Omid Memarian

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

U.S. Renews Easing of Some Iran Sanctions
By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration has extended a temporary suspension of some U.S. sanctions on Iran that were eased to speed relief supplies after a devastating earthquake last December. The president of the American Iranian Council, Hooshang Amirahmadi, on Tuesday hailed the move as "another (U.S.) gesture of goodwill to Iran" but a State Department official dismissed the decision as "matter of fact, not political."


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