Shame on #FakeNewsweek for helping @JZarif spread lies. The truth is: the U.S. does not, and never did, sanction food and medicine. They are exempt from sanctions, as are financial transactions related to humanitarian needs.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) November 12, 2018
.@SecPompeo is upset w/ the way @Newsweek reported part of his Int. with @BBCPersian in its headline. Here is the text of what he said and also US allies acknowledging that the exemption for food and medicine is insufficient when banks are scared off from any dealings w/ #Iran. pic.twitter.com/jDfsgdP26T
— Bahman Kalbasi (@BahmanKalbasi) November 12, 2018
last wk @SecPompeo told me that US is going to make sure "things that are permitted to happen [under Iran sanctions] can in fact happen."
in reaction, Iran FM published letters that appear to show examples of how pharmaceutical imports to Iran cannot happen because of sanctions. https://t.co/ply4GYmrkz
— Hadi Nili (@HadiNili) November 13, 2018
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) November 9, 2018
Despite what Sec. Pompeo says, US #sanctions on #Iran are impacting the availability of medicine. I spoke with Iranians who can't get medicine, doctors and drug importers to bring you the story of the reality on the ground: https://t.co/ktzUuz64vx
(Photo: Arash Khamooshi) pic.twitter.com/vuhkIRr1dx
— Nilo Tabrizy (@ntabrizy) November 11, 2018
Newsweek accurately quoted Pompeo’s remarks to the BBC Persian service, in which he said Iran’s ‘leadership has to make a decision that they want their people to eat. They have to make a decision that they want to use their wealth to import medicine…’ https://t.co/hQs4Er4g6e https://t.co/mQzYXFinJ4
— Jeff Stein (@SpyTalker) November 13, 2018
AND NOW THIS:
While President Trump insults our closest allies in Europe over Twitter and Secretary Pompeo threatens Iran in the context of its citizens starving, Natl Security Adviser Bolton made his own not-so-diplomatic declarations after apparently feeling left out: https://t.co/Cp2A1fNGnB
— Shahed Ghoreishi (@shahedghoreishi) November 13, 2018