The requirement to impose sanctions under paragraph (1)(A) shall not include the authority to impose sanctions on the importation of goods.
22 U.S. Code § 8807 - Impositions of sanctions with respect to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting
(a) FindingsCongress makes the following findings:
The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting has contributed to the infringement of individuals’ human rights by broadcasting forced televised confession and show trials.
In March 2012, the European Council imposed sanctions on the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, Ezzatollah Zargami, for broadcasting forced confessions of detainees and a series of “show trials” in August 2009 and December 2011 that constituted a clear violation of international law with respect to the right to a fair trial and due process.
(b) Imposition of sanctions
(1) In generalThe President shall, after January 2, 2013—
impose sanctions described in section 8514(c) of this title with respect to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting and the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, Ezzatollah Zargami; and