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How the US Decides on Whom to Impose Sanctions

            The following is an excerpt from the U.S.

US Report on Iran’s Support of Extremism

      Iran used its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Qods Force and regional prox

US Briefs on April Vienna Nuke Talks

      On April 4, the U.S.

Kerry: Time to Seize Diplomatic Moment

            On March 2 and 3, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration’s commi

State Dept: 2013 Human Rights Report on Iran

            On February 27, the State Department released its annual country reports on human rights practices.

US Briefs Israel on Iran Nuke Talks

      On February 22, Under Secretary of State f

US Sanctions Networks Linked to Nuclear Program

      On December 12, the U.S.

US Report: Human Trafficking Rises in Iran

            In its annual report on human trafficking, the State Department called Iran a “presumed source, transit, and destination

U.S. Report on Iran Religious Freedom Abuses

            Iran’s government reportedly imprisoned, harassed and discriminated against more people for their religious beliefs in 2

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

U.S. Slams Iran in New Human Rights Report

            On April 19, the State Department’s new human rights report charged that Iran engaged in “egregious” abuses, inc

U.S. Sanctions Iranian Nuclear Proliferation Networks

           On December 13, the U.S.

State Department Testimony: Sanctions One Year Later

The following is testimony by Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman before the Senate Banking on October 13, 2011:

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