Today, Tuesday, the US Treasury Department announced new sanctions on Iran targeting the steel sector.
According to the “Reuters” news agency, the sanctions come within the framework of continuing to pressure Iran in the last days of the outgoing US President, Donald Trump, in the White House.
America had put dozens of Iranian institutions and personalities on the blacklist due to Iran’s nuclear program and instability in the region.
On the other hand, the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed that today, Tuesday, that Iran’s resumption of 20% uranium enrichment is not related to fulfilling its obligations to the Iranian nuclear agreement.
Commenting on Iran’s decision, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said that Moscow is watching with interest Iran’s activities in the Fordo nuclear reactor to raise uranium enrichment by 20%, indicating that it has obtained this confirmed information through the International Atomic Energy Agency, according to the agency. Russian “Novosti.”
Zakharova added: “IAEA inspectors are constantly monitoring the activities of Iran, which notified the agency in advance of its plans.”