U.S. Extends Iran Nuclear Deal, Issues Sanctions

13 Jan 2018   Iran, USA

The Trump administration extended sanctions relief under the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, keeping the deal intact for at least another several months, but said it would issue no more such waivers as it negotiates a modified deal with European allies. The U.S. Treasury at the same time on Friday imposed new punitive actions not directly related to the nuclear deal. The measures are meant to pressure Tehran over ongoing missile tests and a recent crackdown on Iranian protesters. The head of Iran’s judiciary, Sadegh Larijani, is named on the sanctions lists, as is a Chinese network accused of helping Iran procure weapons. The Iranian mission at the United Nations didn’t immediately respond to a quest for comment. Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif, center right, met […]

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