Can the U.S. stop all oil exports from Iran?

Aug 8, 2018
The Trump administration looks to cut the Iranian economy from a key source of revenue. Analysts say past sanctions weren't totally able to do that.
An oil facility on Khark Island, on the shore of the Persian Gulf, in 2017.
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U.S. sanctions on Iran present foreign companies with dilemma

Aug 6, 2018
U.S. sanctions on Iran go into effect today. Back in 2015 when Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program, many U.S. sanctions were lifted. But President Donald Trump pulled out of the multinational agreement in May, and now the measures…
A man takes a glance at a newspaper with a picture of US president Donald Trump on the front page, in the capital Tehran on July 31, 2018. - Iran's currency traded at a fresh record-low of 119,000 to the dollar today, a loss of nearly two-thirds of its value since the start of the year as US sanctions loom. 
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Congress weighs changes to foreign investment oversight

May 21, 2018
The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act is likely headed for a vote in the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday.
The flag of the People's Republic of China hangs next to an American flag in New York.
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Our trade relationship with Iran in a nutshell

May 11, 2018
The pistachio industry has zigzaged along with our diplomatic relationship with Iran.
Iranian Mohammad Reza Saberi sits by a mound of pistachios in his shop in Rafsanjan, Iran. 
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Why European business may try to skirt U.S. sanctions on Iran

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May 9, 2018
With the end of the U.S. involvement in the Iran nuclear deal comes the return of U.S. sanctions. Those sanctions can affect companies in other parts of the world, because the U.S. can punish foreign companies that do deals with…

Germany: Business as usual with Iran

May 9, 2018
In Germany, officials are confident that the European leaders will broker a deal that avoids U.S. punishment.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas leaves after giving a statement on May 9, 2018 in Berlin after US President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of a landmark deal curbing Iran's nuclear program and reimposed crippling sanctions, defying European pleas and prompting international outcry. 
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Trump announces U.S. will exit nuclear accord with Iran

May 8, 2018
Trump’s decision means Iran’s government must now decide whether to follow the U.S. and withdraw or try to salvage what’s left of the deal.
President Donald Trump signs a document reinstating sanctions against Iran after announcing the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear deal, in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 8, 2018. 
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Iran deal may be imperiled

Mar 16, 2018
President Donald Trump’s choice to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state could spell trouble for the nuclear deal with Iran. Trump’s nominee, Mike Pompeo, shares the president’s disdain for the agreement. The international commission implementing the Iran deal will…

Why the protests in Iran are happening

Jan 2, 2018
Protests in Iran have left more than 20 people dead since they started last week. These are the country’s largest demonstrations since 2009, when millions protested the results of a presidential election. This current wave of protests was sparked by…

On the streets of Tehran, Iranians feel protesters’ pain

Jan 2, 2018
Many residents said the country's soaring unemployment and rising prices had driven people to the point of desperation.
An Iranian woman raises her fist amid the smoke of tear gas at the University of Tehran during a protest in the capital on Dec. 30. Students protested in the third day of demonstrations sparked by anger over Iran's economic problems.
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