Trump Signs New Iran Sanctions Into Law

The sanctions measures passed in Congress last week in response to Iran’s missile development program and human rights abuses.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) on Wednesday welcomed the signing into law of legislation imposing the new sanctions.

In a statement, the NCRI called for the new law to be “implemented immediately, meticulously and without exception.” It urged the European Union to align itself with these sanctions.

“The expulsion of the IRGC and its affiliated militias from the Middle East, in particular from Syria and Iraq, is indispensable to the enactment of this law and a prerequisite to ending the conflict and crisis that have engulfed the entire region,” the NCRI said.

“The terrorist designation and sanctions against the IRGC should have taken place a long time ago since the IRGC protects the entirety of the clerical regime. It also acts as the regime’s main instrument of suppression and export of terrorism and extremism. However, the policy of appeasing the mullahs’ religious dictatorship paved the way for rampage in the entire region by the IRGC and its proxies.”

After the US Senate adopted the sanctions bill last week, NCRI President Maryam Rajavi stated: “The full implementation of these sanctions against the clerical regime must be completed with urgent actions against officials in charge of executions, torture and particularly the massacre of political prisoners in 1988. Topping the list is Ali Khamenei, the mullahs’ supreme leader. They must face justice for 38 years of crimes against humanity. Recognition of the Iranian people’s desire and right to overthrow the mullahs and establish democracy and freedom in Iran is the greatest contribution to peace and tranquility in the Middle East and the world.”