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Sanctioning Supporters of Iran’s Petroleum and Petrochemical Sectors

Petroleum and petrochemicals are major sources of revenue for the Iranian regime, revenue it employs to oppress the Iranian people and to advance its malign foreign agenda. Today, the Department of State is imposing sanctions on Vietnam Gas and Chemicals Transportation Corporation, a vessel manager, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13846, for knowingly engaging, on ...
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State Department Terrorist Designation of Saraya al-Mukhtar

Today, the Department of State has designated the Saraya al-Mukhtar group as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist pursuant to Executive Order 13224 for posing a significant risk of committing acts of terrorism that threaten the national security and foreign policy of the United States. Saraya al-Mukhtar is an Iran-backed terrorist organization based in Bahrain, reportedly ...
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Sanctioning Iranian Intelligence Officers Involved in the Abduction of Bob Levinson

For 13 years, the Iranian regime has denied knowledge of Robert A. “Bob” Levinson’s whereabouts or condition. However, senior Iranian officials authorized Levinson’s abduction and detention and launched a disinformation campaign to deflect blame from the regime. Today, the United States is designating two senior officials of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), who ...
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Iran’s Efforts at Intimidation Must Not Be Rewarded

The United States condemns the law recently approved by Iran’s Majles and Guardian Council, which is nothing more than the regime’s latest ploy to use its nuclear program to try to intimidate the international community.  If implemented, this law would result in Iran enriching uranium to the dangerous 20% level, while Iran is already exceeding ...
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The United States Sanctions an IRGC Official in Yemen and IRGC Facilitators in Iran

Today, the United States is designating Hasan Irlu, an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – Qods Force (IRGC-QF) officer Iran recently sent to Sana’a Yemen to serve as the group’s liaison to the Houthi Movement.  The United States is also designating Al-Mustafa International University, an Iranian university with over 50 international branches which provide a platform ...
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