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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Pompeo Statement On Iran Portrays Close Coordination With Europe

Radiofarda – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement on May 8, listing the U.S. administration’s successes in putting pressure on Iran and insisting that Washington remains committed to block Iran’s “paths to a nuclear weapon”. Pompeo did not shy away from describing U.S. policy as a “maximum pressure” approach to Iran, highlighting efforts to block Tehran’s oil …

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Iranians React To Partial Withdrawal: ‘Total Loss And Nothing More’

Radiofarda – Iranians on social media reacted to Iran’s partial withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear agreement with anger and sarcasm, highlighting the Iranian administration’s double standards, and pointing out its mistakes. One social media user, Mehdi Yahyanezhad who is a cyber guru from North America wrote that had President Hassan Rouhani suspended JCPOA immediately after the U.S. withdrawal, Trump would have been responsible …

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European powers reject Iran ‘ultimatums’ on nuclear deal

Al-Arabia – European powers said Thursday that they still backed the nuclear deal with Iran, but rejected any “ultimatums” from Tehran to keep it alive. “We reject any ultimatums and we will assess Iran’s compliance on the basis of Iran’s performance regarding its nuclear-related commitments” under a 2015 deal, the EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and the foreign ministers …

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Pompeo skips visit to Greenland amid tensions with Iran

Al-Arabia – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday put off a visit to Greenland, citing pressing business in Washington – just two days after he also ditched a trip to Germany to fly to Iraq amid soaring tensions with Iran. Pompeo was scheduled to visit Greenland’s capital Nuuk and to make a second stop to see New York Air …

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Brian Hook: US not seeking war with Iran, but ready to respond to any attacks

Al-Arabia – The United States is not seeking a war with Iran but said it stands ready to respond if Tehran mounts any attack on America, US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook told Al Arabiya on Wednesday. https://vid.alarabiya.net/2019/05/08/brianhookiranattack/brianhookiranattack___brianhookiranattack_video.mp4 “We are ready to restore diplomatic ties and welcome the country into the international community but the regime has got to …

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US Sanctions Hit Two of Iran’s Top Non-Energy Exports

VOA – New U.S. sanctions targeting Iranian industrial metals will hit two of the country’s most lucrative non-energy exports, according to Iranian government data seen by VOA Persian. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday, seeking to deny Iran revenue from its exports of iron, steel, aluminum and copper. The measure blocks the assets of people involved in producing …

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After ‘year of patience’ Iran suspends some nuclear commitments

Al-Monitot – During a televised address at a cabinet meeting, President Hassan Rouhani announced today that Iran will suspend two commitments it had voluntarily pledged under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The decision was made on the anniversary of the US administration’s pullout from the deal, which saw multiple economic sanctions reimposed on the Islamic Republic.  With the new measures implemented, …

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Major Powers, Israel React To Tehran’s Partial Suspension Of Nuclear Deal

Radiofarda – Iran’s partners in the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran had mixed reactions to Iran’s partial withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), with Russia and China supporting Tehran, while European powers sending warnings to Iran. One of them, France, has warned that Iran’s violation of its commitment to JCPOA may lead to further European sanctions against …

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OPINION: Venezuela And Iran Are More Similar Than You Think

Radiofarda The collapse of Venezuelan society under the dictatorial and socialist Maduro regime cannot fail to remind us of Iran under the Islamic Republic. Like Maduro, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has put the enrichment of his mafia clan and an exploitative revolutionary ideology before the needs of the Iranian people. Like Venezuela, Iran is experiencing black outs, water and …

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Pompeo: Iran nuclear announcement ‘intentionally ambiguous’

Al-Arabia – Iran’s announcement that it had stopped respecting limits on its nuclear activities agreed under a 2015 deal was “intentionally ambiguous”, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a visit to London on Wednesday. “I think it was intentionally ambiguous… We’ll have to wait and see what Iran’s actions actually are” before deciding the US response, Pompeo said …

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