Skip to comments.As world hunkers down, Trump moves full-speed against US foes
Posted on 03/27/2020 10:24:05 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Washington (AFP) - The coronavirus pandemic is shaking up the world, but not US foreign policy.
As billions hunker down to halt the spread of the virus, President Donald Trump has only ramped up sanctions and other pressure against frequent targets such as Iran and Venezuela.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has led calls for an "immediate global ceasefire" to refocus on fighting COVID-19 and on Friday appealed for the "waiving of sanctions that can undermine countries' capacity to respond to the pandemic."
The appeals have fallen on deaf ears in Washington. The Trump administration has kept sweeping sanctions on Iran, one of the countries worst hit by the pandemic, and in recent weeks has blacklisted more Iranians including over the clerical regime's heavy involvement in neighboring Iraq.
On Venezuela, which like Iran has appealed for IMF help to cope with the health crisis, the Justice Department on Thursday unveiled criminal charges on drug-trafficking against President Nicolas Maduro, with a $15 million reward for his arrest.
The indictment treated the leftist leader like a common criminal as Washington steps up its more than one-year campaign to oust Maduro, who presides over a crumbling economy.
The Trump administration, which has faced criticism at home for its handling of the crisis, has also launched a rhetorical campaign over the pandemic.
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GO TRUMP!!! OPEN UP AMERICA SOON ALSO!
Apparently the UN is displeased they aren’t ruling the World right now.
U.S. foes? You mean in congress?
He's not a common criminal. He's a murderous thug.
MORE PROOF that this whole overblown pandemic reponse was designed to derail ALL US foreign and domestic policy initiatives, and to destroy Trump personally.
I wonder if Nicolas Maduro remembers old Pineapple Face Manuel Noriega and what happened to him....
That’s my Prez.
“Pompeo told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.”
Hugh is no conservative. He is as much a conservative as Billy Krystal.
Best news I’ve heard all month.
Kick ass and take names...
Wasn’t Hugh one of the ones that came out against Trump in a National Review article?
Probably. Don’t listen to him on radio, watch him on tv or read his writings. Guy is snake of first degree.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has led calls for an "immediate global ceasefire" to refocus on fighting COVID-19 and on Friday appealed for the "waiving of sanctions that can undermine countries' capacity to respond to the pandemic." The appeals have fallen on deaf ears in Washington.
Y'know, because if some of the criminal despots of the world get overthrown, there will be significantly less need for socialist do-nothing bureaucrats like the unaccountable appointee a-holes at the UN.
If Trump plays his cards right he will end up looking like Churchill during the Blitz.
Hewitt is the poster boy for smarmy GOP establishment hacks. Romney fanboy.
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