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New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Air and Others

       The following is a joint statement by Department of State Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Department of the Treasury Secretary Timothy Ge

U.S. Imposes New Shipping Sanctions

On June 20, 2011, the U.S. Treasury sanctioned ten shipping companies and three individuals affiliated with Iran's national shipping line.

Clinton on Iran’s Election Anniversary

On June 14, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a statement on repression in Iran and Syria to mark the second anniversary of the disputed 2009 presidential election:

New Treasury Sanctions for Human Rights Abuses

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on new sanctions:

U.S. calls death of activist “unfathomable”

The State Department issued a statement June 2 on the death of Iranian Activist Haleh Sahabi at her father’s funeral:

U.S. Sanctions Seven Companies

Seven companies have been sanctioned under the amended Iran Sanctions Act. The following is a State Department statement issued on May 24, 2011:

FACT SHEET: Holding Iran Accountable

The following is a State Department statement issued on May 19, 2011:

Changes to Iranian Student Visas

The following is a statement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:

Excerpt on Iran from President Obama’s Mideast Speech May 19, 2011

         The United States opposes the use of violence and repression against the people of the region. We support a set of universal rights.

State Department Testimony: Iran’s Growing Human Rights Abuses

         The following is an excerpt on Iran’s human rights violations from a joint statement by Michael H.

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