U.S. sanctions on Iran


  • Dr. Christoph Hamelmann Yesterday 18:35

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Learning from each other – Iran’s COVID-19 experiences should be shared: WHO’s Hamelmann

    TEHRAN – Iran is benefiting from strengths in fighting against the coronavirus epidemic, including strong primary health care system, production surge in a reasonable time, and multisectoral response, WHO Representative in Iran, Dr. Christoph Hamelmann, said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • ISA stands against U.S. economic sanctions against Iran 2020-04-19 19:23

    ISA stands against U.S. economic sanctions against Iran

    TEHRAN – The International Sociological Association (ISA) has issued a statement announcing that it stands against the economic sanctions that the United States has imposed on Iran amid the coronavirus outbreak that is sweeping the globe.

  • IMF 2020-04-12 16:30

    IMF can give Iran financial support despite U.S. pressures: Bloomberg

    TEHRAN – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is able to provide Iran with its rightful financial assistance despite the U.S. efforts to sabotage the disbursement of the funds, Bloomberg reported on Sunday.

  • steel 2020-02-29 17:09

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Sanctions not to impede Iranian steel sector’s upward trend

    Although in early May last year, the U.S. imposed new sanctions on Iran targeting the country’s metals sector, the report released by World Steel Association (WSA) and also Iranian organizations indicate that not only did not the new round of sanctions hinder Iranian steel sector, this industry has preserved its growth trend as well.

  • auto industry 2020-02-22 17:12

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Knowledge-based companies to help car industry nullify sanctions

    While Iran is considering knowledge-based economy a strong tool to compensate for the losses caused by the sanctions, the country is seriously supporting knowledge-based companies and startups, also cementing relationship between domestic universities and industry sector.

  • Trump 2020-02-16 13:33

    By Tohid Raeisi

    How Trump has violated Iranian human rights

    While in 2015 the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN) had requested that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and its annexes be circulated as a document of the Security Council, three years later the Trump administration claimed the JCPOA is a political agreement and unilaterally withdrew from it. Since that time, the U.S. has launched a wave of economic sanctions against the Iranian people.

  • Denmark's biggest pharmaceutical company to launch production line in Iran 2020-02-05 19:42

    Denmark's biggest pharmaceutical company to launch production line in Iran

    TEHRAN – Denmark's ambassador to Tehran, Danny Annan, has said the country’s largest pharmaceutical company will begin production in Iran within the next two months.

  • TIM 2020 seeks joint investment to mitigate sanctions effect 2020-02-05 19:35

    TIM 2020 seeks joint investment to mitigate sanctions effect

    TEHRAN – The second Technology Investment Meeting (TIM 2020) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation (D-8) kicked off in Tehran on Tuesday with the aim of promoting joint investment of domestic and foreign companies in order to reduce effects of the U.S. sanctions.

  • Swiss financial mechanism not to fully overcome medicine sanction: deputy minister 2020-02-04 16:31

    ‘Swiss mechanism not to tackle medicine sanctions problem’

    TEHRAN – The Swiss Humanitarian Trade Arrangement (SHTA) will not remove the impact of unfair U.S. sanctions on the import of medicine by Iran, as it is not capable of carrying money in large scale, deputy health minister for legal affairs has said.

  • Frame grab from a video published by Fars News Agency shows Swiss Ambassador to Tehran Markus Leitner’s posing with medicine cartons inscribed with the Swiss flag after their transfer into the country. 2020-02-03 18:39

    Iran receives medicine under Swiss financial mechanism

    TEHRAN – Some 180,000 packages of medicine needed for cancer patients and transplant operations entered Iran on Sunday following the implementation of Swiss payment mechanism.

  • oil 2020-02-02 18:00

    China shipped in over 295,000 bpd of Iranian oil in 2019: customs

    TEHRAN – China imported 295,400 barrels per day (bpd) of Iranian crude oil on average during 2019, despite U.S. pressure to wipe out oil exports from Iran to the country, IRNA reported, citing Chinese customs data. 

  • Iran capable of manufacturing any medicine in two years 2020-01-21 21:23

    Iran capable of manufacturing any medicine in two years

    TEHRAN – Iranian pharmaceutical industry and scientists are capable of producing any kind of medicine over a two-year period, Mohammad Reza Shanehsaz, head of Food and Drug Administration, has said.

  • Rahmani 2020-01-12 17:09

    Special support for private sector required under current condition: industry min.

    TEHRAN- Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Reza Rahmani said his ministry should support private sector in a special way during the current condition (sanctions), Shata reported.

  • steel export 2020-01-11 15:01

    Steel exports up 19% in 9 months on year

    TEHRAN- Iran’s crude steel exports rose 19 percent during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-December 21, 2019) from the same period of time in the previous year, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Hassan Rouhani and Charles Michel 2020-01-10 15:04

    Iran's Rouhani, EU's Michel confer on recent developments in region

    TEHRAN- In a phone conversation on Thursday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and European Council President Charles Michel conferred on the recent developments in West Asia, including the U.S. assassination of Iranian Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and new sanctions on the Islamic Republic by Washington.

  • South Korea pursues resumption of humanitarian trade with Iran 2020-01-08 16:50

    South Korea pursues resumption of humanitarian trade with Iran

    TEHRAN – The South Korean foreign ministry has decided to continuously pursue the resumption of trade in humanitarian products with Iran through won-based accounts at Korean banks, IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Health ministry pursuing to provide medicine for SMA patients 2020-01-04 18:28

    Health ministry pursuing to provide medicine for SMA patients

    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Health is trying to provide medicines for patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and other rare diseases, IRIB news agency reported on Friday.

  • Iran-Italy 2019-12-29 17:57

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Italians persistently willing to preserve trade with Iran under sanctions

    TEHRAN- Although the U.S. renewed sanctions against Iranian economy are preventing Iran’s European trade partners to do business with the Islamic Republic, Italian traders and businessmen seem strongly determined to preserve their trade ties with Iran.

  • shakhani 2019-12-23 20:16

    Iran calls for multilateral cooperation to disable U.S. sanctions 

    TEHRAN - The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) said on Monday that independent nations should embark on enhancing multilateral cooperation to foil the U.S. plots in imposing sanctions and fueling terrorism. 

  • EB patients, the most oppressed victims of U.S. sanctions 2019-12-22 21:09

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    EB patients, the most oppressed victims of U.S. sanctions

    TEHRAN – Although food and medicine are claimed to be exempted from U.S. sanctions, financial and banking sanctions have limited the life-saving medicine trade which harshly targeted the patients suffering from Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare genetic disease that causes painful blistering of the skin.

  • IRICA 2019-12-16 14:00

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    IRICA taking more steps to facilitate imports, combat sanctions

    TEHRAN- Since the U.S. re-imposition of sanctions against Iran’s economy, Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) has been taking various measures to facilitate customs process both for exports and imports of the commodities to reduce the effect of sanctions.

  • Dejpasand 2019-12-09 12:17

    FDI in Iran rises 20% in 7 months on year

    TEHRAN- Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Iran has risen 20 percent during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-October 22) from the same period of time in the past year, Iranian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Farhad Dejpasand announced on Monday.

  • Reza Rahmani 2019-11-27 12:19

    Domestic production to save Iran $10b in 2 years

    TEHRAN- Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Reza Rahmani said that relying on domestic production will save $10 billion for the country in the next two years, IRIB reported.

  • Leader 2019-11-20 16:38

    Leader urges domestic producers not to wait for sanctions to end

    TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called on the country’s producers to solely rely on their own capabilities to boost the country’s economy and not to wait for U.S. sanctions to end.

  • Trade 2019-11-09 18:32

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Establishment of trade offices abroad on agenda

    It has been proven that the U.S. cannot achieve its target of driving Iran’s oil exports to zero, but there is no doubt about Trump administration’s maximum pressure strategy toward Iranian economy.

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif 2019-11-01 21:02

    Zarif: Subjecting construction workers to economic terrorism only manifests maximum failure of “maximum pressure”

    TEHRAN – Following U.S. sanctions on Iran’s construction sector, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on Friday that such moves show the “maximum failure of maximum pressure”.

  • IMF 2019-10-29 19:02

    Sanctions to have no additional impacts on Iran's economy in 2020: IMF

    TEHRAN - Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s Middle East and Central Asia Department said U.S. sanctions are not going to have any new major impacts on Iran’s economy in the upcoming year.

  • Zanganeh 2019-10-21 21:11

    Efforts for halting Iranian oil industry’s development failed: Zanganeh

    TEHRAN - Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the U.S. efforts for stopping development of the country’s oil industry has failed, Tasnim news agency reported.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2019-10-14 10:37

    *By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Continuous duality by Washington

    The U.S. Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, claimed in an interview with Alhurra recently that Iran should decide between its economy or talks with the United States. 

  • Iran-oil 2019-10-08 17:41

    BY: Ebrahim Fallahi

    U.S. allies in Asia paying the price for Iran sanctions

    TEHRAN – As one of the world’s top oil producers, Iran for long has been among the major crude suppliers to Asia and due to its high quality reserves which are significantly low in sulfur, many Asian refineries are designed to solely process various grades of Iranian crude oil and gas condensate.