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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information  Last updated:  11/6/2020  Country-Specific Information:  Iran has confirmed case of COVID 19 in its borders.  Government offices, schools, and stores remain in open and operating.    The U.S. Department of State continues to monitor developments related to COVID 19 in Iran closely.    Entry and Exit Requirements:  Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes  Is ...
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The United States Welcomes Major Milestone in Afghanistan Peace Negotiations

The United States welcomes the Agreement announced today by the negotiating teams from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban.  This Agreement is a major milestone in the Afghanistan Peace Negotiations that have been underway since September 12, 2020. The Agreement codifies the rules and procedures the two sides have been negotiating since the ...
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New Sanctions Under the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA)

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, the United States sanctioned four entities located in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Russia for supporting Iran’s missile program, under the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA). We imposed sanctions against Chengdu Best New Materials Co., Ltd. and Zibo Elim Trade Co., Ltd. in the PRC ...
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The Importance of Sanctions on Iran

The Maximum Pressure campaign against the Iranian regime continues to be extraordinarily effective.  Today, Iran’s economy faces a currency crisis, mounting public debt, and rising inflation.  Prior to the Maximum Pressure campaign, Iran was exporting nearly 2.5 million barrels of oil per day. Now it struggles to export even a quarter of that volume.  Since ...
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Commemoration of the Massacre of Mahshahr and Designation of Iranian Officials Due to Involvement in Gross Violations of Human Rights

One year ago, the Iranian regime killed as many as 148 Iranian civilians in Mahshahr, while imposing digital darkness to hide evidence of their savage crackdown on last November’s protests in that city.  Both protesters and bystanders were targeted by snipers on rooftops, tracked down and surrounded by armored vehicles, and sprayed with machine-gun fire.  ...
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