“The sting of sanctions will be painful if the regime does not change its course from the unacceptable and unproductive path it has chosen to one that rejoins the league of nations,” Pompeo, shy of a full month on the job, said at The Heritage Foundation, warning Iran’s leaders that the “strongest sanctions in history” are coming…“The regime has been fighting all over the Middle East for years. After our sanctions come in force, it will be battling to keep its economy alive.”
Sounds like Maximum Pressure Iran — and it is!
UPDATE: The Battle Rial. In which the ayatollahs encounter more financial pressure. As my “maximum pressure” essay noted (previous link), in April the rial plunged in value. Iran already faces a currency crisis.