September 30, 2003 |
Iran acknowledged Monday that additional traces of weapons-grade uranium had been found on its soil but argued that they came from abroad on contaminated equipment. The United States and some of its allies have accused Tehran of running a secret nuclear weapons program. Iran is facing an Oct. 31 deadline to give a full accounting of its nuclear activities, set by the International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors. If the board rules at its Nov.
December 4, 2007 |
U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that international pressure has compelled the Islamic Republic to back away from its pursuit of the bomb. The new findings represent a retreat from a fundamental U.S. assumption about one of its main adversaries, and an admission that a central component of previous intelligence estimates on Tehran's nuclear program was wrong.
November 1, 1987
Japan has turned down a U.S. request to join in economic sanctions against Iran. "Given that the U.N. secretary general is still continuing his efforts (to mediate in the Iran-Iraq conflict). . . we think it is too early to take economic measures against Iran," Deputy Foreign Minister Ryohei Murata told U.S. Under Secretary of State Michael H. Armacost at a meeting in Tokyo. Japan, which imports virtually all its oil, buys about 7% from Iran. West Germany also has rejected the U.S.
December 10, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Britain's Standard Chartered bank has agreed to a $327-million settlement with U.S. officials, who have been investigating the bank for possible violations of economic sanctions against Iran and other countries. The settlement, announced Monday, includes $132 million paid to the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control and $100 million paid to the Federal Reserve. Treasury officials said the settlement resolves probes into apparent violations by the bank's London and Dubai offices from 2001 to 2007 of U.S. economic sanctions against Iran, Burma, Libya and Sudan, as well as a case involving sanctions related to foreign narcotics kingpins.
September 17, 2007 |
European leaders are considering their own economic sanctions against Iran over its refusal to halt its nuclear program, France's foreign minister said Sunday. Bernard Kouchner also warned that the international community should be prepared for the possibility of war if Iran obtains atomic weapons. The U.S. and other world powers accuse Iran of seeking nuclear weapons; Tehran says its uranium enrichment activities are aimed at producing energy. Negotiations and two sets of U.N.
February 2, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing President Obama's opposition to new economic sanctions against Iran. Obama announced in his State of the Union address last week that he would veto any legislation that called for such sanctions, as negotiations to extend an interim nuclear weapons agreement proceed. Some prominent Republicans support new sanctions. Clinton, the former secretary of State and presumed early frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, detailed her position in a Jan. 26 letter to the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Democrat Carl Levin of Michigan.