Sanctions

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Latest U.S. sanctions target Iran’s metal sectors

The latest round of U.S. sanctions against Iran means that the U.S. has imposed sanctions on Iran’s top two exports: oil and now metals.

U.S. pressure campaign on Iran after 1 year [infographic]

It has been a year since the U.S. ended participation in the flawed Iran nuclear deal and embarked on a pressure campaign on Iran. See the impact.

Maduro loots Venezuela’s gold to prop up former regime

The former Maduro regime is liquidating Venezuela's gold reserves — assets belonging to the Venezuelan people — in a desperate attempt to remain in power.
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U.S. tightens sanctions on Nicaragua in runup to anniversary of protests

The United States is continuing to exert economic and diplomatic pressure on the repressive and corrupt regime of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking at a lectern (State Dept.)video

U.S. will end exemptions to sanctions on Iranian oil importers [video]

The United States will no longer grant any exemptions to sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil. Current exemptions will end on May 2.
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U.S.: ‘No exceptions’ for Iranian oil importers

The U.S. announces it is ending all waivers to countries purchasing Iranian crude oil and ensures a steady transition to other oil suppliers.
Close-up of several Iranian flags (© Morteza Nikoubazl /Reuters)

More countries join U.S. efforts to curb Iran’s terrorist campaign

Here's what countries in Central America, Europe, Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia have done to thwart the Iranian regime's global campaign of terror.
Gate topped with barbed wire, open slightly to barren concrete-covered space (State Dept.)video

The effect of maximum pressure by U.S. on Iran’s regime [video]

U.S. sanctions have deprived Iran's regime of billions of dollars that would otherwise have been used to fund wars and sow terror in the region.
Rows of men in uniform (State Dept.)video

U.S. designates Iran’s ‘Guard Corps’ as terrorist organization [video]

Watch this video about why the U.S. Department of State has designated Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization.