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Putin Confident that Agreements on Iran Nuclear Program Should Be Preserved

  • Putin Confident that Agreements on Iran Nuclear Program Should Be Preserved
    by http://tass.ru/
    This document “has a most important role for the global non-proliferation regime,” the Russian president pointed out

    MOSCOW, July 19. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin believes it is necessary to preserve international agreements on the Iran nuclear program.

    “There are examples of jointly reached agreements that were derailed in an instant, I mean the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iran nuclear program,” the head of state said at a meeting of Russian ambassadors and permanent representatives. This document “has a most important role for the global non-proliferation regime,” he pointed out.

    “The current task is to preserve this key agreement and prevent uncontrolled escalation of tensions in the Middle East,” Putin noted.

    The JCPOA was coordinated by Tehran and six global powers (Russia, the UK, Germany, China, the US, France) in 2015, and in January 2016 it was launched. It stipulates the abolishment of sanctions introduced by the UN Security Council, the US and the European Union against Iran. Tehran obliged to restrict its nuclear program by placing it under international control in response.

    On May 8, 2018, US President Donald Trump declared Washington’s withdrawal from the agreement. He promised both to revive the old restrictive measures and introduce new ones.

    Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov told reporters earlier on Thursday that a ministerial meeting on the Iran nuclear program may be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York in late September. On July 6, a ministerial meeting of Iran and five international intermediaries (Russia, China, the UK, Germany and France) on the Iran nuclear program was held in Vienna. The intermediaries confirmed their adherence to the agreement and agreed to support and develop broad economic relations with Iran, preserve oil and gas exports from Iran and preserve and uphold effective financial channels with this country.

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July 20, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iran FM: US Arms Sales Destabilize World

  • PressTV Published on Jul 19, 2018
    Iran’s foreign minister says U-S arms exports have destabilized the world. In a tweet, Mohammad Javad Zarif said Washington’s extensive arms sales have failed to protect American citizens. The top Iranian diplomat added that the U-S military spending has also failed to stop the nine/eleven attacks that killed nearly three-thousand people. He was reacting to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute on US arms sales abroad over the past 67 years. The report shows how US arms sales to Middle Eastern countries surrounding Iran outstrip exports to other countries.

US ‘defence’ (war really) budget.

http://www.infowars.com/america-has-been-at-war-93-of-the-time-222-out-of-239-years-since-1776/

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July 20, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iran Takes First Steps in Response to US Withdrawal from Nuclear Deal

  • Iran Takes First Steps in Response to US Withdrawal from Nuclear Deal
    by https://southfront.org/
    Iran has been considering its response options after Donald Trump’s May 8th announcement of the US withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal (officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)). The reintroduction of the sanctions grows nearer, on top of new economic bans such as forcing companies to “wind down” their businesses in Iran within 90 or 180 days. The Persian country vowed, in the face of its First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri that the US sanctions would meet with forceful and strong resistance. On July 10th, Jahangiri said “Given the enemy’s economic war, we will face new and difficult conditions and must stand against this war with full power.” The first of the sanctions will be imposed in August, while the ones targeting oil exports will come into effect in November.

    Jahangiri said that after US withdrew from the nuclear agreement, the remaining signatories vowed to be committed to their obligations, however they must make practical measures to that end. Iran has placed the condition that the US sanctions incoming do not affect Iran’s dividends thanks to European efforts.

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on July 6th, as quoted by PressTV, that the remaining signatories have the political will to stand up to the US. However, if the European sides to the deal fail to fulfill their obligations, Iran would take its own measures in dealing with the US withdrawal.

    Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on July 9th that three major European signatories to the deal have agreed to establish trade ties with Iran independent of the US dollar. This decision of France, Germany and the UK will mostly concern small and medium enterprises, however the other parties have agreed to work out measures to counteract the US sanctions.

    Iran’s currency has plummeted almost 50% against the US dollar, which prompted a short strike by traders in Tehran’s Grand Bazaar. There have also been reports of brief scuffles and small-scale protests, however there have been no mass demonstrations, as reported by Gulf News. The US has also rejected any requests from EU countries for exemption of EU business from the Iran sanctions.

    Al Jazeera reports that Iran’s president visited Switzerland and Austria in early July 2018 in hopes to secure trade deals. There will allegedly also be discussions with Russia about investments in the Iranian oil industry. Envoys were also sent to India and Pakistan to reaffirm cooperation. It is also a big hope for Iran that China will still remain one of its biggest oil buyers despite the American threats.

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July 20, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

Netanyahu Claims He Got Trump to Back Out of Iran Nuke Deal

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-not-israel-faces-an-existential-threat/

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  • Who is attacking who? Is Iran attacking Israel or is Israel attacking Iran? It is Zionist ‘666’ Israel, the Satanic counterfeit, who is the aggressor attacking Iran. Remarks mine:
  • Netanyahu Claims He Got Trump to Back Out of Iran Nuke Deal
    by Max Jaeger, https://nypost.com/
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bragged that he convinced President Donald Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, according to reports.

    “We convinced the US president [to exit the deal] and I had to stand up against the whole world and come out against this agreement. And we didn’t give up,” Netanyahu boasted in a clip aired on Israeli TV Tuesday and translated by The Times of Israel. 

    The deal — brokered by Trump’s predecessor, President Barack Obama — eased economic sanctions in exchange for Iran limiting nuclear research and opening its doors to international inspectors. Trump, who as a candidate called the arrangement the “worst deal ever,” announced on May 8 the US was pulling out.

    Netanyahu previously claimed the agreement wouldn’t prevent arch-rival Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Days before Trump announced the withdrawal, Netanyahu dropped a bombshell that Israeli special agents had stolen thousands of documents from an Iranian warehouse, proving “Iran brazenly lied” about ceasing banned nuclear research. (Propaganda/LIE)

    Public broadcaster Kan filmed the clip two weeks ago while Netanyahu was speaking to activists and senior members of his Likud party, it was reported.

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

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/world_news/article57953.ece

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http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/report-israel-to-deploy-nuclear-armed-submarines-off-iran-coast-1.293005

Who is threatening whom with nuclear destruction? Click on image for article.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/15/truth-israels-secret-nuclear-arsenal

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http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=176874

Who is threatening who with nuclear annihilation? Click on image to go to article.

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2007/10/dayintech_1005#

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/israel-deploys-nuclear-weapons-on-german-submarines-a-836671.html

Who is threatening who with nuclear annihilation?!

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Theodor_Herzl

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July 20, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Europe about to Ignore United States on Iran Deal in Practice?

  • PressTV Published on Jul 19, 2018
    European economic powerhouses Germany, France and the UK have reportedly notified Tehran that they seek to open direct banking channels with the Islamic Republic, in what would be the first practical step to sustain the 2015 nuclear deal and sidestep the US, which has unilaterally withdrawn from the accord.

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July 19, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iran Rejects EU Proposal for Future of 2015 Nuclear Deal

  • PressTV Published on Jul 18, 2018
    Iran has rejected the European Union’s so-called package of proposals for the future of the 2015 nuclear deal. Tehran has returned the package for revisions, saying the bloc’s proposed package does not guarantee that Iran would benefit from the nuclear deal if it stays in. Press TV’s Yusef Jalali reports from Tehran.

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July 19, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

US Sanctions Against Iran

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Europe Plans Bank Accounts For Iran To Ease Repatriation Of Oil Revenues

  • Europe Plans Bank Accounts For Iran To Ease Repatriation Of Oil Revenues
    by https://en.radiofarda.com/
    The Wall Street Journal quoted “several European officials” on July 16 as having said that three European states are about to open new accounts or activate old accounts for the Iranian Central Bank in spite of US sanctions in what it described as “the first concrete sign that Europe could deliver on its promise” to sustain the Iranian nuclear deal.

    Iran, in return, would need to implement legislation to meet anti-money-laundering standards set by an international watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the officials said. This comes while last week Iranian hardliners overturned the Rouhani administration’s decision to join the FATF.

    “The French, British and German governments have told Iran they are exploring activating accounts for the Iranian central bank with their national central banks in a bid to open a financial channel to keep alive the Iranian nuclear deal, according to several European officials,” wrote the Wall Street Journal.

    The WSJ article, however, noted that the measure would set European governments squarely against the Trump administration sanction policy aimed at isolating Tehran economically.

    US President Donald Trump reiterated on the same day in an interview with Fox News that the nuclear deal with Iran the US withdrew from in May “is good for a lot of countries that do business with Iran, but it is not good for this country [U.S.] and it is not ultimately good for the world.”

    Iran stayed in the nuclear deal with the West, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) following the US withdrawal, but said it will remain in the deal if the remaining parties to the deal would guarantee Tehran’s benefits.

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei further conditioned Iran’s staying in the deal to Europe’s offering “practical guarantees” for Iran to benefit from the JCPOA and to secure its oil exports and revenues.

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July 19, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

With Iran Deal on Life Support, White House Looks to Finish the Job

  • Emphasis mine:
  • With Iran Deal on Life Support, White House Looks to Finish the Job
    by Jon Rainwater, https://www.commondreams.org/
    If sanctions and coercive diplomacy by the U.S. escalate into regime change, it wouldn’t be the first time. Ask the Iraqis.

    Three years after the signing of the Iran nuclear agreement, an array of TV monitors in downtown Vienna still carries live images from Iranian nuclear facilities. Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) still spend 3,000 calendar days a year conducting tests, gathering samples, and generally poking around Iran’s nuclear related facilities. Computers still monitor thousands of tamper-proof seals on nuclear material and equipment just in case the inspectors miss something. In other words, thanks to the deal, we can all still rest assured that all of Iran’s potential pathways to a nuclear bomb remain blocked. But thanks to Trump, that may not be the case for long.

    Since the Trump administration’s unilateral withdrawal from the Iran agreement, Europe and Iran have been scrambling to negotiate measures that would maintain Iran’s economic and political incentives to stay in the agreement in the face of renewed U.S. sanctions. After all, the big carrot Iran got for agreeing to strict limits on its nuclear program was relief from crushing economic sanctions. Sanctions relief and the economic benefits associated with it was the only way Iran was able to sell the accord to its domestic audience. Without those benefits, Iran’s continued adherence to the terms of the deal is politically untenable.

    With the full spectrum of U.S. sanctions set to kick in by November, the clock is running out for Iran and Europe to find a solution, and the Trump administration is playing some serious hardball. On the sidelines of the NATO summit last week, Secretary of State Pompeo prodded allies to “cut off all funding” to Iran. Meanwhile, when asked about tensions with Iran during a NATO press event, Trump nonchalantly conceded, “I would say there might be an escalation between us and the Iranians.”

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http://americanfreepress.net/?p=24288

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/15/truth-israels-secret-nuclear-arsenal

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http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/world_news/article57953.ece

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http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/11/25/the_real_nuclear_option_israel_iran?page=full

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/19/opinion/global/lets-be-honest-about-israels-nukes.html

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July 18, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Three Years Later: Europe’s Last Push on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Miguel Arias Canete (L), European Union Energy Commissioner, during a meeting with Iranian officials in the capital Tehran on May 19, 2018. Iran said it would wait to see whether Europe produces tangible results in overcoming US sanctions before deciding whether to stay in the nuclear deal, as a top EU official visited Tehran to present plans to maintain trade ties. AFP / STR

  • The European Council on Foreign Relations (www.ecfr.eu) is a snake (Illuminati) organization, sister to the Council on Foreign Relations (American CFR). Both are directed by /subservient to Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs UK). Article is from ECFR (ie. insider viewpoint):
  • Three Years Later: Europe’s Last Push on the Iran Nuclear Deal
    by Ellie Geranmayeh, https://www.ecfr.eu/
    This July marks the third anniversary of the JCPOA, but it may also be its last. Europe must now redouble its efforts to save the Iran nuclear deal.

    The Iran nuclear agreement marked its third anniversary in a gloomy state. Despite repeated attempts to keep him on board, US President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the deal – signed on 14 July 2015 under the formal title the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – and thereby pulled the rug from under Europe’s feet. European policymakers are now focused on salvaging the agreement. For a growing number of European corporate decision-makers, the deal is already dead. In reality, the JCPOA is on life support and the next few months could open either its next or final chapter. Despite the significant challenges they face, European governments have some limited time to avert the deal’s collapse.

    In 2015, global powers unanimously hailed the agreement as a historic achievement that proved the effectiveness of multilateral diplomacy. Indeed, the JCPOA provides unprecedented oversight of Iran’s nuclear programme. Furthermore, the agreement’s preface states that the parties anticipate it will “positively contribute to regional and international peace and security”. Many hoped that the resolution of the nuclear dispute would result in a new understanding between the West and Iran, opening a pathway for detente rather than confrontation. Relations between Europe and Iran have certainly made gains in this direction, but the Trump administration’s maximalist stance on Tehran has created an extremely hazardous environment for all remaining stakeholders in the nuclear deal.

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The white horseman logo of the Illuminati Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). They labour to lay the foundation for the coming of the white horseman, the fake messiah, the Anti-Christ, the bringer of false peace of Revelation 6.

The white horseman logo of the Illuminati CFR Foreign Affairs magazine. They labour to lay the foundation for the coming of the white horseman, the fake messiah, the Anti-Christ, the bringer of false peace of Revelation 6.

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July 18, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iran Nuclear Deal: US Delivers HUGE BLOW to EU Firms by Rejecting Sanctions Exemption

  • Iran Nuclear Deal: US Delivers HUGE BLOW to EU Firms by Rejecting Sanctions Exemption
    by JOE BARNES, BRUSSELS CORRESPONDENT, https://www.express.co.uk/
    THE European Union has been dealt a huge blow by the United States after Washington refused desperate pleas by Brussels for an exemption to European firms from sanctions on Iran.

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin refused any exemption requests, insisting the US wants to maintain “unprecedented” pressure on Tehran. After ripping up American participation in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Donald Trump ordered sections to be imposed on Tehran. A number of major European companies have business with Iran but have been forced to lower their involvement in Tehran in order not to risk business prospects with the US.

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July 17, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

India Determined to Save Iran Nuclear Deal: Araqchi

  • India Determined to Save Iran Nuclear Deal: Araqchi
    by https://www.presstv.com/
    Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi says India is determined to maintain the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA.)

    “India is resolved to save the JCPOA,” said Araqchi following a meeting with government officials during a trip to the Indian capital New Delhi on Monday. “Considering the US’ recent move of quitting the nuclear agreement with Iran and its effect on relations with India, the subject of a the JCPOA was an important part of our talks,” said Araqchi.

    While stressing that Iran is one of India’s reliable suppliers of oil, he noted that New Delhi has also voiced his preparedness to continue purchasing oil from Tehran. He also noted that India and other states which cooperate with Iran must find ways to secure Iran’s interests on the basis of the nuclear accord.

    In May, US President Donald Trump announced that he would pull America out of a 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and re-impose the sanctions that the deal had envisaged to be lifted.

    The sanctions would include a universal ban on Iran over buying or acquiring US dollars which will come into force in August as well as restrictions over purchases of crude oil from the country and investing in its oil sector projects which will become effective by the start of November.

    Saudi Arabia and some other OPEC member states are largely believed to be under pressure by the United States to increase their production in a push meant to prevent market shocks once Washington materializes its threat to cut off Iran’s oil exports.

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July 17, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Mogherini: ‘JCPOA Failure Would Be Catastrophic for All’

  • PressTV Published on Jul 16, 2018
    EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says she is not sure the Iran nuclear deal can be saved. Donald Trump announced the US withdrawal from the 2015 landmark accord last May casting doubt over its viability.

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July 17, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

European JCPOA Signatories Must Give Guarantees

  • PressTV Published on Jul 15, 2018
    Iran’s leader says the European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal must give necessary guarantees regarding the agreement. Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, however, said Iran’s government and officials must avoid tying the country’s economy to the issue. Ayatollah Khamenei added Iran needs to expand its relations with other countries including western governments except the US. The leader praised Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s comments during his recent visit to Europe. He said it’s necessary to act and speak decisively in the face of foreign governments, most notably the U-S. Ayatollah khamenei was speaking in a meeting with the Iranian president and his cabinet members.

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

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