Friday, November 11, 2005

Bush extends Iran sanctions


Bush on Thursday extended for one year a range of financial sanctions first imposed on Iran in November 1979, the White House announced.

"Our relations with Iran have not yet returned to normal," Bush said in a letter to the US house of representatives announcing the move.

The original sanctions, imposed by then-president Jimmy Carter, froze assets of Iran's government following the November 1979 takeover of the US embassy in Tehran.


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