US sanctions


  • William O. Beeman 2021-10-10 12:20

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    China has significant leverage over U.S.: American scholar

    TEHRAN – Pointing to Beijing's leverage over Washington, an American anthropologist says that any damage to U.S.-China trade would harm U.S. economic interests. 

  • جواد اوجی 2021-10-05 16:18

    Iran ready to resolve global energy crisis if sanctions lifted: minister

    TEHRAN - Iranian Oil Minister Javad Oji has said the country is ready to resolve the global energy crisis provided that the oppressive U.S. sanctions are lifted.

  • Tariq Aboud 2021-10-01 17:56

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Lebanon needs to break monopolies and cartels: Lebanese academic

    TEHRAN – Praising Iran's move to send fuel tankers; a Lebanese political researcher says that the country must overcome cartels and monopolies.

  • U.S. reviewing waiver on Iranian fuel exports to Afghanistan after Taliban takeover 2021-09-22 18:11

    U.S. reviewing waiver on Iranian fuel exports to Afghanistan after Taliban takeover

    TEHRAN - The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is reportedly reviewing a 2018 sanctions waiver, which allowed Afghanistan to purchase Iranian gasoline and diesel.

  • Israel 2021-07-17 21:06

    One-sided justice is my ideal!

    TEHRAN— July 17 marks the World Day for International Justice. The Day of International Criminal Justice is celebrated by honoring individuals working to advocate the fundamental human rights of victims affected by criminal acts. People also come together around the world to host events promoting international criminal justice and support for the International Criminal Court.

  • مسعود سلطانی فر 2021-05-09 18:12

    By Farrokh Hesabi

    Sports minister Soltanifar slams U.S. sanctions against Iran

    TEHRAN - Iran’s Minister of Sports and Youth, Masoud Soltanifar, slammed the international sanctions against Iran and mentioned them as the root of “the most of the current problems of Iran’s sports” in a webinar with provincial sports managers on Sunday.

  • Medical equipment export grows by 23% despite sanctions 2021-04-10 17:07

    Medical equipment export grows by 23% despite sanctions

    TEHRAN – The export of medical equipment experienced a growth rate of 23 percent over the past [Iranian calendar] year (March 2020-March 2021) despite U.S. sanctions, Mohammad Reza Shanehsaz, head of the Food and Drug Administration, said.

  • لوگوی فدراسیون فوتبال 2021-03-16 04:20

    FFIRI releases statement on choosing Bahrain as Group C host

    TEHRAN - The Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) has released a statement on choosing Bahrain as host of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Group C.

  • Iran-Russia ties 2021-03-14 22:36

    Russia can play constructive role in bringing JCPOA back to life

    TEHRAN – The failure of a European-led process to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal could create ripe conditions for Russia to take charge of the process and play a greater role as a party that enjoys good relations with both sides of the dispute.  

  • Robert C. Smith 2021-03-14 18:57

    By Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

    Prof. Smith told MNA: No difference between Biden, Trump on Riyadh

    TEHRAN– Stating that there will be no difference between Biden and Trump on Saudi Arabia, Prof. Robert Smith said that rhetoric about Riyadh might be different, but not much else as it is a key strategic ally in the region.

  • Shireen Hunter 2021-02-15 14:20

    By Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

    Involving Iran's rivals in JCPOA talks to lead to failure

    TEHRAN– Stating that involving Iran's rivals in JCPOA talks would mean the failure of any talks even before it starts, Shireen Hunter said that Macron wanted to curry favor with the Saudis in the hope of getting lucrative contracts.

  • Kazem Gharibabadi 2021-02-01 16:45

    Iran to IAEA: All nuclear measures will be reversed if U.S. lifts all sanctions

    TEHRAN - Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran’s Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has explained the reasons of the approval of “Law on Strategic Action to Lift Sanctions and Protect the Interests of the Iranian Nation” by sending a letter to the IAEA.

  • واکسن کوبا 2021-01-09 17:50

    Tehran, Havana form ‘strategic alliance’ to produce COVID-19 vaccine

    TEHRAN - Kianoush Jahanpour, spokesman for Iran's Food and Drug Administration, has said Iran and Cuba have formed a ‘strategic alliance’ through working jointly on a project for producing a potential coronavirus vaccine.

  • Majid Majidi 2020-12-13 18:31

    Director Majid Majidi calls U.S. sanctions on Iran crime against humanity

    TEHRAN – Majid Majidi, whose “Sun Children” is Iran’s submission to the 2021 Oscars, has said that the U.S. sanctions on Iran over the past 40 years have been a crime against humanity.

  • Irlou 2020-12-09 23:17

    Iran ambassador to Yemen thanks Trump for sanctioning him

    TEHRAN – Following the United States' decision to impose sanctions on Iran’s ambassador to Yemen, the Iranian envoy thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for imposing sanctions on him.

  • Economy 2020-11-27 15:22

    IIF sees a growth of 4.4% for Iranian economy if sanctions lifted

    TEHRAN - The Institute of International Finance (IIF) said Iran’s economy could grow 4.4 percent next year despite the negative impacts of the pandemic if the sanctions are lifted.

  • Zarif 2020-11-18 22:04

    FM Zarif outlines give-and-take approach to revive JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has introduced a give-and-take approach to help ease tensions over a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, conditioning Iran’s return to the deal on the U.S. compliance with it.

  • IRCS, Austrian Red Cross seek enhanced co-op 2020-11-18 17:55

    IRCS, Austrian Red Cross seek enhanced co-op

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) chief, Karim Hemmati, and the Austrian Red Cross secretary-general, Michael Opriesnig, discussed enhanced cooperation between the two national associations in a video conference on Wednesday.

  • Moqtadaee 2020-11-16 23:36

    Parliament to review ‘strategic bill to lift sanctions’ at first opportunity

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Parliament’s strategic bill to lift the United States sanctions on Iran will be submitted to the Parliament’s presiding board at the earliest opportunity, a senior lawmaker sitting on the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee told the Islamic Consultative Assembly News Agency (ICANA) on Monday.

  • Fly-by-night countries 2020-10-22 10:46

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Fly-by-night countries

    Tehran Times analytical report on main countries that have frozen Iranian assets 

    Due to the United States’ unilateral sanctions against Tehran, it is estimated that about $150 billion of Iranian assets are being frozen in other countries. By blocking about $7 billion of Iranian oil assets, South Korea is one of the major countries that refuses to release them. It is followed by Iraq and Japan.

  • UN Arms Embargo 2020-10-14 20:13

    The right to defensive arms

    TEHRAN – As a UN arms embargo on Iran nears its end, Iran appears to be poised to exercise its right to freely buy and sell arms while securing the support of the remaining parties to a 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Hossein Askari 2020-10-11 14:08

    By Javad Heirannia

    New U.S. sanctions on Iran will disrupt import of medicine, food: international business professor

    “U.S. sanctions on Iran are an act of war”

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, who teaches international business at the George Washington University, says the recent U.S. unilateral financial sanctions are cutting off Iranian banks from the international banking system, thereby making import of medicine and food by Iran much more difficult.

  • Sanctions 2020-10-06 23:31

    26 countries criticize sanctions amid Covid-19

    TEHRAN – Speaking on behalf 26 countries, Zhang Jun, the Chinese permanent representative to the United Nations, issued a joint statement on Monday at the General Debate of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, calling for an immediate lifting of unilateral sanctions, criticizing Western countries for violating human rights, and voicing concern on racial discrimination.

  • Rouhani 2020-10-06 22:59

    Rouhani calls on countries to ignore U.S. sanctions

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has called on the global community to disregard U.S. sanctions and to avoid being complicit in “U.S. inhumane measures” against Iran, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan (L) talks to a correspondent during his visit to the Mehr news agency on October 3, 2020.  2020-10-06 00:01

    Iran’s tourism achieves growth despite sanctions: minister

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism sector achieved a growth [of almost ten percent year on year] in the previous Iranian calendar year 1398 (March 2019-March 2020) despite the adverse effects of the U.S. sanctions, Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Saturday.

  • Jahangiri 2020-10-04 22:13

    U.S. seeking collapse of Iranian economy: vice president

    TEHRAN – First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri has denounced the U.S. “unprecedented” pressure on Iran, saying the main goal of the pressure was to bring the Iranian economy to collapse.

  • Iran oil 2020-09-26 18:37

    There will be no dead end

    Iran boosts oil exports sharply in September

    TEHRAN- The latest reports on Iran’s oil exports indicate that the country has risen oil exports sharply in September in defiance of the U.S. sanctions.

  • Rouhani 2020-09-23 20:05

    U.S. seeks regime change in Iran, Rouhani says

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the U.S. is pursuing the policy of regime change in Iran but it failed to do so.

  • oil 2020-09-23 19:38

    Iran helps Venezuela export its oil: Bloomberg

    TEHRAN – An Iranian supertanker, which has delivered a cargo of oil condensate to Venezuela last week in defiance of U.S. sanctions, is now loading Venezuelan oil to export it, Bloomberg reported.

  • Iran-China-Russia 2020-09-21 12:17

    By Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

    China, Russia next targets if U.S. wins in undermining Iran

    TEHRAN – Pointing to U.S. unlawful move to reimpose sanctions against Iran and importance of confronting its unilateralism, Cartalucci said China and Russia are next targets of the U.S. if it will be successful in undermining of Iran.