The Jerusalem Post annual conference: 7 Israeli ministers will meet you there!
US slaps more sanctions on Iranian banks, firms
ByREUTERS
August 29, 2014 17:49

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on more than 25 people and companies it accused of violating sanctions against Iran, including shipping firms, airlines, and six Iranian banks.

The US move comes as the United States is one of six global powers working with Iran to strike a comprehensive agreement, by a Nov. 24 deadline, under which Iran would curb its nuclear activities in exchange for an easing of economic sanctions that have crippled its economy.



The US Treasury Department said it was targeting the people and firms for a range of violations, including helping Iran's missile and nuclear programs, evading prior sanctions, or supporting terrorism.

"As we fulfill our commitment to provide targeted sanctions relief, we remain committed to enforcing existing sanctions against Iran," David Cohen, Treasury's undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in a statement.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
February 24, 2017
Syrian opposition receives UN working paper

By REUTERS

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 7 - 20
    Beer Sheva
    8 - 19
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 10 - 17
    Jerusalem
    10 - 18
    Haifa
  • 12 - 25
    Elat
    7 - 23
    Tiberias