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We fight Iranian government terrorist agenda by exposing and eliminating its funding sources. We aim to announce these sources to the world.
We fight Iranian government terrorist agenda by exposing and eliminating its funding sources. We aim to announce these sources to the world.

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Dart Airlines http://bit.ly/2ff9x4e

Status:
Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

Also Known As:
DART AIRCOMPANY;
DART UKRAINIAN AIRLINES;
TOVARYSTVO Z OBMEZHENOYU VIDPOVIDALNISTYU ‘DART’;
“DART, LLC”;
“DART, TOV;

Established:
1997

Country:
Ukraine

Address:
26a, Narodnogo Opolchenyia Street, Kiev 03151, Ukraine;
Kv. 107, Bud. 15/2 Vul.Shuliavska, Kyiv 01054, Ukraine;
Ave. Vozdukhoflostsky 90, Kiev 03036, Ukraine;

Website:


E-mail:
info@aerodart.com.ua
dart.ukraine@gmail.com

Phone:
+38 (044) 249-09-77

Reason for the color:» Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on 9/14/2017 , freezing his assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems;» Dart Airlines is being designated for providing material support and services to Caspian Air through sub-wet-leases of U.S.-origin aircraft. Dart Airlines has also previously provided the sub-wet-lease of separate U.S.-origin aircraft to Al-Naser Airlines;

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Caspian Airlines http://bit.ly/2hn9CXP

Status:
Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

Also Known As:
Caspian Air

Established:
1993

Country:Iran

Address:
Mehrabad International Airport, Tehran, Iran;
No. 5 Sabounchi St., Beheshti Ave., Tehran, Iran;

Website:
bit.ly/2hmcPae

E-mail:
casp_avia@hotmail.com

Reason for the color:» Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing his assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems;» Caspian Air is an Iran-based airline that provides support to IRGC elements by transporting personnel, and illicit material, including weapons, from Iran to Syria;

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The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)
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ITSec Team

Status:
Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

Also Known As:
Amn pardazesh kharazmi;
IT Security & penetration testing team;
Pooya digital security group;

Country:Iran

Address:
Unit 2, No. 129, Mir Ali Akbari St, Motahari Avenue, Tehran, Iran;

Person of interests:
Ahmad Fathi;
Hamid Firoozi;
Amin Shokohi;

Reason for the color:» Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on 9/14/2017 , freezing his assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems;» OFAC designated private Iranian computer security company ITSec Team pursuant to E.O. 13694 for causing a significant disruption to the availability of a computer or network of computers. Between approximately December 2011 and December 2012, ITSec Team planned and executed distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against at least nine large U.S. financial institutions, including top U.S. banks and U.S. stock exchanges;
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Iran president Rouhani says country will increase missile capabilities

Iran has unveiled a powerful new missile, as the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, promised to boost their weapons capabilities, in defiance of threats from US President Donald Trump.

Mr Rouhani said the country would not be seeking permission from anyone to “defend” itself.

Soon after the remarks, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards showed off the new ‘Khoramshahr’ ballistic missile, capable of carrying several warheads up to 1,200 miles (2,000km).

The range of the missile means it could be fired at Israel – the two countries share a history of animosity – along with many other places in the Middle East.

General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the Revolutionary Guards aerospace division, told Tasnim news agency the warheads have “various uses”.

The moves come just days after an inflammatory speech by Mr Trump at the United Nations, in which he verbally attacked Iran and suggested he would end the 2015 nuclear deal with the country.

Speaking at a parade commemorating the country’s bloody war with Iraq, Mr Rouhani said: “We will increase our military power as a deterrent.

“We will strengthen our missile capabilities … We will not seek permission from anyone to defend our country.”

Mr Rouhani also said Tehran would keep supporting the “oppressed people of Yemen, Syria and Palestine”, a reference to Iran’s role in wars in Yemen and Syria and support for Palestinian militant groups such as Hamas.

During his debut UN speech, Mr Trump called Iran a “murderous regime” and accused it of stoking violence in the countries referenced by Mr Rouhani.

Mr Trump also said the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran was an “embarrassment” and accused the country of building “dangerous” missiles.

The Obama-era agreement, in which Iran agreed to limit its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of economic sanctions, was hailed as a major step forward in diplomatic relations between the two countries.

But Mr Trump has long derided the deal, and frequently cited it during his election campaign as an example of how American power was being lost.

Source » independent
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Iran will have access through Iraq and Syria all the way to Hezbollah in Lebanon

In late May, an Iraqi cleric called Akram Kaabi visited militia fighters in a desolate Iraqi town near the Syrian border. Kaabi, who heads a Shi’ite Muslim militia named Harakat Hezbollah al Nujaba, was decked out in a camouflage uniform and led the fighters in prayer on mats laid on the dusty ground. A video of the session showed heavily armed militiamen standing guard.

The event took place in Qayrawan, a town the Nujaba militia had seized back from Islamic State, the radical Sunni Muslim group. Nujaba, whose name means ‘the Virtuous,’ have also fought across the border in Syria, where they have lent support to President Bashar al-Assad in the fight against Islamic State and others.

The Nujaba group, which has about 10,000 fighters, is now one of the most important militias in Iraq. Though made up of Iraqis, it is loyal to Iran and is helping Tehran create a supply route through Iraq to Damascus, according to Iraqi lawmaker Shakhwan Abdullah, retired Lebanese general Elias Farhat, and other current and former officials in Iraq. The route will run through a string of small cities including Qayrawan. To open it up, Iranian-backed militias are pushing into southeast Syria near the border with Iraq, where U.S. forces are based.

The Nujaba militia is one example of the way Iran is seeking to expand its Shi’ite influence in Iraq and across the wider region. In the 1980s, Shi’ite-dominated Iran was at war with Iraq, where Sunni Muslims held power despite being a minority of the population. But after the fall of Saddam Hussein, the Shi’ite majority in Iraq took control of the government.

Since then, ties between the Shi’ite-led governments in Tehran and Baghdad have become stronger, and Iran has acquired growing influence in Iraq. Iranian money and religious backing are now key to the Iraqi government’s power.

Kaabi has repeatedly said that Nujaba is allied with Iran. Last autumn, he said his group follows “Velayat-e Faqih,” or Guardianship of the Jurist, the ideological cornerstone of Iran’s theocratic system of government, according to the Iranian Tasnim news agency.

Current and former Iraqi officials told Reuters they worry Nujaba will help Iran make a decisive strategic breakthrough.

“If Iran can open this road they will have access through Iraq and Syria all the way to Hezbollah in Lebanon,” said Farhat, the retired Lebanese army general.

Iran, which backs Syria’s Assad, has stated that it wants to see its influence extend through Iraq to its allies in Damascus and beyond to Hezbollah, a Shi’ite militant group in Lebanon it has long supported.

A security adviser who works with a number of governments in the Middle East said Iran needs road access to Damascus to supply the conflict in Syria. “There is a very high cost for air transport for the militias. Troops and small supplies are easy to transport but it’s hard to load heavy weapons on airplanes,” said the adviser, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the subject.

“The goal is to open a road on both sides for logistics … They want to bring in artillery, rockets and heavy equipment like bulldozers,” the adviser said.

In Iraq, the Nujaba fights under the umbrella of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), which encompass tens of thousands of Shi’ite militiamen. Last year Iraq’s parliament passed a law that put these fighters under the control of the Iraqi government. But current and former officials in Iraq and militia members say many of the militias have been armed and trained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

A representative at an Iranian Revolutionary Guards office in Tehran declined to comment on the Nujaba militia.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi and other senior Iraqi officials have not spoken out in public about Nujaba or the new road. But some players within Iraq’s governing coalition want to distance Iraq from Iran.

Ayad Allawi, a vice president, is Shi’ite, but he has a nationalist outlook and wants to prevent the conflict in Syria from spilling over further into Iraq. He said in an interview: “The government of Iraq should prevent them (Shi’ite militias) from going to Syria. We are not supposed to supply fighting people to support a dictatorship in Syria.”

Asked to comment on Iran-backed militias moving into southeast Syria near where American forces are based, U.S. Army Colonel Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State, said: “The Coalition reserves the right to protect itself and its vetted Syrian partners against any threat.”

A U.S. State Department official said: “The United States remains deeply concerned about the Iranian regime’s malign activities across the Middle East which undermine regional stability, security and prosperity.”

The current route that Iran is pushing to open through Iraq was not its first choice. Soon after Iran became involved in the Syria co…
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Iran’s Holding of 2 Americans Is Illegal

Iran’s imprisonment of a prominent Iranian-American father and son on vaguely defined charges of collaboration with the United States is illegal, and they should be freed, a United Nations panel of international legal experts has concluded.

Their opinion on the pair, Baquer and Siamak Namazi, has not been officially published, but it was released Monday by the American lawyer for the Namazis, just as Iran’s president was arriving for the General Assembly meetings in New York.

The lawyer, Jared Genser, took the step as part of an effort to pressure the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, over the issue of the imprisonment of the Namazis and other American citizens in Iran.

At least two additional Americans are known to be held — Xiyue Wang, a Princeton graduate student in history, and Karan Vafadari, a Tehran art dealer, while another, Robert Levinson, has been missing in Iran for a decade.

The 10-page opinion of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, a panel of five experts in international humanitarian law, is not binding. But its determination that Iran’s imprisonment of the Namazis is illegal and must end could embarrass Mr. Rouhani, who has pledged to make his country more open and tolerant.

Baquer Namazi, 81, and Siamak Namazi, 45, both naturalized American citizens, were convicted last year and sentenced to 10-year terms on charges that have never been explained.

Their appeal was denied last month. President Trump has cited the case in his increasingly strident criticism of Iran, and he may mention them in his General Assembly speech on Tuesday.

The son, a public policy scholar and business executive who lived in Dubai and advocated improved relations between Iran and the United States, was arrested two years ago while visiting his family in Tehran.

The father, a former Unicef diplomat, was arrested in February 2016 after the Iranian authorities had granted him permission to visit his son in Evin Prison, in Tehran.

Both were denied access to legal representation, could not confront their accusers and have had health problems while imprisoned, Mr. Genser said. Both have been held in solitary confinement, the son has been tortured, and the father has a serious heart condition, he said.

The United Nations opinion said the “deprivation of liberty” by the Iranian authorities had violated the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

“The working group requests the government of Iran to take the steps necessary to remedy the situation,” the opinion said. The remedy, it said, was to release the Namazis “immediately and accord them an enforceable right to compensation and other reparations, in accordance with international law.”

Mr. Genser said the opinion validated his assertion that “it is time for Iran to resolve these cases and allow the Namazis to be reunited with their family.”

The lawyer, who is based in Washington, said he received the opinion, dated Aug. 22, in a letter from the working group this month that urged him to treat it “with discretion.” The Iran government also received a copy.

When the opinion will be posted on the United Nations website remains unclear.

Iran had no immediate response to the opinion. Officials there have said previously that their judiciary operates independently and that under the country’s laws, Iranian-American prisoners are considered Iranian citizens, with none of the consular rights afforded to foreign prisoners.

Mr. Rouhani’s visit to the United Nations also has been seen by advocates of Mr. Wang as an opportunity to press for his release. Mr. Wang, 37, a naturalized American from Beijing who is an avid scholar of Persian history, had been doing research for a doctoral thesis in Iran last year when he was arrested on espionage charges after having examined public archives. His incarceration, which Princeton knew about but kept quiet for fear of further imperiling him, was not disclosed until July, when Iran said he had been convicted and sentenced to 10 years.

At a vigil Friday evening at Princeton, Mr. Wang’s colleagues reiterated their contention that he was innocent.

“His Islamophilia, his intellectual curiosity and his ambition — that set him apart,” said Stephen Kotkin, a professor who is Mr. Wang’s doctoral thesis adviser. He said Princeton looked forward to his return “so that he can resume his work on the Ph.D. and fulfill his remarkable ambition.”

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Iran aims to cheat its way into the nuclear club

Team Trump is facing up to the fact that Iran is regularly cheating on the Obama administration’s nuclear deal — even if it’s not yet clear what they’ll do about it.

“Iran has already violated parts of the agreement,” National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster noted on Fox News Sunday. “They’re crossing the line at times.”

True, he said, “Iran has then corrected” those breaches after being caught. But, he added, “what does that tell you about Iranian behavior?”

That is: “They’re not just walking up to the line,” they’re crossing it in such areas as centrifuge development, ballistic-missile development and enriched-uranium stockpiles.

And, again, that’s just what we know about. Tehran refuses to allow inspection of its military sites by the International Atomic Energy Agency — and the IAEA refuses to push the issue. In fact, it has actually cut the time inspectors spend on the ground in Iran.

How will Washington respond? President Trump is required to certify Iran’s compliance with the deal every 90 days; the next deadline is Oct. 15. He can literally tear it up, or he can decertify Iran’s compliance while holding off on reinstating sanctions, and let Congress debate it.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, by all accounts, is trying hard to save the deal. No surprise — that’s what diplomats do. Yet even he says Iran is, at best, only in “technical” compliance with the accord.

But as McMaster, who probably more closely reflects Trump’s thinking, says, the commander-in-chief is not prepared to live with this deeply flawed deal if doing so means “giving this regime cover to develop a nuclear capability.”

Why keep the deal when Iran is simply cheating its way into the nuclear club?

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Christian Couple Arrested in Iran

On Wednesday, September 20, a Christian couple were arrested by security forces after being summoned to the Iranian regime’s intelligence office in Tehran. These new Christians are accused of acting in a burial ceremony in Tehran’s Behesht-e Zahra cemetery according to Christian rituals and Christianity.

According to the report, on September 10 this year, while the burial ceremony was held at section 300 of Behesht-e Zahra cemetery, Mehrdad Houshmand and his wife Sarah Nemati participated as new Christians in the ceremony. During the ceremony, they held a ritual and prayer according to their religious way.

An informed source said: “During the ceremony, some strangers came to the scene and filmed Mr. Houshmand and his wife during the rituals and prayers and after the end of the ceremony, confiscated Mr. Houshmand’s identification documents.”

The day after the ceremony, they were summoned to the Intelligence Office to get their documents and answer some questions.

Mehrdad Houshmand and Sarah Nemati were arrested after a few hours of interrogation at the same place and then transferred to an unknown location. No information is available on the fate of these individuals after detention.

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The Verdicts of Amputation the Hands of Three Prisoners and Execution of Four Others Were Carried On

The Iranian regime’s deputy prosecutor in the city of Qom, announced that the hands of three person accused of theft were amputated and at the same time four others accused of drug related crimes were executed in Qom central prison.

According to Iranian regime’s radio and television news agency on September 21, deputy prosecutor called Younes Davoudi officially announced the above mentioned punishments.

It is noteworthy than in the month of June, Two young men in Tehran accused of theft were sentenced by the 11th Branch of Tehran Province criminal court to have their fingers amputated.

“I was forced to resort to stealing to come up with money for my wife’s chemotherapy,” one of the accused said.

The defendants are Taghi, 30, and Parviz, 31, by their first names.

The state-run Rokna news agency interviewed one of the defendants whose wife is suffering from cancer:

Q: How many counts do you have?

A: Four counts of theft

Q: Why did you steal?

A: I didn’t have any money to pay for my wife’s chemotherapy while she suffers from cancer. Of course, I don’t know if she’s still alive or not.

Q: Do you have a child?

A: Yeah, two daughters.

Q: Why didn’t you try to find work and not steal?

A: I was wrong

Q: What will you do if they amputate your hands?

A: I don’t know, and I truly regret it. I tried my best to gain their consent, but I’m alone, in prison and no one can help me.

Q: Where is your family now?

A: I don’t know. I’m worried about my wife but they have all forgotten me.b

Q: Where did you place what you stole?

A: We sold it to a guy, and they are after him now. He gave us very little money.

Source » ncr-iran
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Sadid Caran Saba Engineering Company (SABA) http://bit.ly/2fDn3Q0

Status:
Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

Also Known As:
SADID CARAN SABA COMPANY
SADID CARAN SABA ENG. CO.
S.C. SABA ENG CO.
SABA CRANE

Established:
1996

Country:Iran

Address:
Unit 501, No. 17, Beside Samen Drugstore, Hakim West Highway, Tehran, Iran;
No. 1401, Cross 5th Golazin and 2nd Golara, Eshtehard Industrial Zone, Eshtehard, Alborz, Iran;

Website:


E-mail:
info@sabacrane.com

Phone:
98 21 44000506-8

Reason for the color:» Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on 9/14/2017 , freezing his assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems;» OFAC sanctioned Iran-based SABA for proliferation activities related to Iran’s ballistic missile program. SABA has provided, or attempted to provide, financial, material, technological, or other support for, or goods or services in support of, the IRGC;

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The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)
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