The state-run Iran-Khodro plant manufactures vehicles including the Peugeot 206 car, shown on a production line in 2014 near Tehran. Iran's robust auto industry was built in response to sanctions. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP hide caption

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American tourists, like these visitors taking a guided tour in May, still have to provide one of 12 authorized reasons — such as visiting family or engaging in humanitarian work — for travel to Cuba. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption

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U.S.-Cuba Ties Are Restored, But Most American Tourists Will Have To Wait

Now that Cuba and the United States have restored full diplomatic ties, what will it take to lift sanctions impeding business and travel?

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A man walks past a poster advertising travel to Tehran, Iran, in Los Angeles on July 14. A nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers lifts some sanctions against Iran, but most U.S. sanctions will remain in place. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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President Obama says new sanctions will target Venezuelan figures who have helped repress human rights. Here, opposition leader Maria Corina Machado (center) marched with opponents of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas to mark International Women's Day. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Vladimir Putin speaks in Moscow on Dec. 23. Russia's current economic crisis stems from Western sanctions and diving oil prices. Maxim Shipenkov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State John Kerry talks Thursday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a meeting in Rome to discuss Ukraine. Diplomacy is among the several approaches the U.S. is taking to resolve the crisis. Kevin Lamarque/AP hide caption

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In a switch, Britain's impounding of around $1.5 billion in Libyan cash might have Moammar Gadhafi regretting the thaw between the two nations, brokered by Prime Minister Tony Blair. Here, the two pose at Gadhafi's desert base south of Tripoli in 2007. Leon Neal/AP hide caption

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