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  • Iran Wants to Import Tons of Uranium. Opponents of the Nuclear Deal Want ..Trump Say No

    04/21/2017 10:50:28 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 04/21/2017 | Jenna Lifhits
    The amount goes beyond what Iran might need to replenish its stocks. The Trump administration is facing pressure to definitively rule out a longstanding request by Iran to import 950 tons of natural uranium, according to government sources and proliferation experts who spoke to THE WEEKLY STANDARD. Tehran has signaled it will petition again for the yellowcake next week at a quarterly meeting in Vienna regarding implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal. The Obama administration reportedly approved the Iranian request in its final weeks, but it was ultimately blocked by the United Kingdom. Iran has indicated of late that it...
  • Iran violating U.S. deal with secret nukes research, opposition group says

    04/21/2017 8:41:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Iran is cheating on its historical deal with the U.S. by secretly conducting research into nuclear weapons components such as bomb triggers and enriched uranium, the main Iranian opposition group said Friday. The regime is doing engineering and weaponization testing at a walled military complex south of Tehran, a location which Iran has declared off-limits to inspectors, said the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its main operational arm, the Peopleís Mujaheddin of Iran (MEK).
  • Syria's chemical program: Rubio 'gravely concerned' about Iran & Russia complicity

    04/21/2017 1:05:19 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    FOX News World ^ | 20 April 2017 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio told Fox News heís ďgravely concernedĒ about Iranís role in helping Syria develop its chemical warfare program that ended up killing dozens of people weeks ago. Rubio, a Republican, said he was troubled by reports that both Iran and Russia were complicit in Bashar Assadís chemical weapons program. While the Trump administration accused Moscow of covering up the Syrian regime's†chemical weapons attack, the U.S government has not mentioned Iran's possible role. {snip} ďThe thing that makes Iran so dangerous is it not only exports its weapons to proxies in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, but it brags...
  • Tillerson accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations'; U.S. reviewing policies toward mad mullahs

    04/20/2017 6:04:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/20/17 | Dan Calabrese
    The Great Satan awakens Iran must have had trouble believing its good fortune during the Obama Administration. An American president was not only willing to overlook Iranís misdeeds, but was actually willing to act as Iranís advocate in talks designed to pave the way for Iranís nuclear ambitions - however much the parties involved insisted the opposite was true. Given the opportunity, the American people have a habit of making sure policies like that are replaced with better ones, and itís becoming clearer by the day that Iranís luck in dealing with Washington has run out:
  • We Must Go to War With North Korea and Iran if Necessary

    04/20/2017 12:28:06 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 46 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 4/19/17 | Keith Koffler
    We Must Go to War With North Korea and Iran if Necessary Posted on April 19, 2017, 9:08 am by Keith Koffler ē 28 Comments I hate to share bad news. Iíd love to pretend nothing was wrong. Dreadfully wrong.I know many of you will disagree. But there are two existential threats to our country that President Trump must deal with. Militarily if necessary, and it will not be pretty if it comes to that.Secretary of State Tillerson warned Congress that Trump may pull out of the Iran deal. Now thatís welcome news. But Iíd milk this one along for...
  • Tillerson declares the Iran nuclear deal a failure

    04/19/2017 5:04:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 19, 2017 5:33 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared the Iran nuclear deal a failure on Wednesday but left open the possibility the Trump administration will uphold it nonetheless. The top American diplomat sought to reinforce the notion that the U.S. is aggressively countering Iranís destabilizing behavior throughout the Middle East, even though President Donald Trump so far has not pulled out of the deal. Tillerson spoke a day after certifying to Congress that Iran is complying with its obligations under the 2015 deal, a requirement for Tehran to continue receiving relief from nuclear sanctions. ďThe JCPOA fails to achieve the objective of...
  • New Photos And Video of Iranís Homemade F-313 ďQaherĒ Stealth Jet Have Just Emerged...

    04/19/2017 11:59:20 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 39 replies ^ | Apr 15 2017 | David Cenciotti
    By David Cenciotti A new prototype of the weird Qaher 313 stealth jet has conducted taxi tests. Footage and photographs showing a new prototype (marked ¬ď08¬Ē) of the famous Qaher F-313 stealth fighter jet have just emerged as Iran¬ís President Hassan Rouhani participated Saturday in an exhibition displaying the achievements that the Defense Ministry¬†Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan gained during the past two years.Indeed, an ¬ďupgraded version¬Ē of the ¬ďfaux stealth fighter¬Ē can be observed performing taxi tests. The aircraft appears to be slightly different from the one unveiled on Feb. 2, 2013, that was nothing more than a poorly designed...
  • Ryan alerted: Trump might scrap Iran deal over terrorism

    04/19/2017 12:49:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies ^ | 4/19/17 | Joel Gehrke
    President Trump might pull the United States out of Iran nuclear deal over the rogue regime's support for terrorism, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Congress. Tillerson certified that Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama's team in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan that was released late Tuesday night. But he hastened to add that Iran's role as "a leading state sponsor of terror through many platforms and methods" has the Trump team debating whether to stick with the agreement. "President Donald J. Trump has directed a National Security Council-led interagency...
  • The awe-inspiring beauty of Armenian Christianity in Iran

    04/18/2017 2:55:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 18, 2017 | Daniel Esparza
    Bedkhem Church's intricate decoration makes it one of the jewels of Isfahan. The Bedkhem (Bethlehem) Church is an Armenian Apostolic church in the Julfa quarter in Isfahan, Iran. The city itself, Isfahan, is nicknamed Nesf-e JahńĀn, ¬ďHalf of the World,¬Ē so that puts this church¬†¬ďin the center of the world.¬ĒArmenians have had a presence in what is modern-day Iran for thousands of years, interacting with the ancient Persian empire and, later on, with Shia Muslim rulers. In the early 1600s, the ruler Shah Abbas I forced Armenians out of what had been considered their ancestral lands and relocated them...
  • This is a good time to recall Wís Axis of Evil

    04/18/2017 10:56:58 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-18-17 | DrJohn
    That wiley W. It's like he knew. Do you remember George W. Bush's Axis of Evil? At one time, the Washington Post considered it to be part of the 4th most important State of the Union address. "States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world. By seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger. They could provide these arms to terrorists, giving them the means to match their hatred. They could attack our allies or attempt to blackmail the United States. In any...
  • Syria war: Huge bomb kills dozens of evacuees in Syria

    04/15/2017 9:56:16 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/15/2017 | BBC
    A huge car bomb has blasted a convoy of coaches carrying evacuees from government-held towns in Syria, killing at least 39 people. It shattered coaches and set cars on fire, leaving a trail of bodies including children, as the convoy waited in rebel territory near Aleppo. Russian troops have reportedly moved to shield rebel evacuees from retaliation. Thousands of evacuees from both sides of Syria's civil war have been stuck in hostile territory since Friday. The "Four Towns" deal brokered by Iran and Qatar was meant to relieve suffering in besieged towns.........
  • Trump administration sanctions Iran prison torture industry

    04/15/2017 12:36:33 AM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | 14 April 2017 | Adam Kredo
    The Trump administration is leveling new economic sanctions against senior Iranian officials and its prison system for widespread human rights abuses, including the systematic torture of those being held in these facilities, according to White House officials familiar with the matter. The latest sanctions target the Tehran Prisons Organization and Sohrab Suleimani, a senior official in the prison system and the brother of Qassem Soleimani, a senior Iranian military figure responsible for operating Iran's rogue activities in Syria and elsewhere.
  • Syria's top diplomat in North Korea holds banquet for officials

    04/14/2017 11:51:36 PM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | 13 April 2017 12:40pm | Elizabeth Shim
    April 13 (UPI) -- North Korea and Syria reconfirmed friendly ties on Wednesday, according to Pyongyang's state media. KCNA reported Thursday Syria's top diplomat to North Korea, Ambassador Tammam Sulaiman, held a banquet to commemorate the upcoming birth anniversary of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung. "On the occasion of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung's birthday, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Syria Arab Republic, Tammam Sulaiman, held a banquet at his embassy," Pyongyang stated. [snip] "Goodwill established between the past leaders of Syria and North Korea continue unchanged for generations," the Syrian diplomat reportedly said. "We...
  • How they sold us the Iran deal-first lesson from how the Iran deal was sold to follow the money

    05/24/2016 5:44:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    The first lesson from how the Iran deal was sold to the public is that it is important to follow the money. Eight hundred eleven op-eds. Three hundred fifty- two letters to the editor. Two hundred twenty-seven editorials. Thatís the number of ďpro-diplomacyĒ articles that Ploughshares Fund takes credit for helping support as part of its ďproactiveĒ media campaign to support the Iran deal last year. They ďwere published during critical moments of the Iran campaign,Ē the website of the fund boasts in its 2015 annual report. The revelations about the work that this one fund did to support the...
  • Nikki Haley: Itís Ďlong past time for Russia to stop covering for Assadí

    04/12/2017 3:34:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot ^ | April 12, 2017 | JOHN SEXTON
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley gave a speech today in which she sharply criticized Russia, saying it was ďlong past timeĒ for them to stop covering for the Assad regime in Syria. ďTo my colleagues from Russia, you are isolating yourselves from the international community every time one of Assadís planes drop another barrel bomb on civilians and every time Assad tries to starve another community to death,Ē Haley said. ďPeople, not just in the West but across the Middle East and the world are speaking out against Assadís brutality,Ē she said. She continued, ďIt is long...
  • In surprise move, Iran's Ahmadinejad to run for president

    04/12/2017 12:17:24 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12 Apr 17 | AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL
    Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday stunned the country by unexpectedly filing to run in the May presidential election, contradicting a recommendation from the supreme leader to stay out of the race. Ahmadinejad's decision could upend an election many believed would be won by moderate President Hassan Rouhani, who negotiated the nuclear deal with world powers. Though Rouhani has yet to formally register, many viewed him as a shoe-in following Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's recommendation in September for Ahmadinejad to stand down and conservatives' inability to coalesce around a single candidate. Ahmadinejad's firebrand style could prove appealing for...
  • ďThreading the Needle of a Global Security DebacleĒ

    04/12/2017 4:38:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | April 11, 2017 | Allen West
    It continues to amaze me, perhaps not, how recalcitrant the media has been in not addressing the horrific global security situation that was bequeathed from the Obama administration to the Trump administration. The misguided vehemence in which the media has pursued a windmill called Russian intervention into our election is quite telling. Early into the Obama administration back in 2009 we were utterly inundated with the line of ďwe inherited this messĒ, ok, it continued as an excuse until the final days. However, where are all those voices rambling on about the mess that Barack Obama left as he walked...
  • Iran's Long-exiled Prince Wants a Revolution in Age of Trump

    04/10/2017 7:20:31 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 32 replies
    Reza Pahlavi, the son of the last shah to rule before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, has seen his profile rise in recent months following the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, who promises a harder line against the Shi'ite power. Pahlavi's calls for replacing clerical rule with a parliamentary monarchy, enshrining human rights and modernizing its state-run economy could prove palatable to both the West and Iran's Sunni Gulf neighbors, who remain suspicious of Iran's intentions amid its involvement in the wars in Iraq, Syria and Yemen.
  • Russia and Iran pledge to hit back against further Syria strikes, blast US for Ďcrossing red linesí

    04/10/2017 3:51:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Sun ^ | 04/10/2017 | by George Sandeman
    The command centre for the two countries and allied groups released a joint statement today saying they would Ďrespond to future breaches of red lines with forceí RUSSIA and Iran have said they will respond to further American military actions following the air strike in Syria last week. In a joint statement the command centre for the two countries and allied groups said: ďWe will respond to any aggression.Ē The statement read: ďWhat America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach...

    04/09/2017 12:21:48 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 92 replies ^ | 4/9/17 | Jpost staff
    Russiaís unexpected announcement recognizing Israelís eternal capital of Jerusalem, a dramatic decision that places Vladimir Putin against Donald Trump in a totally new big-power rivalry Ė the race to Jerusalem. Many American and Israeli Jews have waited with mounting impatience for Trump to keep his campaign promise to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Against an atmosphere of US equivocation, Putin suddenly announced, without preamble or restricting conditions, the recognition of Israelís capital, to take effect immediately.