The United States will continue to impose maximum pressure on Iran to abandon its destabilizing agenda for the region, the State Department said on Monday June 10th.
The State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said that international community must hold the Iranian regime accountable for its threats to expand its nuclear program.
She told reporters that the US designated Iran’s petrochemical sector for supporting the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
The maximum pressure campaign continues and will continue targeting any company that financially support IRGC, Ortagus said.
Earlier, U.N. atomic watchdog head said that Iran has accelerated its production of enriched uranium, Reuters has reported.
IAEA chief Yukiya Amano, whose agency is responsible for monitoring Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal, said Iran was now producing more enriched uranium than before, but it was not clear when it might reach stockpile limits set in the pact.
Washington has tightened sanctions since April, targeting industrial and oil sector, ordering all countries and companies to halt all imports of Iran. Besides, it has decided to send more troops to the Middle East to counter Iranian threats.
Meanwhile, Iran has responded with a threat to increase its enrichment of uranium, saying it is up to Europeans who still support the nuclear deal to save it by finding ways to ensure Tehran gets the economic benefits it was promised.