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Recently released World Bank statistics show that the economical welfare of Iran is only better than two countries, Belarus and Sudan, out of all the nations in the known world.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) is urging President Obama to use the upcoming state visit with French President Francois Hollande to press him on business visits French companies recently made to Iran.

The state-run Fars news agency quoted Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani on February 5: “We have around 1.2 to 1.3 million addicts in the country and the drug trade in Iran is worth 3,000 billion dollars.” Other reports inside Iran put the number of addicts in the country at a frightening 6 million.

Lord Carlile of Berriew, a leading member of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF) was opposed to Jack Straw's recent trip to Iran and favours economic sanctions instead.

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee scolded the Obama administration Tuesday for calling supporters of tougher sanctions against Iran war mongers who are threatening controversial talks to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

The windfall of profit the Iranian regime received as part of ongoing nuclear negotiations with the P5+1 may have saved it from economic catastrophe, but they’re not out of the woods yet.

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