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  • U.S. and Israeli UN Ambassadors take the “Outlaw” Iranian Regime to Task

    10/20/2017 8:35:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/20/17 | Joseph Klein
    Nikki Haley and Israel's UN Ambassador Danon at the Security Council this week denouncing Iran U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley used her entire speech to the UN Security Council on Wednesday to denounce the Iranian regime on multiple grounds. It was the Security Council first meeting on the ‘Situation in the Middle East’ after President Donald Trump’s statement on the new American policy on Iran. The session was supposed to be devoted to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. However, Ambassador Haley departed from the monthly ritual during which Israel is normally singled out for criticism by other Council members....
  • Defying Trump, EU leaders commit to Iran nuclear accord

    10/19/2017 7:13:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2017 5:43 PM EDT
    The leaders of the 28 members of the European Union are showing their support for the Iran nuclear agreement, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s opposition to it. EU spokesman Preben Aaman tweeted that the EU leaders agreed at a summit Thursday to show their joint commitment to the international agreement curbing Iran’s nuclear program. The EU leaders called the 2015 deal a pillar of efforts to reduce the global nuclear threat. Some fear that walking away from the deal could compromise chances of encouraging North Korea to negotiate on its nuclear program. …
  • The fall of Kirkuk and U.S. Kurdish allies

    10/19/2017 1:54:29 PM PDT · by TBP · 16 replies
    The Washington Times (which is 35 years old today.) ^ | Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Ernie Audino - -
    Well, we’ve done it. We’ve given Kirkuk to the Iranians. Kirkuk. The Heart of Kurdistan. It’s the Jerusalem of the Kurds, our only trusted and loyal allies in Iraq. It’s also the last piece of terrain needed by Tehran to complete its overland, unimpeded access to the shores of the Mediterranean and to its Hezbollah allies in Lebanon. And it’s precisely where President Trump’s new hard line on Iran, barely 72 hours old, was put to the test and failed. Actually, it didn’t fail. Our State Department failed it. Rather than act to dissuade or disrupt this past weekend’s bold...
  • Iran Doesn’t Have a Nuclear Weapons Program. Why Do Media Keep Saying It Does?

    10/19/2017 1:40:15 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 19 replies ^ | 10-17-2017 | Adam Johnson
    When it comes to Iran, do basic facts matter? Evidently not, since dozens and dozens of journalists keep casually reporting that Iran has a “nuclear weapons program” when it does not—a problem FAIR has reported on over the years (e.g., 9/9/15). Let’s take a look at some of the outlets spreading this falsehood in just the past five days: Business Insider (10/13/17): “The deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), aims to incentivize Iran to curb its nuclear weapons program by lifting crippling international economic sanctions.” New Yorker (10/16/17): “One afternoon in late September, Secretary of State...

    10/18/2017 8:12:19 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 42 replies
    Mixed Times ^ | October 14, 2017
    Figures obtained by The Times through the Freedom of Information Act reveal that 3,395 people across 29 forces were arrested last under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003, which makes it illegal to intentionally “cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another”, in 2016. The true figure is likely to be significantly higher, as thirteen police forces refused to provide the requested information and two did not provide usable data. Around half of the investigations were abandoned before being brought to prosecution, which critics say is an indication that the authorities are being excessively strict in their interpretation of...
  • On Iran, U.S. asks U.N. Security Council: 'Where's the outrage?'

    10/18/2017 3:06:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 18, 2017 3:25 PM | Michelle Nichols
    The United States accused Iran on Wednesday of violating several United Nations Security Council resolutions, saying it would no longer “turn a blind eye” and asking the 15-member council of Tehran’s behavior: “where’s the outrage?” U.S. President Donald Trump struck a blow on Friday against a 2015 Iran nuclear deal when he refused to formally certify that Tehran is complying with the accord curbing its nuclear program, even though international inspectors say it is. “Judging Iran by the narrow confines of the nuclear deal misses the true nature of the threat. Iran must be judged in totality of its aggressive,...
  • Norway solar firm signs 2.5 billion euro deal with Iran

    10/18/2017 8:13:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies ^ | 18 October 2017 09:29 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Just days after US President Donald Trump called for further isolation of Iran, a Norwegian solar company signed a deal Tuesday to invest €2.5 billion in the country over the next five years. “Norway is fully committed to the JCPOA (nuclear deal), and this is proof that we have taken the opening very seriously, and we will see more investment very soon,” Norwegian ambassador Lars Nordrum told AFP. He was hosting the signing at his Tehran residence between Norway’s Saga Energy and Iran’s Amin Energy Developers, who will work together to install two gigawatts of solar panels in multiple sites...
  • The Latest: US military downplays fighting in Iraq’s Kirkuk

    10/18/2017 5:45:56 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Oct 2017 | AP
    KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on Iraq, where federal forces have moved into the disputed northern city of Kirkuk as Kurdish forces have pulled out (all times local): 3 p.m. The U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group says it believes the exchange of fire between Iraqi and Kurdish forces in and around Kirkuk was a “misunderstanding.” A coalition statement says it is monitoring federal and Kurdish military vehicles and believes they are “coordinated movements, not attacks.” It said it was aware of reports of a “limited exchange of fire during predawn hours of darkness,” but “we believe the...
  • North Korea, Iran, China & US Foreign Policy

    10/17/2017 1:48:53 PM PDT · by entropy12
    My Venting
    North Korea--after 30 years of rewarding every tantrum and mis-behavior by the Norks, what has been achieved? Basically we gave them Billions in gift money to finance their development of nukes & missiles. Thank heavens Trump is the first president who looks at the ROI and is stopping them playing us for fools. China--Needs us more than we need them. That $500,000,000,000 trade deficit EVERY YEAR has basically built China into a military & economic power. If we stop trading with China, their economy will suffer 100 times more than US economy. Actually we gain big time in the long...
  • Team Trump is about to let Iraq fall into Iran’s hands

    10/17/2017 1:19:13 PM PDT · by TBP · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 16, 2017 | Benny Avni
    If President Trump wants to stop Iran from making the entire country of Iraq a subsidiary of the Revolutionary Guard, he’ll need to intervene in the burgeoning crisis in Kurdistan — and fast. On Monday, Iraqi forces trounced Kurdish fighters and emerged victorious in a short fight for control of the oil-rich northern Iraqi town of Kirkuk. And they couldn’t have done it without us. When ISIS stormed Iraq in 2014, the demoralized Iraqi army collapsed, its troops deserted and fled. Baghdad was utterly humiliated. Then Kurdish fighters, known as Peshmerga, entered Kirkuk, secured the key city and kept it...
  • Is War With Iran Now Inevitable?

    10/17/2017 6:39:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | October 17, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    With his declaration Friday that the Iran nuclear deal is not in the national interest, President Donald Trump may have put us on the road to war with Iran. Indeed, it is easier to see the collisions that are coming than to see how we get off this road before the shooting starts. After "de-certifying" the nuclear agreement, signed by all five permanent members of the Security Council, Trump gave Congress 60 days to reimpose the sanctions that it lifted when Teheran signed. If Congress does not reimpose those sanctions and kill the deal, Trump threatens to kill it himself....
  • John Bolton: Trump Silence on Iran-Dominated Baghdad Invasion of Kurdish Iraq ‘a Tragedy’

    10/17/2017 5:22:00 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 26 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 10/16/2017 | Ian Mason
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton spoke to Breitbart News Daily Sirius XM host Alex Marlow Monday, coming out strongly in support of Iraqi Kurdistan in its bid for independence and criticizing American ties to the Iraqi national government, which he described as “dominated by Iran.” “I support independence for the Kurds in Iraq. It’s no surprise the State Department opposes that. I think the State Department and the Pentagon are still operating under the assumption you can put Iraq back together again, and you can’t,” Bolton told Marlow. Bolton condemned America’s putative ally in Baghdad as...
  • The Latest: Iraqi militias claim success in Kirkuk [against Kurds]

    10/16/2017 4:54:51 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    FoxNewsJacksonvilleFl ^ | 10/16/2017 | Fox30jax
    KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) - The Latest on Iraq, where federal forces have attacked the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A spokesman for Iraq's state-sanctioned militias says they have "achieved all our goals" in retaking areas from Kurdish forces in and around the disputed northern city of Kirkuk. Ahmed al-Assadi says federal forces came under fire from "some rebels" after launching the operation early Monday and returned fire. He says federal forces have been deployed in the area of the K-1 military base, the Kirkuk airport and a number of oil fields and installations. But he says...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu commends Trump's decision on Iran

    10/15/2017 9:56:24 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 2 replies
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  • Netanyahu says Trump decertifying Iran deal "brave" and "right decision"

    10/15/2017 11:29:17 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | October 15, 2017 | Emily Tillett
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that President Trump's decision to not recertify the Iran nuclear agreement was "brave" and "the right decision for the world." "I think the president was very courageous in saying, 'I'm not going to kick this can down the road. I'm not going to say, Well, it's going to be on somebody else's watch. I'm going to stop this from happening,'" Netanyahu said on "Face the Nation" Sunday.
  • Trump too tough on Iran, North Korea, [Hillary] Clinton says

    10/15/2017 2:35:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2017
    With his tough talk and hardline stances on Iran and North Korea, President Donald Trump is damaging America’s credibility abroad - and could provoke a nuclear-arms race in East Asia, Hillary Clinton says. Trump's recent threat to decertify the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, "makes us look foolish and small and plays right into Iranian hands," Clinton said last week. "That is bad not just on the merits for this particular situation, but it sends a message across the globe that America's word is not good," said Clinton, who spoke in advance of Trump's announcement Friday that he wants Congress and...
  • France's Macron 'considers' trip to Iran after Rouhani invite

    10/15/2017 12:30:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies ^ | 14 October 2017 09:16 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    French President Emmanuel Macron is considering visiting Iran after speaking by phone with his Iranian counterpart as US President Donald Trump said he was “decertifying” the nuclear deal with Tehran, the Elysee presidential office said on Friday. Macron told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that France remained committed to the 2015 nuclear agreement which, besides the United States, was also negotiated with Britain, China, Russia and Germany. “A trip to Iran by the president, at the invitation of President Rouhani, has been considered,” the Elysée said, while the Iranian presidential website said the visit would happen next year. Macron said the...
  • Hillary Clinton: Trump's rebuke of Iran nuclear deal a 'major mistake'

    10/14/2017 5:40:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 14, 2017 | Robert King
    Hillary Clinton called President Trump's decision to disavow the Iran nuclear deal a "major mistake" and described the decision as part of an impulsive pattern that "could prove to be dangerous." Clinton told BBC News in an interview that was taped on Friday that Trump's announcement that same day could lead to a "very dangerous" situation. Trump's decision on Friday means that Congress has 60 days whether to reimpose economic sanctions on Iran. "There is no evidence that on the nuclear program Iran has cheated in the agreement that the UK and other powers entered into with Iran," she said....
  • Trump's Iran speech finally sets facts of sham nuclear deal straight (Commentary - Good read)

    10/14/2017 4:02:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 14, 2017 | Claudia Rosett
    President Trump has not yet pulled America out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. But he just took a vital step toward doing so, in a landmark speech on Friday that in plain language dismantled the dangerous fictions on which the deal was built. Chief among these fictions is the notion that a nuclear program in the hands of Iran’s predatory, terror-sponsoring Islamist regime could ever be “ exclusively peaceful .” This was a phrase repeated endlessly by President Obama’s diplomatic team during the negotiating of the Iran nuclear deal, and it is enshrined in the final text, as if...
  • Iranian Commander Vows Revenge: ‘We Have Buried Many Like Trump’

    10/14/2017 9:27:47 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Oct 2017 | JOHN HAYWARD
    Iran’s response to President Trump’s decertification of the nuclear deal, teased all week and finally made official on Friday, includes a mixture of belligerent rhetoric, ominous threats, and uncertainty about whether the deal can survive. Belligerent rhetoric poured in for days as decertification became a certainty. Among the latest examples was Brig. General Esmail Ghaani, deputy commander of the infamous Quds Force, declaring that Iran is ready to “bury” President Trump. “We are not a war-mongering country. But any military action against Iran will be regretted. … Trump’s threats against Iran will damage America,” Ghaani said to Iran’s Tansim News...