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Gallup: Most Iranians Say Sanctions Hurting

            Some 85 percent of Iranians said international sanctions have hurt their livelihoods, according to a new poll by Gallup World.

Iran Oil Exports Up 26 Percent from 2012

             Iran’s oil exports increased by 180,000 barrels per day in September 2013, according to Tags: China, India, Japan, Oil, Sanctions, Reports

US Expands Sanctions, EU Court Voids Others

            On September 6, Iran faced new sanctions imposed by the United States as the top European court mandated the lifting of sanctio

US Renews Sanctions Waivers for 11 Nations

            On September 6, the United States extended Iran sanctions waivers to Japan and 10 E.U.

Report: Iran-Turkey Rivalry

            Turkish and Iranian interests in the Middle East are increasingly at odds, especially in Syria and Iraq, according to a new re

Report: US and EU Sanctions Bite

            New rounds of tightened sanctions on Iran’s energy and financial sectors hit hard in 2013.

US Report: Limited Sanctions Impact

            The following are excerpts from a new Congressional Research Service report on Iran sanctions with a link

US Targets Iran Oil, Sanctions Evaders

            On May 31, the United States targeted Iranian petrochemical companies for the first time.

Top US Officials on Sanctions Impact

            On May 15, two top officials in the Obama administration claimed U.S.

New U.S. Sanctions on Nuclear Program, Bank and Shipping

            On May 9, the State Department imposed new sanctions on four Iranian companies and one individual for providing “goods, tech

Part II: Sanctions Hit Iran’s Oil Production

            Iran’s oil production dropped 17 percent in 2012, according to a new according to a new report by the U.S.

Part I: Iran Oil Sales Plummet

            In 2012, Iran’s oil exports dropped to their lowest level since 1986, according to a new report by the U.S.

New U.S. Sanctions on Banks, Oil

            On April 11, the U.S.

U.S. Sanctions Secret Iranian Oil Network

            On March 14, the U.S.

Iran’s Economy Faces Grim 2013

Kevan Harris

U.S. Renews Iran Sanctions Waivers

            On December 7, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the renewal of Iran sanctions exceptions for China, India, Malay

U.S. Sanctions Iran's Shipping and Energy Sectors

            On November 30, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved new sanctions on Iran’s energy and shipping sectors.

Sanctions Bite, Iran Scrambles

Gary Clyde Hufbauer 

Sanctions Bite, Iran Scrambles

Gary Clyde Hufbauer 

IMF Forecasts Limited Sanctions Impact

            The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts economic growth and lower inflation for Iran in 2013, suggesting that sanctions ha

Treasury Links Iran Oil to Elite Military

           On Sept.

U.S. Treasury: Iran Oil Exports Down 55 Percent

On Sept. 12, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen announced that Iran’s crude oil exports have decreased by 55 percent since January 2012.

U.S. Sanctions Syrian Oil Company for Iran Support

On August 10, the United States “imposed sanctions on the Syrian state-run oil company Sytrol under the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA), as amended by the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Acc

New Congressional Sanctions on Iran

On August 1, Congress voted to impose new sanctions on Iran that target companies aiding Tehran’s energy sector.

Part II: U.S. Assesses New Sanctions

On July 31, the Obama administration provided a briefing on the new U.S. sanctions on Iran.

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