Iran facing economic difficulty amid U.S. pressure on regime

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 10:49 AM PT — Wednesday, January 30, 2019

As part of President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Obama-era Iran Nuclear Deal, he promised to put maximum pressure on the regime.

“We will be instituting the highest level of economic sanctions,” he announced.

In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

That pressure appears to be dealing a major blow to the Middle Eastern country. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country is dealing with the most difficult economic pressures it has faced in 40-years. He made the comments Wednesday, adding, the problems are primarily because of the pressure from the U.S. and its allies.

President Trump pulled out of the Obama-era nuclear deal last year, saying Iran poses a major threat to the U.S.

“The Iranian Regime is the leading sponsor of terror — it exports dangerous missile fuels conflicts across the Middle East, and supports terror proxies and militias such as Hezbollah, Hamas, the Taliban and Al-Qaeda,” explained the president.

President Trump said the U.S. would work with its allies to stop Iran’s terrorist activities worldwide. Since then, the president has said Iran’s difficulties are proof the pressure on the regime is working.