Biden admin. lifts sanctions on Iran oil officials


Joe Biden delivers a speech on the COVID-19 pandemic, in St Ives, Cornwall on June 10, 2021, ahead of the three-day G7 summit being held from 11-13 June. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 5:36 PM PT – Thursday, June 10, 2021

Joe Biden is continuing to ease sanctions on Iran despite the recent attacks on Israel by its terror proxies. On Thursday, reports found the U.S. Treasury lifted sanctions on five individuals linked to the Ayatollah regime’s oil sector and illegal energy exports.

Biden’s State Department petitioned to remove three of those individuals from the Treasury’s sanctions list. The Biden administration said the move was made in efforts to demonstrate “our commitment to lifting sanctions in the event of a change in status or behavior by sanctioned persons.”

The Iranians in question are involved in illegal exports of oil through Hong Kong in violation of United Nations resolutions. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted the move saying Biden is giving unilateral concessions to the Ayatollahs to restore the failed nuclear deal.

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