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US issues exemptions to work with IRGC

US issues exemptions to work with IRGC

The United States has largely carved out exceptions so that foreign governments, firms and NGOs do not automatically face U.S. sanctions for dealing with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards after the group’s designation by Washington as a foreign terrorist group, according to three current and three former U.S. officials.

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Zarif warns against long-term IRGC blacklisting

Zarif warns against long-term IRGC blacklisting

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned of "long-term and immediate repercussions" of the US designation of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, urging global action against Washington’s acts of adventurism.

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Dispute among US officials over Iran arms control report

Dispute among US officials over Iran arms control report

A new Trump administration report on international compliance with arms control accords provoked a dispute with U.S. intelligence agencies and some State Department officials concerned that the document politicizes and slants assessments about Iran, five sources with knowledge of the matter said.

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Trump may be laying legal groundwork for war on Iran

Trump may be laying legal groundwork for war on Iran

When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the Trump administration would designate a branch of Iran’s military as a foreign terrorist organization Monday, he said, “The Trump administration is simply recognizing a basic reality.”

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Zarif: US supports butchers and extremists

Zarif: US supports butchers and extremists

In response to Trump’s State of the Union speech in Congress and his remarks against Iran, FM Zarif has said that US enmity with Iran has meant that his country supports butchers and extremists who have only created havoc in our region.

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Don't let Democrats become the party of war

Don't let Democrats become the party of war

This month, the president of the United States will meet for a second time with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Either the path toward peace for 75 million Koreans will advance, or it will reverse into recriminations and nuclear threats. In the coming months, too, the president may act on his desire to withdraw thousands of U.S. troops from ill-conceived, open-ended missions in Syria and Afghanistan—or he will continue to keep them in harm’s way, with no strategy for victory in sight.

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Congress seek to blacklist Iranian banks

Congress seek to blacklist Iranian banks

Iran hawks in Congress are in the early stages of planning an all-out campaign to blacklist, sanction, and isolate Iranian banks tied to the funding of terrorism and money laundering, according to sources and legislation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

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Zarif: Congressional election results do not affect Iran-US engagement

Zarif: Congressional election results do not affect Iran-US engagement

Iran’s Foreign Minister has said that the results of US congressional elections will not affect Iran-US engagement, adding: “Our decisions and policies are not based on changes in domestic US affairs. I do not believe the elections will have much effect on Iran. of course, Trump may encounter problems in his domestic policies.”

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Iran's response to intervention in congressional elections

Iran's response to intervention in congressional elections

The Spokesperson for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Bahram Ghasemi, has rejected recent claims by the US intelligence, judiciary, and security organs of meddling in US congressional mid-term elections as unfounded, saying: “Iran's principle policy is non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries.”

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