The United States President Barack Obama announced Monday new sanctions on people and entities in Iran and Syria.
Speaking at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C., Obama announced that he signed Sunday “an executive order leveling sanctions against those providing information technologies to the Syrian and Iranian regimes.”
“These technologies should be in place to empower citizens, not to repress them,” Obama said, claiming that “it’s one more step that we can take toward the day that we know will come, the end of al-Assad regime.”
The US President further pledged US support for “Israel” against what he called the Iranian threat.
“When faced with a regime that threatens global security, denies the Holocaust and threatens to destroy “Israel”, the United States will do everything in our power to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon,” Obama said in an attempt to assure his country’s strategic ally.
Obama mentioned, however, that there are other options aside from military intervention.
“We know that our work will never be done. There will be conflicts that are not easily resolved. There’ll be senseless deaths that aren’t prevented. We can’t intervene militarily every time there is injustice in the world, but we have other tools,” he stated.