Sanctions against Iran
Malta imposes a freeze on Pilatus Bank. The bank's Iranian chairman Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad was arrested and charged in the United States earlier this week, accused of breaching United States sanctions against Iran.
Iran says that it plans to increase its crude oil output until it achieves pre-sanction levels, although that contravenes OPEC efforts to restrain output. 2016-02-17 (Context: Iran, Sanctions against Iran)
Europe and the United States lift sanctions imposed on Iran regarding its nuclear programme, and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action begins to be implemented. 2016-01-17 (Context: Iran, Sanctions against Iran)
In accordance with a major point of a nuclear agreement reached with several world powers, Iran removed a plutonium core and filled with concrete the Arak nuclear reactor, setting the stage for the removal of sanctions against Iran. 2016-01-12 (Context: Iran, Sanctions against Iran)
Iran signs an interim agreement with the P5+1 countries limiting its nuclear program in exchange for reduced sanctions. 2013-11-24 (Context: Iran, Sanctions against Iran)
A Chinese companydate=April 2012 that insures ships announces it will stop indemnifying tankers carrying Iranian oil. This represents a continued tightening of world sanctions on Iran. 2012-04-5 (Context: Iran, Sanctions against Iran)