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  • Treasury Announces New Sanctions Against Iran

    05/28/2013 5:16:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    SNIPPET - quote: www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl1955.aspx Treasury Announces New Sanctions Against Iran Actions Target Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Proliferation Activities 5/23/2013     WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury is taking action today against 20 individuals and entities for their involvement in Iran’s nuclear and missile proliferation networks and Iran’s continued attempts to circumvent sanctions. These networks are responsible for moving supplies and providing essential services to Iran’s clandestine nuclear and weapons programs. These actions are designed to increase pressure on the Iranian regime by tightening sanctions against Iran’s energy sector and exposing key proliferation related networks that span the...
  • Where's Barack?

    03/23/2011 1:36:30 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 23, 2011 | Editorial
    Yesterday was just another day in the rapidly unraveling Middle East. * Turkish news media reported that a Syria-bound Iranian cargo plane suspected of carrying nuclear material was forced to land in Turkey on Saturday for inspection. No nuke connection was found -- though, not surprisingly, inspectors did discover rocket launchers, mortars, rifles and explosives, which were all removed. The weapons may have been intended for use in Syria -- where five days of anti-government protests have led to a half-dozen deaths in a crackdown by security forces. Or, more likely, they may have been destined for Hamas-ruled Gaza, where...
  • Minding The Iran Weapons Pipeline

    11/11/2009 8:02:50 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 185+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 11/11/2009 | The Strategy Page
    Eritrea has a deserved reputation as an arms depot for various radical and rebel groups around the world. Sri Lanka's government has accused Eritrea of providing arms to the recently defeated LTTE rebels (who fought for over two decades to partition the island nation). Now an Eritrean dissident is accusing Eritrea of supplying rebels in Yemen with weapons and ammo. Sure, it is an accusation, but the charge likely has merit. Eritrea has made noises for several years that it could close access through the Red Sea, and having allies across the water in Yemen would make that act easier....
  • Gray weapons market clouds Iran role ("Bush fabricated evidence" alert)

    03/01/2007 4:37:40 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 15 replies · 617+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 2/28/2007 | Susan Taylor Martin
    Iran makes no secret of the fact that it manufactures weapons for export, including mortar bombs of the general type found in Iraq. Customers from around the world can log on to the Web site of the government-owned Defense Industries Organization and view a wide array of Iranian-made munitions. If they decide to order, they apparently can pay by credit card, as a VISA logo suggests. The site - which promises "best quality and fast service" - is an example of the vigor with which Iran has moved into a global arms market long dominated by the United States and...