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US prepares to impose unilateral arms embargo against Iran after failing to garner support in the UN

The US is considering issuing an executive order within days which will threaten secondary sanctions against countries or firms buying or selling arms from and to Iran

Barring US, all parties reiterate commitment to Iran nuclear deal

Delegates from Iran, Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany said the deal was a key component in the global nuclear non-proliferation architecture. They also rejected US bids to trigger snapback sanctions

UNSC rejects US demand for snapback sanctions against Iran

The admissibility of the notice submitted by Pompeo last week was questioned by 13 out of 15 members of the UNSC. Even US allies have pointed out that having left the deal in 2018, it cannot ask for sanctions

US Threatens Fresh Sanctions Against Iran, JCPOA Members

The US withdrew from the JCPOA or the Iran nuclear deal in 2018. However, it is now trying to get sanctions imposed on Iran claiming violations of a deal it is not even part of

Iran rejects US bid to reimpose sanctions

The United States, despite no longer being part of the JCPOA or the Iran nuclear deal, has been seeking the resumption of sanctions against Iran for supposed violations of the provisions of the deal

Why is the US threatening to activate ‘snapback’ sanctions on Iran?

The latest US threat of resuming sanctions comes after its failure to get the UN Security Council’s approval for an indefinite extension of the international arms embargo against Iran which is set to expire on October 18

US claims seizure of oil supplies bound for Venezuela, Iran contests claim

Iranian ambassador to Venezuela stated that the US claims of seizure of ships belonging to Iran was false and an attempt at “psychological warfare”

Iran COVID Iran faces twin challenges of COVID-19 and American sanctions

The worst hit country in West Asia, Iran has had a tough time coping with the pandemic amid US sanctions. It has resorted to strengthening links with countries such as Russia and China towards this end

UN report on killing of Soleimani UN investigator’s report condemns US drone strike targeting Qassem Soleimani

The report by Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, is due to be presented at the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday

US files to seize Iranian shipments en route to Venezuela

Federal prosecutors have alleged that the shipments being made are done at the behest of the IRGC, an organization included in the US terror list.

Code Pink sanctions Two years of US sanctions against Iran

The US withdrew the last set of exemptions provided to some foreign companies to work on Iranian nuclear sites in May, which also marked the second anniversary of Donald Trump administration’s renewed aggression against Iran.

US ends Iran nuclear deal sanction waiver US announces end of sanction waivers under nuclear deal to Iran

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced the end of exemptions provided under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to some foreign companies to work on certain Iranian nuclear sites. The waiver was renewed every 60 days despite the unilateral US withdrawal from the deal in 2018

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