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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Rouhani Has Exposed the Futility of European Diplomacy

gatestoneinstitute. org – The reality of the delusional approach adopted by Mr Macron and other European leaders was, though, brutally exposed the moment Mr Rouhani arrived in New York. Instead of showing any sign of seeking to repair Tehran’s strained relationship with the West and its allies, he instead indulged in an orgy of self-justification in which he sought to …

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Iran enrichment may hit 20% if impasse drags on

Al-Monitor – As prospects died for a face-to-face meet this week in New York between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and US President Donald Trump, European leaders continue to stress their intent to preserve the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear deal the Trump administration withdrew from in 2018.  Yet, with Washington out and Europe’s ability to deliver …

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US Refuses To Allow Zarif To Visit Ambassador In Hospital Unless Iran Frees A Prisoner

Radiofarda – Following a diplomatic deadlock between the United States and Iran this week, both sides confirmed that the State Department refused to allow foreign minister Javad Zarif to visit Iran’s ambassador to the UN, who is receiving treatment in a NY hospital. The ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchiis battling cancer in an upper-East side hospital in Manhattan. Radio Farda’s correspondent reports that …

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Iran And EU Increasingly Divided As Europe Reportedly Threatens To Leave Nuclear Deal

Radiofarda – Iran and Europe appear to be increasingly divided and their views regarding the 2015 nuclear agreement seem to be diverging as Europe’s stance regarding Iran and its nuclear program gets increasingly closer to the Washington’s view. During a news conference before leaving New York Thursday evening Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani accused Europe of “inaction” and “lack of will” …

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Khamenei’s Chief Justice Builds An Anti-Corruption Image

Radiofarda – The conservative chief of Iran’s Judiciary has been attempting in recent weeks to present himself as the spearhead in fighting financial corruption and injustice in the clergy-dominated country. The mid-ranking cleric Ebrahim Raeesi (Raeisi or Raisi), a member of the “Death Quartet” that issued thousands of death sentences against political prisoners serving their sentences in the late 1980s, …

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The Mysterious Death Of An Iranian Diplomat And Operative In Saudi Arabia

Radiofarda – Four years ago, on September 24, 2015, an unfortunate event claimed the lives of more than 2,000 Muslims during the annual Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj. During the “deadliest Hajj in history”, people were killed in Mina, a neighbourhood of Mecca, as a result of a stampede. Among the pilgrims was an Iranian diplomat/operative who served for years in …

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Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s Personal Lawyer, Pulls Out Of Kremlin-Backed Event In Armenia

RFL/RE – Rudy Giuliani, a personal lawyer of U.S. President Donald Trump, has abruptly canceled a scheduled appearance at a Kremlin-backed event in Armenia that is expected to feature Russian leader Vladimir Putin.The Washington Post on September 27 had reported hours earlier that Giuliani, a key figure in a controversy over Trump’s telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, had …

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Erdogan Defies Trump Over Iran Sanctions

VOA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday continued to chart a collision course with Washington over Iran. Erdogan is categorically ruling out enforcing American sanctions intended to put Iran in an economic straitjacket. “It is impossible for us to cancel relations with Iran with regard to oil and natural gas. We will continue to buy our natural gas …

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Trump: No Sanctions Relief for Iran

VOA – U.S. President Donald Trump says he never agreed to lift sanctions on Iran in exchange for talks, disputing an earlier assertion by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Donald J. Trump✔@realDonaldTrump Iran wanted me to lift the sanctions imposed on them in order to meet. I said, of course, NO!80.1K2:23 PM – Sep 27, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy25.9K people …

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