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US, EU on Verge of Breakup as Macron and Merkel Vow to Counter Anti-Iran Move

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201805121064393632-us-eu-breakup-iran-deal/

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Open Rebellion? Europe Signals Patience Drying Up as US Re-Imposes Harmful Iran Sanctions

  • Open Rebellion? Europe Signals Patience Drying Up as US Re-Imposes Harmful Iran Sanctions
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Europeans are angry over the latest US-imposed set of sanctions harming EU interests in the wake of Donald Trump quitting the Iran nuclear deal. The EU needs to decide whether to finally stand up for itself, analysts told RT.

    Aside from imperiling a landmark international accord and endangering regional and global security, the US pull-out from the 2015 agreement with Iran will have crushing economic consequences for Europe. French, German and UK firms stand to lose billions of euros in investments and trade if they are forced to comply with the sanctions that will be re-imposed and expanded now that the US is no longer a signatory of the nuclear deal.

    Now, facing the ruinous economic and political fallout from Washington’s unwillingness to honor its agreements, Europe has signaled that it may choose to pursue its own interests – as opposed to obediently swallowing what the US dictates.

    ‘Crucial turning point for Europe’
    “At the moment, there’s a lot of anger in Europe about [US President Donald] Trump and the way he’s pulled out of the Iranian nuclear deal. European politicians are reacting to that anger,” journalist Neil Clark told RT. He noted that Europe faced a similar predicament following the 2014 Ukraine crisis, when the Barack Obama administration rolled out sanctions aimed at Russia. Back then, Europe went along with the sanctions that “were clearly not in the interest of EU nations,” but now the discontent seems to have reached the boiling point. “The key thing is: What actions will follow?” Clark notes.

    It remains unclear whether Brussels will take matters into its own hands – even as top European officials are making highly critical statements about their American allies. The loudest has probably come from Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, who, on Wednesday, suggested that the EU should “replace” the US in the global arena.

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‘Goodbye Europe!’ Der Spiegel Depicts Trump as Middle Finger Flipping Off EU Amid Iran Deal Tensions

  • ‘Goodbye Europe!’ Der Spiegel Depicts Trump as Middle Finger Flipping Off EU Amid Iran Deal Tensions
    by https://www.rt.com/
    German magazine Der Spiegel has released its new issue, with a cover featuring Donald Trump on a middle finger, flipping the bird. It comes just days after the US angered Europe by walking away from the Iran nuclear deal.

    Reaction from EU officials is still pouring in since Trump announced his decision earlier this week, so it didn’t take long before the cover was retweeted by French Ambassador to the US Gerard Araud.

    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas also had a few words to say to Der Spiegel on Friday about Washington pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, saying the US has shown “very little willingness to take the arguments of its allies seriously.” He went on to say that the decision has “already taken hold of transatlantic ties.”

    Der Spiegel’s tone on the cover was matched inside the magazine, with an editorial titled “Time for Europe to Join the Resistance.” The article says that US President Donald Trump is “only proficient in destruction,” referencing his pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and Paris climate agreement.

    The self-explanatory cover came just one day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Europe can no longer count on the US, and must take matters into its own hands. That sentiment was echoed by French President Emmanuel Macron, who agreed that “something should be done.” 

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EU Wants to Keep Iran Nuclear Deal in Place — Europe & USA Heading for Showdown

  • I am not so sure that the JCPOA agreement is contractually valid any more as the main/major signing party USA has refused to abide by it. Contractually, I do not believe Iran is obligated to fulfill the conditions in the JCPOA. Ie. There is no legal case for saying Iran must abide by the JCPOA.
  • Trump is re-imposing sanctions on Iran (again making the agreement void). Europe will have to fight America on the sanctions impose on Iran. Otherwise, the EU stand that it wants to keep the JCPOA agreement is meaningless. It appears Europe is about to break away from America’s hegemony.
  • To make the JCPOA contractually binding, I believe, the only way is to come out with another new agreement which is based on the JCPOA. The United Nations, I doubt have enforcement power over USA. Can the UN impose punitive measures on America for violating terms of agreement? America will just tell UN to goto hell: “Go and talk to my nuclear bombs!”.
  • PressTV Published on May 11, 2018
    The European Union has once more stressed its determination to ensure the 2015 Iran nuclear deal remains in place, in the wake of the US withdrawal from the accord.

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Donald Trump & Kim Jong-Un Spotted Eating Chicken Rice in Singapore — Locals Totally Confident of Success of Talks

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Horrifying Beauty: Indonesia Volcano Erupts with Smoke

  • RT Published on May 11, 2018
    Indonesia’s most active volcano, Mount Merapi, erupted early Friday, spewing sand and pyroclastic material and sending an ash column as high as 5,500 metres (18,045 feet) into the sky. People living within 5 kilometres (3.11 miles) of the crater evacuated to barracks set up for the displaced or left for other safe places.

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Gaza Border Protests Enter Final Stage Against ‘Israeli Occupation’

  • RT Published on May 11, 2018
    Anti-Israeli demonstrations along the Gaza border are continuing as part of the Palestinians’ so-called ‘Great March of Return’. Over the last 6 weeks, the movement has reportedly left almost 50 Palestinians killed & thousands injured, as Israeli forces dispersed crowds along the border fence. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9531
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/tales-from-gaza-what-is-life-really-like-in-the-worlds-largest-outdoor-prison-8567611.html

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/professor-noam-chomsky-jew-my-visit-to-gaza-the-worlds-largest-open-air-prison/

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

http://www.wrmea.org/2013-september/the-lab-israel-tests-weapons-tactics-on-captive-palestinian-population.html

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‘Are We America’s Vassals?’ European Allies Criticise US Withdrawal from Iran Deal

  • RT Published on May 11, 2018
    Should Europe be nothing more than a vassal to America? That’s the question that’s been raised by the senior French minister. It comes as anger’s running high in Europe following Trump’s decision to ditch the Iran nuclear deal. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/952e

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Shameless Juncker Just Used Trump’s Iran Withdrawal to Push ‘United States of Europe’

  • Shameless Juncker Just Used Trump’s Iran Withdrawal to Push ‘United States of Europe’
    by JOE BARNES, BRUSSELS CORRESPONDENT, https://www.express.co.uk/
    EUROPEAN UNION boss Jean-Claude Juncker is using Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal to further the bloc’s ambitions of creating a ‘United States of Europe’ of its own single army, according to British MEP Mike Hookem.

    The European Commission President has launched several stinging attacks to Washington while other EU leaders offer up more pragmatic responses to situation. Mr Trump removed the US from the 2015-agreement which was designed to prevent Iran from building an arsenal of deadly nuclear weapons.

    The deal, which was also signed by Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China, lifts economic lifted tough economic sanctions which were crippling Iran. Instead, the US President promised a wave of new trade sanctions, which has worried European firms who do business with Tehran.

    In response, Mr Juncker told the Flemish regional parliament in Belgium that it was time that the EU replaces the US as a world leader. The top Eurocrat said: “At this point, we have to replace the United States, which as an international actor has lost vigour, and because of it, in the long term, influence.”

    Mr Juncker, speaking at a separate event in Florence, also had harsh words for Mr Trump’s tactics on the world stage, including a dig at the recent war over steel and aluminium tariffs between Brussels and Washington. The Commission President told the 2018 State of the Union conference: “The Lisbon pact allows us to take decision with unanimity but also with a majority. “It will be important to redefine the decision-making mechanism to matter on the global exchequer.

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http://www.voxeurop.eu/en/content/news-brief/2211991-10-countries-united-states-europe

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/17/eurozone-countries-united-states-europe-viviane-reding

Only 10 countries out of the 18 will form the “United States of Europe”. This is the endtimes 10 Horn Beast empire. Click on image for article.

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US Moves To Cut Off Iran From Global Economy

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/is-washington-dc-the-city-of-7-hills-the-endtimes-babylon-city-2/

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  • US Moves To Cut Off Iran From Global Economy
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    Six years after SWIFT cut ties with Iranian banks during the last round of Western sanctions on the Persian nation, on Thursday afternoon the U.S. took another step toward cutting Iran off from the global economy when the US Treasury announced it was levying sanctions on a financing network and accusing the country’s central bank of helping funnel U.S. dollars to the blacklisted elite military unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard known as the Quds Force, the WSJ reported.

    Acting together with the United Arab Emirates, the US Treasury said that it had sanctioned six individuals and three “front companies engaged in a large-scale currency exchange network that has procured and transferred hundreds of millions” of dollars to Iran’s elite military force; overnight Israel’s government blamed the the same Quds Force for rocket attacks from Syria Wednesday night, an action that triggered massive retaliatory strikes by Israel’s military against Iranian targets in Syria, escalating the risk of a wider regional war.

    In Washington, Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin accused “the Iranian regime and its Central Bank” of misusing banking access in the UAE to acquire US dollars to fund the IRGC-QF’s “malign activities, and to arm its “regional proxy groups.” The new sanctions also ban US individuals and entities from doing business with the currency network.

    Mnuchin alleged that the sanctioned entities had concealed the acquisition of funds and transfers: “We are intent on cutting off IRGC revenue streams wherever their source and whatever their destination.”

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Macron And Other European Leaders Pledge to Salvage Iran Deal: New Peace Treaty?

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Daniel+9%3A27&version=NKJV

  • Is this coming new Iranian Nuclear Deal: Peace Treaty, Daniel’s ‘Covenant of 1 Week’? See bottom of post.
  • Macron And Other European Leaders Pledge to Salvage Iran Deal
    by Melissa Bell, Saskya Vandoorne and James Masters, CNN
    Paris (CNN)French President Emmanuel Macron reaffirmed Europe’s commitment to the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday while urging Tehran to take part in future discussions over its ballistic missile program.

    A day after US President Donald Trump announced he was quitting the pact, putting him on a collision course with some of the US’ closest allies, Macron spoke with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani by telephone as attempts to salvage the deal began in earnest.

    According to an Élysée Palace readout of the call, Macron urged Iran to “engage in a wide discussion with all parties involved” on topics including the country’s nuclear program after 2025, its ballistic missiles and its actions across the Middle East. Macron confirmed that the French and Iranian foreign ministers would meet soon to ensure progress.

    Earlier Wednesday, France’s Foreign Secretary Jean-Yves Le Drian had attempted to calm tensions by insisting the Iran deal was “not dead.” “The American logic is an isolationist, protectionist and unilateral logic,” Le Drian told French radio station RTL. “This is a break with international commitment and France deeply regrets this decision. We will bring businesses together in the coming days to try and preserve them as much as possible from the US measures.”

    Representatives from France, the UK and Germany — key signatories to the six-nation negotiating group that brokered the 2015 Obama-era Iran deal — would meet with their Iranian counterparts on Monday and were committed to preserving the agreement, Le Drian said.

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  • Why do I have my 10 pairs of eyeballs on this JCPOA, Iran nuclear deal? The EU driven by Macron is discussing a revised Iran nuclear deal but without USA participation. The current deal expires in 2025 ie. about 7 years (according to Trump see below). Will the revised deal, which is based on the existing deal, still keep the 2025 expiry? If so, it definitely can coincide with the Biblical Book of Daniel’s prophecy of ‘Covenant of 1 week’ ie. 7 Biblical years. A biblical year is 360 days not 365 days. (Note: JCPOA ‘Termination Day’ is in Oct 2025)
  • The revised deal is quite obviously a PEACE Treaty.

    Iran Sanctions – JCPOA in the Balance
    What are the “Terrible Flaws” That President Trump Sees?
    President Trumps opposes a number of aspects of the JCPOA. One is that the obligations it imposes on Iran relate only to its nuclear programme, but not on its “other malign activities”2 (IRGC funding, cyber aggression, maritime aggression, human rights violations, destabilising activity in the Middle East); a second is that the JCPOA does not consider long-range missile development as part of a nuclear weapons programme; a third is that the JCPOA has an expiry date (on Termination Day, in 2025).
  • JCPOA Treaty details:

    The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) at a Glance
    Timeline for Implementation
    …. October 18, 2015, Adoption Day: 90 days after the passage of the UN Security Council Resolution endorsing the deal (July 20, 2015). Adoption day triggers Iran and the P5+1 to take steps (outlined below) to meet the commitments to fully implement the JCPOA. 
    ….
    October 2025, Termination Day: Ten years after adoption day. Termination day terminates Resolution 2231 and the Security Council closes Iran’s nuclear file. 

    Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and restrictive measures
    … Finalisation Day
    The UN Security Council endorsed the JCPOA through Resolution 2231(2015) on 20 July 2015. On 31 July the Council of the EU adopted the legal acts translating the first of these provisions into EU law.
    ….
    Adoption Day
    On 18 October, 90 days after UN Security Council resolution 2231 (2015), the JCPOA came into effect. JCPOA participants made the necessary arrangements and preparations for the implementation of their JCPOA commitments.
    ….
    UN Security Council resolution Termination Day
    10 years after Adoption Day, if the provisions of previous UN Security Council resolutions have not been reinstated, all remaining UN and EU measures will be terminated.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/05/08/trumps-claim-that-iran-could-build-nuclear-weapons-in-seven-years/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.100cd3c8295f

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Ron Paul Liberty Report: Europe ‘Can No Longer Trust US For Protection.’ Good.

  • RonPaulLibertyReport Streamed live on May 10, 2018
    Angered by President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, German Chancellor Merkel has urged Europe to get its act together and stop relying on the US for defense protection. If Europe follows through, it can only be good news for the US…
https://sputniknews.com/politics/201705311054157040-merkel-nato-eu-army/

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https://sputniknews.com/europe/20160908/1045089399/eu-army-nato.html

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‘Are We America’s Vassals?’ France Vows to Trade with Iran in Defiance of US ‘Economic Policeman’

  • ‘Are We America’s Vassals?’ France Vows to Trade with Iran in Defiance of US ‘Economic Policeman’
    by https://www.rt.com/
    On the heels of Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran deal, France’s economy minister has urged Europe to stop acting like “US vassals” and continue trading with Tehran in defiance of what “the global economic policeman” has in store.

    “Do we want to be vassals who obey decisions taken by the United States while clinging to the hem of their trousers?”
     Bruno le Maire asked in an emotional interview with Europe 1.


    “Do we want the United States to be the economic policeman of the planet? Or do we Europeans say that we have economic interests, we want to continue to trade with Iran as part of a strategic agreement?” he asked, adding: “It’s time for all European states to open their eyes.”

    His interview comes on the back of Washington’s decision to pull out of a milestone 2015 deal that sought to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for lifting decades-long sanctions and wider economic cooperation. The move was coupled with renewed restrictions targeting trade with Iran.

    On Thursday, US individuals and entities were barred from doing business with six Iranian individuals and three companies that the Treasury claims have ties to the Revolutionary Guards. The US also says companies doing business in Iran now have six months to halt economic activity, and cannot sign new contracts or they will face sanctions.

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http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/07/20/did-donald-trump-just-crack-a-gay-joke-about-french-president-macron/

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Leaked Doc Reveals White House Planning “Regime Change” In Iran

  • Leaked Doc Reveals White House Planning “Regime Change” In Iran
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    It appears Rudy Giuliani wasn’t lying. Just a few days after the former NYC mayor and latest member of President Trump’s unexpectedly let it slip that “we got a president who is tough, who does not listen to the people who are naysayers, and a president who is committed to regime change [in Iran]”, the Washington Free Beacon has obtained a three-page white paper being circulated among National Security Council officials with drafted plans to spark regime change in Iran, following the US exit from the Obama-era nuclear deal and the re-imposition of tough sanctions aimed at toppling the Iranian regime.

    The plan, authored by the Security Studies Group, or SSG, a national security think-tank that has close ties to senior White House national security officials, including – who else – National Security Adviser John Bolton, seeks to reshape longstanding American foreign policy toward Iran by emphasizing an explicit policy of regime change, something the Obama administration opposed when popular protests gripped Iran in 2009, writes the Free Beacon, which obtained a leaked copy of the circulating plans.

    The regime change plan seeks to fundamentally shift U.S. policy towards Iran and has found a receptive audience in the Trump administration
    , which has been moving in this direction since Bolton—a longtime and vocal supporter of regime change—entered the White House.


    It deemphasizes U.S military intervention, instead focusing on a series of moves to embolden an Iranian population that has increasingly grown angry at the ruling regime for its heavy investments in military adventurism across the region. –Free Beacon 

    The ordinary people of Iran are suffering under economic stagnation, while the regime ships its wealth abroad to fight its expansionist wars and to pad the bank accounts of the Mullahs and the IRGC command,” SSG writes in the paper. “This has provoked noteworthy protests across the country in recent months” it further claims as an argument to push a “regime change” policy.

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http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/06/20/64-years-later-cia-finally-releases-details-of-iranian-coup-iran-tehran-oil/

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/19/cia-admits-role-1953-iranian-coup

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Trump & Bolton Call for Regime Change in Iran Even as They Speak of Peace

  • Trump & Bolton Call for Regime Change in Iran Even as They Speak of Peace
    by https://www.rt.com/
    White House National Security Adviser John Bolton says the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is not a step towards a policy of regime change in Tehran. His own record and President Donald Trump’s words suggest otherwise.

    Those who believe that pulling out of the nuclear deal is a precursor for US boots on the ground in Iran “would be badly mistaken,” Bolton said at a White House press briefing on Tuesday, just minutes after Trump’s announcement that the US would be leaving the 2015 agreement.

    The morning after, however, Bolton was accusing Iran of provoking a war, accusing Tehran of deploying missiles in Syria that could hit Israel. “I think Iran is bringing us close to war with its belligerent activity in Iraq and Syria,” he told CBS This Morning on Wednesday. “It’s that aggressive militaristic behavior by Iran on the ground in the region that’s the real threat.”

    The mustachioed former US envoy to the UN has long advocated for regime change in Tehran – notably in last year’s speech at the Grand Gathering of Iranians for Free Iran.

    “Even if somebody said to you that the regime was in full compliance with the nuclear deal, it doesn’t make any difference,”
     he remarked. The only solution to the problem of possible Iranian nuclear weapons “is to change the regime itself.” Bolton even set the date for regime change, saying that it was due to happen before 2019.


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http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/08/25/secret_cia_files_prove_america_helped_saddam_as_he_gassed_iran

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/dec/31/iraq.politics

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https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/theresa-may-syria-war-uk-chemical-weapons-attack-iran-iraq-thatcher-russia-a8300881.html

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