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COVID-19 Information

Level 4 Travel Warning Last updated: 12/09/2021 ***  Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 ...
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Travel Advisory: Iran

Do not travel to Iran due to the risk of kidnapping and the arbitrary arrest, detention of U.S. citizens, and COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Iran due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Your ...
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Designations in Connection with Human Rights Abuses in Iran

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN January 23, 2023 Designations in Connection with Human Rights Abuses in Iran Concurrently with the United Kingdom and the European Union, the United States today is taking further action to press for accountability for the Iranian regime’s human ...
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New Sanctions Targeting Iran’s UAV and Ballistic Missile Industries

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN New Sanctions Targeting Iran’s UAV and Ballistic Missile Industries January 6, 2023 The United States has designated seven individuals in leadership positions with Qods Aviation Industries (QAI), an Iranian defense manufacturer responsible for the design and production of unmanned aerial ...
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Sanctioning Iranian Officials Connected to Serious Human Rights Abuses

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN December 21, 2022 Sanctioning Iranian Officials Connected to Serious Human Rights Abuses Since protests erupted across Iran in September, the Iranian regime has responded with ruthless crackdowns on peaceful protestors in an effort to suppress the Iranian people’s ...
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On the Iranian Nation’s Observance of Shab-e Yalda

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY NED PRICE, SPOKESPERSON December 21, 2022 On the Iranian Nation’s Observance of Shab-e Yalda The Winter Solstice, or Shab-e Yalda as it is known in Iran, would normally be a festive time for many Iranians. It is a time for celebrating at ...
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Resolution 2231

Ambassador Robert Wood Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs New York, New York December 19, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Madam President. Thank you, Under Secretary-General DiCarlo, for your briefing, as well as Ambassadors Fergal Mythen and Silvio Gonzato for your remarks. Seven and a half years ago, this Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2231 as ...
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