US warns of tougher sanctions on Iran

(VOVWORLD) - US National Security Adviser John Bolton has said that the US administration is looking to ratchet up pressure on Iran to abandon its nuclear program, going beyond previous international sanctions.
US warns of tougher sanctions on Iran - ảnh 1 U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton at a news conference in Jerusalem. (photo: Getty images)

The Wall Street Journal quoted Bolton as saying that the US would not agree to any waivers to the sanctions.

United Nations Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy, slammed the recent US sanctions against Iran Wednesday, calling them “unjust and harmful”.

In a written statement, he said these unjust and harmful sanctions are destroying the economy and currency of Iran, driving millions of people into poverty and making imported goods unaffordable.

He urged the US to demonstrate its commitment to allow agricultural commodities, food, medicine, and medical devices into Iran, to ease the hardships faced by Iranian people.

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