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The United States Designates an Oil Broker Network Supporting Qods Force

The United States is imposing sanctions on members of an international oil smuggling network, the leaders of which have provided support for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF).  This action targets an oil broker from Oman who, in partnership with senior IRGC-QF officials, has used several companies to facilitate shipments of Iranian oil to ...
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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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G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the MV Mercer Street Attack

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 6, 2021 The text of the following statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union. Begin Text: We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, ...
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Attack on Mercer Street Vessel

We join our partners and allies in our strong condemnation of the attack against the Mercer Street, a commercial ship that was peacefully transiting through the north Arabian Sea in international waters. Upon review of the available information, we are confident that Iran conducted this attack, which killed two innocent people, using one-way explosive UAVs, ...
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Protests in Iran

STATEMENT BY NED PRICE, SPOKESPERSON July 28, 2021 Protests in Iran Protests in Iran that began with a water shortage — owing to drought and governmental mismanagement and neglect — in the Khuzestan province have now spread across various cities including Tehran, Karaj and Tabriz. The Iranian people are now putting a spotlight not only ...
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