- 26 Jun
- Written by Mahmoud Hakamian
This month the US Senate passed a bill that imposes new sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran. The sanctions package targets the country’s ballistic missile program, which has continued to develop through several provocative tests in spite of the fact that the United Nations called upon Iran to avoid such work after the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The bill also extends terrorism-related sanctions to the entire Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, the hardline paramilitary that is responsible for close encounters with US Navy vessels, the growth of Shiite militant groups in Syria, and the massive crackdown on activists, journalists, and social progressives inside Iran itself.