1600 Daily: Everything White House 08/06/2018
This morning’s announcement on Iran
In May, President Donald J. Trump withdrew America from the disastrous Iran nuclear deal. “Our policy is based on a clear-eyed assessment of the Iranian dictatorship, its sponsorship of terrorism, and its continuing aggression in the Middle East and all around the world,” the President said.
In making that announcement, President Trump laid out two “wind-down periods” of 90 days and 180 days for business activities in or involving Iran. Today marks the final day of that initial wind-down period. Tomorrow, August 7, sanctions will be reimposedon the purchase of U.S. bank notes by the Government of Iran, Iran’s trade in gold and other precious metals, and a range of other financial and industrial transactions.
Remaining sanctions will be reimposed on November 5.
The Iranian regime has exploited the global financial system to fund its malign activities, including supporting terrorism, promoting ruthless regimes, and abusing the human rights of its own people. Since the President announced his decision to withdraw from the deal, the Administration has sanctioned 38 Iran-related targets.
The opioid crisis: Telling your story
Earlier this year, President Trump laid out a bold vision for stopping America’s opioid epidemic. Since then, the entire Administration has mobilized to combat the crisis.
The first step of the President’s plan is to address the driving forces behind the epidemic. That starts with reducing excess demand for drugs—including legal medications that can be misused—through education, awareness, and prevention of over-prescription.
To help achieve this goal, President Trump is asking all Americans to share personal stories of how opioid abuse and misuse has affected their lives. Visit crisisnextdoor.govto share your experience or that of a loved one, and watch the moving stories of those whose lives have changed because of this deadly epidemic.
The plan: How we will win the war on opioids
Photo of the Day
Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead
President Donald J. Trump signs an Executive Order in Bedminster, New Jersey, entitled «Reimposing Certain Sanctions with Respect to Iran.” | August 5, 2018