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INU - A few weeks after US President Trump rolled out a new strategy to counter the "fanatical regime" of Iran, and announced his decision to decertify the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, on Wednesday, the US House of Representatives will vote on four bills aimed at ramping up the pressure on Tehran and its Lebanese ally, Hizbollah.

By INU Staff

INU - On Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, after talks with India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, told a New Delhi press conference that US sanctions against Iran targeted the country's "malign behaviours" and were aimed at helping the Iranian people take control of their government.

By INU Staff

INU - When President Donald Trump announced that he was not going to recertify Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, he was met with negativity from several of the European leaders that are signatories of the deal. He was criticised for not granting compliance as the leaders explained that the Iran nuclear deal is working.

By INU Staff

INU - US President Trump boldly spoke against the Iran nuclear agreement, when he decided not to recertify the deal. Now Congress has the option of imposing economic sanctions against Iran for its support of terror and illegal ballistic missile program. It is believed that this kind of pressure on Iran and its international business partners might stop Iran from going nuclear, which the current deal fails to address.

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INU - Following implementation of the nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran’s frozen assets, which included revenue from oil and gas sales that foreign banks were forced to hold, were released and economic sanctions were gradually lifted.

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INU - On Friday, the United States’ Treasury Department issued sanctions on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) – the country’s elite military organisation. This is part of its broader strategy to pressure Iran.

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