U.S. Steps Up Iran Sanctions, as Tehran Charges Cruelty

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration this week sent a stark message to Iran in three new rounds of sanctions: The U.S. won’t ease its economic pressure campaign even as the coronavirus pandemic batters the country.

The Trump administration, amid growing calls to ease its sanctions campaign, said it has no plans to loosen restrictions. On Thursday, the Treasury Department sanctioned five firms, adding to actions earlier in the week by the State and Commerce Departments.

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