Trump Sanctions Slashed Iran Oil Production, Profits – Now They’re Raking in $1B a Week, Blackburn Tells Bozell

Craig Bannister | October 19, 2023
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Pres. Biden should reinstate the Trump-era sanctions, so Iran won’t have $1 billion a week of oil money to fund terrorism and develop a nuclear arsenal, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) tells Media Research Center Pres. Brent Bozell in an exclusive video interview.

With the Trump Administration’s sanctions, Iran was producing only a few hundred barrels of oil a day – but, now that Pres. Biden has eased those sanctions, Iran’s daily production has surged to three million barrels and its oil profit has skyrocketed to $1 billion a week, Sen. Blackburn tells Bozell.

Iran is using its enhanced oil revenue to fund terrorist organizations, like Hamas and Hezbollah, each of which receive a hundred million dollars a year, Blackburn notes. On top of that money, Iran is also providing the two terrorist groups with training, supplies, weapons and ammunition, the senator explains.

The U.S. needs to “Put those sanctions back in place, so that Iran does not have that money to enrich uranium, build nuclear warheads and fund terrorism,” Sen. Blackburn says.

What’s more, it’s pointless to try to negotiate with an untrustworthy state sponsor of terrorism, so Iran should be expelled from the United Nations, Sen. Blackburn tells Bozell:

“You cannot negotiate with them, because they will not tell you the truth. That’s why they should be kicked out of the U.N.”

Blackburn and Bozell also discuss the danger of Hamas and leftists using the rapidly-evolving capabilities of artificial intelligence to spread lies – such as Hamas’ claim that Israel was responsible for the recent destruction of a Gaza hospital – that complicit leftist media are eager to propagate.