Trump threatens more sanctions on Iran

Added On July 12, 2019

Trump wrote in a morning tweet on Wednesday that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal "was to expire in a short number of years. Sanctions will soon be increased, substantially!"
Trump's words followed Iran's announcement that it had raised the concentration of its enriched uranium to 4.5 percent from 3.67 purity, a limit set by the 2015 Iran nuclear deal for Iran's enrichment concentration.
Following Tehran's announcement, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence vowed on Monday to continue to pile up economic pressure on Iran.
Ties between the United States and Iran have deteriorated significantly after Washington walked away unilaterally from the landmark nuclear pact in May 2018 and reimposed energy and financial sanctions on Iran.
Tehran withdrew from part of the nuclear deal in May and threatened more actions if its economic interests under the pact are not ensured.
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Wednesday that the country keeps its door open to diplomacy and talks over its nuclear issue.