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US steps up sanctions on Iran over nuclear programme

The United States imposed new sanctions Friday (Aug 29) on networks linked to Iran, stepping up pressure over Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.

WASHINGTON: The United States imposed new sanctions Friday (Aug 29) on networks linked to Iran, stepping up pressure over Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.

The Treasury Department said the sanctions target individuals and entities under Iran-related authorities that are involved in Iran's missile and nuclear programmes, efforts to evade international sanctions and support for terrorism.