New U.S. sanctions target Iran's petrochemical industry

By REUTERS
June 7, 2019 19:30
Breaking news

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)

The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Iran targeting the country's petrochemical industry, including its largest petrochemical holding group, over its financial support for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Treasury Department said.


Washington is pressuring Iran over its nuclear and ballistic missile program and for waging proxy wars in other Middle Eastern countries. The new measures follow a round of sanctions imposed last month that targeted the Islamic Republic's export revenues from industrial metals.
Tensions between the two countries worsened last month when the Trump administration ordered the deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group, bombers and Patriot missiles to the Middle East, citing intelligence about possible Iranian preparations to attack US forces or interests.


Related Content

Breaking news
August 21, 2019
Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan

By REUTERS

Cookie Settings