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Iran Sanctions

U.S.: Iraq Is Helping Iran Avoid Sanctions

The New York Times | Posted 10.18.2012 | World

When President Obama announced last month that he was barring a Baghdad bank from any dealings with the American banking system, it was a rare acknowl...

Is This Bank Connected To Iran?

Reuters | Posted 10.18.2012 | Business

CHICAGO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors are investigating Deutsche Bank and several other global banks over business linked to Iran, Sudan and ...

Sikh Killings, Mosque Burnings and Iran Sanctioning: America's Bullying Epidemic

Michael Shank | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

We know from the countless stories of many marginalized American communities -- from LGBT communities to Latino immigrants -- that bullying is practiced, promulgated and promoted in America. Why are we so good at it?

U.S. Probing Bank Money Laundering, Takes Violations 'Extremely Seriously'

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury told the British government on Wednesday that it takes financial sanctions violation...

Awkward: WH Adviser Took Speaking Fees From Group With Ties To Iran

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

Last week, the White House and the Treasury both took steps intended to have a chilling effect on parties with business ties to Iran. Now, it's come t...

Playing Chicken With Iran

Carlo Strenger | Posted 10.03.2012 | World
Carlo Strenger

Imagine a game of chicken, in which the public is involved. The public doesn't want this to end lethally, because it is dangerous for them as well. Now the question becomes who they try to persuade to swerve.

Obama Orders New Sanctions On Iran

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 09.30.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — Seeking to ratchet up pressure on Iran, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered new sanctions on Iran's energy sector and on fore...

Ahmadinejad: These Sanctions Are 'Ridiculous'

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 09.30.2012 | World

By NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's central bank chief says tightening of Western sanctions is equal to a "military war" that...

Are U.S. Iranian Sanctions Self-Defeating?

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 09.25.2012 | World
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

As the promotion of democracy coincides directly with a population's ability to freely access information and facilitate meaningful exchanges, policy makers must be careful that sanction legislation is not so broad or undefined that it becomes self-defeating and prohibits the very freedoms it serves to protect.

Supreme Leader: Sanctions Will Not Halt Nuclear Program

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Western-led sanctions and diplomatic pressure will not force Iran to halt its nuclear program, Iran's Supreme Leader said Wednesd...

Price Hikes Prompt Rare Protest In Iran

Posted 09.22.2012 | World

By NASSER KARIMI -- The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran -- An Iranian news agency reports people have poured into the streets of a northeastern city ...

Romney "Special Adviser" Tied to Companies That Do Business With Iran

David A. Harris | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
David A. Harris

A top foreign policy adviser for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney lobbied for businesses that did business with Iran. Maybe this is what ...

Iran's Oil Minister Warns Of Plan Against Embargo

AP | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's Oil Minister says his office has drawn up plans to make newly tightened sanctions against the Islamic Republic ineffective. Ro...

Apple Gear Booms In Iran, Despite Sanctions

Reuters | Marcus George | Posted 09.11.2012 | Technology

By Marcus George DUBAI (Reuters) - At its gleaming store, RadanMac offers the latest Apple gear - the new iPad, iPhones, iPods, laptops...

Nuclear Program Poll Creates Big Embarrassment For Iran's Leaders

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 07.06.2012 | World

A television poll conducted by Iranian state television backfired on Wednesday when 63 percent of respondents said they wanted to abandon Iran's nucle...

Wall Street Journal Cheers Discrimination by Apple Against Iranian Americans

M. Khurram Baig | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
M. Khurram Baig

On July 3, 2012, the Wall Street Journal ran an online piece entitled "The Anti-Apple Fatwa" by Sohrab Ahmari. Aside from its sensationalistic title, the piece was flawed because the author operated from a false premise.

Apple's Sanctions Discriminate Against Iranian Americans: Will Obama Listen?

Sahar Sabet | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Sahar Sabet

Mr. President, I am writing you because I was discriminated against in my hometown of Alpharetta, Georgia by an Apple employee. I was denied purchase of a birthday gift for my sister because of my Iranian heritage.

Iran Sanctions Bite Hard

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday the latest EU sanctions on the sale of Iranian oil are "the strongest" measures yet ...

iDiscriminate: Iranian-Americans Rally Against Apple

Sasha von Oldershausen | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

Dozens of people gathered on Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to protest alleged discrimination by Apple, Inc. against Iranian-America...

Apple Should "Think Different" on Sanctions

Bitta Mostofi | Posted 06.21.2012 | World
Bitta Mostofi

Technology and telecommunications companies like Apple should be leading the charge to lift sanctions that violate freedom of speech and access to information, not over-zealously applying these policies.

Storm Clouds Over Moscow Nights

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 08.15.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

Given the Iranians' single-minded investment in enrichment and in whipping up Iranian public support for it as a "legitimate national right," no one envisions a scenario in which they would surrender it.

Congress Pushes for War With Iran

Stephen Zunes | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

President Obama's "red line" on Iran -- the point at which his administration would consider taking military action against the country -- has been the reactionary regime's actual procurement of nuclear weapons.

All Proposals On The Table

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Proposals from both Iran and the group of six world powers will be on the table for nuclear talks in Moscow next week, not just t...

Europe's Unique Opportunity to Act

Trita Parsi | Posted 08.12.2012 | World
Trita Parsi

By delaying -- not lifting -- its impending embargo on Iranian oil for six months, Europe will give decisive breathing space to an otherwise constricted negotiation process. The Iranians should, in turn, freeze the enrichment of 20 percent uranium for that same period.

Clinton Pressures Iran Ahead Of Talks

AP | Posted 06.07.2012 | World

ISTANBUL -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that Iran must be ready to take concrete action when it discusses its nuclear...