Merkel Urges Return to Iran Nuclear Deal to Defuse Middle East Tensions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a joint news conference with Jordan’s king in Berlin, Germany September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio BenschREUTERS BERLIN (REUTERS) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday called for a return to an international deal curbing Iran’s nuclear … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 20 September 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, Ahh.  There’s nothing quite like the sound of chanting schoolchildren first thing in the morning.  The poor little darlings have been brainwashed from all directions.  Their teachers have beaten fear and anger into their impressionable minds.  We’ve … Read More

Iran’s Foreign Minister Vows ‘All-Out War’ if U.S. or Saudis Strike

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, told CNN that Iran “won’t blink to defend our territory.”CreditCreditAbedin Taherkenareh/EPA, via Shutterstock A military strike against Iran by the United States or Saudi Arabia would result in “an all-out war,” the Iranian foreign … 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

Iran uses advanced centrifuges, threatens higher enrichment

In this photo released by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, spokesman of the organization Behrouz Kamalvandi speaks in a news briefing in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, 7 September 2019. Iran has begun injecting uranium gas into advanced centrifuges in violation … Read More

Iran puts pressure on Europe to save nuclear deal within 60-day deadline

Tehran leverages use of advanced centrifuges to call for urgent European counter-measures to US sanctions. Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesman for the Iranian atomic energy organization, called on European counterparts to act ‘quickly’. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Iran has announced it has … Read More

Trump ousts National Security Adviser John Bolton, says they ‘disagreed strongly’ on policy

President Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired National Security Adviser John Bolton, saying he “disagreed strongly” with his suggestions on a range of issues. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” … Read More

‘Iran will cut more JCPOA obligations if necessary’ :Rouhani

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President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will take further steps towards suspending its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal in the future if it deems necessary. Rouhani made the remarks during a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, a few days … Read More

Trump reiterates to Macron the US will not drop Iran sanctions

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© Getty Images President Trump on Thursday spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron and reiterated to him that the United States would not relieve Iran of economic sanctions. The two leaders also agreed it was imperative to “curb Iran’s actions threatening freedom of … Read More

Iran refuses to collaborate with IAEA inspectors: report

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AP / ISNA / Hamid Foroutan 2011 © Tehran refusing to provide clarification regarding allegations, made by Netanyahu, of renewed nuclear activity Tehran is refusing to collaborate with an International Atomic Energy Agency investigation into its nuclear stockpiles, the Wall Street … Read More

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