals and entities that provide it with material support. And about two weeks later, the administration announced that waivers for eight foreign importers of Iranian oil would not be renewed after their expiration on May 2nd.