US group granted rare approval to set up office in Iran

WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States has granted rare approval to a US-based group to establish an office in Iran, the State Department said Thursday, stressing however that US policy towards the Islamic republic has not changed.

The American Iranian Council (AIC), a research and policy think tank devoted to improving ties between the two arch enemies, was given a license to establish a presence in Tehran by the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), officials said.  >>>>>

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