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Media: U.S. tightens sanctions against Iran

The U.S. goes straight for Iranian oil interests by naming a list of Iranian ships and introducing sanctions against 11 companies and four individuals, writes the news agency Reuters.

Photo: Hasan Sarbakhshian (AP)

U.S. authorities have again taken action to impair the Iranian oil industry. The U.S. Treasury has identified 58 National Iranian Tanker Company ships and singled out 27 affiliates with the intention of making it harder for Iran to hide the nationality of its oil cargos.

"It will make it that much more difficult for Iran to deceive potential purchasers about the origin of the oil," says an official from Barack Obama’s administration to Reuters.

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