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US Imposes Fresh Sanctions on Iran

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US Imposes Fresh Sanctions on Iran


The United States on Friday imposed fresh sanctions on Iranian individuals and entities as Washington continues to step up pressure on Tehran. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in statements said Washington blacklisted seven entities and two individuals in sanctions related to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and Iranian shipping entities, as well as slapping sanctions on Iranian entities for activities related to conventional arms proliferation. On Feb. 11, 2020, five people were arrested and charged for conspiring to sell sanctioned Iranian oil to a refinery in China, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a press release at the time. The complaint accused four Texans and one New Yorker of conspiring from July 2019 to February 2020 to purchase oil from Iran, in violation of U.S. economic sanctions against the country, then sell it to a Chinese buyer “for great profit,” the DOJ said. The defendants planned two shipments of …

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