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

posted in: European Union, News

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

Iran’s escalation policy has backfired

posted in: Middle East, News

U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy of ignoring Iranian provocations while keeping up the economic pressure on Tehran has earned him considerable criticism—but appears to be working. (December 3, 2019 / JCPA) The wave of demonstrations in Iran following the regime’s … Read More

Iraq protests against Iran and government corruption are a rare sign of hope in the Mideast

posted in: Middle East, News

The U.S. has been trying to weaken Iran’s influence over Baghdad ever since America invaded the country. Now an unlikely source is helping: The Iraqi people. Demonstrators take part in ongoing anti-government protests in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, on Tuesday.Ahmed Jadallah … Read More

US to send troops and air and missile defense to Saudi Arabia as Trump announces new Iran sanctions after oil attack

Washington (CNN)The US announced Friday it would send additional troops along with enhanced air and missile defense systems to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in response to the attack on Saudi oil facilities, which the US has blamed … Read More

Trump: ‘I have no intention’ of meeting with Iran at UN

posted in: News, United States

© Getty Images President Trump on Sunday said he has no plans to meet with the Iranian leaders at this week’s United Nations General Assembly. “Nothing is ever off the table completely, but I have no intention of meeting with Iran,” … 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

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 FM warns US against ‘serious miscalculation’ in Persian Gulf

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Frame grab from NBC News’ interview of August 17, 2019 in Tehran with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif cautions the United States against attempting to form a naval coalition against Iran under the guise … Read More

US will act if Iranian tanker tries to deliver oil to Syria: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks following a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson – Photograph: LUCAS JACKSON The United States will take every action it can … Read More

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