The International Institute for Strategic Research in London published a huge 217-page study claiming that despite the sanctions of the international community, Iran was able to significantly strengthen its power in the Middle East.
Responding to the report, entitled, “Iran’s Middle East Influence Networks”, a spokesman for the Iranian embassy in London said, “If the report says that Iran’s role is to be respected, it is a welcome sign. The policy of ignoring Iran’s has not worked. Iran has also successfully controlled United States economic terrorism. Iran is a powerful country that manages good relations with other countries and many cooperation initiatives.”