U.S. Imposes New Ballistic Missile Testing Sanctions on Iran

Posted January 19, 2016 at 5:51am

The Associated Press reports that “the United States on Sunday imposed sanctions against 11 individuals and entities involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program as a result of Tehran’s firing of a medium-range ballistic missile, a new punishment one day after the Obama administration lifted economic penalties against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program.”  

“The missile program “poses a significant threat to regional and global security, and it will continue to be subject to international sanctions,” said Adam J. Szubin, the Treasury’s acting undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence in a statement.”  

“He said the U.S. has made it clear that it will ‘vigorously press sanctions against Iranian activities’ outside the terms of the nuclear agreement. Szubin cited Iran’s ‘support for terrorism, regional destabilization, human rights abuses, and ballistic missile program.'”