HomePoliticsTRUMP’S NEW SANCTIONS COSTING IRAN $130 MILLION “PER DAY”, PAYBACK FOR $130 MIL DRONE Politics TRUMP’S NEW SANCTIONS COSTING IRAN $130 MILL “PER DAY”, PAYBACK FOR $130 MIL DRONE June 28, 2019 Rob Lauer Political Reporter Last week Iran shot down a U.S. Air force RQ-4 Global Hawk Drone, worth about $130 million. After President Trump learned learned that some 150 Iranians would die in the strike at the last minute he withdrew a strike team from attacking Iranian targets and instead decided to wage economic warfare. Trump decided to attack the Iranian Ayatollahs were it would hurt them the most, in their wallets. According to U.S. Air Force’s flight operations in the Middle East, Air Force Chief of Staff Dave Goldfein “We’re continuing to fly. And we continue to fly where we need to be, when we need to be there,”. President Trump cancelled the Obama Iran deal in April 2018 and levied new sanctions. Before the new sanctions, Iran was selling over 2.5 Million barrels of oil per day. After Trump’s sanctions, Iran is now down to selling only 330,000 barrels of oil according to Reuters. After after trump’s newest rounds of sanction he cut Iranian oil off all together. President Trump is waging economic warfare against Iran and its working. According to the AP: “Inflation in Iran is now over 37%, according to government statistics. More than 3 million people, or 12% of working-age citizens, are unemployed. That rate doubles for educated youth.” So now one can understand why Iran attacked a U.S drone and mined two ships. It was hoping the U.S. would shot back which would help the Iranian regime internally. But instead Trump’s new round of sanctions is crippling Iran internally even more in an effort to force them back to the negotiating table or to destabilize them. According to Business Insider, Iranians can’t get their hands on cellphones and prices on everyday items have skyrocketed for average workers. So while Trump’s U.S. economy roars, the lost Drone cost $130 million drone is pennies in our $786 Billion Defense budget compared to $130 million per day in lost oil sales. Who’s winning now? In the mean time, many of the Democratic Candidates running for President on the stage last night at the first debate continued to blame President Trump for Iran shooting down our Drone and giving aid and comfort to our enemies.