France freezes Iranian intelligence service assets

France has announced that it had frozen assets belonging to two Iranian men and Iran’s ministry of security and intelligence.

The decree announcing the asset freezes, published in the government gazette, identified one of the men as Assadollah Asadi, the same name as an Iranian diplomat who has been arrested over an alleged plot to bomb an Iranian opposition group in France in June.

ELSEWHERE, Prime Minister, Theresa May says United Kingdom will have control of its immigration policy for the first time in decades after Brexit.

She said low-skilled immigration will fall under a new visa system where it is “workers’ skills that matter, not where they come from”.

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