Sanctions

U.S. Sanctions Iran’s Lucrative Metal Industries and Chinese Partner

The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday announced new sanctions against Iran targeting its billion-dollar metals industry, including the largest manufacturers of steel, aluminum, copper, and iron in the country. The new sanctions also named several senior regime officials involved with Tuesday’s missile attack on Iraqi bases.

In this May 31, 2012 file photo, an Iranian worker cuts a steel roll at the Mobarakeh Steel Complex, some 280 miles (460 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, and some 40 miles, 65 kilometers, southwest of central Iranian city of Isfahan. President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Iran …

Ilhan Omar Opposes Sanctions on Iran but Wants to Sanction Israel

TEL AVIV – Rep. Ilhan Omar has come under fire over her hypocrisy in criticizing President Donald Trump for his “unmeasured response” in waging “economic warfare” against Iran by imposing new sanctions, while at the same time having no problem supporting sanctions against Israel. 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 03: Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaks at a campaign rally for Senator (I-VT) and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the University of Minnesotas Williams Arena on November, 3, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Before introducing him, Rep. Omar praised Sanders for his support of unions, comprehensive …

Iran Blames U.S. for Protests, Calls America a Threat to Global Security

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday blamed the United States and other “foreigners” for “interference in Iran’s internal affairs” for supporting the recent protests over gasoline price increases. Meanwhile, at a chemical weapons conference in The Hague, Iran’s representative denounced the U.S. as a threat to global security.

Abbas Mousavi, spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry, gives a press conference in the capital Tehran on May 28, 2019. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP) (Photo by ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images)

Reports: Iranian Protesters Burn Down 100 Banks, Shops in Gas Protest

Protests in towns and cities across Iran continued Monday despite the use of lethal force against demonstrators by the regime plus a nationwide Internet blackout. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a designated terrorist organization, threatened “decisive” action if the protests do not end soon.

Protestors attend a demonstration after authorities raised gasoline prices, in the northern city of Sari, Iran, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Protesters angered by Iran raising government-set gasoline prices by 50% blocked traffic in major cities and occasionally clashed with police Saturday after a night of demonstrations punctuated by gunfire. (Mostafa …

North Korea Ready for ‘Dialogue’ but Not with ‘Diehard Toxin’ Pompeo

The North Korean government on Friday declared it is ready for either “dialogue or stand-off” with the United States on denuclearization, warned Washington not to impose any further sanctions against the regime, and demanded “diehard toxin” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo be taken out of the loop for any further negotiations.

N. Korea says it will remain 'threat' to US, slams Pompeo