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Country-Specific Information: Iran has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The U.S. Department of State continues to closely monitor developments related to COVID-19 in Iran. Entry and Exit Requirements:  The U.S. Department of State has not received reports of entry or exit requirements in Iran related to COVID-19 but is constantly monitoring the situation. ...
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The Return of UN Sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran

The Trump Administration has always understood that the greatest threat to peace in the Middle East comes from Islamic Republic of Iran, whose violent efforts to spread revolution have killed thousands and upended the lives of millions of innocent people. History shows appeasement only emboldens such regimes. Thus today, the United States welcomes the return ...
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The United States Sanctions Cyber Actors Backed by Iranian Intelligence Ministry

The Iranian regime is one of the world’s leading threats to cybersecurity and human rights online.  Today, the United States is sanctioning the Iranian cyber threat group Advanced Persistent Threat 39 (APT39), 46 associated individuals, and a front company, Rana Intelligence Company (Rana) pursuant to Executive Order 13553.  Together, these groups and individuals targeted at least 15 countries ...
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Secretary Pompeo: “France Should Stand with Freedom, Not Tehran”

“No policy,” said Charles de Gaulle, “is worth anything outside of reality. That maxim guides the United States’ policy regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran. We recognize the regime for what it is: the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, and the primary source of instability in the Middle East. I believe our friends in ...
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Imposing Sanctions on Entities for Engaging in Transactions Related to Iran’s Petroleum and Petrochemical Industry

Today, the Department of State imposed sanctions on five entities, under section 3(a)(ii) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13846, for knowingly engaging in a significant transaction for the purchase, acquisition, sale, transport, or marketing of petroleum or petroleum products from Iran.  The Department of State also imposed sanctions, under section 5(a)(vii) of E.O. 13846, on three ...
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Op-Ed: Elan Carr and Brian Hook Reveal the Iranian Regime’s Antisemitism

Even as the pandemic has taken a major hit on Iran, Tehran refuses to let up on its virulent hatred of Jews and targeting of Israel. Which is why the Trump administration’s pushback remains as vital as ever. When the Islamic Revolution swept Iran 41 years ago, an ideology driven by rabid anti-Semitism erased a ...
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