October 11, 2019
MR HOOK: Today, the Defense Department announced the deployment of additional U.S. forces to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Esper have had many talks with the Saudis, and those discussions intensified after the Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia on September 14th. Secretary Pompeo traveled to the region only days after...
September 25, 2019
The recent attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia posed a major shock to the global oil market. As news broke that the damage was caused by an actor with significant military capabilities, oil prices initially surged and concerns mounted about how long a major part of Saudi oil production would be offline. In the days since, concerns have been ...
September 23, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. - As leaders from around the world attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called on President Trump and his administration to apply maximum pressure to Iran by invoking the snapback provision in U.N. Security Council Resolution...
September 18, 2019
The best way to counter Iran’s asymmetric strategy in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere is a U.S. gray zone strategy, which can help manage escalation and buy time for the administration’s pressure policy to work.
September 3, 2019
Today, the Department of State designated the Iran Space Agency and two of its research institutes under Executive Order (E.O.) 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and WMD delivery systems and their supporters – the first time the United States is publicly designating Iran’s civilian space agency.
September 3, 2019
OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROLSpecially Designated Nationals List UpdateThe following entities have been added to OFAC's SDN List:
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif, Moscow
September 2, 2019
Ladies and gentlemen,We have had quite substantive talks.We have discussed most of the issues on the Russian-Iranian relations agenda based on the fundamental agreements reached during previous meetings of the presidents of Russia and Iran, including the agreements reached at the meetings in Sochi this February and Bishkek this June on the...
Iranian Businessman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Violate U.S. Sanctions by Exporting Carbon Fiber From the United States to Iran
August 29, 2019
Behzad Pourghannad pleaded guilty today to participating in a conspiracy to export carbon fiber from the United States to Iran between 2008 and 2013.
August 28, 2019
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) targeted two Iranian regime-linked networks pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382 for engaging in covert procurement activities benefitting multiple Iranian military organizations. One network, led by Hamed Dehghan, has used a Hong Kong-based front...
August 28, 2019
OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROLSpecially Designated Nationals List UpdateThe following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List:AKHAEI, Shaghayegh (Arabic: شقایق اخایی) (a.k.a. AKHAEE, Shaghayegh; a.k.a. AKHAIEE, Shaghayegh; a.k.a. AKHAYEE, Shaghayegh); DOB 12 Mar 1988; alt. DOB 07 Mar 1988; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions...