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Iran Focus

London, 28 Mar - On Sunday 26th March, the Foreign Ministry of Iran announced through the state-run IRNA news agency that it was imposing sanctions on 15 American companies, claiming that they support terrorism, Israel’s occupation of Palestine and the repression. This is the latest in rising tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic.

The statement from the Foreign Ministry said: “The sanctioned companies have, directly and/or indirectly, been involved in the brutal atrocities committed by the Zionist regime in the occupied Palestinian territories.”

Iran Focus

London, 27 Mar - Ten years ago a former FBI agent went missing in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Robert Levinson was on an unauthorised CIA assignment at the time.

Levinson who has been described as an outstanding agent went missing on March 9th 2007 from Iran’s Kish Island. US officials refused to say anything other than Levinson was a thorough agent for the FBI who had played a large role in busting Russian and Italian mobsters and that he went missing while working for a private firm.

Iran Focus

London, 20 Mar - The Syrian civil war, described by UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein as “the worst man-made disaster since World War II,” is now in its sixth year, but recent peace talks have been encouraging.

Alexander Lavrentiev, head of Russia’s delegation to the talks, announced that Turkey, Russia, and Iran would from a special team to supervise the implementation of the ceasefire on the ground whilst sharing information about the locations of terror groups like the Islamic State and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham.

Iran Focus

London, 20 Mar - According to a report in Al-Arabiya's Persian language website on March 11, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is building of a missile factory for Lebanon's Hezbollah.

Despite the former U.S. administration officials’ optimism, as well as that of the six world’s powers, who signed the nuclear deal with Iran, believing that the country would come around, the regime continues provocations.

Iran Focus

London, 16 Mar - The Trump Administration has been heavily focused on the Yemeni Civil War since they came into office and the reason may be that they are worried about the Iranian influence in the Middle East.

A senior US official told The Washington Post: “We’ll be looking for ways to blunt Iranian malign influence in the region.”

They are working with traditional US allies, like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, in order to forge a long-term strategy on Iran.

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