President TrumpDonald John Trump Mary Trump celebrates the Biden-Harris victory: ‘Coming to America. Thanks, boys’ Biden gave thanks to black Americans during his winning speech: ‘You always support me, and I’ll be your present’ Biden vows to heal the divided country MOREThe administration̵7;s administration is readying new sanctions against Iran as the clock ends before President’s election joe BidenJoe BidenMary Trump celebrates the Biden-Harris victory: ‘Come to America. Thanks, boys’ Biden gave thanks to black Americans during his winning speech: ‘You always support me, and I’ll be your present’ Biden vows to heal the divided country MORE inaugurated, Axios reported Sunday.
Trump officials are working with Israel to implement a series of sanctions against Iran, 10 weeks before Inauguration Day, two Israeli sources briefed on the effort told Axios.
Elliott Abrams, the administration’s special envoy for Iran, arrived in Israel on Sunday and discussed the expected sanctions with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE and national security advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat. Abrams is also scheduled to meet Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi.
Israel’s sources told Axios that the presidential administration aims to set “flooding” sanctions to increase pressure on Iran before transferring power to Biden, who previously said he wants the US back to the 2015 nuclear deal.
Officials hope these sanctions will make it harder to return to a deal Trump backed in 2018.
The United States organized a “target bank” of Iranian entities to punish, and a source told Abrams to Axios that the special envoy said the administration had a goal to announce a series of sanctions. new penalties each week prior to Inauguration Day.
Israel’s sources told Axios that the sanctions are separate from Iran’s nuclear program and are instead related to the country’s ballistic missile program, which supports terrorist organizations and nuclear offenders. permission.
The State Department did not immediately return The Hill’s request for comment.
Abrams also plans to travel from Israel to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, two countries that have been teaming up with Trump and Israel officials to counter Iran.
Foreign Minister Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoUS asks WHO to invite Taiwan to next week’s Trump Jr. medical conference. calls for GOP 2024 hopes for ‘lack of action’ Pompeo expresses concern, calls for peace in the Ethiopian conflict to escalate MORE Israeli and US officials told Axios they would travel to Israel on November 18, to make a trip to the region to escalate pressure on Iran.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Biden should revert to the 2015 deal to “make up for past mistakes” The Associated Press reported.
According to the IRNA news agency, he said: “Now, there is an opportunity for the next administration of the United States to make up for the mistakes of the past and go back on track to complying with international agreements through honoring. respect to international standards ”.
Biden has said that he will rejoin the deal if Iran goes back to continuing to end the deal after Tehran left the deal’s rules after Trump pulled out and introduced sanctions against the country.