U.S. Goes After Firms for Iran Sanctions Breaches
Was it something they launched? Only weeks before the West and Iran are to implement a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear weapons capability, the Obama administration is preparing its first new sanctions against companies it says are helping the Persian state arm itself. It’ll target nearly a dozen firms in three countries for enabling Iran’s efforts to develop ballistic missiles — unlike the unguided rockets reportedly launched near U.S. warships Saturday. The action is expected to strain the cooperation of Iran, whose supreme leader has said such moves would violate the accord.