Wednesday, September 30, 2020

US gov’t imposes sanctions on 700 Iranian individuals, entities

Washington, Nov 5 (EFE).- The US government on Monday imposed sanctions on 700 Iranian nationals and companies, including the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, in an effort to force Tehran to negotiate a new nuclear agreement, the Treasury Department said.

The sanctions took effect at 12:01 am, officials said.

The Trump administration pulled the United States out of the July 2015 nuclear agreement that the Obama administration, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany negotiated with Iran.

Washington has now imposed more than 900 sanctions on Iran since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, ramping up the economic pressure on Tehran.