WASHINGTON Aug 29 The United States on Friday
imposed sanctions on more than 25 people and companies it
accused of violating sanctions against Iran, including shipping
firms, airlines, and six Iranian banks.
The U.S. move comes as the United States is one of six
global powers working with Iran to strike a comprehensive
agreement, by a Nov. 24 deadline, under which Iran would curb
its nuclear activities in exchange for an easing of economic
sanctions that have crippled its economy.
The U.S. Treasury Department said it was targeting the
people and firms for a range of violations, including helping
Iran's missile and nuclear programs, evading prior sanctions, or
"As we fulfill our commitment to provide targeted sanctions
relief, we remain committed to enforcing existing sanctions
against Iran," David Cohen, Treasury's under secretary for
terrorism and financial intelligence, said in a statement.
(Reporting by Anna Yukhananov)