Iran sanctions: What you need to know


Fresh sanctions have been announced by the United States against Iran, cutting off from the US financial system any foreign firms that do business with the Iranian central bank.

International pressure on Iran over its nuclear programme had already been stepped up in December, with the EU also agreeing to tighten its sanctions against the country.

BBC Persian's Amir Paivar explains the extent, importance and impact of the measures against Tehran.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.