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U.S. sets sanctions on Iran shipping, engineer firms

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday set additional sanctions against Iranian engineering firms with ties to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC), which it said has continued to expand its control of the Iranian economy.

It also sanctioned individuals and shipping companies with ties to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL).

"By designating the individuals and entities today, Treasury is sending a clear signal to the international community that Iran's attempts to evade international sanctions will not go unnoticed," Adam Szubin, director of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, said in a statement.

The department imposed additional sanctions on Iran Maritime Industrial Company SADRA, which it said has offices in Iran and Venezuela. It said SADRA was owned by Khatam al-Anbiya, an engineering company used by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp to fund its operations.


French dis-connect

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New York Post

March 21, 2012

French police’s dramatic pursuit of Mohammed Merah, an Islamic radical, for Monday’s terror murder of a rabbi and three Jewish schoolchildren should remind us here in New York and elsewhere that Islamic terror hasn’t taken a holiday.

Even if the ACLU, the Obama administration and some other politicians think that Muslims are being persecuted, events both here and abroad show that there is no wave of hate crimes against Muslims, but rather a continuing case of hate crimes against Jews and Israel.

We need to be aware of this continuing danger, even as our chattering classes insist it’s all a figment of our imagination, a case of Islamophobia.

Alert New Yorkers have noticed the NYPD stepping up its presence around New York synagogues and Jewish schools recently, as Iran and al Qaeda have both promised to escalate actions against Jews and those who support Israel.


'The Real Obama': The Imperial Presidency

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March 23, 2012


SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS HOST: Now, with something we have warned about in this program for more than a year and thanks to President Barack Obama, the United States of America is preparing to send $1.5 billion to the radical extremist inside the Muslim brotherhood but, of course, the shocking story is not leading any of the newscast of the mainstream Obama-mania media. Though you will only hear about this as our vetting of the President continues tonight in "The Real Obama."

Now, this massive sum of money was set aside by the White House for the purpose of funding the Egyptian military. However, Congress blocked it from being handed over due to concerns about the anti-democracy movement that is now griping that country. But the breaking news today comes to us from the State Department where Secretary Hillary Clinton announced that she will issue a waiver to circumvent the will of Congress. Now, according to our report, from democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, Clinton will certify that Egypt is meeting its obligations under its peace treaty with Israel and that means $1.5 billion tax will soon start flowing to the Egyptian government and, yes, that means the Muslim brotherhood. Now, it pains me to say this, and I will prove this with the tape we have tonight but I told you so.


Iran accused at UN of shipping weapons to Syria

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Reuters News Service

March 21, 2012

By Michelle Nichols

UNITED NATIONS, March 21 (Reuters) - The United States and Britain accused Iran at the United Nations on Wednesday of shipping weapons to Syria that are being used by the Syrian government against their own people.

U.S., British and French diplomats voiced alarm over reports from governments that Iran has been violating U.N. sanctions and is illegally supplying weapons to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government for its bloody year-long crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

The accusation was made during a U.N. Security Council briefing on the reported sanctions violations by Tehran.

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