U.S. sanctions on Iran


  • Iran plans overseas cultivation in Brazil, Russia 2021-12-08 18:03

    Iran plans overseas cultivation in Brazil, Russia

    TEHRAN – Iran plans to grow crops in Brazil and Russia to secure a stable supply amid sanctions and currency restrictions.

  • Report 2021-12-07 21:23

    Iranian Parliament research service outlines steps for verification of sanctions lifting

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Parliament’s research service has published a one-of-a-kind report on how to verify a potential lifting of U.S. sanctions on Iran from the Iranian perspective in case the Vienna talks culminated in an agreement. 

  • JCPOA talks 2021-08-24 21:24

    Iran articulates nuclear positions ahead of Vienna talks

    TEHRAN – While the new Iranian president, Ayatollah Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, is busy forming his administration, Western countries impatiently ask the new Iranian government to set a date for the resumption of the Vienna nuclear talks. 

  • Spox 2021-08-23 19:26

    Iran says position on JCPOA talks has not changed

    TEHRAN – Iran has reiterated its position on the 2015 nuclear deal that the United States must effectively lift all its sanctions on Iran, suggesting that Tehran’s stance on the Vienna nuclear talks has not undergone any change after the inauguration of a new government. 

  • Spox 2021-07-16 21:50

    China urges U.S. to lift ‘illegal’ sanctions on Iran

    TEHRAN – Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian has praised the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, calling on the United States to show “sincerity” and completely lift its “illegal” sanctions on Iran. 

  • Assets 2021-07-14 16:35

    U.S. waivers Iranian oil trade, allowing access to frozen assets in S.Korea, Japan

    TEHRAN - The U.S. State Department has waived sanctions on Iran's oil trade allowing the Islamic republic to access its frozen funds in South Korea and Japan to use them for importing goods from the mentioned countries, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

  • Three endgame scenarios loom large over Vienna talks 2021-07-02 19:59

    Three endgame scenarios loom large over Vienna talks

    TEHRAN – After six rounds of intensive talks to possibly revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, negotiations in Vienna have reached a key point that could lead to three possible scenarios ranging from a full revival of the original deal to a complete halt to talks, the Tehran Times can reveal. 

  • Iran allies 2021-06-28 21:01

    Why the U.S. targeted Iran allies ahead of nuclear talks

    TEHRAN – In what appeared to be a concerted campaign of turning up the heat ahead of the potentially last round of nuclear talks in Vienna, the United States initiated a series of targeted measures against Iran possibly to pressure it into giving more concessions in the thorny issues that the negotiating parties have so far failed to make headway on. 

  • Spox 2021-05-31 19:08

    Good progress made but key issues remain unresolved in Vienna talks, Iran says

    TEHRAN – Spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry Saeed Khatibzadeh has echoed the assessment of Iran’s top nuclear negotiator that the Vienna nuclear talks are moving forward but key issues remain unresolved. 

  • bank 2021-05-10 12:29

    Lifting banking sanctions a must for nuclear negotiations to succeed: CBI

    TEHRAN – The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnaser Hemmati said on Saturday that guaranteed and comprehensive lifting of sanctions against the country’s banking system is a priority for Iran in order for the nuclear talks to proceed.

  • Vienna talks 2021-05-05 18:27

    U.S. refusing to lift all sanctions on Iran: report

    TEHRAN – The United States still refusing to lift all the sanctions it has imposed on Iran and this refusal may bring Vienna's nuclear talks to a halt, according to Iran’s state TV.

  • Vienna talks 2021-04-26 21:41

    Tough talks expected as nuclear negotiators gather in Vienna

    TEHRAN – After briefing lawmakers and other officials on the recent nuclear deal talks in Vienna, the Iranian negotiating team led by Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi returned to the Austrian capital with a clear vision on how to proceed with the “very difficult” talks. 

  • JCPOA talks 2021-04-21 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 2021-04-20 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).