Sanctions

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New U.S. sanctions seek to block Iranian regime’s weapons programs

Iran's regime defies international agreements even as its neighbors advance peace deals. Learn about U.S. efforts to deter the regime's malign behavior.
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Dispelling myths about U.S. sanctions on Iran [video]

Learn the truth about U.S. sanctions on the Iranian regime. Food, medicine, and humanitarian aid do not fall under U.S. sanctions.
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Iran nuclear deal fueled regime’s violence

Iran's regime continued to fund proxy wars, despite the 2015 nuclear deal's call for peace. Learn why the U.S. has turned to sanctions to deter aggression.
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China’s construction companies sow chaos worldwide

A state-owned construction firm is spearheading the PRC's aggression in the South China Sea and driving its economic abuses around the world.
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U.S. seeks to deter Iranian regime’s religious persecution

Senior Iranian regime officials continue to persecute religious minorities, issuing harsh prison sentences and blocking full participation in society.
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U.S. curbs Iranian regime’s weapons ambitions

The U.S. is seeking to limit the Iranian regime's ability to spread violence, sanctioning its weapons programs and seizing arms headed to fighters.
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U.S. moves to ‘snap back’ U.N. sanctions on Iranian regime

The U.S. is exercising its authority to reimpose U.N. sanctions on the Iranian regime and calling for support in addressing the regime's behavior.
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U.S. sanctions leaders of China’s Hong Kong crackdown

The U.S. has sanctioned Chinese Communist Party officials responsible for cracking down on the rights of the people of Hong Kong.
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U.S. sanctions architect of Uyghur internment

The U.S. government has sanctioned Chinese officials for gross human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other ethnic minority groups in China.