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  • Staffer Who Helped Broker Iran Nuclear Deal Still Working at Trump State Department

    03/23/2017 3:08:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 23 Mar 2017 | Penny Starr
    A holdover from the Obama administration who helped broker the Iran nuclear deal continues to work in the Trump State Department as a member of the “policy planning staff,” according to her biography on the agency website. “Prior to joining the Policy Planning Staff, she served as a Director for Iran and Iran Nuclear Implementation on the National Security Council Staff from 2014-2016,” Sahar Nowrouzzadeh’s bio states. “Sahar also previously served as a Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State and a Team Chief and Senior Analyst at the Department of Defense.” In an October 2016, Nowrouzzadeh was...
  • Facing Trump Administration, Iran Shows Fear And Military Self-Restraint, Halts Provocations

    03/23/2017 9:37:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 03/23/2017 | By: A. Savyon and Yigal Carmon and U. Kafash
    Facing Trump Administration, Iran Shows Fear And Military Self-Restraint, Halts Provocations, Threats, And Incitement – While Boosting Morale At Home And Delegating The Bulk Of Conflict To Its Proxies By: A. Savyon and Yigal Carmon and U. Kafash* IntroductionSince the establishment of the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, which is known to be against Iran's revolutionary regime, Iran has faced a new reality. On the one hand, the U.S. is acting to organize the Gulf countries and Arab countries into an arrangement that Arab media have dubbed an "Arab NATO" which is aimed against Iran. On the other hand,...
  • Report: Iran Already Intimidated by Trump

    03/23/2017 5:42:03 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 23, 2017 | P. David Hornik
    Middle Eastern analysts say a vicious regime is being brought to heel. An analysis by MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute) finds that the Trump administration’s tough stance toward Iran is already having an effect. Analyses of the very complex Middle Eastern chessboard abound, and assessments by knowledgeable people not infrequently contradict each other. What makes MEMRI’s investigations especially interesting, though, is that they’re based on very close observation of Middle Eastern countries themselves, including both their media and their actions (or inactions) on the ground. The three authors of the analysis in question include Yigal Carmon, president of...
  • Forbes Mag: Iran Cool Travel Destination for 2017 – Visitors Must Adapt to Sharia Law And Customs

    03/20/2017 11:08:16 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Mar 2017 | PENNY STARR
    Forbes Magazine is promoting Iran as one of “The 10 Coolest Places to Go in 2017,” based on a review by Melissa Biggs Bradley, founder of the travel website Indagare. “Visitors to Iran understand that they must adapt to Sharia law and customs, under which alcohol is strictly forbidden and women must wear hijabs, or headscarves, outside their rooms,” Biggs Bradley wrote. “Advanced visas are required for Americans, who must be accompanied by Iranian guides and may not visit Iranians in their homes." Visitors must also “skip alcohol and put up with basic hotels,” Biggs Bradley wrote in the review...
  • Middle Eastern Leaders Relieved to See Obama Go, Want US to Take Tougher Line Against Iran

    03/19/2017 8:37:57 PM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 3-19-17 | Barney Breen-Portnoy
    Top American Jewish Official: Middle Eastern Leaders Relieved to See Obama Go, Want US to Take Tougher Line Against Iran Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman and CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Photo: YouTube screenshot. Middle Eastern leaders are looking for the Trump administration to re-engage with the region and take a tougher line against Iran, a top American Jewish official told The Algemeiner this week. Malcolm Hoenlein — the executive vice chairman and CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations — recently returned to the US from a trip...
  • You probably didn’t notice, but Trump and Putin are rebuilding a mighty military alliance

    03/19/2017 10:11:26 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 35 replies
    National Post ^ | 03/20/2017 | Lawrence Solomon
    The Western press is preoccupied with demon Russia. We’re told that Russia through its tool, WikiLeaks, cost Hillary Clinton the election; ..... --------------------------------------- ....What isn’t conjecture is that there is now a dramatic warming of ties, a mutual respect and a military alliance between Russia and America not seen in decades. ------------------------------- The thaw in relations between the military superpowers began almost immediately after Trump’s inauguration,......“We reiterated that we have common, ... said a hopeful Lavrov, who lamented that relations between Russia and the U.S. “were seriously undermined by the Obama administration.” ---------------------------------- The meetings demonstrated the Trump administration’s competence,...
  • South Africa Eyes Missile System Sale to Iran: Report

    03/19/2017 7:51:10 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Tasnim News Agency ^ | March, 19, 2017
    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – South Africa is seeking to sell surface-to-air missile system to the Islamic Republic of Iran, a report said. According to the report carried by mybroadband website on Saturday, South Africa has applied to the United Nations Security Council to sell missiles worth R1.5 billion ($118 million) to Iran. The report added that this will be the biggest deal yet for Denel’s Umkhonto surface-to-air missile system. The Umkhonto vertical launch surface-to-air missile was developed for the South African’s Navy’s Meko A200 class frigates, and has been in service since 2001. The missile is high-velocity and infrared homing, providing...
  • Ahmadinejad’s Plane Made in America and Parked at Andrews AFB

    09/26/2012 1:12:27 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Ahmadinejad’s Plane Made in America and Parked at Andrews AFB Here’s something you don’t see every day. At Joint Base Andrews this morning, reporters traveling to Ohio with President Obama spotted what is in all likelihood Iranian President Mahmoud Amadinejad’s airplane sitting on the tarmac: an American-made Boeing 747. The Iran Air jet was parked next to the Russian government airplane and several others that appeared to be from foreign governments. Andrews becomes a parking lot for the planes during the annual UN General Assembly since there is not enough space at JFK and other NYC area airports. It’s not...
  • Jimmy Carter's Human Rights Disaster in Iran

    03/16/2017 2:59:44 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/26/07 | Slater Bakhtavar
    In the mid twentieth century, US-Iran relations prospered. Many Americans celebrated Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi as a model king. President Lyndon B. Johnson pronounced in 1964: "What is going on in Iran is about the best thing going on anywhere in the world". During the 1970's Iran's Shah propelled Iran into becoming a dynamic middle-east regional power. The Shah implemented broad economic and social reforms, including enhanced rights for women, and religious and ethnic minorities. Economic and educational reforms were adopted, initiatives to cleanse politics of social upheaval were systematized, and the civil service system was reformed. When sectors of...
  • Obama Made Surprise Visit to Hawaii 48 hours Before Judge Blocked Trump Travel Ban. WHY?

    03/16/2017 2:26:07 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 52 replies
    The Daily Westerner ^ | 3/16/17 | Staff Writers-The Daily Westerner
    A ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii that blocked President Donald Trump’s travel ban was announced less than 48 hours after Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Honolulu, leading some to speculate that the former president may have schemed with the judge he originally appointed. Hours before Trump’s travel ban on individuals from six Muslim countries was set to go into effect yesterday, US District Court Judge Derrick Watson, who presides in Honolulu, slapped down the policy, citing Trump’s comments on Muslims during the presidential campaign as part of his reason for blocking the ban. Watson was nominated...
  • Iran's New Tank Is a Whole Lot of Meh: The Karrar main battle tank is a lot less [tr]

    03/16/2017 9:55:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | March 14, 2017 | Kyle Mizokami
    ran has announced a new indigenous main battle tank for its ground forces. The new Karrar tank is descended from an older Russian design and incorporates design elements from even older Western, including American, tanks. Despite the hype, Karrar is decades behind modern tanks and may not even enter production. In fact, it may not even exist as more than a hoax designed to get Iran a cheaper price for Russian armor.
  • Iran Deal Architect is Now Running Tehran Policy at State Dept

    03/15/2017 9:01:40 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 24 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 14, 2017
    A trusted Obama aide who once worked for an alleged Iranian regime lobbying group is one of the individuals in charge of Iran policy planning at the State Department under Secretary Rex Tillerson. Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, the Iran director for former President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), has burrowed into the government under President Trump. She’s now in charge of Iran and the Persian Gulf region on the policy planning staff at the State Department. To make matters worse, Nowrouzzadeh is a former employee of the National Iranian-American Council (NIAC), a non-profit that is accused of being a lobbying group for...
  • RELEASE THEM: Obama/Iran Nuke Deal Secrets Are NOT Classified, Just Kept From You

    03/15/2017 7:07:39 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    AIM ^ | March 15, 2017 | Dr. Michael Ledeen
    The leaders of the Islamic Republic are frightened. They face an American national security team that knows a lot about them, and, unlike the Obama administration, strongly dislikes them. General Michael Flynn’s book was an underground hit in Farsi, and the quadrumvirate of Pompeo, Mattis, McMaster, and Kelly show no signs of wanting to pursue the shameful strategic alliance that Obama forged with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. On the contrary, all four stress Iran’s role as chief sponsor of international terror. All four know the ayatollahs are deadly serious when they lead chants of “Death to America.” The Iranian leaders...
  • Trump’s Meeting with the Saudi Prince Is Being Praised as a ‘Historical Turning Point’

    03/15/2017 1:11:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 14, 2017 | Reuters
    Saudi Arabia hailed a "historical turning point" in U.S.- Saudi relations after a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman highlighted the two leaders' shared view that Iran posed a regional security threat. The meeting on Tuesday appeared to signal a meeting of the minds on many issues between Trump and Prince Mohammed, in a marked difference from Riyadh's often fraught relationship with the Obama administration, especially in the wake of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. "This meeting is considered a historical turning point in relations between both countries and which had passed through...
  • Sponsoring Terrorism: Syria and the PFLP-GC

    09/08/2002 2:51:29 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 214+ views
    Middle East Intelligence Bulletin ^ | September 2002 | Gary C. Gambill
    The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) continues to occupy a special place in the pantheon of Syrian terror surrogates. Of all the major Palestinian and Lebanese paramilitary groups sponsored by Damascus, the PFLP-GC exercises the least strategic and operational autonomy. While the perks of this servitude are considerable (it is the only group to have received tanks from the Syrian government), so too are the limitations (its lack of independence has precluded the growth of a strong popular following). Despite its relatively weak presence in the West Bank and Gaza, the PFLP-GC has played a vital...
  • Obama's Third Term is Here

    03/13/2017 10:36:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 3/13/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    After Trump secured the nomination, Obama’s people filed a wiretapping request. As he was on the verge of winning, they did it again. After he won, they are doing everything they can to bring him down. It was always going to come down to this. One is the elected President of the United States. The other is the Anti-President who commands a vast network that encompasses the organizers of OFA, the official infrastructure of the DNC and Obama Anonymous, a shadow government of loyalists embedded in key positions across the government. A few weeks after the election, I warned that...
  • 2017 03 12 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Unintended Consequences" (video)

    03/13/2017 8:37:08 AM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 3/13/17 | John Haller
    From drought to deluge, from clean energy to polluted waters, people in our world are "shacking up" with lies from the pit of hell served up by our adversary. Evangelicals and Catholics are shacking up with each other to create an ecumenical movement; The women's movement is "shacking up" with Islam, bowing toward Mecca during the call to prayer; Russian and Iran are "shacking up" with each other in what is likely a prophetic alignment with significant implications; And millions are "shacking up" with Paul Young and his deceptions in a movie that is leading many to a false sense...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – March 12th, 2017(video)

    03/13/2017 8:27:24 AM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 3/13/17 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. zeros in on the meeting between Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, painting a prophetic picture of the pre-tribulation rapture on the canvass of typology from the book of Esther.
  • NY Times: Preet Bharara Shunned Politics. His End Was Tinged by Them. (big time fake news alert)

    03/12/2017 9:06:00 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 12, 2017 | Benjamin Weiser, Ben Protess, Matthew Goldstein and William K. Rashbaum
    Ten days into his tenure as United States attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara saw his political and prosecutorial worlds collide. He convened a meeting to discuss a sensitive investigation of a Democratic donor with ties to Senator Chuck Schumer of New York. Mr. Bharara had been Mr. Schumer's chief counsel, and Mr. Schumer had recommended Mr. Bharara for the prosecutorial post. At the meeting, Mr. Bharara asked his prosecutors if there was enough evidence to make a case against the donor, Hassan Nemazee. One of the prosecutors, Daniel W. Levy, who is now in private practice, would recall years later...
  • Defiant Iran Conducts More Ballistic Missile Tests; This Time From Naval Vessel

    03/09/2017 5:34:15 PM PST · by tired&retired · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    As tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to mount, the semi-official news agency Tasnim is reporting that Iran's Revolutionary Guard has successfully conducted yet another ballistic missile test, this time from a navy vessel. Called the Hormuz 2, these latest missiles are designed to destroy moving targets at sea at ranges up to 300 km (180 miles). Reports on the latest test quotes Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the IRGC's Aerospace Force, who confirmed that "the naval ballistic missile called Hormuz 2 successfully destroyed a target which was 250 km away." The missile test is the latest event in...
  • Iranian official boasts of 'guerilla movement' within the US

    03/08/2017 8:48:03 PM PST · by txgirl4Bush · 16 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 3/8/2017 | Candice Malcolm
    New video footage appears to lend credibility to President Donald Trump’s claim that the United States’ immigration system is being manipulated by the Islamic Republic of Iran. In the video Hassan Abbasi, a high-ranking official with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), is seen boasting about a “guerilla movement” of Iranian agents living and working in the United States. Abbasi claims there are over two million Iranians in the United States, and over 7,000 PhD holders. He says, in Farsi while speaking at an unknown location, that Iran is leading a clandestine army of potential martyrs within the US. Iran does...
  • China's ZTE pleads guilty, settles US sanctions case for nearly US$900 million

    03/08/2017 5:43:40 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 08 Mar 2017
    China's ZTE pleads guilty, settles US sanctions case for nearly US$900 million NEW YORK/HONG KONG: Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp has agreed to plead guilty and pay nearly US$900 million in a U.S. sanctions case, drawing a line under a damaging scandal that had threatened its cut off its supply chain. While the fine was larger than expected, ZTE, also a major smartphone maker, reported robust underlying earnings for 2016 and was upbeat in estimates for the first quarter. That and the resolution of the case helped its Hong Kong-listed shares surge 6 percent. A five-year investigation found ZTE...
  • Jim Hanson: "People going to jail! **VIDEO**

    03/06/2017 8:01:05 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 03-06-2017
    I too always wondered how this Rhodes clown got into the position he did within our govt.
  • U.S. Navy Surveillance Ship Harassed by Iranian Attack Boat

    03/07/2017 10:25:38 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 32 replies
    USNI News ^ | March 6, 2017 | :Sam LaGrone
    A U.S. Navy surveillance ship was harassed by an Iranian fast attack craft while entering the Persian Gulf on Saturday, a defense official confirmed to USNI News on Monday. USNS Invincible (T-AGM-24) was transiting the Strait of Hormuz in the early morning on March 4 with three other coalition ships when the ships were approached by several Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy fast attack craft, the official told USNI News. One of the IRGCN craft maneuvered 600 yards in front of the 2,300-ton Invincible and “went dead in the water,” the official said.
  • China Telecom Giant ZTE Pleads Guilty, To Pay $1.2 Billion Penalty For Selling US Tech To Iran

    03/07/2017 9:11:21 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3-7-20117 | Tyler Durden
    In Wilbur Ross' first public announcement, the former hedge fund manger and current Trump commerce secretary announced that China's telecommunications giant ZTE has agreed to pay a total of $1.2 billion in penalties and plead guilty to violating U.S. sanctions on Iran, selling US technology to Tehran, and obstructing a federal investigation, ending a five-year probe that has raised trade tensions between the U.S. and China. The penalty was among the largest ever in a sanctions case. ZTE was accused that over a six-year-long period, it planned to obtain technology products from the U.S., incorporate them into ZTE equipment and...
  • Now is the time for your walk of Faith[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2017 1:33:37 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-6-17 | bible, The Joshua Chronicles
    I wait upon the waters for you in the midst of your storm. Now is the time for your walk of Faith . . . Step out of doubt and find your trust knowing I am The finisher of your faith and come to me even now for I have laid a table before you to eat from, for my showbread "declares" life everlasting "IS" yours right now ! "Come" for I AM The Peace for your heart. I have met you with a Yes and Amen now walk in your answer for you have received your request. Matthew 14:22-33...
  • Iranian boats in "unsafe" encounter with U.S. surveillance ship

    03/06/2017 12:54:34 PM PST · by BlackAdderess · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | 3/6/2017 | Staff Writer
    Iranian military vessels had a close encounter with a U.S. surveillance ship on Saturday in what U.S. officials tell CBS News was both an “unsafe” and “unprofessional” maneuver by the Iranians in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. CBS News’ David Martin reports that the USNS Invincible, which is outfitted with sonar to track submarines and radar to monitor missile tests, was transiting the Strait of Hormuz when it was forced to change its course to avoid a small group of Iranian Revolutionary Guard fast boats that had positioned themselves in front of her. The “unsafe” encounter came just two days...
  • What every American should know about the CIA analyst who quit and blamed Trump

    03/02/2017 12:06:11 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 1, 2017 | Fred Fleitz
    Last week, Edward Price, a former CIA analyst, became a media darling after the Washington Post published Price’s op-ed announcing his resignation from the CIA because he was unable to serve the Trump administration in good faith because of President Trump’s policies and disregard for the U.S. Intelligence Community. While several media outlets rushed to interview Price and depict him as an ethical, non-political CIA officer who rejected what he claimed was the “deceitful” and “delusional” Trump administration, a brief look at the facts suggest not only is this a blatant instance of fake news, but that Price is a...
  • The Oscars: The Activism They Left on the Cutting Room Floor

    03/02/2017 7:27:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Imagine the result, with hundreds of millions of people watching worldwide, if Hollywood turned its creative firepower on real problems. Instead, viewers watched wall-to-wall Trump-bashing. They should have spent less time bashing Trump and more time making the sure presenters got the correct envelopes. If so, the Oscar gaffe of the century -- reading the wrong name for Best Picture -- might have been avoided. Also, during the "In Memoriam" portion of the night, they put up picture of a very much alive producer instead of the costume designer who died last October. The broadcast's ratings were the second-lowest in...
  • The Democrats are a Party of Anti-Semitic Cowards

    03/02/2017 5:15:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 2, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    In the end there will be only two types of Democrats: anti-Semites and cowards. Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. The Democrats care about anti-Semitism. They care so much that they had a presidential candidate and convention speaker who led an anti-Semitic riot through a Jewish neighborhood. “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house,” he had taunted his victims. He became a close presidential adviser whose endorsement is sought after by every Democrat...
  • Iranian film hails demise of US Navy in imagined Gulf battle

    03/02/2017 8:04:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    AP ^ | March 2, 2017 | Nasser Karimi
    In a climactic battle at sea, an Iranian commander orders his forces to open fire on a much larger U.S. fleet, obliterating it with a barrage of rockets, some of which tear American flags from their masts. The scenario unfolds in "Battle of the Persian Gulf II," a new Iranian animated film more than four years in the making that imagines a devastating response to an American attack on the country's nuclear program. It might have seemed out of date this time last year, when a nuclear accord reached with world powers had lifted sanctions and raised hopes for a...
  • Don't Worry Trump - They Did It To Reagan too.

    03/02/2017 7:54:48 AM PST · by bereanrabbi · 16 replies
    Persistent but unproven accusations that Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign negotiated a secret deal with Iran to prevent the release of American hostages until after the election are being revived this week with fresh accounts of meetings between campaign officials and an Iranian cleric.
  • A-10 Pilots Train to Attack Swarms of Small Boats

    03/02/2017 5:50:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 2, 2017 | Robert Beckhusen
    It doesn’t necessarily take the resources of a major nation-state to challenge U.S. Navy warships. China for instance is building up a large navy and invests in long-range, ship-killing missiles. Iran can’t build a large navy but it does invest in swarms of small missile boats. Like a swarm of insects, a swarm of boats can pose a threat as a larger, far more expensive warship might not be able to swat them all — and a single missile with enough punch can be devastating. So the U.S. military is practicing with ways to defeat such a potential threat with tank-killing A-10...
  • Experts Warn: Iran-Allied Shiite Militias in Iraq to Threaten U.S. After Mosul Falls

    03/01/2017 8:31:18 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Mar 2017 | Edwin Mora
    The U.S.-led coalition and its Iraqi partners should be vigilant against a near certain reemergence attempt by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) after it loses its territory in Iraq, where tens of thousands of Iran-allied Shiite militias pose just as serious of a threat to America’s interests, experts warned. Dr. Michael Knights, a Boston-based fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy that champions conservative perspectives, and Hardin Lang, a fellow at the liberal Center for American Progress (CAP), testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
  • FLASHBACK: Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media (re. Echo Chamber)

    12/12/2016 6:28:10 AM PST · by maggief · 3 replies
    AP ^ | May 20, 2016 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets. The Ploughshares Fund's mission is to "build a safe, secure world by developing and investing in initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate the world's nuclear stockpiles," one that dovetails with President Barack Obama's arms control efforts. But its behind-the-scenes role advocating for the Iran agreement got more...
  • Ahmadinejad to Trump: US belongs to everyone

    02/27/2017 8:48:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    INN ^ | 27/02/17 14:30 | David Rosenberg
    Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrote a 3,500 word letter to President Donald Trump in which he slams the new administration’s restrictions on immigration and US “dominance” of the United Nations. […] … Ahmadinejad, who during his tenure as president threatened to “wipe Israel off the map” and publicly suggested the Holocaust was a hoax, chided Trump over his recent executive order temporarily restricting immigration from seven high-risk countries, saying the US must “value respect toward the diversity of nations and races.” Ahmadinejad went on to argue that the United States “belongs to all nations”, suggesting the US has no...
  • Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander Admits to Having Terror Cells Situated and Ready to Strike

    02/27/2017 7:53:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    GP ^ | 02/26/17 | Jim Hoft
     A recent video posted this week shows Islamic Republic strategist, Hassan Abbassi, discussing the destructive potential of Iran’s hidden army within the US. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander Abbassi admitted to having terror cells situation and ready to strike in the United States. Abbassi: I’ll be brief. We have two million Iranians there. Be certain that I will raise a guerilla army from amongst them against you. You know this well. Look how vulnerable you were on 9-11 when four Arabs who don’t know how to fight managed to endanger your foundations.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxYJWXxW9tc
  • Best Foreign Film Oscar Winner Attacks Trump During Acceptance Speech - Gets Massive Applause

    02/27/2017 7:10:10 AM PST · by tony75034 · 26 replies
    Whatfinger.com ^ | 2/27/2017 | Thomas Billet
    "Don't look up to someone who spends their careers pretending to be someone they are not" The Salesman won the best foreign language film at the 2017 Oscars, and so the director Asghar Farhadi, who is Iranian, decided to attack President Donald Trump's "inhuman travel ban” during his acceptance speech which was read by a friend since he decided to “boycott” the event. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.
  • Iran praises Oscar-winning director for anti-Trump stance

    02/27/2017 5:54:54 AM PST · by bryan999 · 7 replies
    <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - The Iranian government praised the makers of Oscar-winning movie "The Salesman" on Monday for boycotting the Hollywood awards ceremony in protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban on Iranians and people from six other countries.</p> <p>"Proud of cast and crew of The Salesman for Oscar and stance against Muslim Ban," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted. "Iranians have represented culture and civilization for millennia."</p>
  • BREAKING – IRAN SURRENDERS After Trump Makes Shock Announcement

    02/27/2017 4:27:15 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 37 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 2/25/2017 | Angry Patriot Movement Staff
    President Trump and Iran are inches apart, nose to nose, in a massive staring contest, and Iran just blinked. After Trump put the terror nation on warning telling them they were “playing with fire,” Iran has seemingly done a complete turnaround from the bravado one its generals displayed earlier in the week. Reuters is now reporting that Iran is now complying with the terms of the deal it struck with Obama last year and only has roughly half of the stockpile of uranium it is entitled to have. The terror nation’s heavy water storage is also below its allotted levels,...
  • Hollywood Applauds Iranian Filmmaker...

    02/27/2017 5:58:41 AM PST · by ManHunter · 18 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 26 FEB 2017 | Unknown
    The audience at the 2017 Academy Awards heartily applauded as a statement from Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who boycotted the ceremony, was read that ridiculed President Trump’s “inhumane” immigration executive order. Farhardi, the director of The Salesman, said he was skipping this year’s Oscars “out of respect for the people of my country and those of six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.” The comment drew hearty applause from the gathered Hollywood glitterati.
  • Palestinian terror leader urges Iran to join ‘all-out war’ on Israel, then Jordan

    02/25/2017 10:03:22 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 6 replies
    TIMES OF ISRAEL ^ | February 25, 2017 | TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF
    The head of a Palestinian terrorist group in Lebanon said he would like to see Iranian soldiers take part in an “all-out war” to liberate Palestine, and that the future Palestinian conquest would include an invasion of both Israel and Jordan. Ahmad Jibril, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, told Hezbollah’s Al-Mayadeen TV on February 17 that his group wants “to see the revolutionary fighters from [Iran] in the Galilee.” Jibril spoke of spoke of creating “an axis of resistance” against Israel that would include Syria, Iraq, Iran and Hezbollah — all devoted to “the...
  • Ted Cruz: American people deserve to know about Iran deal’s ‘hidden’ details

    02/23/2017 1:10:01 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 97 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 02/23/2017 | Jordan Schachtel
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R- Texas (A, 97%) is encouraging the Trump administration to uncover the Obama White House’s secret dealings — as part of the former president’s nuclear agreement — with the Islamic Republic of Iran. “The Iran nuclear deal was a catastrophic failure. I believe it weakened and endangered America, and will only serve to facilitate Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon,” Senator Cruz said at a reporters’ roundtable on the sidelines of the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. He added: “Many of the details of that agreement were hidden by the Obama administration because they were indefensible.” {..snip..}
  • American Champion Skips Chess Tournament Rather Than Wear Hijab (In Iran)

    02/23/2017 10:51:54 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 38 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2/22/17 | Jack Davis
    One American champion is voicing her opposition to “women’s oppression” by boycotting the women’s world chess championship in Iran rather than bow to Iranian demands that she wear a hijab, or headscarf. “By participating, I would be forced to submit to forms of oppression designed specifically for women,” Nazí Paikidze insisted. “It sets the wrong example, particularly for young girls interested in chess.” Paikidze, the current U.S. chess champion, could be competing for up to $100,000 in prize money. However, she has refused to attend the event. “I will NOT wear a hijab and support women’s oppression,” she said. “Even...
  • America First ... but what about Iran? #everysecondcounts

    02/22/2017 1:51:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    You Tube ^ | Amir M
    this message from the government of Iran 0:09clear president Trump feel like we've 0:13got enough on the wrong foot 0:16you may not know if there are countries 0:17have a great deal income and not a great 0:20feeling come in fact let us introduce 0:22ourselves 0:24this is the Middle East and here is Iran 0:28you might want to this piece of land 0:30here no it is not a spelling error it is 0:33Iraq Iran Iraq different countries crazy 0:36final couldn't be more different 0:38district Victor mostly error this pic 0:42for your most persians couldn't be the 0:44difference could not be more...
  • Suicide Strike on Saudi Frigate Was the First Carried Out by Drone Boat

    02/22/2017 11:07:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | February 21, 2017 | Kyle Mizokami
    Last month, a Houthi vessel packed with explosives rammed a frigate of the Saudi Navy at high speed, killing two sailors and injuring three others. That small boat was unmanned was an unmanned drone, Defense News now reports, and this may be the first such attack by a drone boat. The attack on the Al Madinah-class frigate took place in broad daylight on January 30, in the Red Sea approximately 30 miles from the Yemeni port of Hudaydah. Three small boats approached the frigate. One got close enough to ram it, causing a large explosion. The others were "dealt with...
  • Iran ready to give US 'slap in the face' - commander

    02/22/2017 9:24:42 AM PST · by blam · 37 replies
    AOL News ^ | 2-22-2017 | Thomson Reuters
    DUBAI, Feb 22 (Reuters) - The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday, as Tehran concluded war games. Since taking office last month, U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged to get tough with Iran, warning the Islamic Republic after its ballistic missile test on Jan. 29 that it was playing with fire and all U.S. options were on the table. "The enemy should not be mistaken in its assessments, and it will receive a strong slap in the face if it...
  • Iran ready to give U.S. 'slap in the face': commander

    02/22/2017 6:26:50 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 22, 2017 | Reuters
    The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday, as Tehran concluded war games. Since taking office last month, U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged to get tough with Iran, warning the Islamic Republic after its ballistic missile test on Jan. 29 that it was playing with fire and all U.S. options were on the table. "The enemy should not be mistaken in its assessments, and it will receive a strong slap in the face if it does make such a mistake,"...
  • US bars entrance to Venezuelan VP accused of anti-Semitism, Hezbollah ties (Racist Arab el Aissami)

    02/20/2017 6:59:25 PM PST · by FreedomUS · 8 replies
    jta ^ | Feb-15-2017
    Feb-15-2017 - RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions against Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami
  • Iranian Dissidents Demand Investigation Into Islamic Regime’s Secret U.S. Lobbying Network

    02/20/2017 4:55:16 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 20, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    A group of nearly 100 prominent Iranian dissidents is demanding that Congress launch investigations into clandestine efforts by the Islamic Republic to influence U.S. policy using a network of lobbyists and propaganda pieces placed in Voice of America's Persian service, according to a letter sent to leading lawmakers and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The group of dissidents, composed of prominent Iranian voices that oppose the hardline regime in Tehran, says that Congress is not doing enough to expose the Iranian regime's lobbying efforts in D.C. and propaganda network, which is said to include some at VOA Persia. Iranian-American...