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Tip from Mossad leads to EU adding Iranian intelligence unit to terror blacklist

Two months after Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu reveled how the Mossad “helped uncover two terrorist attacks – one in Paris, and the other one in Copenhagen, organized by the Iranian secret service,” the EU decided to put a unit of the Iranian Intelligence ministry on its terror list.

By i24NEWS – AFP

 

The European Union decided to put a unit of the Iranian Intelligence ministry on its terror list for planning to assassination on European soil, the Danish Foreign Ministry and EU diplomats said on Tuesday.

“EU just agreed to enact sanctions against an Iranian Intelligence Service for its assassination plots on European soil. Continue Reading »

Iran Very upset over Shutdown of its Satellite TV Channels

EU’s Decision to shut down 19 Eutelsat TV channels draws Tehran’s ire.
Netanyahu commends new EU sanctions.

By Gil Ronen

 

Iran is upset over the European Union’s decision to shut down all 19 Iranian satellite channels carried by Eutelsat, including Press TV and the Al-Alam channel in Arabic.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with European Union member state ambassadors Tuesday and commended the EU for the sanctions package it approved Monday against Iran.

“I first want to congratulate the EU for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize,” he said. “Would that we could replicate in the Middle East what was achieved in Europe. Continue Reading »

Germany considering criteria to ban Lebanon’s Hezbollah

Spokesman for German foreign ministry  says country is examining whether sufficient criteria exist to outlaw Hezbollah in EU.

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT

 

BERLIN ­ – A spokesman for Germany’s foreign ministry told The Jerusalem Post on Monday that the Federal Republic was examining whether the criteria exist to outlaw the Iran-sponsored Hezbollah within the 27-member European Union.

Hezbollah leader Nasrallah speaks to supporters - Photo: REUTERS

Hezbollah leader Nasrallah speaks to supporters – Photo: REUTERS

The spokesman’s comment appears to be the first public acknowledgement that Germany is contemplating a move to ban the Islamist group.

“We are examining very carefully at this time in the EU the preconditions which could lead to a listing of Hezbollah as a terror group,” the spokesman wrote.

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Iran Banks Cut Off from SWIFT System

SWIFT, which enables most cross-border financial transfers, severs ties with 30 Iranian banks.

 

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, or SWIFT, announced Thursday that it is cutting off some 30 Iranian banks and subsidiaries from its network, as part of global efforts to punish Iran for its nuclear weapons program. The banks punished are the ones that have already been hit by European Union sanctions.

Some other Iranian banks remain unaffected by the move, which will go into effect about 48 hours after the announcement.

Noor Islamic Bank -- targeted by sanctions

Noor Islamic Bank -- targeted by sanctions - Photo: Reuters

A statement on the SWIFT website said: “Disconnecting banks is an extraordinary and unprecedented step for SWIFT. Continue Reading »