Thursday, February 9, 2023

US sanctions

Damascus says US sanctions preventing delivery of aid to Syria after deadly quake

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad has highlighted the country’s need for humanitarian assistance after the recent devastating earthquake. He warned that the US sanctions have worsened the circumstances as the illegal bans are preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid to the war-torn country.

Iran oil exports end 2022 at a high despite sanctions

Iranian oil exports hit new highs in the last two months of 2022 and are making a strong start to 2023 despite US sanctions, according to companies that track the flows.

Raisi: Enemies’ sanctions, threats failed to break Iranian nation’s iron will

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi says the enemies have tried to tighten the noose around the Iranian nation’s neck and block the path of its progress through “maximum pressure,” sanctions and threats, but they have failed to achieve that goal.

Iran president to Nicaragua FM: Cooperation between friendly countries can foil US pressures

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has said that the new plots of the US and its allies will be defused with the cooperation of aligned states.

Raisi: Hostile sanctions can never stop Iran’s progress

President Ebrahim Raisi says enemies were wrong in their calculations that sanctions can paralyze production and export in Iran, stressing that such restrictions will never be able to stop the Islamic Republic’s progress.

US bans preventing Iran from paying dues to OPEC: Oil minister

Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji says US sanctions have prevented Iran form paying its dues to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Some foreign firms refusing to sell Iran drugs due to US sanctions: Official

The head of Iran’s Food and Drug Administration says some foreign companies refuse to sell Tehran the required medicines under the pretext of the sanctions imposed on the country by the US.

Iran’s oil exports continue despite US sanctions: Raisi

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has stated that the enemy wanted to interrupt Iran’s trade with sanctions, but the country's oil and non-oil exports did not halt for a moment.

‘US bans on Iran don’t target medicines, but financial mechanisms to buy them’

The deputy head of the Iranian union of pharmaceutical importers says the United States’ sanctions on Iran do not target imports of medicines but the financial mechanisms to buy them.

Iran says new US sanctions having no impact on petrochemical industry

The secretary general of Iran’s petrochemical industry guild union says new sanctions on the country will have no impact on its activities, although the bans could be part of a propaganda campaign and psychological warfare.

Iranian rights chief slams US’s coercive measures as crime against humanity 

Iran’s rights chief calls US claim that its sanctions do not target medicine and food imports or purchases is a big lie.

AEOI head: Iran nuclear talks must lead to lifting sanctions

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has echoed his previous remarks that talks with world powers to save a landmark 2015 nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), are aimed at clearing ambiguities against Iran and lifting sanctions against the Islamic republic so the country can reap the economic benefits of the agreement.

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.

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