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Iran Focus

London, 23 Apr - On Friday, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), revealed that the Iranian regime is continuing to work on its nuclear program. They were able to provide details about the site where the work is being carried out.

They presented information gathered by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) which has people inside the country, showing that Iran is not adhering to the “spirit” of the nuclear deal as President Trump claimed earlier in the week.

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London, 22 Apr - The Islamic Republic of Iran has had a longstanding request to import 950 tons of natural uranium. Tehran has claimed it will sign a petition next week for the uranium during a nuclear deal meeting in Vienna.

The request was approved by the Obama administration just before the former President left office, but in the end the United Kingdom blocked it. Despite this, Iran wants to make the request again.

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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, 21 Apr - The National Council of Resistance of Iran In a press conference in Washington, DC on Friday revealed that the “nerve center” of the Iranian regime’s nuclear weapons project, responsible for designing a nuclear bomb, has been continuing its work.

The engineering unit for the regime’s nuclear weapons program is named the Organization of Defensive Innovation and analysis best-known by its Persian descriptor SPND.

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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, 20 Apr - Yesterday, Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, stated that the US will be carrying out a thorough review of policy towards Iran.

He slammed the Iran nuclear deal (which will also be reviewed), saying that it did not do anything but delay Iran’s nuclear goals.

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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, 19 Apr - Leading members of the Iranian Regime are bragging in Iranian media that the 2015 nuclear deal- which was supposed to limit Iran’s attempts to create nuclear weapons- has actually helped them to develop advanced centrifuges and increase production of some advanced nuclear missiles.

In the year following the nuclear deal; the West has removed sanctions on the volatile Gulf nation and Iran has still been able to create nuclear missiles, ironically with the money that was previously frozen in bank accounts in the West.

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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, 13 Apr - In 2015, the P5+1 countries (the UK, the US, France, Germany, Russia, and China) made a deal with Iran in order to contain the Gulf nation’s nuclear programme.

The agreement imposed nuclear restrictions on Iran and asked that Iran’s nuclear facilities be independently inspected by the IAEA. In return, the six other nations (as well as the EU and the UN), would provide the mullah’s regime with some sanctions relief, which would supposedly help the Iranian economy.

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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, 1 Apr - A bipartisan bill, the “Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017,” has been introduced with seven co-sponsors from each party. The act establishes new sanctions regarding testing of ballistic missiles by Iran, and its backing for terrorism. The Bill is also an attempt to block the property of any entity involved in the sale of arms to or from Iran. It does not reintroduce sanctions lifted from Iran as part of the 2015 nuclear deal. The Bill seems to mean that the JCPOA (often known as the “Iran Nuclear Deal”) is not going away, but that the United States will continue to confront Iran.

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London, 31 Mar - Earlier this month the new White House administration announced a large package of sanctions targeting Iran, Syria, and North Korea for their efforts to transfer illicit materials and technology. The sanctions targeted 30 entities in 10 separate countries, a range of entities who are complicit in the transfer "of sensitive items to Iran's ballistic missile program," according to the State Department.

However, on Thursday, senior State Department officials said that the new package of sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic would not halt the country's missile development.

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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, 29 Mar - Last week, officials in the United Stated announced the introduction of new legislation that has the goal of countering the threat coming from the Islamic Republic of Iran. The legislation has bipartisan support and gives the Trump administration a comprehensive method to deal with the threat of Iran being nuclear-equipped and its damaging activities that are causing chaos in the Middle East and further afield.

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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, 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, 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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