Saying his policy is to levy "maximum economic pressure" on the country, the president also warns nations that don't wind down their economic ties to Iran "risk severe consequences." European foreign ministers express regret over the U.S. move.
The U.S. secretary of state speaks out after the United Nations reports that North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs and is violating U.N. sanctions through illicit ship-to-ship transfers of oil and in other ways.
There are a few reasons why the president's recent saber-rattling in Iran's direction may be about issues other than U.S.-Iran relations, strictly defined.
The president doesn’t realize he’s playing a losing hand with Iran, which has already called his bluff on targeting its oil sales.
The president declares he will impose unspecified sanctions because Turkey has not freed an American it arrested in 2016. The announcement comes as the State Department holds a religious freedom event.
Those who should be voicing opposition—from Congress to the grassroots—are too obsessed with Russia to even pay attention.
The president wants the Mueller investigation to be finished before he meets with the Russian leader.
The Iranian president says a U.S.-Iran armed conflict would be "the mother of all wars." The U.S. leader replies by threatening Iran with "consequences the like of which few throughout history have ever suffered before."
The administration rebuffs an effort backed by the Russian president to hold a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine on the region's future.
For more than 70 years, Americans have largely ignored the effects of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Now it’s time for debate about making future policy part of our conversations.