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US Places Heavy New Sanctions on Iranian Leaders

Iran Building Terror Networks in Africa

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25 Jun 2019
US Places Heavy New Sanctions on Iranian Leaders
Following the announcement of sweeping new sanctions on Iranian officials, including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, by the White House on Monday, officials with Iran’s clerical regime described the US Administration as “mentally retarded” and declared that the move represented “the permanent closure of the path of diplomacy." US National Security Adviser John Bolton said in response to the backlash that "The president has held the door open to real negotiations to completely and verifiably eliminate Iran's nuclear weapons program, its pursuit of ballistic missile delivery systems, its support for international terrorism and other malign behavior worldwide. All that Iran needs to do is to walk through that open door."

Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo emerged from meetings with Saudi Arabia's King Salman during a June 24 meeting in Jeddah saying that the two allies were in broad agreement on the need to confront Iranian aggression in the region. He is scheduled to meet with the leadership of the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday.

Elsewhere, a report in the British Daily Telegraph newspaper on Wednesday cited Western security officials accusing Iran of setting up terrorist networks in Western African countries with the goal of carrying out attacks against military bases and diplomatic missions of the US and European countries in Africa. The report added that the “new terror network has been established on the orders of Qassem Suleimani, the head of the Quds Force, the elite section of Iran’s Republican Guard Corps that has responsibility for overseas operations…there are estimated to be around 300 militants who have been recruited by the Revolutionary Guard and have undergone rigorous training at Iranian-run training camps in Syria and Iraq.”

Here is a video about Iran’s renegade ballistic missile program posted by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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