U.S. sanctions Iran nuclear researchers, warns of future work

SpaceDaily.com reports: “The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on Iranian nuclear researchers, saying it wanted to warn young scientists to steer clear of any future effort to build a bomb.

Sanctioning 14 individuals and 17 entities, US officials acknowledged that the nuclear work was in the past but said Washington wanted to make the targeted figures ‘radioactive.’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Twitter called the sanctions part of the ‘maximum pressure campaign’ on Iran as the United States tries to roll back the clerical regime’s regional influence.

‘We’ll be relentless in denying Iran the ability to engage in WMD proliferation and all its outlaw activities,’ said Pompeo, who is on a Middle East tour to build a united front against Iran…”

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