President Trump’s hardline position on Iran and the reimposing of sanctions on Iran is continuing to have a profound effect: On Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell announced that BASF, the German chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world, announced it would comply with the U.S. sanctions.
Over the weekend, Grenell announced that SMS Group would stop doing business in iran:
The day before the SMS announcement, the U.S. Treasury Department announced it was designating a Thai-based airline, Thailand-based My Aviation Company Limited, for acting on behalf of Mahan Air, an Iranian airline previously designated for supporting Iran’s terrorism activities. Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin stated:
Mahan Air continues to fly into Syria every week, even as millions of innocent civilians in Idlib province are under threat of imminent attack from the murderous Assad regime and its backers in Iran and Russia. Treasury is cutting off yet another service provider acting on behalf of Mahan Air, a sanctioned airline that transports soldiers and supplies to Assad and fuels terrorist activities across the region.
Grenell’s office took note: