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THE ASTORIAN • TuESdAy, JuNE 25, 2019
Trump signs order imposing
sanctions on Iranian leader
By DEB RIECHMANN and KEVIN
WASHINGTON — President Donald
Trump signed an executive order on Mon-
day targeting Iran’s supreme leader and his
associates with financial sanctions, the latest
action the U.S. has taken to discourage Teh-
ran from developing nuclear weapons and
supporting militant groups.
The sanctions follow Iran’s downing of
a more than $100 million U.S. surveillance
drone over the Strait of Hormuz. Trump
pulled back from the brink of retaliatory
military strikes on Iran last week, but is con-
tinuing his pressure campaign against the
“These measures represent a strong and
proportionate response to Iran’s increas-
ingly provocative actions,” Trump told
reporters in the Oval Office.
“We will continue to increase pressure on
Tehran until the regime abandons its danger-
ous activities and its aspirations, including
the pursuit of nuclear weapons, increased
enrichment of uranium, development of bal-
listic missiles, engagement and support for
terrorism, fueling of foreign conflicts and
belligerent acts directed against the United
States and its allies.”
Trump pulled the U.S. out of the nuclear
pact that world powers made with Tehran
in 2015. Other nations stayed in the deal,
which eased sanctions on Iran in exchange
for curbing its nuclear program. Trump
called it a one-sided deal in Iran’s favor and
re-imposed sanctions but says he wants to
negotiate a different deal. Iran, which calls
the sanctions “economic terrorism,” has
thus far shown no interest in negotiating.
The latest round of sanctions denies
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and senior
military figures access to financial resources
and blocks their access to any financial
assets they have under U.S. jurisdiction.
“For people who say these are just sym-
bolic, that’s not the case at all,” Treasury
Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. “We’ve lit-
erally locked up tens and tens of billions of
Trump said the new sanctions are not only
in response to the downing of the drone. The
U.S. has blamed Iran for attacks on two oil
tankers this month near the Strait of Hor-
muz. Citing those episodes and intelligence
about other Iranian threats, the U.S. has sent
an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf region
and deployed additional troops alongside
the tens of thousands already there.
All this has raised fears that a miscalcula-
tion or further rise in tensions could push the
U.S. and Iran into an open conflict 40 years
after Tehran’s Islamic Revolution.
“The supreme leader of Iran is the one
who is ultimately responsible for the hos-
tile conduct of the regime,” Trump said.
“He is respected within his country. He also
oversees the regime’s most brutal instru-
ment including the Islamic Revolutionary
Iran’s naval commander has warned
that Iranian forces would not hesitate to act
again and shoot down more U.S. surveil-
lance drones that violate Iranian airspace.
The U.S. said the drone was flying over
“We confidently say that the crushing
response can always be repeated, and the
enemy knows it,” Rear Adm. Hossein Khan-
zadi Khanzadi was quoted as saying by the
semi-official Tasnim news agency.
Trump postpones nationwide
immigration enforcement sweep
By COLLEEN LONG
and LISA MASCARO
WASHINGTON — President Donald
Trump on Saturday delayed a nationwide
immigration sweep to deport people living
the United States illegally, including fami-
lies, saying he would give lawmakers two
weeks to work out solutions for the south-
The move came after House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi called Trump on Friday asking
him to call off the raids. But three adminis-
tration officials said scrapping the operation
was not just about politics. They said Immi-
gration and Customs Enforcement leaders
had expressed serious concerns that offi-
cers’ safety would be in jeopardy because
too many details about the raids had been
“At the request of Democrats, I have
delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal
Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see
if the Democrats and Republicans can get
together and work out a solution to the Asy-
lum and Loophole problems at the Southern
Border,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “If not,
The operation, which sparked outrage and
concern among immigrant advocates, had
been expected to begin Sunday and would
target people with final orders of removal,
including families whose immigration cases
had been fast-tracked by judges.
The cancellation was another sign of the
Trump administration’s difficulty manag-
ing the border crisis. The number of people
crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has risen
dramatically under Trump, despite his tough
rhetoric and hard-line policies. Balancing a
White House eager to push major opera-
tional changes with the reality on the ground
is a constant challenge for the Department
of Homeland Security.
Trump gave the first public word of the
planned sweep last week, saying in a tweet
that an operation was coming up and the
agency would begin to remove “millions”
of people who were in the United States
illegally. Later, leaks to the media included
sensitive law enforcement details, such as
the day it was to begin, Sunday, plus spe-
cific cities and other operational details.
On Saturday, ICE spokeswoman Carol
Danko criticized the leaks in context of their
potential impact on ICE personnel, saying
in a statement that “any leaks telegraph-
ing sensitive law enforcement operations
is egregious and puts our officers’ safety in
Pelosi called Trump on Friday night and
the two spoke for about 12 minutes, accord-
ing to a person familiar with the situation
and not authorized to discuss it publicly.
She asked him to call off the raids and he
said he would consider the request, the per-
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was also very racist — he punished
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work it must have taken to reach
me for having a black friend in grade
that point. Hopefully, your mom
school — and was just generally
will understand and meet you where
Now, his health is not so good,
you are eventually. In the meantime,
and his old age has mellowed him
know that you are not wrong.
out considerably. He can still have
Dear Annie: I read with interest
temper rages if provoked enough,
the letter from the brother whose sis-
ter has obsessive-compulsive per-
but most of the time he is calm.
The problem is that everyone in
sonality disorder. My husband has
my family keeps urging me to spend ANNIE LANE that diagnosis. He was motivated to
more time with him “before he’s
change because, although he had no
gone.” Everyone else is content with
insight into his behavior, he wanted
sweeping the way he treated us under
to keep our marriage intact. He had
the rug and brushing it off as “that’s just how therapy with a fantastic therapist (I went with
he is.” Even my mom adores him, despite the him sometimes) with no appreciable change,
things he did to her.
over two years. The therapist referred him to
The thing is that I have no desire to see an excellent psychiatrist, who diagnosed him
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this way? — Guilted Granddaughter
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Feelings, in themselves, are never wrong. It
I realize the sister is not motivated, but
is our actions that fall under the categories perhaps all her unpleasant consequences
of right and wrong, actions such as behav- could motivate her to go to a psychiatrist.
ing cruelly and abusively toward vulner- Hope so! — Been There, Came Out the
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not just across years but across generations
Dear Been There: Changing the dynamic
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