President Trump has signed an Executive Order today imposing sanctions on the Supreme Leader of Iran and the Office of the Supreme Leader of Iran.
As a response to Iran’s engagement in a series of provocative actions in recent weeks, including the shooting down of a U. S. drone, Trump made his decision to target the Iranian regime to force it to the negotiating table.
Trump said after he signed the executive order, “We call on the regime to abandon its nuclear ambitions, change its destructive behavior, respect the rights of its people, and return in good faith to the negotiating table.”
According to the executive order, besides denying Iran’s leadership access to financial resources, blocking them from using the United States financial system or accessing any assets in the United States, anybody who conducts significant transactions with these sanctioned individuals may be exposed to sanctions themselves.
We know that behind those transactions, China and Russia are the main “black hands”. With this, the United States is sending a clear message to the Communist Regime in China that it must also end its malign behavior.
Donald Trump has acted with great restraints on Iran because he is fully aware that his biggest adversary is the vile Communist Regime in China. By pulling off his strike order at Iran the last minute, Trump has avoided giving the CCP regime a chance to “catch fish in muddy waters”.
Most Chinese people would like to see Donald Trump impose similar sanctions on the CCP leadership and its corrupt officials soon while focusing his strength to help eliminating the dictatorship in China.
In a few months, the 98-year-old CCP is to celebrate its 70th anniversary. Yesterday an education campaign on the theme of “staying true to our founding mission” was launched throughout the Party. President Xi Jinping called on its members to keep firmly in mind the Party’s fundamental purpose and get ready for a self-reform.
According to Xinhua, to have the courage for self-reform is the most distinctive character of the party; by continuous self-reform, the CCP has made itself better prepared for missions and challenges ahead and better equipped to advance the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
We are sure that the CCP does want a reform to prolong its life. But with its numerous crimes over 70 years far beyond destroying China’s historic traditions and cultural values, violating human rights and persecuting innocent families and individuals, few Chinese would agree to a prolonged life of the vicious party on the beautiful land of China.
When the Foreign Ministry spokesmen lied about the demonstrations in Hong Kong and warned of foreign interference to stop its human rights violations, no one would ever again believe in what they say.
When the CCP leadership claimed it never copy western-style freedom and democracy and would never allow judicial independence in China, no one believe that they would have any genuine “self-reform”, let alone “political reform”.
CCP killer Guo Wengui said in his whistle blow over the weekend that eliminating the CCP regime has become a global theme.
Guo said, “CCP must be eliminated. June 4 of 2020 will be China’s new National Day. Please do not have doubts about this. If you have any doubt, just go home to sleep. Don’t worry, leave the task to me. You will see eliminating the CCP is the greatest thing of all humanity, not just ours. With the CCP surviving, the U.S won’t live well, Europe won’t live well. Therefore, warrior friends, wiping out the CCP has become the greatest theme of the whole world. This is the choice of humanity and the theme of my whistle blow today”.
The days of the CCP are numbered and 1.4 billion Chinese are eager to see its last day coming.
Everything is just beginning.
By Cloudy Seagail
Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Executive Order on Iran Sanctions
11:47 A.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: Okay, thank you very much. In a few moments, I’ll be signing an executive order imposing hard-hitting sanctions on the Supreme Leader of Iran and the Office of the Supreme Leader of Iran, and many others.
Today’s action follows a series of aggressive behaviors by the Iranian regime in recent weeks, including shooting down of U.S. drones. They shot down the drone. It’s — I guess everyone saw that one. And many other things. They’ve done many other things aside from the individual drone. You saw the tankers, and we know of other things that were done also, which were not good and not appropriate.
The Supreme Leader of Iran is one who ultimately is responsible for the hostile conduct of the regime. He’s respected within his country. His office oversees the regime’s most brutal instruments, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Sanctions imposed through the executive order that I’m about to sign will deny the Supreme Leader and the Supreme Leader’s Office, and those closely affiliated with him and the office, access to key financial resources and support. The assets of Ayatollah Khamenei and his office will not be spared from the sanctions.
These measures represent a strong and proportionate response to Iran’s increasingly provocative actions. We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran until the regime abandons its dangerous activities and its aspirations, including the pursuit of nuclear weapons, increased enrichment of uranium, development of ballistic missiles, engagement in and support for terrorism, fueling of foreign conflicts, and belligerent acts directed against the United States and its allies.
The agreement that was signed was a disaster. It was not doing what it was supposed to do. Many bad things were taking place. And, most importantly, it was so short-term that, within a very short number of years, they would be able to make nuclear weapons. And that’s unacceptable. Never can Iran have a nuclear weapon.
Also included in this is we want the stoppage immediately of their sponsoring of terrorism. They sponsor terrorism at a level that nobody has ever seen before, and that’s been over the last number of years. And they’ve taken all of that money that was given to them by the past administration, and much of it was given out to terrorist organizations.
In fact, I remember when John Kerry was asked a question about whether or not this money will be spent for terror. He actually said “yes” — or at least he was referring to some of it. But he said, “Yes, it will be used for terror,” if you can believe that. We’re giving them money. We’re saying, “Yes, it can be used for terror.” That was not a good answer, but that was the least of it, frankly.
So, America is a peace-loving nation. We do not seek conflict with Iran or any other country. I look forward to the day when sanctions can be finally lifted and Iran can become a peaceful, prosperous, and productive nation. That can go very quickly; it can be tomorrow. It can also be in years from now.
So I look forward to discussing whatever I have to discuss with anybody that wants to speak. In the meantime, who knows what’s going to happen. I can only tell you we cannot ever let Iran have a nuclear weapon. And it won’t happen.
And secondly, and very importantly, we don’t want money going out to sponsor terror. They are the number-one sponsor of terror anywhere in the world.
So I’ll sign this order right now. And I want to thank our military. I want to thank all of the people that have been working with me over the last number of months on this. I think a lot of restraint has been shown by us. A lot of restraint. And that doesn’t mean we’re going to show it in the future.
But I felt that we want to give this a chance — give it a good chance, because I think Iran, potentially, has a phenomenal future.
Just — and I say that about North Korea, too. I’ve said it about North Korea. I think North Korea has a phenomenal future. And I think Iran also has a phenomenal future. And we’d would like to — I think a lot of people would like to see them get to work on that great future.
So I’ll sign this now. And I appreciate you all being here. Thank you.
(The executive order is signed.)
Okay. Thank you very much, everybody.
Q Mr. President, is your goal to negotiate a new deal with Iran?
THE PRESIDENT: We would love to be able to negotiate a deal if they want to. If they don’t want to, that’s fine too. But we would love to be able to. And, frankly, they might as well do it soon.
But, obviously, the people of Iran are great people. You know, I know many of them. I lived in New York. I haven’t been there very much the last two and a half years, but I know many Iranians living in New York and they’re fantastic people. I have many friends that are Iranian, and it’s just very sad what’s happening to that country.
The deal should’ve never been done. It wasn’t ratified by Congress. It wasn’t properly done, as you know. As a treaty, it wasn’t properly done. It was incorrectly done. But we’ll get it properly done.
So we’ll see what happens. I hope it’s going to be for the good. But the people in Iran are great people, and all of the people I know — so many, in New York — these are great people.
Okay. Anything else?
Q Sir, just to be clear, is this the U.S. response to the Iranians shooting down the drone?
THE PRESIDENT: This, you can probably, Steve, add that into it, but basically this is something that was going to happen anyway.
Q If they reach the uranium limits on the 27th, will you take additional action?
THE PRESIDENT: I won’t say what I’ll do, but I don’t think they should do it.
Q What is your message for the Supreme Leader? And do you want a meeting with him one-on-one?
THE PRESIDENT: My only message is this: He has the potential to have a great country, and quickly. Very quickly. And I think they should do that rather than going along this very destructive path. Destructive for everybody. Destructive for everybody.
We can’t let them have a nuclear weapon. He said he doesn’t want nuclear weapons. It’s a great thing to say. But a lot of things have been said over the years, and it turns out to be not so. But he said very openly and plainly for everyone to hear that he does not want to have nuclear weapons. So, if that’s the case, we can do something very quickly. Okay?
Thank you very much everybody.
Q What was your letter to Kim Jong Un?
THE PRESIDENT: He sent me birthday wishes. But it was just a very friendly letter both ways. We have a really good relationship.
11:55 A.M. EDT
The White House