“All nations have a duty to act.  No responsible government should subsidize Iran’s bloodlust.  As long as Iran’s menacing behavior continues, sanctions will not be lifted; they will be tightened.  Iran’s leaders will have turned a proud nation into just another cautionary tale of what happens when a ruling class abandons its people and embarks on a crusade for personal power and riches.”

– President Donald J. Trump, Remarks to the 74th Session of the UNGA, September 25

 

U.S. IMPOSES SANCTIONS ON CHINESE COMPANIES FOR TRANSPORTING IRANIAN OIL

“Today, U.S. imposed new sanctions against Chinese companies that transported Iranian oil contrary to U.S. sanctions, denying the #Iran regime revenues for destabilizing conduct at the expense of the Iranian people.  We will take action on any sanctionable Iranian oil transaction.”

– Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Twitter, September 25

 “You can count on America to lead; each nation can.  As President Trump said yesterday, ‘As long as Iran’s menacing behavior continues, sanctions will not be lifted, they will be tightened.’  That path forward begins now…We’re telling China and all nations, know that we will sanction every violation of sanctionable activity.”

– Secretary Pompeo, United Against Nuclear Iran’s 2019 Iran Summit, September 25

  • The United States is taking further action as part of our maximum economic pressure campaign against the Iranian regime and those who enable its destabilizing behavior. We are imposing sanctions on certain Chinese firms for knowingly engaging in a significant transaction for the transport of oil from Iran, including knowledge of sanctionable conduct, contrary to U.S. sanctions.
  • This is one of the largest sanctions actions the United States has taken against entities and individuals identified as transporting Iranian oil since our sanctions were re-imposed in November 2018. This action is aimed to deny the Iranian regime critical income to engage in foreign conflicts, advance its ballistic missile development, and fund terror around the world.
  • The following Chinese firms are sanctioned under E.O. 13846 for knowingly engaging in a significant transaction for the transport of oil from Iran: China Concord Petroleum Co., Limited, Kunlun Shipping Company Limited, Pegasus 88 Limited, and COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Seaman & Ship Management Co, Ltd. The United States is imposing additional sanctions on the following two Chinese companies, which own or control one or more of the four companies identified above, and had knowledge of their sanctionable conduct:  Kunlun Holding Company Ltd. and COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Co., Ltd.  The United States is also imposing sanctions on the following five individuals, who are executive officers of one or more of the six companies identified above:  Bin Xu, Yi Li, Yu Hua Mao, Luqian Shen, and Yazhou Xu.

IRANIAN REGIME ELITE AND FAMILIES CAN NO LONGER TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES

“Iran’s citizens deserve a government that cares about reducing poverty, ending corruption, and increasing jobs — not stealing their money to fund a massacre abroad and at home… It is time for Iran’s leaders to finally put the Iranian people first.”

– President Donald J. Trump, Remarks to the 74th Session of the UNGA, September 25 

“Yesterday, @realDonaldTrump barred the Iranian regime’s elites and their privileged families from entering the United States. They will no longer be allowed to enjoy America’s freedom & prosperity while orchestrating the oppression of the Iranian people.”

– Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Twitter, September 26

  • The President announced a Presidential Proclamation restricting entry into the United States for senior Iranian government officials and members of their families. Under this proclamation, designated senior regime officials and their families will no longer be allowed entry into the United States.  No longer will elites reap the benefits of a free society while the Iranian people suffer under the regime’s corruption and mismanagement.
  • This Presidential Proclamation is per the authority vested in the President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 212(f) and 215(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1182 (f) and 1185 (a)) and section 301 of title 3, United States Code.

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