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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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Designations for Iranian Human Rights Offenders

Friday, August 21 marks the annual Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism.  To both remember and honor these victims, today the U.S. Department of State is announcing visa restrictions on 14 Iranian individuals for their involvement in gross violations of human rights on behalf of the Iranian regime, the world’s leading state ...
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Secretary’s Remarks on Iran Sanctions Renewal

Good afternoon, everyone. Just a few minutes ago, I delivered letters to both the UN Secretary-General Guterres and to the president of the Security Council. I notified them that the United States is initiating the restoration of virtually all UN sanctions on Iran lifted under UN Security Council Resolution 2231. This process will lead to ...
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