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Iran Focus

London, 18 Nov - On Tuesday, Germany's Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) announced that a credit ban has been imposed on Iran's Bank Sepah for violating the country's credit law. Previously, the UN, US and EU had sanctioned Bank Sepah over its role in Iran's illicit missile procurement activities.

On Friday, BaFin spokeswoman, Sabine Reimer, told news media that "a credit ban against Bank Sepah's branch in Frankfurt was imposed because the institution violated the requirements of the rules of a business organization according to paragraph 25a of the lending law.” However, Reimer could not provide additional information due to her obligation to secrecy. According to BaFin, the ban on credit went into effect on October 13th.

Iran Focus

London, 16 Nov - The French energy giant Total has said that it would have to review its deals with Iran if the US decides to impose new unilateral sanctions on the rogue state because of Total’s assets in the US.

On Monday, November 13, Total’s CEO, Patrick Pouyanne, told CNNMoney’s Emerging Markets: “Either we can do the deal legally if there is a legal framework. If we cannot do that for legal reasons, because of change of regime of sanctions, then we have to revisit it.”


Iran Focus

London, 24 Oct - The Iranian people are yet again rising up against the corrupt Regime and gathered in front of the country’s parliament to protest the plundering of their country’s wealth and the crooked policies of the Regime.

The Regime’s main opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), released a report and video showing over 2,000 people protesting outside the parliament in Tehran.

They shouted slogans like “Shame, shame on the police force”, “Death to the dictator”, and “Death to the demagogue”, whilst being accosted by the police force.

Iran Focus

London, 9 Nov - The US may slash funding from the US Treasury Department in order to increase defence spending to tackle America’s ever-increasing foreign policy challenges from the Iranian Regime to ISIS to North Korea, but here’s why that may be counterintuitive.

The US Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI), which has been the first port of call for the last three presidents when faced with a new crisis, has immense powers when it comes to imposing sanctions on individuals, group, companies, banks, and even countries.

Iran Focus

London, 16 Oct - Donald Trump’s decertification of the Iranian Regime as compliant in the 2015 nuclear deal and the potential for new sanctions against the Middle Eastern country caused oil prices to rise dramatically on Monday.

The international benchmark for oil prices was valued at $57.82 at 01.56 GMT on Monday, October 16, up 65 cents, or 1.1 percent, from the previous close.

Many traders are concerned because they do not know which sanctions will be levied against Iran in the coming weeks by the US Congress and if sanctions are imposed, there may be an oil shortage which would lead to a much sharper price increase.

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