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Global Banks Wrestle with Iran’s Return

12th February 2016 – FDD Policy Brief

Global Banks Wrestle with Iran’s Return

Annie Fixler

The Bank of England, according to a report from the Financial Times last week, reactivated the licenses of three Iranian banks: Melli Bank, Persia International Bank, and Bank Sepah International – each of which has a history of financing Tehran’s nuclear program and other illegal activities. more...

Analysis & Commentary

12th February 2016 – Hoover Insitution

The Saudi Great Game Gone Awry

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Since the 1979 revolution in Iran, the defining religious competition in the Middle East has been between Sunni Saudi Arabia and the Shi'ite Islamic Republic. more...

12th February 2016 – The Canadian Jewish News

Canada Must Not Cave to Iranian Demands

Sheryl Saperia

Over the last several weeks, terror victims have squared off against the Islamic Republic of Iran in a Toronto courtroom, seeking to hold that regime civilly liable for its sponsorship of terrorism. In court, Judge Glenn Hainey wondered aloud whether the legal proceedings were “academic,” given Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion’s recent comments about restoring Canada-Iran relations. more...

12th February 2016 – FDD Policy Brief

Global Banks Wrestle with Iran’s Return

Annie Fixler

The Bank of England, according to a report from the Financial Times last week, reactivated the licenses of three Iranian banks: Melli Bank, Persia International Bank, and Bank Sepah International – each of which has a history of financing Tehran’s nuclear program and other illegal activities. more...

11th February 2016 – Quoted by Julian Pecquet - Al Monitor

US seeks to block sanctioned Iranian airline’s flights into Europe

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The Obama administration is warning European countries and companies to shut out a sanctioned Iranian airline or risk US retaliation, Treasury officials told Al-Monitor. more...