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Rescue Teams Race Against Monsoons To Save Thai Soccer Team

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Trump Possibly Planning to Destroy NATO, European Union: Analyst

  • PressTV Published on Jul 5, 2018
    US President Donald Trump is possibly planning to destroy the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union, says a former US Senate policy adviser and diplomat. James Jatras, who is a specialist in international relations and legislative politics in Washington, DC, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday while commenting on a statement of Trump. Trump said on Wednesday that the European Union is “possibly as bad as China” on trade, as possible trade wars loom with both the Asian giant as well as longtime allies in Europe and Canada.

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Italy to Cause Chaos for Eurozone as It Tells EU to SCRAP Its Austerity Measures

  • Italy to Cause Chaos for Eurozone as It Tells EU to SCRAP Its Austerity Measures
    by LATIFA YEDROUDJ, https://www.express.co.uk/
    ITALY’S Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio has demanded freedom from EU-imposed austerity as he lashes out at Brussels for controlling the country’s spending.

    Mr Di Maio insisted all EU member states must have the same fiscal and welfare systems, after Italy was penalised with strict curbs on spending after being granted a bail out from its richer nations. Threatening turmoil for the eurozone, Mr Di Maio told Italian newspaper La Stampa today: “There are five million people in poverty. It is an absolute emergency.” He added: “In the next months the government’s attitude will be different from the past.

    “We will move to obtain greater investments and the possibility of making structural reforms in the fiscal and welfare sectors.”

    While he believes in the future of the EU, Mr Di Maio vowed Italy’s new populist government will create the same fiscal and welfare system model used in all EU states, despite the country’s burgeoning debt. Mr Di Maio added: “If I had a child, I would like him/her to grow on a continent where the tax and welfare systems were the same for everyone. We will work to get this.”

    Mr Di Maio insisted Europe “has to listen to us because, unlike France and Germany Italy has a government supported by over 60% of our fellow citizens”. Italy’s debt burden stands at 130 percent of its economic output – the highest among major eurozone countries – while being the eurozone’s third largest economy.

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Thai Cave Rescue: Diver Dies After Delivering Oxygen Tanks to Cave Complex

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Jim Willie: This Is The Ninth Inning

  • INTERVIEW WITH WILL LEHR OF PERPETUAL ASSETS
    by http://goldenjackass.com/main5.html
    July 5th:  topics covered include the assured failure of Deutsche Bank and the guaranteed collapse of the Italian banking system with French falling dominoes in contagion (WHICH IS CERTAIN TO FINALLY RELEASE THE GOLD  PRICE), the coming Gold Trade Note alongside the Petro-Yuan launch with a potential gold backing (ALSO TO RELEASE GOLD AS SECOND TRIGGER), Russia’s recent history battling the Deep State, the Elite & JPMorgan large-scale active hoarding of Silver, the true high price inflation for the economy which means a multi-year recession, the new technology rollout with Silver at the core, unintended consequences of failed USGovt sanctions, the ongoing German defiance of US-led Russian sanctions, the new RMB Hub at the Frankfurt Exchange, the role of Blockchain Technology in the Tokenized Economy

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Sisi Holds Key to Trump’s Sinai Plan for Palestinians: The Coming Fulfillment of Revelation 12:6,13-14

  • The Palestinians (in particular those in Gaza) are the Jews of the Bible, IMO. Wilderness means desert. Sinai peninsula is a desert. The Palestinians(REAL JEWS) are about to be driven into the Sinai desert in fulfillment of Revelation 12:6,13-14. Emphasis mine:
  • Revelation 12:6-14 New King James Version (NKJV)
    6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

    13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. 14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.
  • Sisi Holds Key to Trump’s Sinai Plan for Palestinians
    by Jonathan Cook, http://www.middleeasteye.net/
    Reports suggest Trump could be about to unveil massive relief programme, but on condition Palestinians work in Egypt under Israel’s ‘Greater Gaza’ plan

    Israel and the US are in a race against time with Gaza. The conundrum is stark: how to continue isolating the tiny coastal enclave from the outside world and from the West Bank – to sabotage any danger of a Palestinian state emerging – without stoking a mass revolt from Gaza’s two million Palestinians?

    In Gaza, Israel does not have the luxury of time it enjoys in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the two additional Palestinian territories it occupies. In those areas, it can keep chipping away at the Palestinian presence, using the Israeli army, Jewish settlers and tight restrictions on Palestinian movement to take over key resources like land and water.

    Gaza: A death camp
    While Israel is engaged in a war of attrition with the West Bank’s population, a similar, gradualist approach in Gaza is rapidly becoming untenable. The United Nations has warned that the enclave may be only two years away from becoming “uninhabitable”, its economy in ruins and its water supplies unpotable.

    More than a decade of a severe Israeli blockade as well as a series of military assaults have plunged much of Gaza into the dark ages. Israel desperately needs a solution, before Gaza’s prison turns into a death camp. And now, under cover of Donald Trump’s “ultimate peace plan”, Israel appears to be on the brink of an answer.

    Recent weeks have been rife with reports in the Israeli and Arab media of moves by Washington and Israel to pressure Egypt into turning over a swath of territory in northern Sinai, next to Gaza, for infrastructure projects designed to alleviate the enclave’s “humanitarian crisis”.

    Late last month Hamas, which rules Gaza, sent a delegation to Cairo to discuss the measures. This followed hot on the heels of a visit to Egypt by Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law who is overseeing the Middle East peace plan.

    Exploiting Egyptian fears
    According to reports, Trump hopes soon to unveil a package – associated with his “deal of the century” peace-making – that will commit to the construction of a solar-power grid, desalination plant, seaport and airport in Sinai, as well as a free trade zone with five industrial areas. Most of the financing will come from the oil-rich Gulf states.

    Egyptian diplomatic sources appear to have confirmed the reports. The programme has the potential to help relieve the immense suffering in Gaza, where electricity, clean water and freedom of movement are in short supply. Palestinians and Egyptians would jointly work on these projects, providing desperately needed jobs. In Gaza, youth unemployment stands at over 60 per cent.

    It has been left unclear whether Palestinians from Gaza would be encouraged to live close to the Sinai projects in migrant workers’ towns. Israel will doubtless hope that Palestinian workers would gradually make Sinai their permanent home.
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    A decade of arm-twisting
    It is important to understand that the Sinai plan is not simply evidence of wishful thinking by an inexperienced or deluded Trump administration. All the signs are that it has enjoyed long and vigorous support from the Washington policy establishment for more than a decade.

    In fact, four years ago, when Barack Obama was firmly ensconced in the White House, Middle East Eye charted the course of attempts by Israel and the US to arm-twist a succession of Egyptian leaders into opening Sinai to Gaza’s Palestinians.

    This has been a key Israeli ambition since it pulled several thousand settlers out of Gaza in the so-called disengagement of 2005 and claimed afterwards – falsely – that the enclave’s occupation was over.

    Washington has reportedly been on board since 2007, when the Islamist faction Hamas took control of Gaza, ousting the Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. It was then that Israel, backed by the US, intensified its severe blockade that has destroyed Gaza’s economy and prevented key goods from entering.

    A Palestinian statelet
    The advantages of the Sinai plan are self-evident to Israel and the US. It would:

    * make permanent the territorial division between Gaza and the West Bank, and the ideological split between the rival factions of Fatah and Hamas;
    * downgrade Gaza from a diplomatic issue to a humanitarian one;
    * gradually lead to the establishment of a de facto Palestinian statelet in Sinai and Gaza, mostly outside the borders of historic Palestine;
    * encourage the eventual settlement of potentially millions of Palestinian refugees in Egyptian territory, stripping them of their right in international law to return to their homes, now in Israel;
    * weaken the claims of Abbas and his Palestinian Authority, located in the West Bank, to represent the Palestinian cause and undermine their moves to win recognition of statehood at the United Nations;
    * and lift opprobrium from Israel by shifting responsibility for repressing Gaza’s Palestinians to Egypt and the wider Arab world.

    ‘Greater Gaza’ plan
    In summer 2014, Israel’s media reported that, with Washington’s blessing, Israeli officials had been working on a plan dubbed “Greater Gaza” that would attach the enclave to a large slice of northern Sinai. The reports suggested that Israel had made headway with Cairo on the idea.

    Egyptian and Palestinians officials publicly responded to the leaks by denouncing the plan as “fabricated”. But, whether Cairo was privately receptive or not, it provided yet further confirmation of a decade-long Israeli strategy in Gaza. 

    At around the same time, an Arab newspaper interviewed a former anonymous official close to Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president ousted in 2011. He said Egypt had come under concerted pressure from 2007 onwards to annex Gaza to northern Sinai, after Hamas took control of the enclave following Palestinian elections.

    Five years later, according to the same source, Mohamed Morsi, who led a short-lived Muslim Brotherhood government, sent a delegation to Washington where the Americans proposed that “Egypt cede a third of the Sinai to Gaza in a two-stage process spanning four to five years”.  And since 2014, it appears, Morsi’s successor, General Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, has faced similar lobbying.

    Carrots and sticks
    Suspicions that Sisi might have been close to capitulating four years ago were fuelled at that time by Abbas himself. In an interview on Egyptian TV, he said Israel’s Sinai plan had been “unfortunately accepted by some here [in Egypt]. Don’t ask me more about that. We abolished it.”

    Israel’s neoconservative cheerleaders in Washington who reportedly leant on Mubarak in 2007 during George W Bush’s presidency, are now influencing Middle East policy again in the Trump administration. And although Sisi appears to have stood his ground in 2014, subsequent dramatic changes in the region are likely to have weakened his hand.

    Both Abbas and Hamas are more isolated than ever, and the situation in Gaza more desperate. Israel has cultivated much closer ties to the Gulf states as they fashion joint opposition to Iran. And the Trump administration has dropped even the pretence of neutrality in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In fact, Trump’s Middle East team led by Kushner adopted from the outset Israel’s so-called “outside-in” paradigm for arriving at a peace agreement.

    The idea is to use a carrot-and-stick approach – a mix of financial inducements and punitive sanctions – to bully Abbas and Hamas into making yet more major concessions to Israel that would void any meaningful idea of Palestinian statehood. Key to this idea is that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates can be recruited to help Israel in its efforts to force the Palestinian leadership’s hand.

    Egypt, current reports indicate, has come under similar pressure from the Gulf to concede territory in Sinai to help Trump with his long-delayed “deal of the century”.

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https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180213-sinai-is-being-cleared-for-the-deal-of-the-century/

The Zionist plan is to forcefully expel all Palestinians from West Bank and Gaza into the Sinai desert. Click on image for article.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180306-zionist-goals-scored-on-the-arab-pitch/

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http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=32900

The Zionist plan is to forcefully expel all Palestinians from West Bank and Gaza into the Sinai desert. Click on image for article.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180208-ex-egypt-envoy-evacuation-of-sinai-serves-deal-of-the-century/

The Zionist plan is to forcefully expel all Palestinians from West Bank and Gaza into the Sinai desert. Click on image for article.

https://www.strategic-culture.org/pview/2018/05/24/fate-gaza-dim-enclaves-surrounded-by-hostile-powers-never-fare-well.html

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http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/most-palestinians-are-descendants-of-jews/

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https://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Features/The-lost-Palestinian-Jews

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https://electronicintifada.net/content/israels-surprising-best-seller-contradicts-founding-ideology/7753

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/.premium-should-palestinians-return-to-judaism-1.6159270

The Palestinians are the REAL Jews of the Bible. Modern non semitic Ashkenazi Jews (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT real Jews, not the descendants of the 12 tribes of Israel. Click on image for article.

https://shavei.org/palestinians-jewish-roots/

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The FedRes Just Secretly Began To HIDE Its BALANCE SHEET! What Are They About To Do?

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Why Did Federal Reserve Suddenly Remove Balance Sheet Normalization Data from FRED Site?

  • DAHBOO77 Published on Jul 4, 2018
    In the interests of transparency at The ‘New’ Federal Reserve, The St.Louis Fed has decided, suddenly and without warning, to discontinue the production of The Fed’s balance sheet size from its FRED website. Learn More: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-0…

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The New Oil Cartel Threatening OPEC

  • The New Oil Cartel Threatening OPEC
    by Irina Slav, https://oilprice.com/
    When reports emerged that India and China are in talks about forming an oil buyers’ club, OPEC was probably too busy with its upcoming June 22 meeting to concern itself with that dangerous alliance. Now, it may be time for it to start worrying.

    “The timing is right. The boom in U.S. oil and gas production gives us greater leverage against OPEC,” the Times of India quoted an Indian official as saying last month after the formal start of said talks. The two countries, after all, account for a combined 17 percent of global oil consumption and they are the ones that would be the hardest hit if prices rise as a result of OPEC’s actions.

    What’s more, they might not be alone in this attempt to curb OPEC’s clout on the global oil market. According to Bloomberg’s Carl Pope, Europe and Japan, previously reluctant to take part in any anti-OPEC projects, may now join in. The reason they are likely to join in is that unlike in previous oil price cycles, now there are alternatives to fossil fuels. Electrification is where OPEC may have to face off with a future oil buyers’ cartel.

    India, China, and Europe are all very big on EV adoption. Japan is a leader in battery manufacturing. If they set their minds to it, these four players could upend the oil market and effectively cripple OPEC. Of course, this is a best-case scenario of the kind that rarely unfolds in reality.

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Israel Demolishes Palestinian Bedu Community Near East Jerusalem. The Genocide & Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians by Israel

  • Israel Demolishes Palestinian Bedu Community Near East Jerusalem
    by https://www.albawaba.com/en
    Israeli forces on Wednesday demolished a Palestinian Bedouin community near East Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank.

    “Military bulldozers, backed by Israeli forces, stormed the Abu al-Nawwar Bedouin community at dawn and demolished ten Palestinian homes and livestock barracks,” Daoud Jahaleen, a spokesperson for the community, told Anadolu Agency.

    He said the community is home to 687 Palestinians, 65% of them are children. In February, Israeli bulldozers razed the only school in the Bedouin community, which is surrounded by two Israeli settlements, Ma’ale Adumim and Kedar.

    For years, the Israeli government has tried to dismantle the Abu al-Nawwar community to make way for its massive E1 settlement project in East Jerusalem. On Tuesday, the U.N. decried Israeli plans to demolish the community of Khan al-Ahmar Abu al Helu, another Bedouin community near Jerusalem.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/10135157/Israel-furious-at-UN-report-detailing-torture-of-Palestinian-children.html

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-government-tortures-children-by-keeping-them-in-cages-human-rights-group-says-9032826.html

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http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.774663

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http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/a-special-place-in-hell/.premium-1.671538

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http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.679129

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  • Modern Ashkenazi Khazars (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT the Jews of the Bible! Ashkenaz is not from the tribe of Shem ie. not semitic! They cannot be the descendents of Jacob/Israel who are from Shem!

    Genesis 10:1-3 (New King James Version)
    Nations Descended from Noah
    1 Now this is the genealogy of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And sons were born to them after the flood. 2 The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. 3 The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath,[a] and Togarmah.
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/ashkenazis-self-styled-jews-are-not-the-descendants-of-the-ancient-israelites/

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.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/former-israeli-soldier-describes-how-idf-troops-do-not-view-palestinians-as-human-beings-9828056.html

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We are trained to not see Palestinians as humans – former IDF soldier!

http://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page/.premium-1.590048?trailingPath=2.169%2C2.216%2C2.217%2C

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http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/a-good-jew-hates-arabs-1.459832

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http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.530993

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

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  • Sir Gerald Kaufmann (UK Jewish MP):
    “My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town. A German soldier shot her dead in her bed. “My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza. ”

    “The present Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploits the continuing guilt among gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians.”

  • He said the claim that many of the Palestinian victims were militants “was the reply of the Nazi” and added: “I suppose the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw ghetto could have been dismissed as militants.”

‘Israel was born out of Jewish Terrorism! …. They are not simply war criminals. They are fools!’

  • … it turns out the creation of Israel had not, after all, been a haphazard fight in which the Arabs fled their homes at the directives of their own leaders, but it had been an unprovoked, systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing by the Jewish militia involving massacres, terrorism and the wholesale looting of an entire nation.” from 4:22 onwards
  • “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of DNA and the origin of the Jews. Her research found that virtually all the Jews came from Khazar blood. Not only that but Oppenheim discovered that the Palestinians—the very people whom the Jews had been persecuting and ejecting from Israel’s land since 1948—had more Israelite blood than did the Jews. In sum, the vast majority of the Jews were not Jews; some of the Palestinians were. Some of the Palestinians even had a DNA chromosome which established that they were “Cohens”—workers at the ancient Temple and synagogues of the Jews.” – Quote
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/29/the_gatekeepers_in_new_film_ex#.UQf8XvB8aRA.email

Click on image to goto video interview of director Dror Moreh!

“Shalom (Ex ShinBet chief) shocked viewers. He called Israeli occupation no different from Nazi occupied Europe.” – Quote

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/is-the-star-of-david-a-jewish-or-biblical-symbol-or-an-occult-satanic-symbol/

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.scienceworldreport.com/articles/10059/20131009/dna-samples-confirm-ashkenazi-jews-are-of-european-descent-study.htm

Ashkenazi Khazar Jews are not semitic people and not the real Jews of the Bible! Not the descendents of the 12 sons of Jacob/Israel !Click on image for article!

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WhistleBlower Andrew Maguire: The Future For Precious Metals MANIPULATION!

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Thai Cave Rescue: Rescue Options for the 12 Boys and Their Coach

  • Channel NewsAsia Published on Jul 5, 2018
    Here are the obstacles facing rescuers trying to extract the 12 boys and their football coach from Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai. Channel NewsAsia’s Glenda Chong looks at their options.

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U.S. Sidelined as Five Powers Set to Give Iran New Assurance

  • U.S. Sidelined as Five Powers Set to Give Iran New Assurance
    by Jonathan Tirone, https://www.bloombergquint.com/
    (Bloomberg) — Top diplomats from world powers will meet on Friday in a bid to defend their landmark nuclear deal with Iran from attack by President Donald Trump.

    Foreign ministers from China, France, Germany, Russia and the U.K. will convene in Vienna for the first time without the U.S. in order “to ensure the continued implementation” of the accord, which granted Iran a reprieve from sanctions in exchange for limits to its nuclear program, according to a European Union statement on Wednesday. Trump abandoned the deal in May and reimposed sanctions against countries and companies doing business with Iran.

    “Austria and the European Union are ready to maintain and deepen the framework for cooperation with Iran,” Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen said following a meeting in the Austrian capital with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani. U.S. threats to impose secondary sanctions violate the rights of European companies and individuals, Van der Bellen said.

    U.S. Accuses
    Iran, a key oil exporter that also holds the world’s second biggest natural gas reserves, has demanded EU countries come up with concrete economic steps to defend the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The July 2015 accord, which capped Iran’s most sensitive nuclear work in return for the lifting of many sanctions, was plunged into crisis by Trump’s decision, even as international inspectors continued to verify Rouhani’s government was living up to its side of the bargain. The U.S. accuses Iran of violating the accord’s spirit through destabilizing activities the Middle East.

    “We won’t leave the JCPOA as long as we can profit from the accord,” Rouhani said on Wednesday, standing next to Van der Bellen. The Iranian leader was on the second leg of a two-day tour of Austria and Switzerland, the two neutral countries in the heart of Europe where the nuclear deal was negotiated.

    A top State Department official warned Tuesday in Washington that any plans to continue doing business with Iran will run afoul of U.S. sanctions. “Our goal is to increase pressure on the Iranian regime by reducing to zero its revenue from crude oil sales,” said Brian Hook, who has led Trump administration discussions with European allies on the sanctions. “We are prepared to work with countries that are reducing their imports on a case-by-case basis, but as with our other sanctions we are not looking to grant waivers or licenses.”

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Rouhani Expects EU to ‘Fill In’ for US in Iran Nuclear Deal

  • Rouhani Expects EU to ‘Fill In’ for US in Iran Nuclear Deal
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday at a meeting with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz his country would stay in the nuclear pact if the European Union upheld the commitments made by the United States.

    “If EU can fill in for US commitments made in the deal, Iran will stay in it,” Rouhani said in Vienna, as quoted on his official website, adding “Currently, we are waiting for European countries’ package on how to save the deal.”

    The 2015 deal between Iran and six world powers – the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, Germany and China – came under harsh criticism by US President Donald Trump during his election campaign. Trump ended US participation in the pact last May, announcing phased return of sanctions on Tehran, most notably its oil sales.

    Rouhani also specified on Wednesday that Iran would stay in the deal if the remaining signatories to the JCPOA managed to ensure Iran’s interests after the US pullout from the agreement.

    The Iranian president also stressed that the remaining signatories to the JCPOA had demonstrated firm political will on the issue, noting that the US withdrawal from the agreement was to the detriment to all the countries concerned and emphasized that the move would backfire on Washington itself.

    In addition, Rouhani on Wednesday also warned the United States that it had not thought about the consequences of attacking Iranian petroleum exports, saying the country would “firmly resist” any threat to its national interests.

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Europe Turns Down Chinese Offer For Grand Alliance Against The US

  • Europe Turns Down Chinese Offer For Grand Alliance Against The US
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    Publicizing its growing exasperation in dealing with president Donald Trump who refuses to halt the tit-for-tat retaliation in the growing trade war with China – which is set to officially begin on Friday when the US slaps $34 billion in Chinese exports with 25% tariffs – but has a habit of doubling down the threatened US reaction to every Chinese trade counteroffer (after all the US imports far more Chinese goods than vice versa)…

    … China has proposed a novel idea: to form an alliance with the EU – the world’s largest trading block – against the US, while promising to open up more of China’s economy to European corporations.

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