White House Takes Names & Plots New Sanctions Over Iran Unrest

The Trump administration is watching the Iranian protests closely – in order to name, shame and eventually sanction those cracking down on protesters and limiting access to social media, senior administration officials told a small group of reporters Wednesday. They wouldn’t say if President Donald Trump might pull out of the Iran nuclear deal because of the crackdown.

The protests caught the Iranian regime off guard – and the Americans too – spreading from Mashhad in northeastern Iran across 26 cities and dozens of smaller towns and villages, the officials said, speaking to a small group of reporters anonymously as a condition of describing the Trump administration’s response.

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