USA imposes new sanctions on Iran

Saturday, August 30th, 2014 10:40:58 by
USA and Iran

United States announced Friday a new set of sanctions against Iran, despite stressing to  continue negotiations to find a lasting solution to the nuclear dispute with Tehran maintains the international community.

Those affected are over 25 entities and individuals suspected of “expanding the Iranian nuclear program, proliferation, supporting terrorism in the region or help Iran evade American and international sanctions,” the Treasury Department, which prohibits citizens or companies Americans perform any transactions with sanctioned, which also freezes any assets on American soil. Also, any alien who ignore these sanctions could in turn be subject to punitive action in the USA.

Among the sanctioned no banks, airlines and shipping companies. In parallel, the State Department also announced sanctions against several companies accused of “participating or attempting to participate in activities contributing to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their delivery.” It is based firms Iran as American authorities ” involved in efforts to support the development of nuclear weapons or material in the Iranian program that could be used to produce nuclear weapons.”

Despite the imposition of the new sanctions and the continuation of those implemented, ” the United States remains committed to working with our partners in the negotiations (Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany) to achieve long-term and comprehensive solution to provide confidence that Iran’s nuclear program is exclusively peaceful, “said the spokesman of the National Security Council White House Caitlin Hayden said in a statement.

” Our actions today and performed since the beginning of the talks are consistent with our commitments under the Joint Action Plan, which provided limited relief from certain sanctions in exchange for Iran steps that served to halt its nuclear program and reduce it key parts “according to Hayden.

The new sanctions known one month after the negotiating parties agreed to extend until November talks in search of lasting solution to the Iranian nuclear program, given that the first six months of talks were not sufficient to achieve the stated objective.

According to sources in the American government who argued on condition of anonymity to reporters the new sanctions now announced, these should serve to “keep the pressure” on Tehran, ” ensuring that the architecture of sanctions still in force (despite negotiations) is applied “.

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