Analysis

In Iran, There Isn't Much Left For Trump To Sanction

Law360 (January 8, 2020, 9:27 PM EST) -- President Donald Trump's promise to impose "punishing" new sanctions on Iran will be difficult, if not impossible, to implement, with the Islamic republic already subject to extensive and severe sanctions that leave the White House little room for expansion.

After an Iranian missile attack on U.S. military sites in Iraq on Tuesday that came in response to the U.S. killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani on Jan. 3, Trump announced Wednesday that the U.S. will issue new sanctions on Iran.

"The United States will immediately impose additional punishing economic sanctions on the Iranian regime," Trump said. "These powerful sanctions will remain...

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