Germany’s Merkel Heads to Moscow Amid Heightened Global Tensions

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel reads documents after she arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 8, 2020. LONDON – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to travel to Moscow Saturday … Read More

EU ministers support Iran deal, fear IS resurgence

European foreign affairs ministers reiterated their support for the nuclear deal brokered with Iran and expressed concerns Friday that the escalating tensions in the region could lead to a resurgence of the Islamic State’s activities. BRUSSELS — The EU reiterated … Read More

Iran: Total ‘Annihilation of Israel’ Will Be Price for Soleimani Killing

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Iranian mourners at the burial of general Qassem Soleimani in his hometown Kerman / Getty Images Iranian leaders are issuing renewed calls for the destruction of Israel, saying the “annihilation” of the Jewish state is the only fair price for … Read More

Saudi king repeats anti-Iran claims, urges GCC to ‘confront’ Islamic Republic

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A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace shows Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (2-R), Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (L) and Qatar’s Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani  (back-R) attending the … Read More

US Enraged After 6 More EU Nations Join INSTEX To Bypass Iran Sanctions

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On Friday six European countries issued a bombshell joint statement declaring their intent to join INSTEX, or the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges, a European special-purpose vehicle serving as a ‘SWIFT alternative’ to bypass US sanctions on Iran. Finland, Belgium, … Read More

Today’s NATO is ‘Shadow of Its Own Self’ – German MP

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Jurgen Trittin has chimed in on the comment thread that followed President Macron’s words about NATO’s “cerebral death”, calling to wake up to reality and not ignore objective truths. For the time being, NATO is going through an existential crisis, … Read More

Iran begins uranium enrichment aiming for 5% in latest forced step away from nuclear deal

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Fordow Uranium Conversion Facility © AFP / HO / Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Iran has begun the process of enriching uranium to 5 percent at its Fordow nuclear facility this week, as Tehran continues to scale back its commitments … 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

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