Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the caper last April, and said it was another reason President Trump should walk away from the Iran nuclear deal.
The United States imposed on Friday sanctions on scientists, technicians and companies affiliated with Iran's Organization for Defense Innovation and Research, which had been at the forefront of the country's former nuclear weapons program. Among those designated for sanctions was the Shahid Karimi group, which works on missile and explosives-related projects for the SPND, and four associated individuals, according to the US Treasury Department.
United States officials said today that several individuals who had been involved with that shuttered research program continue to do sensitive defense research for Iran's Organization of Defense Innovation and Research, better known by its Persian acronym SPND, and its subsidiaries. The new sanctions designations are intended in part to make SPND and its researchers "radioactive", to disincentivize younger Iranian researchers from working for SPND or affiliates, the U.S. officials said.
The officials targeted continue to work in Iran's defense sector and are part of a core group of experts who could reinstate the nuclear program.
As a result of the sanction, all property and interests in property of the designated individuals and entities are blocked, and USA persons are generally prohibited from transacting with them.
"Anyone considering dealing with the Iranian defence industry in general, and SPND in particular, risks professional, personal, and financial isolation".
Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that Tehran was determined to boost its defense capabilities despite mounting pressure from the United States and its allies to curb its ballistic missile program. The administration officials acknowledged that they are not known to be now involved in building nuclear weapons but called it "gravely concerning" that Iran is keeping together a team of experts with what one USA official called the "type of expertise it takes to develop a nuclear program".
Iran says its missile programme is purely defensive and has rejected the curbs on it demanded by the U.S.
The Trump administration slapped new sanctions on Iran on Friday, accusing it of keeping top nuclear scientists together as a team so they can forge ahead building nuclear weapons in the future.
Tehran says it has missiles with a range of up to 2,000 km (1,250 miles), which puts Israel and USA military bases in the region within reach.
Khamenei, a hard-liner who has the ultimate say on all major foreign and domestic policy in the Islamic Republic, said the European signatories of the deal had failed to maintain Iran's economic interests. "The Western countries have proved they can not be trusted", he said in the speech in the holy Shiite city of Mashhad.
As Bob McKenzie of TSN reports, it's a $5.1 million deal that only counts as $4 million if the Wings miss the playoffs next year. Howard, who recently played in his 500th NHL game, was Detroit's representative at the 2019 NHL All-Star Game.
Enda Stevens gets the nod at left back, while David McGoldrick and Sean Maguire will be called upon to provide the goals up front. It is a game Ireland will be expected to win, with the hosts one of the minnows of European football.
The supposed "ice wall" is said to be several hundred metres thick, towers 50 metres high and surrounds the entire planet. He said: "I have sailed two million miles, give or take". "On a flat earth, it would be over 60K".
Leaders of civilian political parties have urged a high turnout as the only way to derail Prayuth's plans. Political parties and their main leaders held their final major rallies on Friday evening in Bangkok.
Un moment de gêne qu'on lit sur le visage de la chanteuse, qui ne se laisse pas impressionner par le présentateur. Présente sur la scène musicale française depuis les années 2000, Vitaa continue d'enchaîner les succès.
The celebration was attended by her former " Suits " co-stars Abigail Spencer and Sarah Rafferty, Amal Clooney and many more. They had a Christian wedding ceremony followed by a Hindu one the next day. "We just became friends, as two girls would".
A l'aéroport de Charleroi, les vols (départs) prévus tôt en journée ont été retardés jusqu'à 09h00 au moins. Les tensions sociales chez Skeyes sont dues au mécontentement du personnel concernant plusieurs dossiers.
Larson said in the release that the company "intends to have all of our Kater cars on the road by the middle of spring". But Kater owns, operates and insures its own vehicle fleet and employs the drivers, Larson said.
Many pictures were posted on social media by his Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya and God Tussi Great Ho co-star Bina Kak. On the other hand, Vinayak Reddy is the grandson of R Surender Reddy, the Chairman of Hyderabad Race Club.
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Scott Hend wins Maybank Championship in playoff
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Texas Man Tests Limits of Pet Store’s Leash Policy
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Backed Forces Say ISIS Has Finally Been Defeated in Syria
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London to Edinburgh for £25 on new budget train
In the coming months we will be looking to secure major new intercity train contracts for Newton Aycliffe to build. National Rail said services started running this morning, but the disruptions will last until this afternoon.