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  1. Iran Sanctions

    Strict sanctions on Iran–sanctions that primarily target Iran's key energy sector and its access to the international financial system–harmed Iran's economy to the point where Iran's leaders, on November 24, 2013, accepted an interim agreeme ...

  2. The Days After a Deal with Iran

    This Perspective begins by positing that a final nuclear agreement is reached between the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) and Iran and then examines the potential responses of two of the most important U.S. partner ...

  3. Treasury Targets Networks for Facilitating Iran’s Ballistic Missile Procurement and Supporting Oil Sanctions Evasion

    Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned individuals and entities for aiding Iranian ballistic missile procurement and for support to the Government of Iran in evading oil sector sanctions pursuant to Executive Orders (E.O.) 13382 and 13645, re ...

  4. “Karl Lee” Charged in Manhattan Federal Court with Using a Web of Front Companies to Evade U.S. Sanctions

    Li Fangwei, who is more commonly known by his alias “Karl Lee,” is charged with violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) by using United States-based financial institutions to engage in millions of dollars of U.S. dollar transactio ...

  5. U.S. Commerce Department Adds Nine Persons Associated with Missile Proliferator to Entity List

    As part of a series of measures announced by the Obama Administration today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced the addition of eight Chinese companies and one Chinese individual to its Entity List for their r ...

  6. Achievements of and Outlook for Sanctions on Iran

    Most experts agree that the multilateral sanctions imposed on Iran since 2010 have contributed significantly to producing flexibility in Iran's position on the scope of its nuclear program. There is similar agreement that the effect of sanctions on Ir ...

  7. Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks

    Governments » United States » Executive Branch » Department of State May 13, 2014 MODERATOR:  Hi, everyone. Welcome back. Thanks for bearing with us and being patient tonight. I think we’re ready to get started. Welcome to tonight’s backgrounder. For attr ...

  8. Iran and the P5+1: Solving the Nuclear Rubik's Cube

    In a region of troubles, the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program stand out. The first-step agreement, signed in November 2013, broke a decade of futile diplomatic forays punctuated by mutual escalation. The product of a rare confluence of politic ...

  9. Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks

    Unlike the previous rounds, we are now in the drafting and negotiating phase, which is very different than the previous rounds. And this is really an ongoing process and will be an ongoing process. There are no longer discrete rounds with opening and closi ...

  10. Araqchi: Iran's Rights Are Red Lines in Nuclear Talks

    A senior member of Iran's nuclear negotiating team said reducing the Arak power plant's capacity is ridiculous and the nature of the heavy water power plant should not change. Abbas Araqchi continued that maintaining Iran's rights are the re ...

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