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US imposes new sanctions on Iran

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) –¬†Two days after Donald Trump’s announcement of the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran, the US Treasury Department has introduced new sanctions against the country.

As previously reported, the US government imposed Thursday a series of new sanctions against six Iranian individuals and three companies linked to Al-Quds special forces, elite units of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards.

According to the Treasury Department statement, these six individuals and three entities are sanctioned under US law targeting terrorist suspects and Iranian financial activities.

Donald Trump announced on May 8 that he was withdrawing his country from the agreement signed in Vienna in July 2015, provoking a strong reaction among its European allies.

Washington has also pledged to restore all the sanctions lifted, but has also announced the introduction of even tougher sanctions.