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  • European Gov’ts Urged to Work With Biden to Restore Iran Nuclear Deal

    12/01/2020 5:57:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2020 | 4:33pm EST | James Carstensen
    Berlin — Six former European diplomats are calling on European governments to coordinate efforts to urge an incoming Biden administration to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, from which President Trump withdrew in 2018, and to agree with the regime in Tehran on steps for mutual compliance. The call comes amid fears that Friday’s assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh could complicate attempts to restore the deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “In response to reimposed U.S. sanction [sic] since 2018, Iran has increased its nuclear activities and continues to step away from its commitments under the...
  • Pentagon: China’s Military Has Begun To Surpass The United States’s

    09/08/2020 7:45:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/08/2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    A new Pentagon paper paints a grim picture of the emerging great power rivalry in Asia and suggests that a toe-to-toe balancing with China is now out of the question. The document titled “Military and Security developments in the People’s Republic of China” charts where China has already far surpassed the United States.For example, by the end of 2019, China possessed the world’s largest standing ground force and leading maritime militia. China has now the world’s largest navy, already with around a 50-ship advantage over America, a gap that is steadily increasing in a competition that is at a...
  • 5 Places Where World War III Could Start

    08/23/2020 6:49:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 42 replies
    National Interest ^ | 2020 | Robert Farley
    Key point: The risk of war may be low, but it is ever present. As the United States enters an election year, prospects for global stability remain uncertain. President Trump’s foreign policy stood at odds with those of his predecessor, and will likely a central point of contestation in the election. At this point, several crises might emerge that would not only turn the election, but potentially bring about a wider global conflict. Iran-Israel Iran and Israel are already waging low-intensity war across the Middle East. Turkey The state of the relationship between the U.S. and Turkey has decayed to...
  • Records show Iran lied about making nuclear weapons, scientists say

    04/09/2020 8:36:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    UPI ^ | April 9, 2020 | By Clyde Hughes
    A non-profit global science and security group says in a new report that Iran has built a plant to produce nuclear weapons despite its insistence that all its atomic endeavors are wholly peaceful. The Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Science and International Security said the 30-page report is based on documents from the Iran Nuclear Archive that were seized by Israel two years ago. The analysis, posted Wednesday, said Tehran has "clearly" been dishonest with the International Atomic Energy Agency, which relies on government cooperation and onsite inspections. "Iran should declare this site to the International Atomic Energy Agency and allow...
  • Iran seeks compromise from Europe on nuclear deal

    02/15/2020 12:05:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.15.2020 | jsi/sms (AFP, AP)
    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said there was room for maneuver in reimposing the 2015 agreement that kept Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. But he added it would only happen if Germany, France and the UK showed the same willingness to reinstate the deal’s economic benefits for Iran. The landmark agreement has been on life support ever since US President Donald Trump withdrew from it in 2018 and reimposed economic sanctions on Tehran, leaving Germany, France and the UK struggling to breathe life into the ailing deal. […] “We have said that we are prepared to slow down or reverse...
  • US troops clash with pro-government group in northeast Syria

    02/12/2020 11:23:43 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 32 replies
    AP ^ | 2/12/2020 | By ALBERT AJI and ANDREW WILKS
    A Syrian was killed and another was wounded when government supporters attacked American troops and tried to block their way as their convoy drove through an army checkpoint in northeastern Syria, prompting a rare clash, state media and activists reported. The U.S. military said its force came under fire, and that troops responded in self-defense. It said an investigation of the incident was underway.
  • EU foreign policy chief to visit Iran amid regional tensions

    02/02/2020 9:53:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.02.2020 | wmr/aw (AP, Reuters, dpa, AFP)
    The EU’s new foreign affairs chief, Josep Borrell, will meet with Iranian leaders on Monday, as the EU seeks to salvage the tattered 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. The meeting comes amid a policy split between European signatories to the nuclear deal and the US. The US dropped out of the accord, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and reimposed sanctions on Iran in August 2019. Tehran has responded by rolling back its commitments to the deal’s core elements, which include capping uranium enrichment. On January 6, Iran said that it would no longer adhere to its...
  • 2 GTA men indicted in U.S. for allegedly trafficking items for Pakistan nuclear program [Greater Toronto Area]

    01/21/2020 3:48:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | Jan 16, 2020 6:14 PM ET
    Two Mississauga, Ont., men have been indicted for allegedly helping to run an international procurement network over a five-year period to traffic materials such as aircraft parts and satellite communications equipment to support Pakistan’s nuclear program. Father and son Muhammad Ahsan Wali, 48, and Haji Wali Muhammad Sheikh, 82, are among five men accused of being associated with an alleged front company called Business World, based in Rawalpindi, a city in northern Pakistan, according to the United States Department of Justice. The other three charged include another one of Sheikh’s sons in Pakistan, as well as one man in Hong...
  • Pompeo limits US diplomats' contact with Iranian opposition groups

    01/08/2020 5:46:23 AM PST · by nuconvert · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan. 7, 2020
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is limiting U.S. diplomats' contact with Iranian opposition groups, according to a cable sent to all U.S. diplomatic outposts Tuesday. Pompeo’s order says diplomats should not meet with Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) or five other groups because it could damage the United States' chances to negotiate with Iran,... “Direct U.S. government engagement with these groups could prove counterproductive to our policy goal of seeking a comprehensive deal with the Iranian regime that addresses its destabilizing behavior,” the cable said, according to Bloomberg. It also added that these groups “try to engage U.S. officials regularly to gain at...
  • Pelosi says House to vote on a resolution to limit Trump's military actions regarding Iran

    01/05/2020 9:52:02 PM PST · by mdittmar · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 5, 2020 | Mekhla Raina in Bengaluru; Editing by Tom Hogue
    (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will introduce and vote on a war powers resolution this week to limit U.S. President Donald Trump’s military actions regarding Iran.
  • Iran: We’re Completely Done With The Nuclear Agreement

    01/05/2020 5:17:21 PM PST · by familyop · 84 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 5, 2020 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    You had to know this was coming. Iran is done with the nuclear agreement it negotiated with the Obama Administration and the European Union. Via Islamic Republic News Agency aka the official Iran news outlet. "The cabinet said Iran will observe no restrictions in operational areas, including enrichment capacities, enrichment percentage, the volume of enriched material as well as research. The cabinet further stated in its statement that as the fifth step to reduce its commitments, Iran will abandon the last key restriction in the operation field put up in the JCPOA literally 'the limitations in the number of centrifuges'....
  • Here's why neither George W. Bush nor Barack Obama killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, who the US just took out in an airstrike

    01/03/2020 12:37:34 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    businessinsider ^ | 01/03/2020 | Grace Panetta
    On Thursday evening, the Pentagon confirmed that at the direction of President Donald Trump, US forces killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike near Baghdad's airport, the most drastic step toward conflict with Iran in the 21st century. Soleimani was for decades one of the most important and highly regarded military figures in Iran, playing a pivotal role in shaping Iranian foreign policy and the politics of the Middle East today. The killing of the high-level commander, first reported by Iraqi state TV and later confirmed in a Pentagon statement, is the US's most significant escalation of tensions...
  • Schiff Goes for Total Coup, Now Targeting Pence in Impeachment Effort

    12/28/2019 1:52:27 PM PST · by bitt · 233 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | 12/27/2019 | jared harris
    It’s beginning to look like Rep. Adam Schiff isn’t content with simply ousting the president, instead hinting that he’s going for a total sweep of the White House by involving the vice president as well. The move would seemingly put his ally and fellow California Democrat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in charge of the United States. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee hinted at the bombshell turn in a Dec. 18 talk with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Maddow asked Schiff about his continuing role in the impeachment of President Donald Trump. COMMENTARY Schiff Goes for Total Coup, Now Targeting Pence...
  • World powers press Iran to reverse nuke deal violations

    12/06/2019 9:09:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 6, 2019 | Kiyoko Metzler
    World powers pressured Iran on Friday to reverse recent atomic activities that violate the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, but stopped short of deciding on whether to proceed with a move that could see the case brought before the UN Security Council and a “snapback” of sanctions that had been lifted under the accord, according to a Chinese official. Fu Cong told reporters after the meeting that brought together Iran with the five powers remaining in the deal that China had argued against invoking the so-called dispute resolution mechanism of the agreement. “Iran has made it very clear that all the...
  • Iran, Russia, China to Hold Joint Wargames in ‘Message to the World’

    11/28/2019 10:49:39 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 39 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | 11/27/19 | Adam Kredo
    Iran, China, and Russia will hold in the coming weeks their first-ever joint war drills, which leaders say are meant to send a "message to the world" about increased military cooperation between the rogue countries. The commander of Iran's navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said Wednesday that the Islamic Republic will team up with Moscow and Beijing within the next month to hold the mass war drills. "The joint wargame between Iran, Russia, and China, which will hopefully be conducted next month, carries the same message to the world, that these three countries have reached a meaningful strategic point in...
  • Iran’s president: New oil field found with over 50B barrels

    11/10/2019 7:21:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2019 | Amir Vahdat
    Iran has discovered a new oil field in the country’s south with over 50 billion barrels of crude, its president said Sunday, a find that could boost the country’s proven reserves by a third as it struggles to sell energy abroad over U.S. sanctions. The announcement by Hassan Rouhani comes as Iran faces crushing American sanctions after the U.S. pulled out of its nuclear deal with world powers last year. Rouhani made the announcement in a speech in the desert city of Yazd. He said the field was located in Iran’s southern Khuzestan province, home to its crucial oil industry....
  • Shock as Merkel donates half a billion dollars in aid to Palestinian president, paying terrorists...

    11/02/2019 12:11:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 66 replies
    The Politics ^ | Monday, September 16, 2019 | Free Speech
    At the joint press conference (Video embedded below), Chancellor Angela Merkel said: "We are now the largest bilateral donors in the Palestinian territories." According to Germany's Bild news, the federal government announced that in 2018 about 166.2 million euros flowed to the Palestinians. In addition, Germany transferred about 173.2 million euros to UNRWA, a UN agency for Palestinian Muslims. Throughout her years as Chancellor, Angela Merkel gave the Palestinian Authority more than half a billion dollars, not including foreign aid to UNRWA. The Palestinian Authority openly pays salaries to every terrorist who murdered Jews as an act of jihad. In...
  • Turkey's President Erdogan says 'nuclear power should either be forbidden for all or permissible'…

    09/25/2019 6:26:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:16 EDT, 24 September 2019 | Jemma Carr
    Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said nuclear power should either be free for all states or banned completely. He warned that the “inequality” between states who have nuclear power and who do not undermines global balances. This comes amid global concern following news that Iran has exceeded limits to its uranium stockpile and was enriching the chemical to beyond limitations imposed by the Iran nuclear deal. Earlier this month, Tehran announced it would use advanced centrifuges prohibited under the deal. President Erdogan said: “The position of nuclear power should either be forbidden for all or permissible for everyone.” …
  • UN releases first-ever report on anti-Semitism highlighting uptick

    09/23/2019 5:24:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/23/2019 | Talia Kaplan
    The United Nations released an “unprecedented” report on anti-Semitism on Monday, which pointed out that the frequency appears to be increasing. It also linked anti-Semitism to denunciations of Israel as well as the Palestinian-led Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement, which calls for a boycott of all Israeli products. The report stressed that the “prevalence of anti-Semitic attitudes and the risk of violence against Jewish individuals and sites “ is significant. The report, “Combating Antisemitism to Eliminate Discrimination and Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief,” was released on Monday by U.N. Human Rights Council’s special rapporteur on freedom of religion or...
  • Irony: CAIR Successfully Pressures Church to Cancel 'Is Michigan Surrendering to Islam?' Event

    09/11/2019 3:26:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 | ROBERT SPENCER
    Eighteen years after the September 11 jihad attacks that murdered nearly three thousand people, this is where we are: the Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church in Michigan has canceled an event called “9/11 forgotten? Is Michigan surrendering to Islam” under pressure from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group with ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. And so the answers are clear: yes, 9/11 has been forgotten, and Michigan is indeed surrendering to Islam. The event was to feature an ex-Muslim, Shahram Hadian, speaking on “How the Interfaith Movement is Sabotaging America and the Church” and economist and investigative...