Sanctions against Iran

Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami wearing a mask, attends a ceremony on the occasion of first anniversary of death of late Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) general and commander of the Quds Force Qasem Soleimani, in Tehran

US’ indefinite ban on Iranians drafted into Iran’s Revolutionary Guard continues to separate families


Former conscripts say the Guard’s listing as a foreign terrorist organization unfairly prevents them from being with their families in the US.

Three women wearing masks shop at a busy market with overflowing plastic packages of nuts

In Iran, all eyes are on US election’s impact on sanctions, security

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters following a meeting with members of the U.N. Security Council, Aug. 20, 2020.

Iran nuclear deal negotiator: US lacks UN standing and ‘cannot snap back sanctions’

Iranians wear protective face masks while riding on the metro crowded together

Coronavirus cases in Iran on the rise after reopening

A man wearing a protective face mask and gloves, amid fear of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), jumps rope at Valiasr street in Tehran, Iran, March 26, 2020.

Should sanctions against Iran be lifted in the wake of COVID-19?

Students walk on the Temple University Campus

Iranian students in US scramble as sanctions ratchet up tuition costs

Iranian students studying in the US are feeling the effects of escalating tensions between the two countries — from difficulties paying tuition or rent to the inability to focus on their studies

Two oil tankers in the ocean.

Tensions rise in Gulf after oil tanker standoff between Iran and the UK


Iranian ships tried to block a British tanker in the Straight of Hormuz. How does the standoff fit into rising tensions in the Gulf?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center), Cabinet Secretary Tzachi Braverman (right) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Israel Katz (left), attend the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on July 7, 2019.

With the Iran deal falling apart, Israel faces new worries


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been a fierce critic of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. But now that the deal appears to be collapsing, Israel isn’t exactly celebrating.

A man holds Iranian and American currency

Things That Go Boom: Are sanctions on Iran spurring economic resilience?


Sanctions on Iran have squeezed the economy since the 1970s, and since US President Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal, they have been ratcheting up. Some Iranians are ready to cut and run but others are waiting out the economic storm.

Satellite view of the Kharg Island oil export terminal in Iran. Very Large Crude Carriers  — "supertankers" — can be seen loading on the sides.

Iran may sail around US sanctions with ‘cloaked’ tankers


The US has told five countries that they must stop buying Iranian oil. But China may continue to import Iranian crude, despite Washington’s protests.