U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said the international agreement designed to limit Iran’s nuclear program “does nothing to undo or weaken the core architecture of our sanctions regime.”
Lew, speaking to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Washington tonight, said “our enforcement of the sanctions regime will be as unflinching as ever -- so any CEO, general counsel, or business person who thinks now might be a time to test our resolve, better think again.”
During the six months of the interim agreement, Iran will continue to lose about $30 billion in oil revenue, Lew said in remarks prepared for a speech to the group.
“Our goal is to build pressure to change the policy of the Iranian government -- and in this case, the only acceptable end result is an Iran that does not have nuclear weapons,” Lew said.
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