Obama extends sanctions on Iran for one year

Khandan - extended by US President Barack Obama, the sanctions are not related to the Iranian nuclear program, a one - year, due to what he described as " the formation of Iran 's great and unusual threat" to US interests and security. This came in the text of the executive order issued by Obama , saying "despite agreement historical to ensure the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran 's nuclear program, there are the actions of certain policies of the Government of Iran are contrary to the interests of the United States in the region, and continues to represent a significant threat, and the unusual national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. " Obama said, in a letter addressed to Congress US these "actions and policies that have pushed him to maintain the sanctions against Iran, because of the threat they pose , " pointing out that the extension is the "life will continue one year." since mid - July 2015, Iran signed a nuclear agreement with the 5 + 1 group in order to get rid of its nuclear weapons program, poised to lift the sanctions imposed on them. the United States lifted sanctions related to Iran 's nuclear program, after the adoption of the international Atomic energy Agency report, Iran 's commitment to the terms of the nuclear deal, while kept Washington 's sanctions relating to "supporting terrorism and activities destabilizing the region , " imposed on Iran . Iran has been conducted several tests of ballistic missiles over the past few days, which raised the ire of Washington and a number of major countries, due to the violation of these experiments with the resolutions of the Security Council.