The Iranian State Department announced on Sunday that it would impose sanctions on American politician Richard Goldberg, a former member of the White House National Security Council, for participating in “economic terrorism” against the Islamic Republic.
Goldberg was involved in the imposition of economic sanctions against Iran after U.S. President Donald Trump decided to distance himself from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran after heavily accusing the Iranian authorities of pursuing a weapon of mass destruction under Iran to cover one civilian nuclear program.
According to Iran, sanctions against Goldberg, a member of the Defense for Democracy Fund (FDD) group, “were legally imposed to counter human rights violations, adventurous actions and measures.” US terrorists, “said the semi-official Iranian news agency.
The FDD website itself describes Goldberg as the chief architect of the toughest sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran against the Iranian central bank, the SWIFT Financial Intelligence Service and entire sectors of the Iranian economy while serving as director of the Department of Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction for the White House National Security Council .
Goldberg said at the time that while U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo could persuade Russia to extend the arms embargo to Iran, it was not worth it to allow the rest of the agreement to enter into force because it would give Iran access to an agreement can nuclear weapon.