A US official: New and severe sanctions will soon be imposed on Iran

BAGHDAD, American special envoy to Iran, Brian Hawke, said there were tough new sanctions to be imposed soon on Iran.

"There are new sanctions on the way against Iran, and at this point I can not give more information," Hawke said during a speech at a meeting in the US Congress building in Washington.

He pointed out that US President Donald Trump is trying to exert maximum pressure on Iran, and may not extend the exemptions of the Iranian sanctions after its expiration in May.

Last week, Hawke said that Iran had lost $ 10 billion in revenue since the United States imposed sanctions last November. "Iran has lost about 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude in world markets."

Source: National Iraqi News Agency