U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iranian officials over protests crackdown

The United States on Wednesday targeted Iranian officials, including those overseeing Tehran’s Evin prison and others in new sanctions on Iran over internet censorship and a crackdown on protests ignited by Mahsa Amini’s death in police custody. Demonstrations following 22-year-old’s death in custody on September 16 have become one of the boldest challenges to Iran’s… Read More U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iranian officials over protests crackdown

U.S. imposes sanctions on Iranian officials over protests crackdown

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on seven Iranian officials over the shutdown of internet access and the crackdown on peaceful protesters following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of morality police. The nationwide unrest sparked by Amini’s death has spiraled into the biggest challenge to Iran’s clerical leaders in years,… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Iranian officials over protests crackdown

U.S. tweaks sanctions to aid Iranians evade online surveillance, censorship

The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday issued guidance expanding the range of internet services available to Iranians despite U.S. sanctions on the country, amid protests around Iran following the death of a 22-year-old woman in custody. Officials said the move would help Iranians access tools that can be used to circumvent state surveillance and censorship,… Read More U.S. tweaks sanctions to aid Iranians evade online surveillance, censorship

U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran morality police over abuse of women

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Iran’s morality police over allegations of abuse of Iranian women, saying it held the unit responsible for the death of a 22-year-old in custody that has sparked protests around Iran. The U.S. Treasury Department also accused the morality police of violating the rights of peaceful protesters and… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran morality police over abuse of women

Iran, U.S. clash at UN General Assembly on nuclear deal, human rights issues

The United States and Iran clashed on security and human rights on Wednesday, with Iran’s president demanding U.S. guarantees to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and the U.S. president vowing Tehran would never get an atomic bomb. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi struck a defiant tone at the United Nations General Assembly by decrying “double… Read More Iran, U.S. clash at UN General Assembly on nuclear deal, human rights issues

U.S. asks World Court to dismiss Iran’s case over frozen assets

The United States on Wednesday asked judges at the International Court of Justice in The Hague to dismiss claims by Tehran that Washington illegally allowed courts to freeze assets of Iranian companies. Iran brought the case against Washington in 2016 for allegedly breaching a 1955 friendship treaty by allowing U.S. courts to freeze assets of… Read More U.S. asks World Court to dismiss Iran’s case over frozen assets