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U.S. takes new action against Iran

U.S. takes new action against Iran”

"Those who knowingly transfer such materials to Iran are now sanctionable pursuant to Section 1245 of the Iranian Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act", Pompeo said.

US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo made clear on Thursday that the United States would attempt to impose a reinstatement of UN sanctions on Iran if the worldwide arms embargo were to expire.

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) concluded Thursday its military drills in the southern province of Hormozgan, western parts of the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf, according to media reports.

Pompeo said these materials are "used in connection with Iran's nuclear, military, or ballistic missile programs".

On the newly released list is refined aluminum powder, a key ingredient in solid rocket fuel.

Tensions between Tehran and Washington have been on the rise since the United States withdrew from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and reimposed crippling sanctions that have battered the Iranian economy.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement in a statement on July 30, calling it a "major expansion" of the Iran metals-related sanctions administered by the State Department. After Trump's exit from the deal, Tehran announced that it would step away from its nuclear commitments, noting, however, that the country's nuclear program remains exclusively peaceful.

Russian Federation and China, two of the Permanent Five nations that enjoy veto power on the Security Council, want the UN embargo on selling conventional weapons to Iran to end on October 18 as laid out under a 2015 resolution.

France and Britain, the other nations in the P5, support extending the arms embargo but say the greater priority is maintaining a diplomatic solution to stop Iran's nuclear program.

"We hope that it will be approved by the other permanent members" of the Council, he said, while considering it probable that China, even Russian Federation, will use their right of veto to s' oppose it.

The US military said the drill caused two bases with US troops in the region to go on heightened alert and said Tehran's missile launches were irresponsible.



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