US reimposes all pre-nuclear deal sanctions on Iran

By Michael Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AA) – The U.S. announced Friday it is reimposing all sanctions lifted under a 2015 nuclear pact with world powers struck with Iran.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made the announcement during a telephone call with reporters.

The new wave of sanctions reimpositions, the second since August, will target Iran's energy, shipping and financial sectors.

In all, eight countries will receive waivers to allow them to continue importing Iranian oil after penalties take effect Monday.

The European Union is not one of the recipients, according to Pompeo.