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Iran Focus

London, 28 Mar - At the AIPAC conference in Washington on Monday, United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley was warmly received by the audience. She spoke about Iran and its negative influence in the Middle East and the dangerous consequences of the nuclear deal signed in 2015.

Haley, on several occasions, criticised the Obama administration’s treatment and enforcement of the nuclear deal, saying: “When the Iran deal took place, all it did was empower Iran and it empowered Russia.”

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London, 26 Mar - On Thursday, senators in the United States announced a bipartisan bill that is set to impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding its ballistic missile testing. It will also address Iran’s support for its Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) which may possibly be designated as a terrorist organisation.

This news came from top Democrats and Republicans who are part of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The Iranian Supreme Leader’s warnings about sanctions putting the 2015 nuclear deal in danger are being ignored.

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London, 5 Mar - The United States Office of Naval Intelligence has compiled a report regarding Iran and the nuclear deal. It states that Iran is already taking part in negotiations to purchase cruise missiles from Russia as soon as the ban imposed by the United Nations regarding the selling of weapons to Iran expires in 2020.

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London, 28 Feb - Michael Rubin, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a former Pentagon official, wrote an op-ed about the Obama administration's ransom deal with Iran in early 2016.

Rubin testified before the House Financial Services Committee in September on the ransom payment of $1.2 billion paid by the US to Iran in order to secure the release of American hostages.

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London, 9 Feb - The White House has issued a warning to Iran that there is a new President in town; one who will not take kindly to Iran’s expansionist ambitions.

The tensions between the two countries were heightened following the first public speech from Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei since Donald Trump's inauguration.

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London, 28 Feb - The Iranian Navy has test-fired nuclear missiles during its annual war games in the Persian Gulf, in spite of the US’s objections.

The launch of the Nasr sea-launched cruise missile was confirmed by Iranian defence minister Hossein Dehghan, who said the test was successful.

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London, 7 Feb - Donald Trump could be forced to reveal the secret components of the 2015 nuclear deal between P5+1 countries and Iran, according to Fox News.

Some of the side agreements between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency have already been uncovered, but as Iran ramps up its very own Cold War against the USA, Trump may announce further secret deals.

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London, 26 Feb - In recent weeks in Iran there have been several storms that have caused avalanches, flash floods and dust storms causing havoc across the country.

Instead of using the huge amounts of cash that were freed up following the nuclear deal to help the affected areas, the regime is using it to buy missiles.

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London, 4 Feb - United States President Donald Trump ought to team up with Congress under a new bipartisan effort aiming to curb Iran’s destabilizing role in the region, argues Iranian dissident analyst Heshmat Alavi.

Writing for the American Thinker on 3 February, Alavi said:

Iran was involved in a long slate of aggressive measures up to the very doorsteps of President Donald Trump taking the helm in Washington. This concerning pattern of escalating extremism ironically increased following the Iran nuclear deal sealed between the P5+1 and Tehran, despite many in the West arguing such an accord would rein in the mullahs. And now, a new U.S. president has rightfully pinpointed “radical Islamic terrorists,” of which the root lies in Iran.

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London, 21 Feb - Senator Lindsey Graham revealed plans for new economic sanctions on Iran, it was announced on Sunday by Reuters.

Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, first mentioned increased measures during the 2017 Munich Security Conference.

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London, 20 Feb - Vice President Mike Pence said at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday February 18th that the United States will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon that could be used against the US or Israel.

He said: “Under President [Donald] Trump, the US will remain fully committed to ensuring that Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon capable of threatening our country [or] our allies in the region, especially Israel.”

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London, 17 Feb - Experts have been claiming that the Iran nuclear deal could fall apart. This is no surprise because Donald Trump, before he got elected, had a lot to say about the deal – none of it positive. He even mentioned that he would completely scrap the deal.

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