U.S. Reimposes Sanctions on Iran but Undercuts the Pain With Waivers

New York Times

The Trump administration announced on Friday that it was exempting eight countries from bruising sanctions that the United States was reimposing against Iran, undercutting its pledge to economically punish Tehran's regional aggressions while widening a profound rift with European allies... "Whatever happened to maximum pressure?" United Against Nuclear Iran, an anti-Iran group led by former Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, wrote on Twitter in response to the administration's waivers. "They caved. Big time."