Germany Calls for De-escalation of ‘Explosive’ Iran-US Tensions

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Confrontation between Washington and Tehran is now “explosive” and could lead to military escalation, Germany’s foreign minister said on Monday, becoming the most senior Western official to visit Iran since a war of words erupted last month. Iran accused the … Read More

Analysis There’s a New Alliance in the Middle East

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Russia, the United States and Israel are uniting against Iran, making it clear to Bashar Assad who will determine the future of the region. Smoke and fire following reported Syrian government forces’ bombardment on the town of Khan Sheikhun, Idlib, … Read More

Trump says Iran Nuclear deal possible as sanctions sting

“I really believe that Iran would like to make a deal, and I think that’s very smart of them, and I think that’s a possibility to happen,” Trump said. Iranians gather at Azadi (freedom) square to mark the 27th anniversary … Read More

Trump’s Iran Escalation Poses a Threat for Germany (Rising Tensions)

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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

Iran’s nuclear chief Salehi: We are running out of patience with EU

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“If we cannot sell our oil and we don’t enjoy financial transactions, then I don’t think keeping the deal will benefit us anymore.” Iran’s nuclear chief said on Tuesday he was warning the European Union’s top diplomat that Tehran’s patience … Read More

Brig.-Gen. Hossein Salami also claimed that Iran was improving its ballistic missiles.

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Brig.-Gen. Hossein Salami also claimed that Iran was improving its ballistic missiles. > Iran to Israel: Fingers are on the trigger, missiles are ready to launch > Iranian Revolutionary Guard general: ‘Resistance is the only way’ Hossein Salami, deputy head of Iran’s … Read More

‘People are despairing’: Iranians brace for sanctions to bite

Gloom spreads as dollar price rockets while action is welcomed by region’s US allies.  Iranians shop in a bazaar in Tehran, Iran. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA Iranians were bracing themselves for a period of economic hardship on Monday after sweeping US sanctions … Read More

Iran’s President Warns of a ‘War Situation’ as the U.S. Reimposes Sanctions

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(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran greeted the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Monday with air defense drills and an acknowledgement from President Hassan Rouhani the nation faces a “war situation,” raising Mideast tensions as America’s maximalist approach to the Islamic Republic … 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 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

Prospects of US-Iran talks now more remote than ever

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The US on Tuesday reimposed the first segment of economic sanctions on Iran after President Donald Trump gave carte blanche for America to exercise more pressure on the Iranian government. This is in order to get it to return to the negotiating table and reconsider … Read More

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