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  1. U.S. Targets Iran’s Central Bank

    January 4, 2012 Carol E. Lee and Keith Johnson President Barack Obama signed into law sanctions penalizing foreign financial institutions that do business with Iran's central bank. Part of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, the sanctions ta ...

  2. Iran Produces 1st N. Fuel Rod Needed for Tehran Research Reactor

    January 1, 2012 Iran claims to have successfully tested a domestically produced nuclear fuel rod in the Tehran Research Reactor for the first time. The fuel rod was produced using uranium enriched to 20 percent.  Iran's permanent representative to th ...

  3. U.S. hits 10 Firms for Links with Iran Shipping

    December 20, 2011 The United States sanctioned 10 Malta-based shipping and front companies and one individual for their links to Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL). U.S. Treasury Department official David Cohen stated that the shippers are ac ...

  4. South Korea Announces New Sanctions on Iran

    December 16, 2012 South Korea announced new sanctions on Iran, adding more than 100 Iranian firms and individuals to a new financial blacklist. All foreign currency transactions for the entities on the blacklist will now require approval from South Korea& ...

  5. Russian Customs Seize Iran-Bound Radioactive Metal

    December 16, 2011 Nataliya Vasilyeva Russia's customs agency seized 18 pieces of radioactive metal at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport from the luggage of an Iranian passenger bound for Tehran. The pieces of metal, packed in steel pencil cases, con ...

  6. Seven Killed in Explosion at Iranian Steel Mill Linked with Nuclear Program

    December 13, 2011 Anshel Pfeffer At least seven people were killed in an explosion at the Ghadir steel mill in Yazd, possibly including North Korean nuclear arms experts. The facility was inaugurated about six months ago by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmad ...

  7. Materials Likely Destined for Iran Nuclear Program Seized

    December 8, 2011 Howard LaFranchi Turkey has intercepted materials destined for Iran that could have been used in Iran’s nuclear program, according to Turkey's ambassador to the United States. Turkey has not specified the materials seized, their coun ...

  8. Drone Crash in Iran Reveals Secret U.S. Surveillance Effort

    December 7, 2011 Scott Shane and David E. Sanger Iranian officials claimed that a stealth drone operated by the C.I.A. crashed inside Iranian territory, nearly 140 miles from the Afghan border. The RQ-170 Sentinel drone was reportedly part of a U.S. effor ...

  9. Europeans Stiffens Sanctions against Iran after Embassy Attack

    December 1, 2011 Edward Cody and Thomas Erdbrink The European Union imposed sanctions on 180 new Iranian entities, including members of the Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, businesses associated with the Revolutionary Guards, the Islamic Republic of ...

  10. Iranian Hardliners Storm British Embassy, Residential Compound

    November 29, 2011 Thomas Erdbrink and Joby Warrick A group of demonstrators led by the Basij volunteer militia stormed the British Embassy and an Embassy residential compound in Tehran and pillaged both sites. Iranian security forces failed to intervene i ...

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