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March 15, 1995: US Imposes Oil, Trade Sanctions on Iran

US President Bill Clinton issues Executive Order 12957 imposing strict oil and trade sanctions on Iran. US companies and their foreign subsidiaries are hence prohibited from entering into any contract “for the financing of the development of petroleum resources located in Iran.” (US President 3/15/1995; BBC 3/17/2000; US Department of Energy 8/2004)


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