The U.S. Treasury and State departments on Thursday announced sanctions on 11 entities in Iran, China and Singapore for buying and selling Iranian petrochemicals.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Treasury Department has blacklisted an Indian national and the Singaporean shipbroking firm he runs in the latest swathe of Iranian-linked sanctions announced yesterday.
Crippled by sanctions imposed by the US government, Iran has turned to cryptocurrency to fund imports.
Construction is underway at the Natanz nuclear facility in Iran, satellite imagery released Wednesday by San Francisco-based Planet Labs reveals, against the backdrop of new sanctions imposed on the country by the U.S. and the steady disintegration of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Inspectors from the UN’s atomic watchdog have confirmed Iran has started building an underground centrifuge assembly plant after its previous one exploded in what Tehran called a sabotage attack over the summer, the agency’s head told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The United States should respond “forcefully” in both words and actions against Iranian diplomats who are in the country in retaliation for Tehran’s alleged hacking of the 2020 presidential election, one congressman told Fox News.
In an open letter to world leaders and the United Nations Secretary-General, 74 Iranian political and civil activists wrote that the agreement between Iran and China “is a threat to world peace and stability.”
The Iranian regime’s exportation of weapons may have a larger effect on regional dynamics than its military procurement following the expiration of the UN arms embargo.
The Red Sea forms a physical and geopolitical choke point on much of the world’s trade. At its northern end the Suez Canal constricts the flow of ships, and at the southern end the Bab el-Mandeb Strait does. Millions of barrels of oil and other critically important goods transit the Red Sea every year, much of it destined for North America and Europe.
In the wake of increasingly debilitating sanctions, Iran takes advantage of the fact that its steel industry is not under sanctions and floods the African and Asian markets with cheap construction materials.
The United States on Monday imposed fresh Iran-related sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s oil sector, including the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum, in Washington’s latest action to increase pressure on Tehran.