Iran news headlines on Friday include new EU sanctions on Iranian firms and one person, Iranian bomb suspects in Bangkok claiming innocence and Canada delisted MKO from terror list.
The EU on Friday agreed new sanctions against Iran, adding 18 companies or institutions and one person to a blacklist aimed at forcing stalled talks on Tehran’s contested nuclear drive to resume.
The U.N. Security Council imposed sanctions on two Iranian companies Thursday for smuggling arms to Syria and other countries. The council’s committee monitoring an arms embargo and other sanctions against Iran added cargo airline Yas Air and SAD Import Export Company to its blacklist.
Two Iranians arrested after a botched bomb plot that allegedly targeted Israeli diplomats say they’re innocent and were stunned to discover explosives stashed in a cabinet in their rented Bangkok home, a lawyer said Friday.
Canada’s government said Thursday that it has removed an Iranian opposition group once allied with Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi regime from its official list of terrorist organizations.
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