The US President Donald trump has extended its unilateral sanctions against Iran, existing since 1979. This was reported on the White house website.
The document stated that the relations have not normalized, and the process of implementing the agreements with Iran, dated January 19, 1981, continues. “For this reason, the national emergency declared November 14, 1979, and the measures taken to this day to solve this emergency situation, must continue after November 14, 2017”, — stated in the decision of trump.
2 November Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called the US the main enemy of their country.
In October, trump pointed out that Tehran has assisted a number of terrorist groups.
January 19, 1981 US and Iran under the mediation of Algeria signed an agreement that facilitated the release of American diplomats more than a year stationed in Teheran as hostages. The agreements stated that Washington will not interfere in the internal Affairs of the Islamic Republic, unfreeze Iranian Bank accounts and remove trade sanctions. Iran, in turn, undertook to pay the external debt of the United States.
In early November 1979, students — supporters of the Islamic revolution — seized the American Embassy in Tehran, and then took hostage 66 people. Most of them were released in January 1981.