China blames US ‘bullying’ for Iran nuclear crisis

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BEIJING: China on Monday (Jul 8) said “unilateral bullying” by the United States was the cause behind the escalating Iran nuclear crisis, after Tehran announced it was set to breach its uranium enrichment cap. “The facts show that unilateral bullying has already … Read More

Iranian official: There won’t be war with the US

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Ali Shamkhani, senior Iranian official, says ‘no reason for war’ with US, demands reduction of Iran’s obligations under nuclear deal. Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council – Reuters A senior Iranian official on Wednesday promised that … Read More

Iran’s youth ‘will witness the demise of America and Israel’, Ayatollah Khamenei vows

Iran’s Supreme Leader said they will witness ‘demise of humanity’s enemies’  Comes as tensions spike with U.S. as more forces are sent to the Middle East Khamenei said last week that there would be no war with the United States Iran’s … Read More

Secretary Pompeo: U.S. Still On High Alert From Iranian Threats

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. will continue monitoring Iranian threats amid ongoing tensions between Washington and Tehran. In an interview Thursday, Pompeo spoke about the congressional briefing he had with lawmakers and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. … Read More

US president says war would be ‘end’ of Iran as tensions rise

Reuters:  Tensions have risen between Iran under President Hassan Rouhani and the US under President Donald Trump US President Donald Trump has issued a stern warning to Iran, suggesting it will be destroyed if a conflict breaks out between the … Read More

Germany vows to save nuclear deal with Iran

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‘Germany always supports the international agreement and won’t spare any effort for its survival,’ German Envoy Michael Klor-Berchtold told Amir Abdollahian, especial aide to the Iranian parliament speaker. The Iranian official criticized Europe, especially Germany, France and the UK, the … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 10 May 2019

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Greetings from Tyler,          If you planned to buy some cheap sporting goods gear or anything else made in China, you might want to hurry to the store.   Trade talks appear to have reached an impasse, … Read More

Iran Announces It Will Ramp Up Nuclear Activities

Iran has announced its intention to begin withdrawing from parts of a 2015 nuclear agreement in 60 days. The decision could reduce the time needed to develop a nuclear weapon — if Iran chose to do so. AILSA CHANG, HOST: … Read More

Under the Gun, Iran Reaches Out to Trump

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It’s been an interesting few days in ever-turbulent relations between Iran and the United States. Last week, President Trump announced the US would up the pressure on Iran’s economy by removing waivers that have allowed China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Turkey … Read More

Iranian foreign minister: John Bolton, Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE want to ‘Lure President Trump into confrontation’ with Iran

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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif alleged Sunday that National Security Adviser John Bolton, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates intend to push President Donald Trump into conflict with Iran. Zarif appeared for a pre-recorded interview on Fox News Sunday with host Chris … Read More

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