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US imposes new sanctions on Iran

11 May 2018 [12:30] - TODAY.AZ

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The US Department of Treasury has blackballed six individuals allegedly associated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and three affiliated business entities, just days after the US withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal, Sputnik reported.

The updated list of individuals subject to sanctions has been expanded with the names Meghdad Amini, Mohammad Hasan Khodai, Said Najafpur, Masud Nikbakht, Foad Salehi and Mohammadreza Khedmati Valadzaghard, which the US says are linked to the "Quds Force" of the IRGC.

After leaving the Iran Nuclear Deal, Donald Trump has threatened Iran with new sanctions, which has led to an escalation of tensions between Tehran and Washington.

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump announced his decision to retreat from the JCPOA, which requires Tehran to keep a peaceful nuclear program in exchange for relief from sanctions.

Trump also announced that he would re-impose US sanctions on the country. Following Trump's announcement, the leaders of France, Germany and the United Kingdom expressed their regret over Trump's decision in a joint statement, stressing their countries' commitment to the JCPOA.


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