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U.S. Refuses European Requests for Exemptions from Its New Sanctions on Iran

  • U.S. Refuses European Requests for Exemptions from Its New Sanctions on Iran
    by Dan De Luce, Abigail Williams and Andrea Mitchell, https://www.nbcnews.com/
    “We will seek to provide unprecedented financial pressure on the Iranian regime,” the U.S. said, rebuffing Britain, France, and Germany.

    WASHINGTON — The United States has rejected an appeal from Britain, France and Germany to grant broad exemptions to European firms doing business in Iran, saying it would press ahead with sanctions intended to exert “unprecedented” economic pressure on the Tehran regime, U.S. and Western officials told NBC News.

    Replying to a June 4 letter from the European powers, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wrote that the Trump administration would not agree to wide-ranging protections for European companies operating in Iran and instead would grant only limited exceptions based on national security or humanitarian grounds, the officials said.

    The stern message comes as the White House has ratcheted up its rhetoric toward Iran, accused Tehran of plotting terrorist attacks in Europe and vowed to hammer the country’s economy.

    The letter from the Trump administration marks the latest dispute in an increasingly tense U.S. relationship with European allies, aggravated by the president’s harsh criticism of NATO partners this week during his visit to Brussels.

    Having pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal on May 8, the Trump administration plans to reimpose an array of economic sanctions on Iran, including measures designed to cut off Tehran’s financial sector from Western banks. A first wave of sanctions will enter into force by an August deadline, and then another wave will hit in November.

    The Iran nuclear deal, which had imposed restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program in return for easing economic sanctions, had “failed to guarantee the safety of the American people,” the letter said, according to U.S. and Western officials.

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July 16, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump Exposes Brexit Betrayal by Globalists

  • Trump Exposes Brexit Betrayal by Globalists
    by , https://www.thenewamerican.com/
    President Donald Trump blasted the so-called “soft” Brexit deal negotiated by British Prime Minister Theresa May that will keep the United Kingdom under the boot of the European Union, with the U.S. leader saying that was not what the British people voted for in the historic 2016 referendum. Trump also warned that the agreement, which critics say is not an actual British exit from the EU, will likely kill a proposed lucrative trade deal with the United States offered by his administration. But all hope is not lost. In response to the betrayal of the people by May, multiple senior U.K. officials including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned. And in public comments, Trump said Johnson, a leading voice for a real Brexit, would make a “great prime minister.” Globalists were outraged.

    Trump gave the exclusive interview to The Sun, a British publication owned by News Corporation boss Rupert Murdoch, shortly before leaving on a trip to Europe. It was published on July 13, as Trump was arriving in the United Kingdom to meet with Prime Minister May, Queen Elizabeth II, and others, after a trip to a NATO summit. Throughout his European tour, the president has been brutally honest. Among other comments that caused shockwaves among euro-globalists and the establishment, Trump blasted German authorities for sending billions of dollars to Putin’s government and becoming dependent on Russian oil while expecting U.S. taxpayers and troops to protect Germany from the Kremlin. The president also slammed the mass immigration that he said was undermining Europeans’ cultures, identities, and societies.

    His comments attacking May’s “soft” Brexit were the equivalent of dropping a bomb into British politics. As The New American has been warning practically since the vote to secede from the EU superstate, globalists have done everything possible to sabotage the British people’s historic effort to reclaim their right to self-government. Even though more people voted for Brexit than have ever voted for anything in British history, globalists at all levels of society — government, Big Business, bureaucracy, Parliament, media, shadowy organizations such as the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and more — have worked to derail it in every way. And until Trump exposed the fraud, with May’s pseudo-Brexit deal with the EU, globalists thought they had succeeded. Basically, May’s plan would keep Britain in the EU in all but name.

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July 14, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump Claims Sun Interview Criticising May is ‘Fake News’

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‘Trump Baby’ Balloon Takes Flight Over Parliament Square in London

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‘We’ve Got The Tapes’ – Trump Slams CNN, Sun Interview As “Fake News”

  • ‘We’ve Got The Tapes’ – Trump Slams CNN, Sun Interview As “Fake News”
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    In one of the livelier presidential press conferences in recent memory, President Trump slammed the media after reporters refused to stop asking questions about his interview with the Sun (in which the president repeatedly criticized Prime Minister May’s “soft” approach to Brexit, warning it would kill the much anticipated US-UK bilateral trade deal).

    In one particularly memorable moment, Trump refused to take a question from a CNN reporter and instead declared that “CNN is fake news. I don’t take questions from CNN”. After arguing with the reporter for a minute, Trump said he’d turn to “a real network” and called on John Roberts, the White House reporter with Fox News.

    And in response to a particularly tough question from an NBC News reporter – whom he slammed as “dishonest” after she asked the president whether his actions had left him at a disadvantage ahead of his meeting with President Putin – Trump threatened to have Sarah Huckabee Sanders get the tapes from the Sun interview and play them back to prove that Trump didn’t say what the Sun – a Murdoch tabloid – reported.

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July 14, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Highly Likely’ Now Basis for West’s Policy on Russia – Lavrov

  • RT Published on Jul 13, 2018
    The West’s Russia policy is built upon the infamous “highly likely thing,” Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Larry King’s ‘Politicking’ show, saying this was epitomized by the alleged Russian ‘meddling’ and the Skripal affair.

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July 14, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump Vows to ‘Kill’ US-UK Trade Deal if May Goes Forward With ‘Soft’ Brexit

  • Trump Vows to ‘Kill’ US-UK Trade Deal if May Goes Forward With ‘Soft’ Brexit
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – President Donald Trump in an interview said the United States would kill any unilateral trade agreement with the United Kingdom if UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU implement a Brexit compromise arrangement.

    “If they [UK] do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it will probably kill the deal,” Trump told The Sun newspaper on Thursday when asked about May closing her Brexit agreement with the EU.

    May’s plan which sees the United Kingdom staying in the EU Customs Union under a facilitated arrangement has caused a ministerial exodus and put the government in crisis as the prime minister prepares to meet with Trump later today.

    Trump also pointed out that former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, one of the ministers who quit the government this week to protest the May’s plans to maintain a close trading relationship with the EU after Brexit, would make a great prime minister. “I am just saying I think he would be a great Prime Minister…. I think he’s got what it takes,” Trump said, adding that UK Prime Minister Theresa May was “a nice person.”

    Theresa May is host to Trump for four days this week on his first official visit to the British soil. UK Prime Minister’s office announced earlier that the two leaders would discuss a range of foreign policy issues, including Russia, the situation in the Middle East, trade relations and Brexit.

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July 13, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Guilty Until Innocent? Guardian Columnist Calls UK Govt ‘Clueless’ for Blaming Russia for Poisonings

  • Guilty Until Innocent? Guardian columnist Calls UK Govt ‘Clueless’ for Blaming Russia for Poisonings
    by https://www.rt.com/
    It is a basic tenet of British law that the accused are innocent until proven guilty. And yet when it’s Russia in the dock, that seems irrelevant. Top Tory ministers have squarely accused the Kremlin of the Novichok poisonings in Wiltshire, and the mainstream media has been awash with unknown sources and so-called “experts”claiming they have reasons to believe Russia is involved.

    In a refreshingly articulate piece in the Guardian, however, former Times editor Simon Jenkins called out the government over its baseless allegations.

    While it is disappointing that it took a MSM journalist so long to reach such an elementary conclusion, it is still comforting that a piece entitled “If the Novichok was planted by Russia, where’s the evidence?” has finally made it to print.

    Jenkins, who also worked as an editor for the Evening Standard, raises points that, in truth, a primary school kid would conceive. Ergo, why on Earth would Russia attack its own citizens just before hosting the World Cup, which, Jenkins said, is of  “mammoth chauvinist significance” to the country?

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3298498/Burn-destroy-Pressure-builds-Blair-Chilcot-report-s-revealed-ministers-told-destroy-key-evidence-eve-conflict-showed-Iraq-War-ILLEGAL.html

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/687968/iraq-war-illegal-apologetic-john-prescott-tony-blair

Something like 1.5 million Iraqi civilians have been killed/murdered. Iraq was NOT involved in 9/11. Iraq DID NOT attack UK or America. Iraq DID NOT threaten UK or American interests. Yes, the war was/is ILLEGAL. Click on image for article.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/30/blair-and-bush-went-to-war-in-iraq-despite-south-africas-wmd-assurances

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/483274/Calls-Tony-Blair-impeached-Sir-Peter-Tapsell

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http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/07/tony-blair-war-crimes-prosecuted-eel-like-boris-johnson

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pressure-mounts-tony-blair-answer-3475758

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http://www.prisonplanet.com/030804thelight.html

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/witchcraft-and-nail-clippings-the-weird-world-of-cherie-blair-313787.html

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July 10, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Major World Powers Make Last Ditch Effort to Save Iran Nuclear Deal

  • Major World Powers Make Last Ditch Effort to Save Iran Nuclear Deal
    by https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/
    Top diplomats from Iran and five world powers are meeting today in Vienna in a desperate attempt to save the 2015 nuclear deal following the withdrawal of the United States. The foreign ministers of Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia are due to meet with their Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif for the first time since US President Donald Trump broke ranks with the major powers and ushered in a new round of sanctions against Tehran.

    Trump intends to bring the Mullahs in Tehran to their knees by forcing Iran’s oil export to cease as early as November. Iran hopes to agree on a package with the Europeans to counter the impact of the sanctions.

    Remaining parties to the deal have been obliging and have expressed their strong intention to work with the Iranians even without their traditional ally. However, Iranian news agencies reported that ahead of the talks, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the leaders of France and Germany that a European package of economic measures to counter the effects of US sanctions does not go far enough.

    Yesterday, Rouhani is reported to have told French President Emmanuel Macron in a phone call that the package “does not meet all our demands”. In another phone call to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Rouhani said the European economic measures are “disappointing”.

    “Unfortunately, the proposed package lacked an action plan or a clear roadmap for continuation of cooperation. It only included some general promises like previous EU statements,” the Iranian leader said, adding that he hoped to see deficiencies in the package resolved during today’s meeting.

    If the major powers are able to agree on a package, Trump’s hopes of bringing Iran’s oil export to zero will take a massive blow. The maverick businessman turned politician is desperate to get his troops in line to deal with any shock that may follow. He’s even threatened  his Gulf allies to play their part or risk losing US as a security partner; a threat which the Saudis may not have been prepared for when they were cheerleading Trump to pull out of the deal.

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July 7, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Round of Russian Hysteria: British MSM Speculate on Moscow Involvement in Amesbury Incident

  • RT Published on Jul 6, 2018
    The Russian president’s spokesperson has commented on the Amesbury incident saying that Russia denies any involvement in the incidents. Dmitry Peskov underlined that Moscow is now concerned that nerve agents have apparently been used again in Europe. With so many unknowns in the story, one thing is for sure though – the British media are having a field day speculating anew on Russia’s alleged involvement. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/997r

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July 7, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iran: EU Package on Extending Nuclear Deal ‘Disappointing’

  • Iran: EU Package on Extending Nuclear Deal ‘Disappointing’
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    During talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described as disappointing the package of proposals to preserve the Iran nuclear deal submitted by France, Britain and Germany, according to a statement posted on Rouhani’s official website on Thursday.

    “Unfortunately, the proposed package lacks a practical solution and a specific method for continuing cooperation and simply reiterates the general nature of the commitment, similar to what the European Union did in its statements earlier,” Rouhani stressed, calling the proposals “disappointing.”

    However, Angela Merkel reaffirmed in phone talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that Berlin does not intend to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and will continue work to preserve it, according to a statement posted on Rouhani’s official website on Thursday.

    The German leader noted that the package of proposals offered to Iran refers only to basic issues on the preservation of the deal, and it is necessary to conduct further dialogue to work out the details, the statement says.

    “What’s really important is that we are confident that we want to remain in the deal,” Merkel said as cited by the document.

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July 7, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

If the Novichok Was Planted by Russia, Where’s the Evidence?

  • If the Novichok Was Planted by Russia, Where’s the Evidence?
    by , https://www.theguardian.com/international
    No one has a clue about the Wiltshire poisonings – though the most obvious motive is someone out to embarrass Vladimir Putin

    seem to be the only person alive with no clue as to who has poisoned four people in Wiltshire. I am told that only Russians have access to the poison, known as novichok – though the British research station of Porton Down, located ominously nearby, clearly knows a lot about it. Otherwise, I repeat, I have no clue. I suppose I can see why the Kremlin might want to kill an ex-spy such as Sergei Skripal and his daughter, so as to deter others from defecting. But why wait so long after he has fled, and why during the build-up to so highly politicised an event as a World Cup in Russia?

    Four months on from the crime, the Skripals have been incommunicado in a “secure location”. Barely a word has been heard from them. Theresa May has persistently blamed Russia. She has called the incident “brazen and despicable”, and MI5 condemned “flagrant breaches of international rules”. But I cannot see the diplomatic or other purchase in prejudging the case, when no one can offer a clue.

    As to why the same person or persons should want to kill a couple, unconnected to the Skripals, on an Amesbury housing development, the questions are even more baffling. It seems a funny sort of carelessness. Did the couple pick up the infecting agent nearer the original site, eight miles away? Might the new poisoning be an attempt to divert attention from the earlier one? Could it be a devious plot, to make it seem that novichok is available on every street corner, from your friendly neighbourhood drug dealer? Or perhaps one of the victims, Charlie Rowley, has mates in Porton Down? Perhaps someone is showing off, or panicking, or behaving like a complete idiot. Who knows?

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MSM: Weapons of Mass Deception for Wars without end !

https://twitter.com/traveler561/status/981417832280985600

https://www.rt.com/uk/423162-russia-poison-government-twitter/

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July 7, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UK Media is Willing to Accept What is Unproven & Contradicts Common Sense: Int’l Affairs Analyst

  • RT Published on Jul 6, 2018
    Following the Amesbury poisoning, some British media outlets have indulged in scare-mongering. They claim an assassination attempt or cyber-attack on critical national infrastructure by Russia are imminent. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/99bt

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July 7, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

40 Schools in England Ban Girls from Wearing Skirts to Accommodate Transgender Students

  • Illluminist social engineers rule the world. They are morally corrupting the sheeple.

    Deuteronomy 22:5 New King James Version (NKJV)
    5 “A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment, for all who do so are [a]an abomination to the Lord your God.
  • 40 Schools in England Ban Girls from Wearing Skirts to Accommodate Transgender Students
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Some 40 secondary schools in England have banned girls from wearing skirts, one month after a school in Oxfordshire recommended it’s male students wear them to deal with soaring temperatures.

    According to the Sunday Times, schools are opting for gender-neutral uniforms to encompass transgender students, with others consulting on a ban. Priory School, a secondary in Lewes, East Sussex enforced a ban on skirts and ordered girls to wear trousers instead in an effort to accommodate transgender pupils, after students had asked why girls and boys had to wear different clothes.

    Headteacher Tony Smith said in September, “We have a small but increasing number of transgender students and therefore having the same uniform is important for them.”

    But feminists have complained that a complete ban on skirts in favour of gender-neutral uniform is not the answer to the growing number of transgender pupils, arguing that children should be offered a choice.


    Renowned feminist, the American author and former Bill Clinton adviser, Naomi Wolf stated that: “I think that trousers-only for everyone is a silly way to go — unless you are going to also offer the option of skirts-only for everyone. I believe that if everyone is offered the option of both skirts and trousers, everyone can find his, her or their comfortable fit.”

    Copleston High School, in Ipswich, has put skirts on a list of inadmissible items alongside “skinny jeans and facial piercings”. In Ipswich, a total of eight secondary schools prohibit skirts, which means the majority of female pupils in the town attend ‘trouser-only’ schools. Skirts at Woodhey High School, in Bury, were classed as “undignified and embarrassing” for staff and visitors when girls sit on the floor for assembly and in drama classes.

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July 4, 2018 Posted by | Social Trends | , , , | Leave a comment

Iran’s Rouhani Writes to Europe Leaders On Nuclear Deal Demands

(AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

  • Iran’s Rouhani Writes to Europe Leaders On Nuclear Deal Demands
    by , https://www.bloomberg.com/
    * Rouhani sends letters to British, French and German leaders
    * Iran nuclear deal signatories are scrambling to salvage deal

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has written to counterparts in France, Germany and Britain outlining his country’s demands from its partners to remain in the nuclear accord, the official government website said on Wednesday.

    Dowlat.ir did not give details of the letters, but said Rouhani had decided to clearly express his demands and views on the deal to French President Emmanuel Macron, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

    Iran and the five remaining signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action are scrambling to salvage the deal after President Donald Trump announced last month that the U.S. was withdrawing and would reimpose sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

    The EU has pledged to defend the agreement, protect European companies hurt by the U.S. decision and offer alternative financing for Iranian investments. Finding practical ways around U.S. sanctions has proved tricky, however, and the window for European partners to persuade Tehran to stay in the deal is narrowing.

    Iran has threatened to resume uranium enrichment at full throttle if the remaining signatories to the deal can’t find ways to ensure that it benefits from staying in.

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

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June 28, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment