ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  RSS  |  ARCHIVE  |  2023-10-02  |  UPDATED: 1402/07/09 - 21:49:4 FA | AR | PS | EN
European Union prepares long-term security commitments for Ukraine: Eu foreign policy chief            UN mission in Nagorno-Karabakh amid exodus of ethnic Armenians            Terrorists will never succeed in destroying Turkeyís peace: Erdogan             Biden urges US Congress to approve Ukraine aid left out of deal            Turkiye: Suicide blast near parliament & interior ministry in Ankara             UNís Afghan mission condemns arrest of womenís activists            British training troops in Ukraine could be legitimate targets, warns Medvedev            Indiaís diplomatic mission in UK slams Ďdisgraceful incidentí at Glasgow Sikh temple            Massive rallies against Israeli regimeís policies drag into 39th straight week             US House passes 11th-hour ítemporaryí bill to keep govt. funded for 45 days            Medvedev says Russia will gain new regions in Ukraine            Heavy rains flood streets in New Yorkís Hudson Valley            Qatar calls for Israeli nuclear facilities to be subjected to IAEA safeguards             More than 2,500 refugees dead, missing crossing Mediterranean in 2023            Olympics officials overrule French govt. ban on Muslim hijab            


DATE PUBLISHED: 1399/02/13 - 15:37:0
VISIT: 659
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

US imposes new sanctions on Iran amid coronavirus crisis


US President Donald Trump listens as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks in Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, April 13, 2020. (Photo by AP)

The United States has slapped new sanctions on Iran despite claims of its readiness to help the Islamic Republic in its fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In a statement released on Friday, the US Treasury Department blacklisted dual Iranian and Iraqi national Amir Dianat, also known as Ameer Abdulazeez Jaafar Almthaje, and his company Taif Mining Services LLC.

The Treasuryís Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) claimed that Dianat is involved in what it called efforts by the Quds Force of Iranís Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) to "generate revenue and smuggle weapons abroad."

In addition to the blacklisting, the US Attorneyís Office for the District of Columbia filed criminal charges against Dianat and one of his business associates, Iranian Kamran Lajmiri, for alleged violations of sanctions and money laundering laws.

It also filed a related action alleging that "approximately $12 million is subject to forfeiture as funds involved in these crimes and as assets of a foreign terrorist organization."

According to the complaint, Dianat and Lajmiri in 2019 conspired to purchase a petroleum tanker in a scheme involving the National Iranian Oil Company, the National Iranian Tanker Company and the IRGCís Quds Force.

If convicted of the charges, the two men would face a maximum of 20 years imprisonment.

"These defendants purchased a crude oil tanker valued at over $10 million by illegally using the US financial system, defiantly violating US sanctions," Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers said in the statement.

Meanwhile, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claimed that the Iranian government continues to "prioritize the funding of international terrorist organizations over the health and well-being of the Iranian people," adding, "The United States remains committed to working with financial institutions, non-profit organizations, and international partners to facilitate humanitarian trade and assistance to the Iranian people."

Iran has been among the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus that first showed up in China in late December 2019 before spreading across the globe. It has recorded 95,646 COVID-19 infection cases and a death toll of 6,091 so far.

The country is battling the highly contagious virus under illegal sanctions which the US imposed after scrapping a UN-backed nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers in 2018.

Calls have recently been growing on the international stage for the US to lift its inhumane anti-Iran bans, which have hampered the countryís access to lifesaving medical supplies.

However, the administration of US President Donald Trump has turned a deaf ear to the calls demanding sanctions relief and instead imposed even more restrictive measures on the Islamic Republic.

Trump has repeatedly claimed he would be willing to provide aid to Iran to help deal with the outbreak if Tehran requested it.

Tehran has slammed Washingtonís hypocrisy in offering aid while waging medical terrorism against the Iranian nation.

In March, President Hassan Rouhani said the US offer to help Iran in its virus fight is "one of the biggest lies in history."

The US president "is like someone who has blocked the path to a well and does not allow anybody to approach the clean water ... and instead holds up a glass of muddy water and says, íI have come to help and I know you are thirsty,í" Rouhani said.

"We donít need the United Statesí glass of muddy water," he added, stressing that all the Americans have to do is to remove their barriers.

 

SOURCE: PRESS TV

 

LINK: https://www.ansarpress.com/english/16749


TAGS:






*
*

*



SEE ALSO

European Union prepares long-term security commitments for Ukraine: Eu foreign policy chief


Terrorists will never succeed in destroying Turkeyís peace: Erdogan


Turkiye: Suicide blast near parliament & interior ministry in Ankara


British training troops in Ukraine could be legitimate targets, warns Medvedev


Indiaís diplomatic mission in UK slams Ďdisgraceful incidentí at Glasgow Sikh temple


Massive rallies against Israeli regimeís policies drag into 39th straight week


Medvedev says Russia will gain new regions in Ukraine


Qatar calls for Israeli nuclear facilities to be subjected to IAEA safeguards


Scores killed in two separate blasts targeting mosques in Pakistan


Japanese protesters rally against military expansion amid high inflation





VIEWED
MOST DISCUSSED




POLL

Modi, Merkel Discuss Afghanistan, Radicalisation And Terrorism

SEE RESULT


LAST NEWS

At least 13 dead in Spain nightclub fire

European Union prepares long-term security commitments for Ukraine: Eu foreign policy chief

UN mission in Nagorno-Karabakh amid exodus of ethnic Armenians

Terrorists will never succeed in destroying Turkeyís peace: Erdogan

Biden urges US Congress to approve Ukraine aid left out of deal

Turkiye: Suicide blast near parliament & interior ministry in Ankara

UNís Afghan mission condemns arrest of womenís activists

British training troops in Ukraine could be legitimate targets, warns Medvedev

Indiaís diplomatic mission in UK slams Ďdisgraceful incidentí at Glasgow Sikh temple

Massive rallies against Israeli regimeís policies drag into 39th straight week

US House passes 11th-hour ítemporaryí bill to keep govt. funded for 45 days

Medvedev says Russia will gain new regions in Ukraine

Heavy rains flood streets in New Yorkís Hudson Valley

Qatar calls for Israeli nuclear facilities to be subjected to IAEA safeguards

More than 2,500 refugees dead, missing crossing Mediterranean in 2023

Olympics officials overrule French govt. ban on Muslim hijab

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio says Americaís growth is at risk of falling to zero

Scores killed in two separate blasts targeting mosques in Pakistan

Japanese protesters rally against military expansion amid high inflation

Iran foils serial assassination plot against clerics, judges, IRGC members

Biden launches wide-ranging attack on Trump

World on Verge of Transformation: Iran Leader

Geopolitical Aftershocks of Latest Karabakh Developments

Russia plans funneling massive resources into Ukraine offensive to fight Ďhybrid warí

2 people shot dead in Netherlands; 5 stabbed in school in Spain

Mujahid claims some Ďcirclesí are deliberately spreading false intelligence on Afghanistan

UN: The situation of women and girls is getting worse day by day in Afghanistan

Karabakh Armenians announce end of breakaway republic

Macron proposes form of Ďautonomyí for Franceís Mediterranean island of Corsica

British, French defense ministers in Ukraine to discuss further military aid to Kiev

US government shutdown more likely as Congressional deadlock continues

Talibanís warning to Afghanistanís neighbors: Accusations will affect relationships

Iran says Israeli attacks on Syria smokescreen for Tel Avivís crimes against Palestinians

Washington saw rise in violent crimes this year: Report

Nearly half of ethnic Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh flee in fear: Armenia

US imposes sanctions on several entities, individuals for aiding Iranís drone program

55 percent of US citizens oppose Bidenís ímegadealí with Saudi Arabia: Poll

China says military drills near Taiwan aimed at targeting Ďarroganceí of separatists

IRGC to use Nour-3 satellite for military intelligence purposes: Chief commander

31 US senators ask E3 to prevent expiry of UNís anti-Iran missile bans


MEDICAL NEWS


ANSAR PRESS ©  |  ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  MOBILE VERSION  |  LINKS  |  DESIGN: Negah Network Co.
All right reserved. Use this website by mentioning the source (link) is allowed. ›—ś‘ź«Ś «یš —š ی šŕŠ»šŌ«š