Iran protests: EU urges end to violence

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The EU has urged Iran to show “maximum restraint” in handling protests that have rocked the country in recent days. Iranian officials, meanwhile, have arrested protest leaders and imposed a near-total internet blackout. A spokeswoman for the EU on Thursday … Read More

Iran says it will fuel centrifuges

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, center, attends a ceremony to inaugurate Azadi Innovation Factory in Pardis technology park in west of Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. … Read More

Putin Is Trolling the United States in the Persian Gulf

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In the wake of the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, the Russian president has positioned himself as a peacemaker. But continued conflict is his friend. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attend a joint press conference in … Read More

In Major Threat To Dollar’s Reserve Status, Russia Offers To Join European SWIFT-Bypass

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Three weeks after a meeting between the countries who signed the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was ditched by US, French, British and German officials said the trade mechanism which was proposed last … Read More

Iran to ‘resist’ Trump decision on Israel’s hold over Golan

Visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump hold up the signed proclamation recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights as Netanyahu leaves the White House in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) TEHRAN, Iran … Read More

Israeli Strikes on Sovereign Syria Must Be Stopped – Moscow

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The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said on 21 January that it had hit alleged Iranian military facilities in Syria, including weapons depots in the area of Damascus International Airport, an intelligence centre, and a training camp, in response to a … Read More

Idlib and Beyond – The Vultures are circling in Syria

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Wreckage from an airstrike by pro-Assad forces near Idlib Province, September 8, 2018  AMER ALHAMWE / AFP / Getty Over the past several weeks, the war in Syria has crept back into the headlines, even competing with the drama and … Read More

Iran’s Khamenei: ‘No war, no negotiations with the US’

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at the shrine of Imam Ridha in Mashhad, Iran.  Khamenei.ir Khamenei said economic woes were result of internal mismanagement by the govt. and not just US pressure. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday … Read More

AP Explains: Iran reopens uranium plant in its latest gamble

TEHRAN, Iran –  Iran says it has restarted production at a “major” uranium facility involved in its nuclear program, though it still pledges to follow the terms of the country’s landmark atomic deal now under threat after President Donald Trump … Read More

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