World Donald Trump President Donald Trump has warned of the upcoming sanctions his administration was soon set to impose on Iran using a reference to popular HBO series Game of Thrones. In his latest presidential tweet, Trump shared a picture of himself with text reading “Sanctions are Coming” in the same font used by Game of Thrones and the date November 5. The phrase is an adaption of the famous “Winter is Coming” tagline used throughout the series to describe a long and difficult season that has no clear end. The date refers to the first day in which the next and harshest round of the Trump administration’s sanctions against Iran will come into effect. In May, Trump quit the 2015 nuclear deal that his predecessor, President Barack Obama, struck with Iran, accusing Tehran of funding militant groups abroad and of destabilizing the region with ballistic missile technology. A previous round of sanctions affected some of Iran’s most core industries, but the next installation will strike the energy sector, meaning tough restrictions on oil and gas exports. Trump’s decision to abandon the accord came despite the International Atomic Energy Agency’s repeated assurances that Iran was complying with the deal’s terms, under which… Read full this story
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