US designates Iranian Petroleum Ministry, entities

Anadolu Agency | Oct 26, 2020 at 1:00 AM
  • The US on Monday imposed sanctions on Iran’s Petroleum Ministry, along with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC).
  • The designated individuals include NIOC Managing Director Masoud Karbasian, NITC Managing Director Nasrollah Sardashti, NIORDC Director Alireza Sadiqabadi and NPC Managing Director Behzad Mohammadi.
  • Ties between the US and Iran have been on a knife’s edge since 2018, when Washington unilaterally withdrew from a nuclear deal with Tehran, despite international opposition.