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Sanctions

Khamenei’s Red Lines on Nuclear Talks

            On April 9, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei outlined six redlines on nuclear talks in an address to the Atomic Energy Org

Rouhani: Sanctions Starting to Unravel

            On April 15, President Hassan Rouhani told a crowd in Sistan and Baluchistan province that international sanctions on Iran are

Treasury’s Cohen: Sanctions Update

            On April 2, Treasury Under Secretary David Cohen briefed the Senate Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government o

US Opens Way for Academic Exchanges

            On March 20, the U.S. Treasury authorized accredited U.S.

Congress Warns Iran in Letters to Obama

      On March 18, 83 U

Israeli Voices on Iran Part 1: Hawks

            On March 4, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged world powers to have Iran “fully dismantle its nuclear capab

Israeli Voices on Iran Part 2: Doves

            Israel does not speak with one voice on Iran. Several politicians and current and former intelligence officials have bro

IMF Report: Iran’s Economy Weak

            Government mismanagement, rampant inflation and international sanctions have taken a heavy toll on Iran’s economy, accord

Treasury Exempts Sanctions on Technology

            On February 7, the U.S.

Treasury Targets Sanctions Evaders

            On February 6, the Treasury announced sanctions targeting entities and individuals across Europe and the Middle East for evadi

Treasury Dept: Sanctions Far from Being Lifted

            On February 4, Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S.

Hillary Clinton on Iran: Give Talks a Chance

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US Intel Assessment

            On January 29, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Iran&rsq

State of the Union: Obama on Iran

            On Janua

Polls: Americans Support Nuclear Deal

            The majority of Americans support the interim agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, according to two new polls.

Rouhani at Davos: Invites Oil Execs, Speech in Tweets

            On January 23, President Hassan Rouhani invited oil companies to invest in Iran in an address to some 30 executives at the Worl

White House: New Sanctions Amount to War Resolution

            On January 9, the White House warned that a new Iran sanctions bill proposed in the Senate could push the United States toward war

Obama Warns Congress Against New Sanctions

      On December 20, President

Zarif: Talks Not Dead, Iran Committed to Nuclear Deal

            On December 15, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that talks on implementing the Geneva nuclear deal were “derai

Iran Slams US Sanctions Enforcement

            On December 13, Iran’s foreign ministry slammed Washington for blacklisting more than a dozen companies and individuals

US Sanctions Networks Linked to Nuclear Program

      On December 12, the U.S.

Treasury: Sanctions Relief Limited, Temporary and Reversible

            On December 12, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S.

Kerry Warns Congress Against New Sanctions

           On December 10, Secretary of State John Kerry urged Congress to hold off on imposing new sanctions while world powers seek a compreh

US and Israeli Leaders Split on Nuclear Deal

           Top U.S.

Poll: Americans Back Geneva Deal 2-to-1

            Americans support the interim nuclear deal with Iran by a two-to-one margin, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.

US Polls on Iran Nuclear Deal

            Nearly two-thirds of Americans support an agreement with Iran that would lift sanctions in return for Tehran restricting its nu

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