The Ottumwa Courier


US Iran Sanctions

This Aug. 28, 2013, photo, shows a general view of Iran's parliament in Tehran. The U.S. has concluded that nearly half of Iran's monthly earnings from crude oil exports are accumulating in accounts overseas because of sanctions that restrict Tehran's access to the money. The estimates, provided to The Associated Press by a senior U.S. official and never released before, are the latest indication that new sanctions imposed in February are deepening Iran's economic distress and making it increasingly difficult to access billions of dollars in vital oil revenues. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

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