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US sanctions

Iran’s human rights chief slams ‘Europe’s inaction’ on cruel US sanctions

Iran’s top human rights official has slammed the European countries for what he called their inaction in the face of the cruel American sanctions, which have negatively affected all aspects of the Iranian nation’s human rights.

Iranian: New sanctions show hypocritical nature of US

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says the US move to impose new anti-Iran sanctions at a time when the Iranians have suffered heavy casualties and economic losses due to the recent floods clearly exposes the hypocritical nature of the US.

China says to keep up cooperation with Iran despite US sanctions

Beijing’s envoy to Tehran slams the US for resorting to unilateral sanctions to exert pressure on other countries, saying China will keep up economic cooperation with Iran despite the American bans imposed on the Islamic Republic.

Leila’s Brothers director: Movies shows how Iranians suffered under sanctions

Iranian director Saeed Roustaei who is in Munich for a screening of his Leila’s Brothers feature film says his film shows how Iranian people...

“UN sanctions rapporteur’s Iran visit step forward, but won’t lead to removal of bans”

An international affairs expert says the new report on Iran by UN Special Rapporteur on Unilateral Coercive Measures Alena Douhan is a “step forward”, but this does mean it could lead to any change in the behavior of the United States and its unilateral sanctions.

UN special rapporteur: US sanctions have severely affected ordinary Iranians

A UN Special rapporteur says the US’s decades-long sanctions on Iran have massively affected Iranian people’s lives, particularly the low-income citizens of the country.

Iran pursuing talks on release of frozen assets

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has announced fresh details on the unfreezing of the country’s assets, blocked due to the US sanctions.

“$7bn in frozen Iranian assets to be released”

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has confirmed reports that $7 billion in Iranian assets, frozen in foreign banks due to the US sanctions, are going to be released.

Domestically built refinery begins exporting different products

The head of Iran’s Qeshm Free zone has announced the loading of the first shipment of products from Behin Palayesh Qeshm Ultra-heavy Refinery this year amid US sanctions.

IRNA: Iran to receive $7bn in frozen funds

Reports say seven billion dollars of Iran's money, frozen due to the US sanctions, will be transferred to the country’s accounts under a new agreement.

Report: More of Iran’s frozen assets to be released

Reports say Iran has managed to get a substantial amount of his frozen assets unlocked in a foreign country due to the US sanctoins.

Iran MP: No country has so far released frozen Tehran assets

A member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security Commission says consultations were held with several countries, where Iranian assets were frozen due to US sanctions, however, this had no result.

Iran Foreign Ministry: New US sanctions show of ill-will against Tehran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has slammed the United States’ new sanctions on the country, stressing that they are another indication of the ill-will of Washington toward the Iranian nation.

Iran’s UN envoy slams US’s unilateral coercive sanctions against other countries

Iran’s envoy to the United Nations Zahra Ersahdi says the US’s inhumane unilateral coercive measures pose a serious threat to the health of Iranians.

Iran’s leader to officials: Do not tie economy to sanctions

The leader of Iran’s Islamic revolution has reiterated that the country’s economy must not be tied to the US sanctions.

‘Clandestine finance system helped Iran withstand US sanctions crush’

Iran established a clandestine banking and finance system to handle tens of billions of dollars in annual trade banned under US-led sanctions, according to Western diplomats, intelligence officials and documents. 'It enabled Tehran to endure the economic siege، giving it leverage in multilateral nuclear negotiations'.

Iranian VP for women’s affairs: US sanctions disrupt Iran’s medical programs

The Iranian vice president for women’s affairs says the US’s unilateral sanctions against the Islamic Republic have made it highly difficult for the country to pursue many of its medical and pharmaceutical programs.

Raisi to Macron: Any deal in Vienna must result in sanctions removal

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has told his French counterpart that any agreement between Iran and the P4+1 group of countries must involve sanctions removal and provision of credible guarantees.

Iran Envoy: Anti-Tehran sanctions ‘crime against humanity’

Iran’s Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations has denounced as “crime against humanity” the imposition of sanctions against Tehran. Zahra Ershadi said such unilateral restrictive measures have put the lives of vulnerable people at risk by hampering their access to medicine.

Raisi: Iran wants sanctions to be lifted genuinely 

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has said what Iran emphasizes in the current negotiations in Vienna is that sanctions must be lifted genuinely and the rights of the Iranian people respected.

U.S. seeks snapback sanctions to deter Iran enrichment

US National security adviser has told Israeli officials that the threat of “snapback” sanctions should be used as a means to deter Iran from enriching ‘weapons-grade’ uranium. Iran has warned it will take retaliatory measures if western countries use the "snapback mechanism" to reinstate sanctions on Tehran.

US says reedy to remove bans inconsistent with Iran nuclear deal

Washington is prepared to lift sanctions on Tehran that are inconsistent with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the US State Department announced on Tuesday.

Russia: US sanctions changed opinion of no country

The Kremlin spokesman says Russia is planning to deliver a new shipment of S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey, saying US sanctions have never been successful in changing the opinion of any country, against its will.

WSJ: US moves to tighten Iran sanctions enforcement

The Biden administration is moving to tighten enforcement of sanctions against Iran, according to senior US officials. It comes as Tehran and world powers have resumed nuclear negotiations in Austria’s Vienna in order to remove US anti-Iran sanctions and revive the landmark nuclear agreement.

Iran: Sanctions not to create leverage for US during talks

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has condemned latest US sanctions on a number of Iranians even when talks over reviving the Iran nuclear deal, JCPOA, have restarted. Khatibzadeh said in a tweet that the US cannot stop imposing sanctions against Iran.

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