US Jewish, Pro-Israel Groups Praise Trump's Reimposition of Sanctions on Iran


"Iran's cyber activities against the world have been the most consequential, costly and aggressive in the history of the Internet, more so than Russian Federation".

In a tweet, Mr Trump warned: "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States".

Rouhani's comments come as the US attempts to establish agreements with both Iran and North Korea. But he said the United States and allies routinely train for that possibility and are prepared to insure that freedom of navigation and commerce continues in those waters.

The Iranian parliament voted to remove Labor Minister Ali Rabie during a raucous debate Wednesday on new economic policies to tackle unemployment and bolster the weak economic situation in the country, a day after new USA economic sanctions went into effect.

Iran rejected United States calls for talks earlier this week after Trump reimposed sanctions against the Islamic Republic following his withdrawal from a 2015 deal brokered by former President Barack Obama and several world powers to curb Iran's nuclear program.

"The nation is begging while the master lives like God", a crowd in Iran chanted, according to The Wall Street Journal, which reported that the current unrest is the most severe it had seen since January, when mass demonstrations against the rule of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei were held. European countries fear that abandoning the accord will lead to accelerated development of nuclear weapons in Iran.

Recorded Future's Moriuchi anticipated that businesses most at risk were those victimized in Iranian cyberattacks between 2012 and 2014 - they include banks and financial services, government departments, critical infrastructure providers, and oil and energy.

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But the second tranche of sanctions, which kicks in on 5 November and targets Iran's vital oil sector, could be far more damaging - even if several key customers such as China, India and Turkey have refused to significantly cut their purchases.

Kuperwasser wrote in a blog post for The Times of Israel that the European Union was once again exposed as "an appeaser of Iran and as a very weak force that can be totally ignored by the United States".

The US is bracing for cyberattacks Iran could launch in retaliation for the re-imposition of sanctions this week by President Donald Trump, cybersecurity and intelligence experts said. While the European Union is enforcing the so-called Blocking Statute to protect its firms operating in Iran from looming USA sanctions against the country, Germany, a signatory the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has criticized the U.S. approach.

In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, right, greets North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho at the start of their meeting, at the presidency office, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Iranian vessels reportedly harassed the carrier as it made the transit, but did not delay the ship's passage.

Among their key operations in and around the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea, which are connected by the Strait of Hormuz, the US military aims to ensure freedom of navigation and the flow of commerce in global waters. The Trump tactics have deepened an already serious economic crisis in Iran, fuelling protests around the country.

Trump's May withdrawal from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran had spooked investors and triggered a run on the Iranian rial long before the punishing sanctions went back into force.