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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Iranian Diplomat Compares EU Trade Mechanism To ‘A Car Without Gas’

Radiofarda – While the EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini insists that a special mechanism to allow trade with Iran (INSTEX) has become “operational,” Iran’s permanent representative to the UN says the new device is a car without gas. In a joint press conference after talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on June 25, in Brussels, Mogherini had …

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Houthis Launch Drone Attack On Saudi Airport

Radiofarda – Saudi-led coalition forces intercepted a drone launched by Yemen’s Houthis at Jizan airport in southern Saudi Arabia, a coalition spokesman said on Saturday. Houthi-run Masirah TV reported earlier that the Iran-aligned movement had carried out drone attacks on military positions and aircraft hangars at the airport. “The attack has not achieved any of its targets and the drone …

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Iran-backed Militia Says It Participated In Embassy Protest

AP — An official with an Iran-backed militia says members of his group comprised the majority of protesters outside the Bahrain embassy in the Iraqi capital that was attacked this week. But he says he doesn’t know who stormed the mission. Protesters storm Bahraini embassy in Iraqi capital #Baghdad An Iraqi security official says protesters have stormed the Bahraini embassy …

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Iranian parliament member: US has never been worthy of negotiations

AL-Arabia – Americans have never been worthy of negotiations and they never will be, a member of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said on Sunday, adding that recent US sanctions against Iran show that “American officials are distressed.” “America has never been worthy of negotiations and it will not be in the future either,” the chairman …

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Nuclear Deal’s Future in Europe’s Hands, Iran Says

VOA – It is up to Europe to shield Iran from U.S. sanctions and prevent it from further scaling back its compliance with its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers, Iranian state TV said Saturday, with only days left on Tehran’s ultimatum. Iran’s envoy to a meeting of the remaining signatories to the nuclear accord said Friday that European countries had offered …

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The ‘Cat-And-Mouse’ World of the Ayatollah

gatestoneinstitute.org ….sanctions are working not by wrecking the lives of ordinary Iranians, who do suffer nevertheless, but by denying the mullahs the means to indulge in their deadly Tom-and-Jerry shenanigans. Each time the US imposed sanctions, the mullahs took a bite of humble pie and briefly modified aspects of their behavior as if playing a Tom-and-Jerry script. However, once sanctions …

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US Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters To Qatar Amid Iran Tensions

Radiofarda – The U.S. has deployed F-22 stealth fighters to Qatar for the first time, its military said Friday, adding to a buildup of U.S. forces in the Gulf amid tensions with Iran. The Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth fighters have been deployed “to defend American forces and interests,” the U.S. Air Forces Central Military Command said in a statement …

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U.S. Says Saudi Pipeline Attacks Originated In Iraq -WSJ

Radiofarda – Drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry in May originated in Iraq, not Yemen, U.S. officials have concluded, drawing questions from Iraqi officials who have asked Washington for more information supporting the claim, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence on the May drone attacks say they originated in southern Iraq, the …

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Trump’s Move To Sanction Khamenei Is Significant For Human Rights

Radiofarda – President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions last Monday on the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as well as everyone in his office or appointed by him. “The Supreme Leader of Iran is the one who ultimately is responsible for the hostile conduct of the regime,” the President told reporters, adding, “These measures represent a strong and …

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