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iran-sanctionsU.S. Moves to Tighten Iran Sanctions Enforcement as Nuclear Talks Stall
The Wall Street Journal, December 09, 2021

Delegation to warn private firms and banks in U.A.E. that they ‘face extreme risk’ if sanctioned trade continues The Biden administration is moving to tighten enforcement of sanctions against Iran, according to senior U.S. officials, the first sign of Washington increasing economic pressure on Tehran as diplomatic efforts to restore the 2015 nuclear deal falter. read more

treasury-deptTreasury Targets Repression and the Undermining of Democracy
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Press Release, December 07, 2021

•Iran’s Counter-Terror Special Forces (NOPO)
•Special Units of Iran’s Law Enforcement Forces (LEF Special Units) – OFAC is designating two entities and two individuals that the Department of State has identified as responsible for certain gross violations of human rights in Iran.
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iran-nuclear-talksDespite Nuclear Talks, Iran Is Still Far from Moderation
NewsWeek, 11/30/2021

Negotiations to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resumed in Vienna on Monday despite an uptick in the Islamic Republic’s malign activities. Earlier this month, Iranian forces seized an oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman and conducted comprehensive military exercises, showcasing various military assets including suicide drones like that used in the attempted assassination of Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Khadimi. read more

Iran-corona-death-rateIran’s Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 486,400
NCRI, December 08, 2021

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, that the COVID-19 death toll in 547 cities has reached 486,400. In Tehran, the death toll has passed 113,905, Isfahan 33,410, Khuzestan 29,490, West Azerbaijan 18,313, Fars 18,200, Mazandaran 17,730, East Azerbaijan 16,773, Sistan and Baluchestan 13,460, Hormozgan 8,075, Qazvin 5,624, and Zanjan 4,630. read more

US-navy-seizedUS Navy seized Iranian petroleum products and hundreds of missiles from vessels in Arabian Sea
CNN, December 08, 2021

The US Navy seized hundreds of Iranian missiles and 1.1 million barrels of Iranian petroleum products from vessels in the Arabian Sea in what became the US government’s “largest-ever forfeiture of fuel and weapons shipments from Iran,” according to a release from the Justice Department. read more

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