U.S. House Approves Tougher Sanctions on Iran

U.S. House votes 400-20 for a measure that would subject more Iranian goods and services to sanctions.Elad Benari, 8/1/2013, 4:16 AM

Lavrov: Iran is Prepared to Halt 20-Percent Enrichment

Russian Foreign Minister urges the world to drop the sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, 6/19/2013, 12:14 AM

Obama Slaps Sanctions on Iran's Currency and Auto Industry

Obama signs executive order, authorizing new sanctions targeting Iran's currency and automobile industry.Elad Benari, 6/4/2013, 5:44 AM

UN Blacklists Syrian Al-Nusra Front

UN Security Council blacklists the Syrian group Al-Nusra Front, adds it to its global sanctions list because of its links to Al-Qaeda.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/31/2013, 11:23 PM

U.S. Allows Sales of Communications Equipment to Iranians

U.S. eases some of the sanctions on Iran in order to give Iranians access to Internet services and social media.Elad Benari, 5/31/2013, 5:42 AM

Canada Freezes Trade with Iran

Canada ratchets up its sanctions against Iran, bans almost all exports to and imports from the country.Elad Benari, 5/30/2013, 5:16 AM

U.S.: Iran is Obtaining Materials in Violation of UN Sanctions

The United States says that both Iran and North Korea are trying to obtain high-tech materials linked to their nuclear programs.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/3/2013, 9:40 PM

Iranian Minister: Sanctions Are 'Causing a Lot of Trouble'

Iran's Finance Minister says international pushed inflation above 30%, but stresses that nuclear program will continue.Elad Benari, 4/24/2013, 5:44 AM

Proposal: Iran Nuclear Freeze for Eased Sanctions

Iran has reportedly offered to temporarily freeze uranium enrichment in exchange for eased sanctions.Maayana Miskin, Chana Ya'ar, 3/27/2013, 8:26 AM

Peres, Hollande Call for Tougher Sanctions on Iran

Sanctions on Iran over are biting but need to be strengthened further, President Shimon Peres and French President Francois Hollande say.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/8/2013, 9:07 PM

Top U.S. Commander: Sanctions on Iran Not Working

Iran’s behavior poses the greatest risk to stability in the Middle East, warns Gen. James N. Mattis.Elad Benari, 3/6/2013, 3:12 AM

Ahmadinejad Admits: It's Been a Hard Year

“This was a very difficult year for our economy,” Iranian President admits during a live television interview.Elad Benari, 2/24/2013, 5:47 AM

Fordow Will Never be Shut Down, Says Iranian Lawmaker

Iranian lawmaker rejects the Western proposal for Iran to close its Fordow nuclear facility in exchange for the relaxation of restrictions.Elad Benari, 2/18/2013, 3:15 AM

West to Tell Iran: Close Fordow, We'll Ease the Sanctions

The West plans to offer to ease sanctions on Iran in return for Iranian steps to shut down the Fordow plant.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/15/2013, 9:03 PM

U.S. Treasury: Sanctions Hurting Iran's Access to Global Capital

Western sanctions on Iran have contributed to a drop in its access to global sources of capital last year, says the U.S.Elad Benari, 2/8/2013, 4:43 AM

Iran's Currency Plummets to All-Time Low

Iran’s rial has plummeted to an all-time low, dropping more than 21 percent drop over two weeks.Elad Benari, 2/3/2013, 6:28 AM

White House: Sanctions Having Profound Impact on Iran

The White House says that Ahmadinejad's latest warnings on the state of Iran's economy, proved the "profound impact" of nuclear sanctions.Elad Benari, 1/18/2013, 6:42 AM

Sanctions Hurting Iran's Access to Life-Saving Medication

Iranians with serious illnesses have been put at risk by the unintended consequences of international sanctions, the Guardian reports.Elad Benari, 1/14/2013, 6:44 AM

Iran Takes Off the Mask, Admits Sanctions Hit Oil Exports

An Iranian minister breaks ranks with Ahmadinejad, admits sanctions cut oil exports by 45 percent, but nuke program continues.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/8/2013, 12:47 PM

Ahmadinejad: Iran in a 'Smart War' with the West

Iran is engaged in a "smart economic war" with Western powers, claims President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Elad Benari, 12/23/2012, 4:02 AM

Canada Adds Iranian Quds Force to Terror List

Canada adds Iran's Quds Force to a list of terrorist groups, says the elite special operations unit arms the Taliban, Hamas and others.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/21/2012, 10:30 PM

Security Council Sanctions Two Iranian Firms

UN Security Council slaps sanctions on two Iranian firms accused of supplying arms to the Syrian government.Elad Benari, 12/21/2012, 4:15 AM

U.S. Targets Iranian Companies and Individuals in New Sanctions

The U.S. Treasury Department targets seven companies and five individuals with ties to Iran's uranium-enrichment program.Elad Benari, 12/14/2012, 5:15 AM

U.S. Senate Approves New Economic Sanctions Against Iran

The U.S. Senate unanimously approves sanctions targeting Iran's energy, shipping and port sectors.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/30/2012, 9:04 PM

Iran's VP: We'll Break Obama's Grasping Hands

Mohammad Reza Rahimi says Iran will overcome U.S.-led sanctions against the country.Gil Ronen, 11/12/2012, 1:12 PM

Report: Iran Suspends 20% Uranium Enrichment

Iran has suspended uranium enrichment in order to have Western-imposed sanctions lifted, reports Al Arabiya.Elad Benari, 11/4/2012, 2:05 AM

Sanctions Hurting Iran's Shipping Industry

The head of Iran’s shipping company has admitted that Western sanctions are hurting the country’s shipping industry.Elad Benari, 10/23/2012, 4:15 AM

US Sanctions on Iran Exempt Popcorn as 'Humanitarian Aid'

Humanitarian aid is part of the reason US exports to Iran rise as sanctions stiffen. Aid includes Coca-Cola, Kraft cheese – and popcorn. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/22/2012, 4:44 PM

Israel to EU: Don't Send Delegation to Tehran

Israel pressuring European countries to cancel an official visit by representatives of the European parliament to Iran.Elad Benari, 10/17/2012, 2:42 AM

Iran Angry over Shutdown of its Satellite Channels

Decision to shut down 19 Eutelsat channels draws Tehran's ire. Netanyahu commends new EU sanctions.Gil Ronen, 10/16/2012, 3:14 PM

Lieberman: Stopping Iran Like Stopping Hitler

Foreign Minister hopes for "additional meaningful sanctions" on Iran at EU meet Monday.Gil Ronen, 10/14/2012, 10:43 PM

EU Reaches Deal on New Iran Sanctions

EU reaches a preliminary deal on a broad package of new sanctions on Iran, targeting the energy, commerce, financial and transport sectors.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/12/2012, 10:55 PM

Iranian Minister: World Will Pay for Sanctions

Iran's minister of economic affairs and finance warns that the West will “pay a price” for sanctions on his country.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/12/2012, 9:40 PM

Tighten the Squeeze on 'Mad' Iran, Says Britain's Hammond

The world should tighten the squeeze on Iran over its "mad" nuclear plans, Britain's defense secretary Philip Hammond says.Elad Benari, 10/7/2012, 6:08 AM

U.S. Lawmakers Exploring New Iran Sanctions

As Iran’s currency continues to drop, U.S. lawmakers are exploring possibilities for tougher sanctions on the Islamic Republic.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/5/2012, 10:54 PM

Scuffles in Tehran as Citizens Protest Plunging Currency

Scuffles break out in central Tehran as citizens protest over Iran's plunging currency, which has lost more than half its value.Elad Benari, 10/4/2012, 3:16 AM

Ahmadinejad: We Won't Retreat on Nuclear Issue

Iran will not back down on its nuclear program despite the Western sanctions,says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Elad Benari, 10/3/2012, 3:48 AM

Iranian Currency Dives, Ahmadinejad in Hot Water

Ahmadinejad faces parliamentary questioning as sanctions help sink the “rial” currency by 20 percent in two days. Iranians running scared. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/2/2012, 3:10 PM

Rumsfeld Backs Netanyahu: Sanctions not Enough

Netanyahu is totally correct: Sanctions won’t work, and Israel will not tell the US of plans to attack Iran, says Donald Rumsfeld. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/5/2012, 8:48 AM

Ahmadinejad Threatens - or Bluffs - To Halt Oil Exports

Ahmadinejad calls for a total halt to crude oil exports, a move that could be economical suicide but cause worldwide depression. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/31/2012, 5:07 PM

Obama Omits Deadline on 'Diplomatic Window' for Iran

Obama says “window is closing” on Iran but there still is time for diplomacy. He did not set a deadline, likely after November.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/25/2012, 2:04 PM

Obama’s Super Bowl Interview an Indicator of Policy on Iran?

With regards to Israel and Iran, is ambiguity the policy in the United States?Rachel Hirshfeld, 2/7/2012, 1:13 AM