White House on Monday to detail reimposition of Iran sanctions: Pompeo


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House will make an announcement on Monday detailing the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran that President Donald Trump has ordered for this week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives to meet with South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on the sidelines of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Singapore August 4, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Pompeo, speaking to reporters aboard his plane headed back to Washington from an Asia trip, said: “It’s an important part of our efforts to push back against Iranian malign activity.”

A U.S. Treasury official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said so-called “snapback” sanctions will be reimposed at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Tuesday.

In May, Trump pulled the United States out of a 2015 deal between world powers and Tehran under which international sanctions were lifted in return for curbs on its nuclear program.

Reporting By David Brunnstrom; Writing by Matt Spetalnick; Editing by Bill Trott

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