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

Iran imposes sanctions on former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, several others

Iran said on Saturday it had imposed sanctions on 61 more Americans, including former secretary of state Mike Pompeo, for backing an Iranian dissident group, as months of talks to revive a 2015 nuclear deal are at an impasse. Others blacklisted by Iran’s Foreign Ministry for voicing support for the exiled dissident group Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK)… Read More Iran imposes sanctions on former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, several others

U.S. imposes sanctions on individuals and entities in Iran, Syria and Uganda over human rights abuses

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on more than a dozen people and entities in Iran, Syria and Uganda, accusing them of being connected to serious human rights abuses and repressive acts. In an action marking the week of the U.S. Summit for Democracy, the Treasury Department said in a statement it was targeting… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on individuals and entities in Iran, Syria and Uganda over human rights abuses

Iran rejects U.S. call for UN inspectors’ access to nuclear site

Iran on Tuesday rejected a U.S. call to grant U.N. inspectors access to a nuclear site, saying Washington was not qualified to demand inspections without condemning a sabotage attack on the facility, Iranian state media reported. “Countries that did not condemn terrorist acts against Iran’s nuclear site are not qualified to comment on inspections there,”… Read More Iran rejects U.S. call for UN inspectors’ access to nuclear site