The United States has extended political and economic sanctions against Iran for another year, the White House press service said on Wednesday, SIA informs citing the TASS.
In his notice to the Congress US President Barack Obama said "certain actions and policies of the Government of Iran continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States."
The national emergency with respect to Iran was declared 20 years ago, in March 1995 by former US President Bill Clinton. It envisaged the introduction of sanctions against Tehran that were regularly renewed.
The United Nations Security Council later passed a number of resolutions imposing sanctions on Iran saying that Tehran failed to fulfill its commitments in the sphere of nuclear non-proliferation.