The United States expanded sanctions against Iran

Washington expanded economic sanctions against Iran. This was reported on the website of the Ministry of Finance of the USA.

Under the restrictions were 13 individuals, some of whom are citizens of Iran, UAE, China, Kuwait and Lebanon, and 12 companies. Businesses based in the Islamic Republic, Lebanon, China and the United Arab Emirates.

In the American Ministry of Finance explained that the extension of sanctions related to the Iranian programme, ballistic missiles, and support Tehran’s Lebanese Shiite movement “Hezbollah”, which in the United States as terrorist. The nuclear deal thus will not be affected.

Earlier, on 3 February the President of the United States Donald trump has again criticized the leadership of the Islamic Republic, stressing that Iran is playing with fire. “They don’t appreciate how good it [the previous] President [Barack] Obama. I’m not!” warned the American leader.

On January 29, the Iranian military about 200 kilometers from Tehran has tested a ballistic missile. It exploded, before that, flying about a thousand kilometers. Washington harshly criticized the test.

Iran and the six international mediators (US, Russia, China, Britain, France, Germany) in mid-July 2015 reached agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program. The Islamic Republic has made commitments to limit work in the field of uranium enrichment in exchange for lifting some sanctions.