Islamic Republic of Iran

VIDEO: U.S. and allies levy new, stricter sanctions on Iran

The United States was joined by two of its closest allies in imposing a new round of financial sanctions on the Iranian banking system, seeking to up the pressure on Iran as it continues what the west says is its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

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Iran's Rouhani willing to work with the West

Newly-elected Iranian President Hasan Rouhani has landed in the United States and quickly made a flurry of friendly gestures toward the West, including declaring Iran would not ever develop nuclear weapons. Rouhani has met with American media as he prepared for the U. N. General Assembly.