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US hopes new sanctions fuel Iran protests

The US administration said it hoped that renewed economic sanctions on Iran going into effect Tuesday will spur Iranian protests and pressure the regime to accept Donald Trump’s offer for talks.
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 08:  White House National Security Advisor John Bolton (L) and Vice President Mike Pence listen to President Donald Trump announce his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room at the White House May 8, 2018 in Washington, DC. After two and a half years of negotiations, Iran agreed in 2015 to end its nuclear program in exchange for Western countries, including the United States, lifting decades of economic sanctions. Since then interna

WASHINGTON — Senior Donald Trump administration officials said today they hope that renewed US economic sanctions on Iran that go into effect Tuesday will fuel Iranian protests and ultimately pressure the Iranian regime to take up Trump on his offer for talks for a broader deal. 

“If Iran were really serious they’d come to the table,” Trump national security adviser John Bolton told Fox News today. “We’ll find out whether they are or not.”

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