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  1. Obama Signs New Iran Sanctions into Law

    August 13, 2012 Samuel Rubenfeld President Obama signed into law a new sanctions bill targeting Iran for its failure to halt its nuclear program. The new legislation, the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (H.R. 1905), strengthens ex ...

  2. Standard Chartered Faces N.Y. Suspension over Iran Deals

    August 7, 2012 Greg Farrell and Bradley Keoun New York's Department of Financial Services accused Standard Chartered PLC of violating federal money laundering laws by conducting $250 billion worth of business transactions with Iranian banks, includin ...

  3. Commander: Iranian Missiles Highly Capable of Confronting Enemy Threats

    August 4, 2012 Iran successfully test-fired a fourth generation Fateh-110 missile with a range of over 300 km, according to Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi. The missile was test fired by the Ministry's Aerospace Industries Org ...

  4. Iran Nuclear Crisis: Barack Obama Imposes New Sanctions

    July 31, 2012 President Obama signed a new executive order that targets the Iranian energy sector by making sanctionable any sale or purchase of Iranian oil. The sanctions also targeted two financial institutions, China's Bank of Kunlun and Iraq' ...

  5. HSBC Executive Resigns at Senate Money-Laundering Hearing

    July 23, 2012 Jesse Hamilton and David Voreacos The U.S. Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a report detailing compliance failures by HSBC that included $19.4 billion in undisclosed transactions involving Iran. The report clai ...

  6. 2 Indicted for Allegedly Trying to Supply Iran with Nuclear-Related Materials

    July 13, 2012 Parviz Khaki, a 43-year-old Iranian citizen, and Zongcheng Yi, a resident of China, were indicted for attempting to illegally export materials used in gas centrifuges from the United States to Iran. Khaki and Yi allegedly caused the export o ...

  7. Kenya Police: Iranian Terror Suspects Shipped 100kg of Explosive to hit Western Targets

    July 10, 2012 Two Iranian nationals, Ahmad Abolfathi Mohammad and Sayed Mansour Mousavi, have been arrested and charged with preparing to attack Western targets in Kenya. The two men had shipped more than 100 kg of the explosive RDX into Kenya, some of wh ...

  8. Iran Missiles can hit all U.S. Bases in Region

    July 4, 2012 The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps completed a three-day missile drill in Semnan province. During the drill, called “The Great Prophet 7,” the Shahab 1, Shahab 2, Shahab 3, Khalij Fars (Persian Gulf), Tondar (Lightning), Fateh (Victor), Ze ...

  9. E.U. Embargo on Iran Oil Takes Effect

    July 1, 2012 Jerry A. Dicolo On July 1, an E.U. embargo on Iranian oil took effect, halting the vast majority of oil imports into Europe and preventing European insurance of Iranian oil shipments anywhere in the world. On the first day of oil trading unde ...

  10. U.S. Exempts Singapore and China on Iran Oil

    June 28, 2012 Rick Gladstone A new U.S. law took effect which aims to reduce Iran's ability to export oil by barring banks in countries that are importing a significant amount of Iranian oil from the U.S. financial system. Secretary of State Hillary ...

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