Secretaries Pompeo and Mnuchin Announce Sanctions Against Iran
Secretary of State Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin brief reporters on new sanctions imposed against Iran.
Campaigning has ended in Iran ahead of a parliamentary election on Friday. It will be the first such poll since the US withdrew from the international nuclear deal and re-imposed sanctions on the country. Many Iranians have endured severe economic hardship as a result. Opposition figures are calling for a boycott of the election, saying it does not give people a real choice. DW's Theresa Tropper reports from Tehran. A bipartisan Senate majority voted to pass a resolution Thursday limiting President Donald Trump from ordering future strikes against Iran without first seeking Congress' explicit permission. (Feb. 13) A bipartisan majority in the Senate voted to limit the president's powers to take military action against Iran. The move is largely symbolic, with the president threatening to veto the measure. CBS News' Katherine Johnson reports. The US State Dept has stepped up sanctions against Iran, depriving the country of vital medical supplies as it fights the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Some researchers believe that Iran will lose 3.5 million people to the pandemic. US sanctions also persist on Cuba, Russia, Venezuela and elsewhere. RT America's Alex Mihailovich reports for the News with Rick Sanchez.