United States Announces a New Strategy on Iran
On October 13, President Donald J. Trump announced a new strategy on Iran and outlined a number of steps the United States is taking to confront the Iranian regime’s hostile actions and ensure the country never acquires a nuclear weapon. President Trump noted that this new strategy comes after a complete review of U.S. policy toward Iran. The President said, “Our policy is based on a clear-eyed assessment of the Iranian dictatorship, its sponsorship of terrorism, and its continuing aggression in the Middle East and all around the world.”
As part of the strategy, the United States will first work with our allies to counter the Iranian regime’s destabilizing activity and support for terrorist proxies in the region. Second, we will place additional sanctions on the regime to block their financing of terror. Third, we will address the regime’s proliferation of missiles and weapons that threaten its neighbors, global trade, and freedom of navigation. Finally, we will deny the regime all paths to a nuclear weapon.