Treasury Sanctions Iran’s Central Bank and National Development Fund

September 20, 2019 Action targets major sources of funding for the regime’s proxies and terrorist arms, including the IRGC, the Qods Force, Hizballah and the Houthis WASHINGTON- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), the National Development Fund of Iran …

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO: Designation of Individuals and Entities Linked to Iranian Procurement Networks under E.O. 13382

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO August 28, 2019 Designation of Individuals and Entities Linked to Iranian Procurement Networks under E.O. 13382 (“Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Their Supporters”) Today, the Department of the Treasury designated nine entities and individuals based in Iran and one entity based in Hong Kong for supporting Iranian proliferation-sensitive procurement …

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Unconscionable Reports of Secret Executions of Minors in Iran

The Department of State is appalled by the Iranian regime’s secret execution of two 17-year old males, Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat, in Adelabad prison in Shiraz, as reported by Amnesty International.  According to this report, Iran has resumed its execution of minors, while attempting to keep this inhumane practice hidden from the world.  The …

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The Iranian Regime’s Crackdown on Women Activists

STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON April 30, 2019 The Iranian Regime’s Crackdown on Women Activists The United States strongly condemns the Iranian regime’s growing crackdown on women advocating for their human rights.  Yasmin Aryani, Monireh Arabshahi, and Mojgan Keshavarz have been arrested in recent days for the crime of peacefully protesting compulsory hijab.  Vida Movahedi, who became the …

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Iran Should Reconcile With America

Iran Should Reconcile With America Isn’t it time to abandon the policies that have kept the people of Iran and the United States apart since 1979? Mr. Hook is the United States Special Representative for Iran and a senior advisor to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. April 8, 2019 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/08/opinion/iran-united-states.html Iran recently observed the 40th anniversary …

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Abbas Ardehali

Dr. Abbas Ardehali, a professor of surgery and medicine in the division of cardiothoracic surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been selected a 2017 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. Ardehali will receive the award at ceremony on May 13  at historic Ellis Island …

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President Trump Signs 3 Executive Orders

President Trump acted on Monday to keep a signature campaign promise: withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. As he signed the order in the Oval Office, Trump said, “We’ve been talking about this for a long time,” adding it’s “a great thing for the American worker.”

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