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IRAN - UNITED STATES
Thousands of Iranian children becoming collateral victims of Obama's sanctions
The US president has tightened sanctions against anyone dealing with Iranian oil companies or helping Iran get around them. They include a Chinese and an Iraqi bank. Thousands of children suffering from haemophilia are at risk because of the embargo on financial transactions. Businesses are also becoming collateral victims.
21/03/2009 IRAN - UNITED STATES
Iran, Khamenei dictates conditions for dialogue with Obama
The Iranian spiritual leader asks for changes in U.S. policy before opening diplomatic channels. The lifting of sanctions and unfreezing of assets are the first concrete steps. Khamenei's apparent closure is intended to prevent divisions inside the country.
25/10/2007 IRAN – UNITED STATES
US sanctions against Iran’s Revolutionary Guards for terrorist and economic activities
The 100,000 strong paramilitary force trains and arms Iraqi insurgents and manages large scale infrastructural projects in Iran.
22/04/2010 IRAN – UNITED STATES – CHINA
Beijing trying to “water down” sanctions against Tehran
China has proposed amendments to US-drafted sanctions. The mainland is Iran’s biggest trading partner, and depends on its energy supplies. The United States does not exclude the military option. Turkey offers to mediate.
29/12/2015 IRAN - UNITED STATES
Tehran sends Russia 11 tons of enriched uranium
The US Secretary of State John Kerry confirms Irans commitments. Time needed to produce atomic power grows from three to nine months; close to 'breakout time' set by international powers.
As he is endorsed President, Ahmadinejad calls for the suppression of weapons of mass destruction
"I hope to remove the seals and resume activities [in the Isfahan facilities] today," says Iran's National Security Council spokesman Ali Agha Mohammadi.
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