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U.S. Government Fully Re-Imposes Sanctions on the Iranian Regime

WASHINGTON – Today, in its largest ever single-day action targeting the Iranian regime, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned more than 700 individuals, entities, aircraft, and vessels.  This action is a critical part of the re-imposition of the remaining U.S. nuclear-related sanctions that were lifted or waived in connection with the Joint Comprehensive ...

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Iran’s failed space launch a violation of U.N. resolution

In defiance of the international community, the Iranian regime continues to develop and test ballistic missiles, including a reported second failed space launch in less than a month. Space launch vehicles use technologies that are virtually identical and interchangeable with those used in ballistic missiles, including in Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs). This attempted launch furthers Iran’s ability to eventually build ...

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Twitter And Facebook Ding Network Of Accounts Tied To Russia And Iran

Facebook and Twitter said they coordinated efforts ahead of the 2018 elections to remove thousands of accounts tied to foreign governments that used similar tactics as were used in 2016, NBC reported Thursday. The Russian operation mirrored the operation undertook by the Internet Research Agency, an organization indicted for spreading misinformation before the 2016 election. The ploy in 2018 was less ...

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Iran’s Blacklisted Populist Opposition Movement That the West Should Know About

On the USA dar Farsi Twitter account  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted out to the Iranian public as the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution approached wanting to hear from Iranians to see what they hope for the future of Iran, and as you could see for yourself that the response was overwhelmingly from this movement called Restart. در آستانه ...

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Israel Defense Forces Troll Iran On Twitter After Dropping Bombs On Iranian Targets In Syria

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) took to Twitter Monday to take a jab at Iran’s presence in Syria after it carried out a strike against Iranian targets in the region, which Israel claims was in response to an Iranian rocket fired at the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The IDF’s official Twitter account posted a picture of a map of the Middle ...

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U.S. Advances Partnerships to Build Support for Iran Pressure Campaign

ADVANCING STRONG PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN AMERICA AND THE GULF The United States is committed to its partnerships with Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates as these Gulf partnerships are critical to achieving shared regional objectives: defeating ISIS, countering radical Islamic terrorism, protecting global energy supplies, and rolling back Iranian aggression. These Gulf countries are all partners in ...

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Iran’s Upcoming Space Launches Defy U.N. Security Council Resolution

The Iranian Regime’s Ministry of Defense has publicly announced plans to launch three Space Launch Vehicles (SLV) in the coming months in clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2231, which calls upon the Iranian regime not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons. This action includes launching SLVs, which incorporate technology that is ...

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Iran Expands Military Tentacles, State Department Advisor Says

Brian Hook, special representative for Iran and senior policy advisor to the secretary of state, provided evidence of Iran's violation of U.N. resolutions against weapons proliferation during a news conference at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C.

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Iran launches missile in violation of nuke resolution

  The Iranian regime test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile Saturday that is in clear violation of a U.N. resolution. The missile, capable of carrying multiple warheads, has a range that allows it to strike parts of Europe and anywhere in the Middle East. The test violates UN Security Council resolution 2231 that bans Iran from undertaking “any activity related to ballistic missiles ...

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Two Iranians Indicted in SamSam Ransomware Attacks that Caused $30 million in Damages

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Two Iranian nationals indicted for SamSam Ransomware attacks Hospitals, Municipalities, Public Institutions were hit More than $30 million in losses attributed to attacks A federal grand jury returned an indictment unsealed today in Newark, New Jersey charging Faramarz Shahi Savandi, 34, and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri, 27, both of Iran, in a 34-month-long international computer hacking and extortion scheme involving ...

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Russia-Iran-Syria Exchange Network

The United States today sanctioned an international network by which the Iranian regime and Russia are providing millions of barrels of oil to the Assad regime in exchange for the movement of hundreds of millions of dollars to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force, and for onward transfer to terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hizballah. “We are committed to ...

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Mattis: Russia and China are greatest threats to U.S., Iran and North Korea are threats to neighbors

General Mattis Senate Confirmation live stream

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis shared the thinking behind the new National Defense Strategy during a discussion at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington yesterday. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks at the United States Institute of Peace, in a discussion moderated by Stephen J. Hadley, the chair of the institute’s board of directors, in Washington, Oct. 30, ...

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Watch: Sec. of State Pompeo Delivers Statement on ‘Outlaw Regime’ Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver a statement and take questions in a State Department press briefing Wednesday morning. Although the focus of the briefing was not specified by State Department officials, an announcement for the briefing referenced a may report on Iran entitled “Outlaw Regime.” The event is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. EST.

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