US Imposes More New Sanctions Against Iran

New sanctions target Iranian and Iraqi companies

Under growing pressure to ease up on states sufffering from the coronavirus, the US has once again gone the opposite way on Iran, announcing yet another new round of sanctions against them on Thursday.

The latest US sanctions targeted a series of Iraqi and Iranian companies, which the US is accusing of having links to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. Two of the companies are in charge of maintaining Shi’ite holy sites.

Over the past few weeks Iran has been getting hammered  by coronavirus, and has called for a sanctions ease to help get things back under control. The US has imposed three separate rounds of sanctions, and has dismissed the idea of any sanctions cuts.

The new sanctions are likely to fuel more tensions between the US and Iran, and Iraq probably isn’t going to be happy to get dragged in either.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.