Sanctions

Ayatollah’s American Allies Seize on Pandemic in Fresh Push for Sanctions Relief

In echo of regime propaganda, critics falsely claim U.S. sanctions target food and medicine

Ben RhodesThe architects of the Obama administration's self-described pro-Iran echo chamber have used the coronavirus outbreak to argue that U.S. sanctions are to blame for the virus's aggressive spread across the Islamic Republic—a line the Iranian government is also peddling. 

U.S. Outraged Over Europe’s Refusal to Extend Iran Sanctions

Europe gives Iran pass on terror, missile sanctions to keep Tehran locked in nuclear accord

EU flagThe European Union is resisting Trump administration efforts to foster greater international coordination on holding Tehran accountable for its rising sponsorship of terrorism and expanding ballistic missile program, according to State Department documents viewed exclusively by the Washington Free Beacon.

Iran Caught Hiding Nuclear Work, Sparking Call for Full Sanctions ‘Snapback’

SFRC chair says Trump must 'trigger a full snapback of sanctions'

Iran's stockpiling of highly enriched uranium is raising new questions about the scope of its undisclosed nuclear work and efficacy of soon-to-be-lifted restrictions on its missile program, which is seen as the primary vehicle to carry a nuclear warhead, U.S. officials told the Washington Free Beacon.

U.S. Sanctions Iranian-Controlled Militias Killing Peaceful Protesters in Iraq

Iran wrenching control of Iraq from its people

Secretary of State Mike PompeoThe Trump administration on Friday issued a bevy of new sanctions on Iranian militia leaders guilty of killing peaceful protesters in Iraq, a sign the administration is troubled about increasingly muscular attempts by Tehran to infiltrate the Iraqi government and wrench control for its own agenda.