Friday , 8 December 2023


Proxy War Over Iran Nuclear Agreement Divides U.S., Europe at UN

Bloomberg – As President Donald Trump prepares to announce whether he’ll certify Iran’s compliance with the deal to curb its nuclear program, U.S. and European negotiators at the United Nations are on another collision course — this time over the Islamic Republic’s human rights record. The U.S. is pushing for tougher language condemning Iran for human rights violations in the draft …

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Iran promises ‘crushing’ response if US designates Guards a terrorist group

Al-Arabia – Iran promised on Monday to give a “crushing” response if the United States designated its elite Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group. The pledge came a week before President Donald Trump announces final decision on how he wants to contain Tehran. He is expected on Oct 15 to will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program, …

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U.S. Says Russia Trying To ‘Shield Iran’ From Some Nuclear Inspections

RFL/RE – The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on September 28 said Russia is trying to “shield Iran” from inspections by the UN’s nuclear watchdog of some activities that could contribute to developing a nuclear bomb. Nikki Haley has been pushing to increase and broaden the inspections conducted by the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is charged with …

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Turkey Calls For Summit With Iran, Iraq Over Kurdish Independence Vote

RFL/RE – Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on September 28 that he wants to hold a summit with Iranian and Iraqi leaders to coordinate their response to the Kurdish vote for independence in Iraq. “We are planning to come together in the near future to coordinate the steps to be taken for the next period,” Yildirim told reporters in Turkey. …

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Former KRG PM emerges to shake up Kurdish politics

Al-Monitor – As referendum frenzy engulfs Iraqi Kurdistan, a prominent Iraqi Kurdish politician has been busy putting together a coalition of dissidents, leftists, secularists and Islamists in hopes of challenging the main ruling parties in the oil- and gas-rich region. The new Coalition for Democracy and Justice, whose diverse members are campaigning for good governance and accountability, intends to challenge the …

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Top US General Says Exiting Iran Nuclear Pact Would Make Future Deals Tough

VOA – The top U.S. military officer said on Tuesday Iran was complying with the pact curbing its nuclear program and warned that any American decision to walk away from it would make other nations less likely to enter into agreements with the United States. President Donald Trump is considering whether to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and …

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Iran Points At US and Warns of New Nuclear Arms Race

VOA – Iran’s deputy foreign minister pointed at the United States in warning on Tuesday that a new nuclear arms race and new competition to modernize nuclear weapons are starting. Abbas Araghchi made the comments during a high-level meeting of the U.N. General Assembly to promote International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, calling that goal “a legal, political …

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Changes Needed In Iran Nuclear Deal To Win U.S. Support, Tillerson Says

RFL/RE – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that changes are needed in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal before the administration of President Donald Trump will agree to continue supporting it. In an interview with Fox News late on September 19 that suggested the United States could withdraw from the deal unless changes are made, Tillerson said the administration …

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