Iranian Vessel Grace I

The United States assesses that the M/T Grace I was assisting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) by transporting oil from Iran to Syria. This could result in serious consequences for any individuals associated with the Grace I. The IRGC has been designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the United States. Crewmembers of vessels assisting …

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Press

SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good afternoon.  It is the assessment of the United States Government that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman today.  This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, …

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Treasury Sanctions Iran’s Largest Petrochemical Holding Group and Vast Network of Subsidiaries and Sales

PGPIC Awards IRGC Construction Firm Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Contracts WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today against Iran’s largest and most profitable petrochemical holding group, Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC), for providing financial support to Khatam al-Anbiya Construction Headquarters (Khatam al-Anbiya), the …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo On Iran’s Escalating Series of Threatening Actions and Statements

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release May 9, 2019 The Islamic Republic of Iran has engaged in an escalating series of threatening actions and statements in recent weeks.  The response of the United States and our partners and allies has been clear: We do not seek war.  But Iran’s forty …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo – First Anniversary of President Trump’s New Iran Strategy

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release May 8, 2019 One year ago today, President Trump announced the United States would cease to participate in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and would instead embark on a bold new strategy to end Iran’s destabilizing behavior and prevent Iran from ever acquiring …

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump Regarding Imposing Sanctions with Respect to the Iron, Steel, Aluminum, and Copper Sectors of Iran

May 8, 2019 Statement from President Donald J. Trump Regarding Imposing Sanctions with Respect to the Iron, Steel, Aluminum, and Copper Sectors of Iran One year ago, I dramatically strengthened our national security by ceasing America’s participation in the horrible, one-sided Iran nuclear deal. Today, I am signing an executive order to impose sanctions with …

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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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Statement from the President on the Designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

April 8, 2019 Statement from the President on the Designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organization Today, I am formally announcing my Administration’s plan to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including its Qods Force, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality …

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U.S. Disrupts Large Scale Front Company Network Transferring Hundreds of Millions of Dollars and Euros to the IRGC and Iran’s Ministry of Defense

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against 25 individuals and entities, including a network of Iran, UAE, and Turkey-based front companies, that have transferred over a billion dollars and euros to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), in addition to procuring millions of dollars’ worth of vehicles for MODAFL. …

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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on the Middle East

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy October 18, 2017 Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks this morning at a UN Security Council open debate on the Middle East. “Our goal in discussing the Middle East is to work on peace, security, and …

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Statement from the Press Secretary

Statement from the Press Secretary The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children.  The activities are similar to preparations the regime made before its April 4, 2017 chemical weapons attack. As we have previously …

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U.S. Supreme Court Decision on the President’s Executive Order

U.S. Supreme Court Decision on the President’s Executive Order “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 26, 2017 With the objective of maximizing national security, the Department of State will implement Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United …

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Terrorist Attacks in Tehran

 STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON June 7, 2017 Terrorist Attacks in Tehran   The United States condemns the terrorist attacks in Tehran today.  We express our condolences to the victims and their families, and send our thoughts and prayers to the people of Iran.  The depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful, civilized world.

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United States Condemns Attacks in London

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 3, 2017 The United States condemns the cowardly attacks targeting innocent civilians in London this evening. We understand U.K. police are currently treating these as terrorist incidents. The United States stands ready to provide any assistance authorities in the United Kingdom may request. Our hearts are …

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Treasury Sanctions Iranian Defense Officials and a China-Based Network for Supporting Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program

5/17/2017 Action reflects concern with Iran’s continued development of ballistic missiles Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated seven targets in connection with Iran’s ballistic missile program.  OFAC designated two senior Iranian defense officials, including a defense official who facilitated the sale of explosives and provided other …

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U.S. State Department Issues Report on Human Rights Sanctions on Iran

May 17, 2017 U.S. State Department Issues Report on Human Rights Sanctions on Iran Highlights Iran’s Continuing Human Rights Abuses The State Department released today its semi-annual report to Congress detailing sanctions imposed on persons involved in human rights abuses in Iran. The report cites recent sanctions against the Tehran Prisons Organization and Sohrab Soleimani, …

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PROTECTING the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and to protect the American people from …

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