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U.S. Imposes new sactions on Iran

The United States designated one military force in Iran as a proliferator of weapons of mass destruction and another force as supporters of terrorism, according to Reuters.

The U.S. has imposed sanctions on more than 20 Iranian companies, some banks and individuals in an effort to pressure Tehran into stopping their nuclear program.

The United States has labeled Iran as sponsoring terrorism, singling our the Revolutionary Guard Corps displays growing frustrations, according to the New York Times.

The action will freeze any assets the guard has in the United States, though it's unlikely that the guard has many assets in American banks or institutions.

There have been efforts by the United Nations to curb Iran's activities but after two round of sanctions China and Russia disagreed to go further. The Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, after visiting Iran last week, said there was no reason for military strikes, according to the New York Times.

The over-all goal of the designation is to increase political and psychological pressure on Iran.