News Sanctions Imposed by USA on Iran

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USA slapped new sanctions on Iranian entities after the Iran conducted latest missile test.

US President Trump put Iran “on notice” for its alleged destabilising behaviour and carrying out ballistic missile test in violation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which calls on Tehran not to test missiles capable of delivering a nuclear weapon.

Iran’s missile test occurred at a well-known site outside Semnan, about 225 km east of Tehran.

The Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile flew 600 miles before exploding.

The ballistic missile launch was the first by Iran since Trump became president.

Iranian entities and individuals slapped with sanctions were involved in procuring technology and materials to support Iran’s ballistic missile programme, as well as for acting for or on behalf of, or providing support to, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF).