Iran blacklists US-based think-tank

TEHRAN (AFP) -Iran has blacklisted US-based think-tank the Foundation for Defence of Democracies and its chief Mark Dubowitz on accusations of being behind “economic terrorism” against the Islamic republic.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued late Saturday that it had “added the so-called Foundation for Defence of Democracies (FDD) and its director to the sanctions list”.

“The American institution with the deceitful name” and Dubowitz were accused of being involved in “designing, imposing and intensifying the impacts of economic terrorism against Iran”, it said.