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Leaving Iran's middle class behind

TehranThe Washington Post - IN TEHRAN Last year, Tehran's writers, doctors and small-business owners formed the backbone of a grass-roots opposition movement against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Now these middle-class urbanites think they're being singled out by a government plan that will soon cut off state subsidies and boost the prices of a wide array of everyday products.

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Treasury Exposes Continued Efforts by Iran to Avoid Sanctions

October 27, 2010
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Treasury Designates IRISL Front Companies and Directors
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the ‎designation of 37 front companies based in Germany, Malta, and Cyprus and five ‎Iranian individuals for being owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, ‎the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and its affiliates.  Today's ‎action, taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382, targets IRISL's complex ‎network of shipping and holding companies and executives and further exposes ‎Iran's use of its national maritime carrier to advance its illicit weapons of mass ‎destruction (WMD) program and to carry military cargoes. ‎

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SBI branches stop Iran cos’ dollar transactionsLarger

SBIIndian Express - State Bank of India (SBI) has directed its overseas branches to stop transactions with Iranian entities. An internal circular issued by India’s largest bank to its branches last month shows India has also tacitly joined international sanctions against the country orchestrated by the United Nations. The development comes just weeks ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit to India early next month.

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