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China offers Iran $3bn oilfield deal despite US sanctions: Wall Street Journal

    China offers Iran $3bn oilfield deal despite US sanctions: Wall Street Journal

State-run Chinese energy giant Sinopec has offered Iran a $3-billion deal on further development of an Iranian oilfield the two countries are already working on, the Wall Street Journal has reported.  The offer made by the China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec) is part of an existing contract to operate the Yadavaran oilfield in southwest Iran on…

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Assassination of nuclear scientists

    Assassination of nuclear scientists

On January 12, 2010, a terrorist attack in the Iranian capital Tehran shocked the whole country. Masoud Alimohammadi, an Iranian physicist, was assassinated by a remote-controlled bomb attached to a motorcycle outside his home.  November 29th of the same year had yet another terror shock for Iranians as an assassination attempt was made to kill two more…

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US Congress introduces bill to ban sale of US chips to China

    US Congress introduces bill to ban sale of US chips to China

A group of US lawmakers from both political parties has introduced bills that would ban the sale of American chips or other components to Chinese telecommunications companies that violate US sanctions or export control laws. The bills, which were  introduced Wednesday, specifically cite Huawei and ZTE, both of which are accused of intellectual property theft…

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The War on BDS: How Israel’s Agenda Became a US Priority

    The War on BDS: How Israel’s Agenda Became a US Priority

The Israeli-US war declared on the Palestinian boycott movement is coming to a head, culminating in a well-orchestrated effort aimed at suffocating any form of tangible protest of the ongoing Israeli colonization of Palestine. But an Israeli ‘victory’, even with blind US government support, is still too elusive if at all guaranteed. Killing unarmed protesters at the fence…

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Trump Punts on Syria: The Forever War in the Middle East is Far From Over

  Trump Punts on Syria: The Forever War in the Middle East is Far From Over

Donald Trump wants to pull U.S. troops out of Syria as quickly as possible. Well, it’s Wednesday, so that’s what the president wants now. Tomorrow, who knows, maybe he’ll insist that Syria pay for the pullout. Maybe Trump will decide to hold a summit with Bashar al-Assad after deciding that the Syrian leader’s not such…

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The Democratic Party Obsession Militarism Will Only Grow Worse by 2020

  The Democratic Party Obsession Militarism Will Only Grow Worse by 2020

For a movement, especially a Black left movement that has yet to emerge in this period, the critical task is to develop mass consciousness of the fact that U.S. imperialism is incapable of providing concessions to the poor and oppressed. History has shown that the Black left has always been in the most favorable position for bringing…

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Amnesty International’s Troubling Collaboration with UK & US Intelligence

  Amnesty International’s Troubling Collaboration with UK & US Intelligence

LONDON — Amnesty International, the eminent human-rights non-governmental organization, is widely known for its advocacy in that realm. It produces reports critical of the Israeli occupation in Palestine and the Saudi-led war on Yemen. But it also publishes a steady flow of indictments against countries that don’t play ball with Washington — countries like Iran,…

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France will give to Iraq 1 000 million euro

  France will give to Iraq 1 000 million euro

Following the Head of US Diplomacy, Mike Pompeo, his French partner ‎Jean-Yves Le Drian also made a visit to Bagdad. His visit coincided with the visit of King Abdallah II of Jordan. ‎ To everyone’s surprise, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that France – while in the throes of a financial crisis –…

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Ten countries of the Lima Group recognize the manipulation orchestrated by the US against Venezuela

  Ten countries of the Lima Group recognize the manipulation orchestrated by the US against Venezuela

Confronted by the evidence revealed by the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, about the maritime incident provoked by the US transnational ExxonMobil [1], 10 out of the 12 member states of the Lima Group have withdrawn article 9 of the joint communiqué. Under this article, the Group had denounced an alleged Venezuelan provocation, which placed in…

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US-Poland Joint Statement to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

We are pleased to announce that the United States and the Republic of Poland will jointly host the “Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East” in Warsaw on February 13-14. Countries from across the globe have been invited to participate. We have a strong and shared interest in creating…

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