“Even as we intensify our pressure on the Iranian government, we hold the door open to a diplomatic solution that allows Iran to rejoin the community of nations if they meet their obligations. However, Iran must understand that time is not unlimited,”
said White House press secretary Jay Carney
The executive order from President Obama broadens what is already a concerted and multifaceted sanctions campaign aimed at crippling Iran’s economy, forcing it to comply with international demands that it prove its nuclear program is peaceful. The USA believes Iran is working to develop nuclear weapons, a charge that Iran denies.
“The clock is clearly ticking,”
Secretary of State John Kerry said last month on a visit to Israel.
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