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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Iran imposes travel ban on U.S. top officials and a freeze on financial assets” – below is their description.
Iran has imposed sanctions on a number of senior U.S. officials who took part in President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign against the Islamic republic. The sanctions include a travel ban and a freeze on financial assets the individuals may hold in Iran. However, given U.S. sanctions against Iran and Trump’s hardline policy, it’s unlikely any of the targeted officials hold assets in Iran or intend to visit.CGTN YouTube Channel
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Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. The Iranian Revolution established the current Islamic Republic in 1979.
Iran’s political system combines elements of a presidential democracy and an Islamic theocracy. Iran is a founding member of the UN, ECO, OIC, and OPEC. It is a major regional and middle power and has large reserves of fossil fuels — including the world’s largest natural gas supply and the third largest proven oil reserves.
The country’s rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Historically a multi-ethnic country, Iran remains a pluralistic society comprising numerous ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups, the largest being Persians, Azeris, Kurds, Mazandaranis and Lurs.