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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Trump, Putin, Agree To Work On Improved Relations Amid Fractious Issues

Radiofarda – U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have agreed to work on improving relations between the two superpowers in their first meeting since a report detailed Moscow’s organized campaign to influence U.S. elections.The June 28 meeting during a G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, got off to a bumpy start when Trump was asked about whether …

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Iran’s Retaliation May Target U.S. Allies World Over, Says Security Chief

Radiofarda – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani has warned that Iran’s retaliatory actions against U.S. will target America’s allies in the region, and around the world. He also warned that U.S. sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, could lead to the mobilization of people across the globe who “are in love …

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U.S. Sanctions Deny Tehran $50 Billion In Oil Revenues: US Diplomat

Radiofarda – U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook has said the United States is denying Tehran up to $50 billion in oil revenue exports as a result of sanctions imposed on Iran. Since the imposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran in 2018, daily oil exports have dropped from more than two million barrels a day to around 300,000. Speaking …

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EU’s Mogherini Says Special Trade Mechanism For Iran ‘Operational’

Radiofarda – The European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini says a special mechanism to allow trade with Iran is expected to be launched soon. In a joint press conference after talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on June 25, in Brussels, Mogherini said the Instrument for Trade and Exchanges, INSTEX may soon be ready and operational. INSTEX …

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‘There is no rush,’ Trump says on Iran tensions

Al-Arabia – There is “no rush” to resolve tensions between the United States and Iran that have raised fears of a military conflict, US President Donald Trump said Friday. “We have a lot of time. There’s no rush, they can take their time. There is absolutely no time pressure,” he said in Osaka, where world leaders are meeting for the …

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Iran says Vienna meet is ‘last chance’ to save nuclear deal

Al-Arabia – Iran said Friday’s meeting in Vienna between the remaining signatories of the nuclear deal was the “last chance” to save the accord after the US withdrawal last year and warned Tehran would not accept “artificial” solutions to US sanctions. Iran is threatening to exceed the maximum amount of enriched uranium allowed it by the deal, in retaliation for …

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US Gets No Commitment From Allies to Thwart Iran Threat

VOA – Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he came away with no firm commitments from NATO allies to participate in a global effort to secure international waterways against Iran. He says the U.S. will provide more details to allies next month on how the Iranian threat has escalated and how they can work together to deter further aggression. …

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Violations of Baha’i Rights are a Systematic Policy in Iran

Radiozamaneh – The Islamic Republic of Iran not only does not recognize Baha’is as a religious minority group but it does not leave the Baha’i community alone to just live their lives in a country that this religion originated from. The intelligence and judicial authorities in Iran systematically persecute Baha’is. Aside from routine interrogations, prosecutions and imprisonment, Baha’is in Iran …

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Iran: Release Detained Labor Activists

HRW – The Iranian judiciary should release three women labor activists and a journalist who are still in jail two months after they were detained following a May Day demonstration in Tehran protesting the difficult economic condition workers face, Human Rights Watch said today. The four detainees appear to be detained solely because of their participation in the peaceful assembly. Activists, Neda …

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Keeping Iran Safe And Prosperous Is Ultimately Its Leaders’ Responsibility

lobelog.com – The United States and Iran just avoided a military confrontation that could have degenerated into an open conflict. If allowed to escalate, this conflict would have led to an all-out war with devastating consequence for all involved, especially Iran. But the risk of war by accident or design is still high. Many commentators have rightly criticized the Trump …

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