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  • Iran: US imposes new sanctions over missile test

    The US has imposed fresh sanctions on Iranian companies and individuals over a recent ballistic missile test.

    The new sanctions prevent 11 entities and individuals linked to the missile programme from using the US banking system.

    The move came after international nuclear sanctions on Iran were lifted as part of a deal hailed by President Barack Obama on Sunday as "smart".

    Four American-Iranians were also freed in a prisoner swap as part of the deal.

    Among them was Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian - whom President Obama described as "courageous". A fifth American was freed separately.
    BBC - Full Article

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    Yeah, but on the other side Oblabla is lifting sanctions against terrorist-supporters - and generally seems to be hell-or-bent on selling Syria to the IRGC:
    Prisoner Swap May Help Iran Arm Assad
    In exchange for the release of four American prisoners, the Barack Obama administration agreed to free seven Iranians in U.S. custody and stop trying to arrest 14 others, two of whom the U.S. government had accused of funneling weapons to the Bashar al-Assad regime and Hezbollah in Syria.

    For years, Iran’s privately-owned Mahan Air has been using its planes to bring soldiers and arms directly to the Syrian military and the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah by flying them from Tehran to Damascus, according to the U.S. Treasury Department. In 2013, Treasury sanctioned Mahan’s managing director, Hamid Arabnejad, for overseeing the company’s efforts to evade U.S. and international sanctions and aiding the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps' elite Quds Force.

    “Arabnejad has a close working relationship with IRGC-QF personnel and coordinates Mahan Air’s support and services to the paramilitary group,” the Treasury Department said. “He has also been instrumental in facilitating the shipment of illicit cargo to Syria on Mahan Air aircraft.”
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    ...kind of: since Russians are supporting terrorist group Hezbollah, why shouldn't USA tollerate terrorist group IRGC - which created Hezbollah/Lebanon, Hezbollah/Iraq, Hezbollah/Syria...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Walkyre View Post
      Yeah, but on the other side Oblabla is lifting sanctions against terrorist-supporters - and generally seems to be hell-or-bent on selling Syria to the IRGC:
      Prisoner Swap May Help Iran Arm Assad


      ...kind of: since Russians are supporting terrorist group Hezbollah, why shouldn't USA tollerate terrorist group IRGC - which created Hezbollah/Lebanon, Hezbollah/Iraq, Hezbollah/Syria...
      Obama has been trying to wash his hands of Syria from even before his red-lines comment.

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      • #4
        Then why did we let them have all that money in the first place? Its almost like the people in the administration are in way over their head and have no idea what they're doing.....oh wait.
        "Artillery lends dignity to what might otherwise be a vulgar brawl." - Frederick the Great

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        • #5
          What part of 'they (Oblabla's admin) have no idea what they're doing' is it that you don't understand? ;-)

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