: :inin Kyiv (EET)

What sanctions? An Iranian conference in Beirut just happened


At a resort-style hotel in Beirut’s southern
suburbs, speakers at the “New Horizon” conference in September included a Hezbollah
MP and a Russian
ultra-nationalist ideologue
who egged on President Vladimir Putin’s 2014 annexation of the Crimean
Peninsula.

The blacklisted
conference took place in the Lebanese capital on September 23-25, despite US
sanctions on its organizers over allegedly providing intelligence to Iran’s top
military forces.

The event—run by an Iranian non-governmental
organization and held in Lebanon for the first time in its seven-year history—claimed
to provide a chance to discuss the US government’s role in “regional and
international instability” and “excessive sanctions.”

What it showed is how US curbs fail to take
into …read more

Source:: Atlantic Council

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