Obama extends sanctions against IranMarch 14th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has signed an order to extend sanctions against Iran that were imposed in 1995, the White House reported Tuesday.
“Because the actions and policies of the government of Iran continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States, the national emergency declared on March 15, 1995, must continue in effect beyond March 15, 2012,” the notice says.
The West led by the US suspects Iran of secretly developing nuclear weapons under the guise of a civilian nuclear power programme, which Tehran denies.
Iran is under a few sets of UN Security Council sanctions.
- Israel warns against concessions to Tehran - May 22, 2012
- US renews 1979 sanctions against Iran - Nov 08, 2011
- US imposes new sanctions on Iran - Feb 17, 2012
- IAEA demands access to Iranian military site - Sep 10, 2012
- Iran talks resume in Baghdad - May 24, 2012
- New Iran sanctions not to disrupt oil markets: US - Feb 03, 2012
- US seeks EU sanctions to force Iran back into talks - Jan 21, 2012
- Iran missile programme no threat to Europe: French official - May 04, 2012
- Russia warns against unilateral sanctions on Iran - Jun 14, 2012
- Iran to file complaint against US, EU over sanctions - Jul 30, 2012
- Iran questions upcoming n-talks 'with no agenda' - Jun 07, 2012
- US hegemony should end: Iran official - Sep 20, 2011
- Obama extends sanctions on North Korea - Jun 24, 2011
- Iran unveils nuclear achievements, cuts oil exports (Lead) - Feb 15, 2012
- Russia raps EU sanctions against Iran - Jul 27, 2010
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