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Taking a Minute to Walk in Iran’s Shoes

    Taking a Minute to Walk in Iran’s Shoes

If one can learn anything from the modern history of Iran, it’s that Iranians have learned to rely on themselves and not on great powers for support and that these great powers will sell — and have in fact sold — them out at a moment’s notice to satisfy their own interests, a matter well…

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International Calls for Iran’s Leaders to Refuse Resignation of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

    International Calls for Iran’s Leaders to Refuse Resignation of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

The pending resignation of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif—which the diplomat announced on Instagram Monday but has not yet been accepted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani—has sparked international alarm over the future of the Iran nuclear deal, which Zarif and European leaders have been trying to save since U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned the agreement and reimposed economic sanctions last year. “While Zarif is not…

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Trump Explodes at CIA over Iran: “Naive and Passive,” “Go Back to School!”

    Trump Explodes at CIA over Iran: “Naive and Passive,” “Go Back to School!”

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Our great leader has delivered himself of some weighty pronouncements about Iran, about which he knows not a single little thing, likely even where exactly it is. He called the US intelligence agencies “passive and naive” on Iran, said that Tehran had become less active since Trump violated the 2015…

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EU Launches INSTEX To Facilitate Trade, Bypass US Sanctions on Iran

    EU Launches INSTEX To Facilitate Trade, Bypass US Sanctions on Iran

In a move sure to unleash fury from the Trump administration, the European Union has announced it has set up a transactions channel with Iran to bypass U.S. sanctions. The launch of INSTEX — or “Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges” — by France, Germany, and the UK will allow non-dollar trade with Iran and is being described as…

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The Iranian Albatross that Donald Trump Has Hung Around Its Own Neck

  The Iranian Albatross that Donald Trump Has Hung Around Its Own Neck

Mr. Trump, nor anyone else in his administration, has announced any conclusions about how Mr. Khashoggi died, or who bears responsibility for ordering the killing, a Washington Post editorial fulminates. “Instead, they have pretended to be waiting for the results of a Saudi investigation… the obvious problem with that stance is it assumes that Mohammed bin Salman…

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Iran Continuing to Honor Its Side of Nuclear Deal Despite US Withdrawal

  Iran Continuing to Honor Its Side of Nuclear Deal Despite US Withdrawal

TEHRAN, IRAN — The second International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) quarterly report since U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and impose sanctions on Iran has, once again, confirmed that Iran is in compliance with the restrictions placed on it. Thursday’s confidential quarterly…

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Pompeo Forms “Iran Action Group” to Coordinate Iran Strategy, Reports Directly to White House

  Pompeo Forms “Iran Action Group” to Coordinate Iran Strategy, Reports Directly to White House

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday that the United States has formed an “Iran Action Group” within the State Department to guide Washington’s post-nuclear deal policy. The group will coordinate all activity and policy related to Iran, including inter-agency initiatives after President Trump withdrew the US from the 2015 nuclear deal in May. Pompeo…

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Iran’s Reply: No War and No Negotiations

  Iran’s Reply: No War and No Negotiations

We can all thank God for the fact that the AngloZionists did not launch a war on the DPRK, that no Ukronazi attack on the Donbass took place during the World Cup in Russia and that the leaders of the Empire have apparently have given up on their plans to launch a reconquista of Syria.  However, each…

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Trump Administration Gives Iran a Choice: Defiance or Humiliating Surrender

  Trump Administration Gives Iran a Choice: Defiance or Humiliating Surrender

Trump’s constant hostility to Iran has made it politically impossible for anyone in the Iranian government to consider negotiating with the U.S.: But even reformers accept that national pride dictates that Mr Trump tirades against Iran makes it ever more difficult for the government to even consider talks with the US. It is poisonous to negotiate with…

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European Powers Prepare to Scrap Dollar in Iran Trade as Disgust With “America First” Policies Mount

  European Powers Prepare to Scrap Dollar in Iran Trade as Disgust With “America First” Policies Mount

VIENNA, AUSTRIA — While the White House’s frenzied anti-Iran campaign has entailed unprecedented attempts to twist the arms of the United States’ traditional European allies, the pressure may be backfiring – a reality made all the more clear by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s claims that Europe’s three major powers plan to continue trade ties…

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