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Iran May Be Using Lebanon to Skirt Sanctions

By INU Staff

INU - There are concerns that Lebanese companies have been assisting the Islamic Republic of Iran ship oil to Syria in spite of sanctions that are in place.

Business records and tracking data are pointing to some Lebanese companies involved in the illicit transactions. The companies based in Lebanon own and operate the tankers that have been transporting Iranian oil in the eastern part of the Mediterranean.

US Imposes Sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister

By INU Staff

INU - The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced earlier this week that the Foreign Minister of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has been designated for acting on behalf of the country’s Supreme Leader.

GitHub Blocks Developers in Iran Because of U.S. Sanctions

By INU Staff

INU - The CEO of Microsoft-owned GitHub has announced that access to paid accounts and private code repositories have been blocked because of U.S. sanctions on various countries including Iran. The accounts are run by software companies and developers.

Chinese Firm Sanctioned by U.S. For Violating Iran Oil Sanctions

By INU Staff

INU - Zhuhai Zhenrong Co Ltd, a Chinese state-run energy company, has been sanctioned by the United States for violating restrictions that have been imposed on Iran’s oil sector.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo re-iterated the United States’ promise to sanction any entities that violate U.S. sanctions on Iran. He said yesterday during a speech: “We’ve said that we will sanction any sanctionable behavior, and we mean it.”

Iran Diplomats Face Restrictions in New York City

By Jazeh Miller

The Trump administration has been subjecting the Iranian regime to a maximum pressure campaign for several months now. The aim is to restrict the regime’s belligerent activities and to cut it off from the funds it uses to finance terrorist groups and operations.

In its latest move, the United States has put tight travel restrictions on a number of Iranian diplomats and their families that live in New York.

US Sanctions on Iran Are Working Says Trump Administration

By INU Staff

INU - At the beginning of the week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that sanctions on Iran have had a major impact. He said during an interview with Sean Hannity that the United States has proven those critics that said sanctions would not work wrong.

Many said that if the Europeans did not participate in the sanctions, they would have no or very little effect on Iran.


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