US sanctions against 120 Iranian ships come into force

The US' new sanctions against Iranian shipping company IRISL have now come into force. The sanctions impact around 120 vessels. They were announced six months ago but are carried out now.

Iranian tankers arrived in Venezuela in May. The US has sanctioned both Iran and Venezuela. The ship in the photo sails under Panama flag and is hit by so-called secondary sanctions. | Photo: AFP/Ritzau Scanpix

US sanctions against state-owned Iranian shipping company Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) have now come into force.

The sanctions are part of US efforts to weaken the Iranian regime, which it accuses of developing nuclear weapons.

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