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U.S. Imposes More Sanctions on Iran as Prospects Dim for Revival of Nuclear Deal

HeadlineDec 22, 2022

The Biden administration has enacted another round of sanctions against Iranian officials, targeting individuals and groups involved in the crackdown on anti-government protests. Iran has executed at least two people in connection with the uprising, sparked by the September death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody.

Meanwhile, a recently surfaced video shows President Biden telling someone in a crowd at a November campaign event the Iran nuclear deal was “dead.” Biden’s comment has further dashed hopes of reviving the landmark agreement, which Biden pledged to do when he was running for the presidency. Earlier this week, a top European foreign policy official said the EU is still working with Iran to restore the 2015 deal, which collapsed after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from it under Trump in 2018.

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