Report: US Sanctions against IRIB Suspended Temporarily
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The US administration is suspending its sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) for six months, a senior US official said.
The issue was raised by an unnamed senior US official who also told the Associated Press that the move came after Washington determined that “harmful satellite interference” was not currently emanating from Iran.
Report about the temporary suspension of sanctions on the IRIB spread the same day the US Treasury Department announced it was penalizing dozens of foreign companies and individuals for evading Iran sanctions.
The waiver, which is separate from the $7billion in international sanctions relief Iran secured as part of the Geneva agreement, will allow non-US companies to provide the IRIB with satellite services without being exposed to American penalties, according to the official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The Geneva agreement was signed in November 2013 by Iran and the group G5+1 (Britain, the US, France, Germany, China and Russia.
Tehran and the sextet are due to begin a new round of talks later this month, aimed at working out a final agreement on Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.