U.S. sanctions on Iran


  • JCPOA talks Today 16:04

    Iran rejects gradual revival of JCPOA as EU mulls sequential return

    TEHRAN – The European Union has raised the prospect of reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal by pursuing a possible sequencing of measures as Iran underlined the need to revive the nuclear deal in one major step.

  • JCPOA talks Yesterday 22:07

    Definite policy

    TEHRAN – As Iran and the remaining parties to the tattered 2015 nuclear deal resumed their work on Tuesday, several press reports resurfaced that Iran and the U.S. could proceed with a step-by-step plan to revive the nuclear deal. 

  • Araghchi 2021-04-16 21:59

    EU sanctions meant to derail JCPOA talks, Araghchi says

    TEHRAN - Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araghchi said Iran criticized the European countries during the latest round of nuclear talks in Vienna for imposing so-called human rights sanctions on Iran and ignoring recent sabotage at a key Iranian nuclear plant.

  • Vienna Talks 2021-04-11 21:16

    Top Iranian negotiator reveals ‘biggest’ obstacle to progress in nuclear talks

    TEHRAN – A senior Iranian diplomat leading Iran’s negotiating team in Vienna talks has called on the United States to lift all of its sanctions, describing the sanctions as a major obstacle to moving forward.

  • 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.

  • JCPOA Joint Commission 2021-04-09 21:14

    Inside JCPOA Friday talks 

    TEHRAN – The negotiating teams of Iran and the U.S. are present in the Austrian capital to discuss ways to get the 2015 Iran nuclear deal back on track, a move that requires Washington to articulate its measures in that regard.

  • Rouhani 2021-04-09 21:11

    U.S. measures to bring Iran to its knees failed, Rouhani says

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has denounced U.S. sanctions on Iran as “economic terrorism,” underlining that these measures failed to bring the Iranian people to their knees.

  • نشست وین برجام 2021-04-07 19:45

    Iran calls on U.S. to lift sanctions all at once

    TEHRAN – Top Iranian nuclear negotiator has called on the U.S. to lift its sanctions on Iran all at once, warning that Tehran could halt nuclear negotiations if they turn into a waste of time.

  • China deal 2021-03-29 13:02

    Co-op document with China to support Iran’s economy against U.S. sanctions: Bloomberg

    TEHRAN- “Iran’s closer integration with China may help shore up its economy against the impact of the U.S. sanctions, while sending a clear signal to the White House of Tehran’s intentions”, Bloomberg wrote in a report.

  • Biden 2021-03-02 21:26

    Biden hires Architect of Sanctions to revive a deal meant to lift sanctions

    Joint Comprehensive Plan of Sanctions 

    TEHRAN – The White House has taken a range of measures that run counter to Joe Biden’s promises to rekindle diplomacy with Tehran after four years of Trump’s harsh rhetoric against the Islamic Republic.

  • freeze for freeze 2021-03-01 12:02

    By Azin Sahabi

    CSIS: Issue linkage to secure Iran’s commitment

    TEHRAN- ​​​​​​​ The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the number one think tank in the United States across all fields in 2019, conducts policy studies and strategic analyses of political, economic, and security issues throughout the world. It publishes numerous reports about the Islamic Republic of Iran as a permanent key area of focus for the U.S. 

  • Additional Protocol 2021-02-23 18:40

    Iran halts implementation of Additional Protocol

    TEHRAN – Iran has stopped the voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as the United States failed to lift the sanctions it imposed on Iran during the Trump administration.

  • محمود خسروی وفا 2021-02-08 14:41

    Khosravi Vafa: We work together to promote Paralympic sports

    TEHRAN – President of Iran’s National Paralympic Committee (NPC) Mahmoud Khosravi Vafa says that the Paralympics sports have been promoted in Iran in the last two decades.

  • Sanctions 2021-02-06 22:36

    U.S. eyes easing restrictions on Iran without lifting key sanctions: report

    TEHRAN – The United States is weighing options to ease economic pressure on Iran without lifting key sanctions – including on oil sales- as a step toward reviving the 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by former President Donald Trump, Bloomberg reported.

  • Iran's nuclear program 2021-01-19 21:42

    By Saeed K. Mavadat

    Iran outlines plan to tackle possible U.S. return to JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Iranian officials have moved to elaborate on Iran’s strategy to tackle a possible U.S. willingness to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal on the eve of Joe Biden’s inauguration.

  • Vaezi 2021-01-18 22:24

    U.S. return to JCPOA contingent on lifting Trump-era sanctions: Vaezi

  • Secretary Pompeo 2021-01-13 21:15

    The Pompeo ploy

    TEHRAN – In a sign of inability to prevent the incoming administration from rejoining the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has resorted to what he took from the CIA archives to cook up a new story against Iran.

  • Sanctions 2021-01-12 21:36

    U.S. should lift sanctions before rejoining JCPOA

    The final say

    TEHRAN – Iran has not benefited from the 2015 nuclear deal and that it is not in a rush to get the United States to return to the nuclear deal because if the U.S. is to return to the deal without lifting its sanctions, it is Washington, not Tehran, that will benefit from the deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Ulyanov 2021-01-09 20:16

    Tensions with Iran can only be reduced through wise and skillful diplomacy: Russia

    TEHRAN – A senior Russian diplomat has called on the United States to drop the so-called “economic leverage” against Iran and pursue de-escalation through skillful diplomacy.

  • Turkish FM 2020-12-29 21:22

    Sanctions on Iran ‘illegal,’ Turkey says

    TEHRAN – Sanctions on Iran are “illegal” and a “wrong political decision,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Chavushoglu said on Tuesday.

  • Sanctions won’t affect importing COVID-19 vaccines by Iran: WHO 2020-12-28 18:18

    Sanctions won’t affect importing COVAX vaccines by Iran: WHO

    TEHRAN – Sanctions imposed by the United States will have no effect on importing coronavirus vaccines by Iran from the COVAX, a global initiative to ensure rapid and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, Christoph Hamelmann, WHO Representative in Iran, said on Monday.

  • steel 2020-12-26 16:01

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iran’s steel production, export not affected by sanctions

    While the U.S. sanctions has targeted Iran’s metal sector besides its oil industry, the periodical reports released both by the international and domestic sources show that Iranian steel industry has not been affected by the sanctions, while it has also been booming.

  • MP 2020-11-24 00:25

    Biden will not lift Iran sanctions, MP predicts

    TEHRAN – Hossein Mirzayee, an Iranian lawmaker, has predicted that a Biden administration would not lift sanctions on Iran.

  • Congress 2020-11-18 22:03

    75 lawmakers call on Trump administration to ease sanctions on Iran

    TEHRAN – Democratic lawmakers have urged the outgoing president of the United States to show leniency and allow coronavirus aid to be sent to Iran as the White House drew up a plan to step up sanctions on Iran in the remaining weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency.

  • 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.

  • technical-engineering services 2020/11/18

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    High capacities available to boost technical, engineering services export

    Iran’s policy of increasing non-oil exports as a strong strategy to nullify the U.S. sanctions is not limited just to the products, while the country is also determined to expand the export of technical and engineering services.

  • Iran-Europe 2020-11-16 13:02

    Europe-Iran Business Forum to run next month

    TEHRAN- A conference on investment opportunities in Iran, aimed at attracting the European investors who want to tap Iranian markets if the U.S. sanctions are again lifted, will take place next month, Bloomberg reported.

  • PGSR 2020-11-14 15:44

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Construction of PGSR a big step to nullify sanctions

    Persian Gulf Star Refinery in Iran’s southern province of Hormozgan is the first of its kind designed based on gas condensate feedstock received from the South Pars gas field which Iran shares with Qatar in the Persian Gulf.

  • Zanganeh 2020-11-13 14:38

    Iran’s energy industry progresses significantly despite challenges: Zanganeh

    TEHRAN - Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the Iranian energy sector has reached outstanding achievements despite all geostrategic challenges, Shana reported.

  • Rouhani 2020-11-10 21:44

    Rouhani calls on U.S. to reconsider ‘inhumane behaviors’ toward countries

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has called on the United States to change tack and reconsider its “inhumane behaviors” toward other countries.