Iran: Being Cut off From SWIFT System Is Crucial for U.S. Maximum Pressure Campaign

By Mahmoud Hakamian

There have been reports about the internal disputes within the Trump administration with regards to the U.S. sanctions on Iran that are now in effect. European leaders have been trying to convince the United States to let Iran remain in contact with the international marketplace. Several officials in the Treasury Department have been reluctant to go the full way with President Trump’s maximum economic pressure campaign on Iran. Or perhaps their European colleagues have convinced them that it would be better if Iran remained connected to the SWIFT system.

Potential Impact of U.S. Sanctions on Iran

By Amir Taghati

Yesterday, the newest batch of U.S. sanctions on Iran will took effect. In this round, Iran’s oil, banking, energy and shipping sectors have been targeted. The effect is already showing.

These sanctions will see hundreds of names added to its list of blocked entities from today. The United States is working with other countries to ensure that Iran’s oil exports are cut off as much as possible.

 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

‌By Amir Taghati

The Trump administration’s strategy to deal with Iran is to put it under extreme pressure with the aim of cutting it off from the funding that permits it to carry malign and terrorist acts across the Middle East and beyond.

 US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnunchin

By Staff Writer

According to reports, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnunchin said, "I can assure you our objective is to make sure that sanctioned transactions do not occur whether it's through SWIFT or any other mechanism. Our focus is to make sure that the sanctions are enforced.” The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) is a global financial messaging service that connects more than 11,000 banks in more than 200 countries. The US Treasury is in negotiations with the SWIFT network to disconnect Iran.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

By Staff Writer

The US State Department has released an extensive report detailing the Iranian Regime’s “destructive behaviour” at home and abroad shortly before the 40th anniversary of the mullahs stealing power.

The report, entitled Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities, goes into stark detail about Iran’s support for terrorism, illicit financial activities, abuse of human rights, environmental exploitation, its missile programme, a threat to cyber security, and a threat to maritime security.

 John Bolton

By Staff Writer

US National Security Advisor John Bolton has said that the US military will remain in Syria until Iran backed troops supporting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad leave.

The US had intended to leave after the defeat of ISIS in the country and Syria has called the continued US presence “illegal”, vowing to force the US out. However, the policy of the US has changed and the Iranian Regime’s interference in other countries will no longer be tolerated. It is also worth noting that neither the Syrian or the Iranian military could defeat the US.

Mahmoud Hakamian

At the beginning of November, the United States’ sanction on Iran’s oil exports will take effect. President Donald Trump announced that his administration would be putting Iran under intense economic pressure with the aim of cutting off its revenues that are used to fund terrorist and malign activities across the region.

Hossein Abedini,

By Staff Writer

The Iranian Regime sees the ongoing nationwide protests in their country, led by the Iranian Resistance, as a real threat to its continued rule, which is why they conspire to commit acts of terror against resistance groups in Europe.

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By Amir Taghati

Last May, after President Trump announced the U.S. exit from the Iran nuclear deal and the reimposed sanctions, the move was called “misguided” a risk to “US national security, recklessly upending foundational partnerships with key US allies in Europe and gambling with Israel's security.”