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Jan 02 12:23

Protesters in Iran clash with pro-government hardliners in the country's largest demonstrations since 2009

Iran was rocked by protests this week that pit protesters angry with the country's economic downturn against pro-government hardliners.

The demonstrations began Thursday, when protesters took to the streets to criticize Iran's government and the skyrocketing prices of basic necessities.

The protests are the largest in Iran since the 2009 Green Movement.

Two demonstrators died overnight, and Iran is now blocking social media apps like Instagram.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The 2009 protests were a US-backed attempt at regime change that failed.

Jan 02 12:19

MSNBC Guest Rips Bill Kristol’s Support of Iran Protests: ‘You’ve Been Advocating Killing Iranians’

Things got a bit tense today on MSNBC when neo-conservative commentator and Weekly Standard editor-at-large Bill Kristol was directly challenged over his hawkish Middle East policy positions as they relate to Iran.

Jan 02 12:09

Israeli jets strike Gaza after shelling with ‘Iran-supplied missiles’

Israel conducted airstrikes in Gaza for a second straight day after shells reportedly launched from the area landed in its territory. The IDF blamed Iran for the attack, claiming it supplied the unknown attackers with weapons.
The Israeli military said its warplanes targeted a Hamas position in southern Gaza late Saturday in response for the shelling carried out by the yet unidentified militants on Friday. While Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said it’s “too early” to name those culpable in the attack, he promptly blamed Tehran for the incident. “Iran has supplied these missiles to numerous groups,” Lieberman told Israeli media, saying that an initial examination of the shells fired “confirms they are from Iran.”

Jan 02 12:00

How Much Death and Destruction Awaits Us in 2018? Paul Craig Roberts

The Anglo-Zionist empire is trying to overturn the Iranian agreement and to restart the attempt to overthrow the government of Syria.

The New Year is one full of economic, political, and war threats.

Jan 02 11:37

Iran Protests Go Violent - Color Revolution Becoming More Likely

By Brandon Turbeville

Despite being nowhere near the scale of the 2009 Green Movement color revolution, the recent Iranian protests have nonetheless captured the attention of the world. The questions surrounding the protests are legion but the chief among them are whether or not they are legitimate organic Iranian sentiment or whether they are a Western-backed color revolution aimed at destabilizing the Iranian government...

Jan 02 10:46

Netanyahu: Israelis, Iranians to Be Friends After Fall of Gov't in Tehran

The people of Israel and Iran will once again be "great friends" after the change of the current authorities in Tehran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday amid ongoing anti-government protests in major Iranian cities.

Jan 02 10:45

Netanyahu: ‘I Wish the Iranian People Success in Their Noble Quest for Freedom’

Netanyahu began by contradicting Iran’s “laughable” assertion that Israel is behind the protests.

Jan 02 10:45

CNN Correspondent: World Thinks That America Does Not Have a ‘Moral Leg to Stand On’

Saturday on CNN after reading a statement from the Iranian government on President Donald Trump’s tweet about the protests in Iran, network correspondent Arwa Damon said “a lot of nations” currently perceive the United States as not having a “moral leg to stand on.”

Damon said, “This coming out from the foreign ministry, not only talking about the fact that they view the government of President Trump as the greatest bearer of ill will towards Iran but going on to say that, ‘The people of Iran give no value or credibility to such opportunistic expressions by the Government or the person, Mr. Trump. American officials, through their conduct have not earned a place from which they can express masked sentiments as sympathies, for the aware of the people of Iran.'”

Jan 02 10:43

Iran regime opponents rally in France, Germany

Some 40 people demonstrated near the Iranian embassy in Paris to call for an end to Tehran's "interference" in Syria and Lebanon, which Afchine Alavi, from the National Council of Iranian Resistance (CNRI), told AFP mirrored demands being made within Iran.

Jan 02 10:32

US Empire Is Running The Same Script With Iran That It Ran With Libya, Syria

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With what would be perfect comedic timing if it weren’t so frightening, Iran erupted in protests which have been ongoing for the last four days, and the western empire is suddenly expressing deep, bipartisan concern about the human rights of those protesters.
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Donald J. Trump
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@realDonaldTrump
Big protests in Iran. The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism. Looks like they will not take it any longer. The USA is watching very closely for human rights violations!

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Hillary Clinton
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The Iranian people, especially the young, are protesting for the freedom and future they deserve. I hope their government responds peacefully and supports their hopes.

10:49 PM - Dec 30, 2017
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Heather Nauert
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Secretary Tillerson reiterates the United States' deep respect for the Iranian people. We call on all nations to stand with us in demanding the regime respect their basic human rights. #Iranprotests

9:27 PM - Dec 30, 2017
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Boris Johnson
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Watching events in Iran with concern. Vital that citizens should have the right to demonstrate peacefully.

8:24 AM - Dec 31, 2017
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Daniel McAdams
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Exact same script from Kiev, Libya, etc dusted off again. Same words. Particularly cruel when you are preparing to bomb these same citizens to pretend to care about their rights...

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So we all know what this song and dance is code for. Any evil can be justified in the name of “human rights”.

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Jan 02 10:29

Iran Intelligence Ministry nabs several agents behind riots

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday the Iranian people would deal with a "small and minority group" of rioters and lawbreakers exploiting the protests.

Jan 02 10:27

Protests in Iran - Made in the USA and Israel

Protests in Tehran and other Iranian cities have a familiar character to them. They don’t erupt spontaneously. They’re manufactured, needing leadership.

Color revolutions are a US specialty, numerous ones staged earlier. Orange revolution 2.0, the most recent previous one, ousted Ukraine’s democratic government, replacing it with putschist tyranny.

What’s happening in Iran since December 28 followed agreement by Trump and Netanyahu to confront Iran, wanting its government toppled, replaced by pro-Wester puppet rule.

Jan 02 10:07

IRGC Official: US, Allies after Destabilizing Iran

Advisor to the Supreme Leader's Representative at the IRGC Yadollah Javani warned that the US, Israel and their allies in the region are hatching plots and making attempts to foment insecurity and instability in Iran.

Jan 02 10:06

Report: U.S. Gives Israel Green Light to Assassinate Iranian General Soleimani

Al Jarida, a Kuwaiti newspaper which in recent years had broken exclusive stories from Israel, says Israel was 'on the verge' of assassinating Soleimani, but the U.S. warned Tehran and thwarted the operation

Jan 02 10:06

Flashback 2009: Police, Basij ‘imposters’ arrested in Iran

Iranian police officials have reportedly arrested the armed imposters who posed as security forces during post-election violence in the country.

Iran’s Basij commander, Hossein Taeb, said Monday that the imposters had worn police and Basij uniforms to infiltrate the rallies and create havoc.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Are we seeing the same thing happening today?

Jan 02 08:37

‘US is watching!’: Trump warns Iran amid crackdown on protests (VIDEO)

The US is instigating this Colored Revolution. This guy loves Israel and hates America!

Donald Trump has issued a strongly worded tweet warning Iran that “the US is watching” following the deaths of 20 people in anti-government protests that are sweeping the country.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry has hit back at the US president, saying that Trump should focus on his own country rather than tweet about civil unrest abroad.

"Instead of wasting his time sending useless and insulting tweets regarding other countries, he would be better off seeing to the domestic issues of his own country such as daily killings of dozens of people... and the existence of millions of homeless and hungry people," Bahram Ghasemi said, according to AFP.

Jan 02 08:31

Iranian Protesters Raise Stakes, Attacking Police Stations

Mr. Law and Order is egging on the Colored Revolution useful idiots to attack police stations and Iranian military bases.
Looks great for Israel and the Neocons. Makes the USA look like a Rogue State with an idiot in charge!

Violent crackdowns overnight on Sunday against protesters have led to a violent backlash in Iran, as some of the protesters look to raise the stakes with attacks of their own against police stations, with reports of some posts and stations being set ablaze.

Jan 02 08:07

‘US is watching!’: Trump warns Iran amid crackdown on protests (VIDEO)

Trump is a neocon idiot,who loves Israel and is in the process of getting our country destroyed. Everyone knows this is another attempt to overthrow the Iranian government using another Colored Revolution!

Donald Trump has issued a strongly worded tweet warning Iran that “the US is watching” following the deaths of 20 people in anti-government protests that are sweeping the country.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry has hit back at the US president, saying that Trump should focus on his own country rather than tweet about civil unrest abroad.

"Instead of wasting his time sending useless and insulting tweets regarding other countries, he would be better off seeing to the domestic issues of his own country such as daily killings of dozens of people... and the existence of millions of homeless and hungry people," Bahram Ghasemi said, according to AFP.

Jan 02 07:37

Trump's support for rioters shows new anti-Iran sedition: Commander

A senior Iranian military commander says US President Donald Trump’s support for rioters in Iran shows Washington's scheme to hatch a new act of sedition against the Islamic Republic.

Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri added on Monday that the support of the highest-ranking US official along with some arrogant countries and media outlets for rioters revealed that Washington had been planning to incite new sedition in Iran.

However, all such attempts resulted in nothing but the humiliation of the Islamic Revolution's enemies, he said.

The top Iranian army commander emphasized that the US and international Zionism were hatching evil plots against the Islamic Revolution while the United States itself was plagued with various public protests against the White House's policies and measures in 2017.

It is expected that popular uprisings and opposition against the US administration would increase in 2018, he said.

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Jan 01 13:46

Who Are the Leading State Sponsors of Terrorism?

The reality is that terrorism, defined by the United Nations as “criminal acts intended or calculated to provoke a state of terror in the general public,” is most employed at the state level by the United States and its allies Israel and Saudi Arabia, not by Iran. All have used violence directed against civilians in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon, and all three have supported organizations that fit the definition of terrorists. Iran may indeed be guilty of actions that much of the world disapproves of, but it is not the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism as has been alleged.

Jan 01 10:09

US State Department Hints At Iran Overthrow: Are We Witnessing The Early Stages Of Regime Change?

The US State Department has issued a formal condemnation of the Iranian government following two days of economic protests centering in a handful of cities, calling the regime "a rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos" while announcing support for protesters. It fits a familiar script which seems to roll out when anyone protests for any reason in a country considered an enemy of the United States (whether over economic grievances or full on calling for government overthrow).

Jan 01 10:07

Iran - Early U.S. Support For Rioters Hints At A Larger Plan

In Iran - Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic Protests we looked at the developing U.S.-Israeli operation to instigate a revolt in Iran. What follows are a few more background points and a view on the developments since. A color revolution or revolt in Iran have only little chances of success. But even as the fail they can be used as pretext for additional sanctions and other anti-Iranian measures. The current incidents are thus only one part of a much larger plan.

Jan 01 09:26

How Donald Trump Learned to Love War in 2017

The president promised to deliver peace. But in his first year, he expanded every war he inherited.

President Trump has maintained or expanded the wars that he inherited from his predecessor.

As Jennifer Wilson and I pointed out in an appropriately titled column in August, “Donald Trump Is Dropping Bombs at Unprecedented Levels.” Within eight months of assuming office, Trump — with the announcement of six “precision aistrikes” in Libya — had bombed every country that former President Barack Obama had in eight years. One month after that, the United States surpassed the 26,172 bombs that had been dropped in 2016. Through the end of December 2017, Trump had authorized more airstrikes in Somalia in one year (33), than George W. Bush and Obama had since the United States first began intervening there in early 2007 (30).

Jan 01 09:02

Kuwaiti report: US gives Israel go-ahead to kill powerful Iranian general

The Israelis and the US government are their own worst enemies and seem to be hell bent on earning the title of Planet Earth's 2 Rogue States.

US intelligence agencies have given Israel the green light to assassinate the senior Iranian responsible for coordinating military activity on behalf of the Islamic Republic in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida.

Jan 01 08:10

External Interference in Iran's Internal Affairs Unacceptable - Russian MFA

The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed hope that protests in Iran will noT turn violent, will not result in bloodshed.

Commenting on the current situation in Tehran, where the mass protests have entered their fifth day, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that interference from abroad in the situation in Iran is unacceptable.

"External interference [in Iran's internal affairs] which may destabilize the situation is unacceprable," the statement said.

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Jan 01 07:21

Iran slams U.S. "interference" in internal affairs

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned U.S. "interference" in the country's internal affairs.

In a statement on Saturday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said that "meddling" remarks of the U.S. president and his support for recent protests in some Iranian cities are "opportunistic and deceitful."
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"The great Iranian nation regards the opportunist and duplicitous support of the U.S. officials for certain gatherings in some Iranian cities as nothing but the deceit and hypocrisy of the U.S. administration," Press TV quoted Qasemi as saying.

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Jan 01 06:47

Saudi Intelligence Agency Offers Unsolicited Aide to US against Iran's IRGC

The documents released by the Yemen Cyber Army after it hacked the Saudi Foreign Ministry in May show that Riyadh has persuaded the US to place more Iranian IRGC commanders under its sanctions list.

The Saudi Foreign Ministry was hacked by the Yemen Cyber Army in May, and a copy of its information was sent to FNA and another one to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks.
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"WikiLeaks released over 60,000 documents on Friday and vowed to release the rest in coming weeks, but we plan to release the documents in separate news items since many of them contain the names of foreign nationals who have demanded visit to Saudi Arabia, for example for Hajj pilgrimage, and their names have been mentioned among the Saudi agents. Thus releasing the list of names and documents might hurt innocent individuals who have done nothing, but applied for visa at a Saudi embassy for doing Hajj pilgrimage," FNA English Editor-in-Chief Seyed Mostafa Khoshcheshm said.

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Dec 31 09:59

Iran - Early U.S. Support For Rioters Hints At A Larger Plan

In Iran - Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic Protests we looked at the developing U.S.-Israeli operation to instigate a revolt in Iran. What follows are a few more background points and a view on the developments since. A color revolution or revolt in Iran have only little chances of success. But even as the fail they can be used as pretext for additional sanctions and other anti-Iranian measures. The current incidents are thus only one part of a much larger plan.

Dec 31 09:54

IRAN PROTEST CRISIS: Everything you need to know

Across the websites of the Associated Press, Reuters, and the U.S establishment's own 'Twitter' and 'Facebook', news stories covering apparent violence in Iran and a radical change in the demands of protests have today sprang up, with a tone of extreme urgency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is 2009 all over again!

Dec 31 09:53

Iran Pro-Regime Rallies Follow Friday’s Mass Anti-Government Protests

Thousands of regime supporters marched in cities across Iran on Saturday in a show of strength for the regime after two days of protests that marked the biggest unrest in years.

Dec 31 09:52

Iran Offers US 'No Credit for Deceitful Remarks' After its Support of Protests

Iran has fiercely condemned the support of the US for the economic protests raging in Iran. The country's Foreign Ministry's spokesperson stated that "Iranian people give no credit to the deceitful and opportunist remarks of US officials or Mr. Trump," as quoted by state television.

Dec 31 09:14

Rivero: WHO IS THE THREAT TO WORLD PEACE?

(*Time for a re-read:) WHO IS THE THREAT TO WORLD PEACE? CHRISTIANS, JEWS, OR MUSLIMS (The US, Israel, or Iran)!

By Michael Rivero

Since the 1979 Iranian revolution and the downfall of the US Puppet Ruler the Shah, Iran has been an Islamic state. In that interval of time, 1979 to the present, Iran has not invaded anyone. Not once. In fact Iran has not launched a war of aggression against another nation in 200 years. War is not their nature. People of all religions live in peace in Iran, even Jews, who find life so comfortable in Iran they refused an offer by the government of Israel to emigrate!

In the same period of time, Israel, a self-declared Jewish state, attacked Iraq in 1981>>>

Dec 31 04:46

Iranian Speaker's Advisor to Trump: No Place for Excitement

(*To bad there isn't a single domestic advisor in his administration who could offer President Trump the same diagnoses)

Dec 31 04:40

Iran's Non-Oil Exports Hit $31bln in 9 Months

Iran boosted its non-oil exports in the first nine months of the current Iranian year (March 22-December 22) as compared with the previous year's corresponding period.
According to the latest statistics, Iran exported over $31 billion during the said period.

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(*THAT TEARS IT! , bomb the [EXPLICIT] out of Palestine and blame Iran for it !
whitehorse souce )

Dec 31 04:26

If You’re Wondering Why US, Israel and Saudi Arabia Cooperate Against Iran, Here’s the Answer

Long before this deal, the US and Israel had already established multiple organizations and teams of both US and Israeli spy agencies charged with targeting different aspects of Iran, from its civilian nuclear program (by assassinating its nuclear scientists and sabotage) to its defensive missile systems (by creating media hue and cry in the West and the United Nations).

Nor is that all. The US and Israeli regimes have been hopelessly trying to confront with Iran, potentially military confrontation, for many decades. This includes from backing Iraq’s dictator Saddam in his 8-year war in the 1980s to shooting down Iranian passenger planes over the Persian Gulf, targeting its oil tanks, imposing illegal sanctions and restrictions on Iranian people and government, supporting anti-Iran terror groups like MKO, ISIL and Al-Qaeda, and most recently targeting Iran’s allies in the region (Iraq, Syria and Yemen) through regime-change campaigns and via terror proxy groups, and of course doing everything they can to derail the 2015 nuclear deal signed between Iran and the P5+1 (US, UK, France, Russia, China, plus Germany).

So, it should be clear by now how the new “secret deal” won’t change any hostile US or Israeli policy towards Iran. In the near-term President Trump seems to be set with trying to sabotage the P5+1 nuclear deal, and Israel is perpetually beating the war drums on Iran, and indeed any other Shi’ites they come upon, so they have limited options for anything else they can do. Much of the focus is likely to be on planning and making joint speeches about how “aggressive” Iran is being, and how super ready for war the US and Israel are, though naturally there is always a risk that any such joint operations grow from another layer of desperation into launching a war outright.

In other words, the new deal to confront Iran isn’t something new –>>>

Dec 30 11:15

‘Time for REVOLUTION’ Iran regime is ‘doomed’ as riots erupt after warning from Trump

IRAN may be the brink of a “revolution” amid violent clashes between riot police and protestors, an opposition group in exile has claimed.

Dec 30 10:59

Iran - Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic Protests

Yesterday and today saw some small protests in Iran. They are probably the first stage of a large "regime change" operation run by the U.S. and Israel with the help of Iranian terrorist group.

Earlier this month the White House and the Zionist prepared for a new assault on Iran:

A delegation led by Israel's National Security Adviser met with senior American officials in the White House earlier this month for a joint discussion on strategy to counter Iran's aggression in the Middle East, a senior U.S. official confirmed to Haaretz.
Another report about the meeting quotes Israeli officials on the result:

"[T]he U.S. and Israel see eye to eye the different developments in the region and especially those that are connected to Iran. We reached at understandings regarding the strategy and the policy needed to counter Iran. Our understandings deal with the overall strategy but also with concrete goals, way of action and the means which need to be used to get obtain those goals."

Dec 30 10:48

'Death to the dictator': Thousands of protesters in Iran attack president and mullahs in second day of clashes as demonstrations spread to eight cities

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Iran to demonstrate against the country's president, mullahs and price rises for the second day.

Videos show crowds chanting 'Death to the dictator' and 'Death to Rouhani' across the Islamic republic - including Iran's holy second city, Mashhad - as the protests spread to at least eight other cities.

State media said 52 people have been arrested, with footage recorded by protesters yesterday showing tear gas being thrown into crowds by riot police.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This appears to be another US-backed regime change, similar to the one that failed back in 2009.

Dec 30 09:34

Iran - Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic Protests

Yesterday and today saw some small protests in Iran. They are probably the first stage of a large "regime change" operation run by the U.S. and Israel with the help of Iranian terrorist group.

Dec 30 08:25

Iran Offers US 'No Credit for Deceitful Remarks' After its Support of Protests

Iran has fiercely condemned the support of the US for the economic protests raging in Iran. The country's Foreign Ministry's spokesperson stated that "Iranian people give no credit to the deceitful and opportunist remarks of US officials or Mr. Trump," as quoted by state television.

Iran's statement comes in the wake of US President Donald Trump's tweet, in which he voiced his approval of the rallies being held across Iran.

Donald J. Trump
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@realDonaldTrump
Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad. Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching! #IranProtests
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(*the instigator)

Dec 29 07:44

India's Oil Gamble With Israel to Upset Ties With Iran, Arab World - Analysts

India is looking forward to exploring some of Israel’s offshore gas fields soon. Analysts suggested that by including oil in its relationship with Israel, India is giving a strong message to Iran that has held up the allocation of two gas fields discovered by oil companies.

Dec 28 14:46

The Iranian legislators approved a bill which Requires Gov't to Recognize Jerusalem as Palestinian Capital Forever

The Iranian legislators approved a bill which requires the government to support Jerusalem al-Quds as the permanent capital city of Palestine.

bill was approved within the framework of a double-urgency plan on Wednesday with 207 yes votes and no opposition or abstentions.

The parliamentarians had voted to the double-urgency plan on Sunday.

Iran has long been a staunch supporter of the Palestinian cause and called on Muslims across the world to unite against the occupying regime of Israel which it does not recognize.

US President Donald Trump sparked global anger on December 6, when he declared that Washington would recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the “capital” of Israel>>>

Dec 28 08:19

'Tremendous Firepower': Netanyahu Sends Stark Warning to Iran, Hamas

Describing the situation in the region as extremely tense and unstable, Netanyahu said Israel will use its right to protect itself against any threat. In particular, he spoke against Iran’s military presence in Syria, a claim repeatedly denied by Tehran.

Dec 28 07:12

IRAN DECLARES JERUSALEM CAPITAL OF PALESTINE

Iran declared Jerusalem the "capital of Palestine" on Wednesday following a parliamentary vote, according to the country's semi-official Fars news agency.

Dec 26 10:18

Former Mossad chief: Iran is not the greatest threat to Israel

In a rare public appearance, former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo declared that internal unrest and the failure to settle the conflict with the Palestinians threaten Israel with more serious repercussions than Iran poses.

Dec 25 13:36

US-Saudi nuclear talks: A barometer for whither the Middle East?

James Dorsey shows how Saudi Arabia “sold” Jerusalem to Israel in return for US nuclear technology, and how Trump plans to transfer US nuclear technology to the Saudis in return for ensuring bids by US companies to build reactors in Saudi are successful. >>

Dec 25 10:06

Saudi Arabia threatens to 'go nuclear' if Iran gets the bomb.

SAUDI Arabia would launch a military nuclear program immediately if Iran successfully developed atomic weapons.

While Riyadh signed an agreement with the US in 2008 stating that it would only pursue nuclear power for civil purposes, the Saudi government is likely to abandon the deal if Tehran had a nuclear bomb, reported The Times.

"There is no intention currently to pursue a unilateral military nuclear program but the dynamics will change immediately if the Iranians develop their own nuclear capability," a senior Saudi source said.

"Politically, it would be completely unacceptable to have Iran with a nuclear capability and not the kingdom."

Dec 25 10:01

Trump's 'Gamble': Jerusalem Decision May Cause War - Iran's Parliament Speaker

The United States' decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will provoke aggression and "war" between Palestinians and Israelis, Iran's parliament speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday.

"People do not want to stay silent, there will be a rebellion, a war. This is a gamble, it is high time for [US President Donald] Trump to understand what is happening," Larijani said on the sidelines of the conference devoted to the fight against terrorism.

Dec 23 10:10

Iran Unveils Powerful New Zolfaghar Missile

The missile is reported to have a range of more than 700 kilometers, according to IHS Jane's, and to be accurate within 50 to 70 meters of its intended strike location, according to the Iranian news outlet. Previous generations of Fateh missiles have only traveled 500 kilometers.

Dec 23 08:06

The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

(*Obama used the Iran Deal to cover up The Democrat's global drug running operation , according to renound politico contributer Josh Meyer)

Dec 22 12:26

Geopolitical Game-Changer: Iran Joining Russian Economic Union! What Will US Do?

Dec 22 08:44

Intel Vets Tell Trump Iran Is Not Top Terror Sponsor

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President
FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
SUBJECT: Is Iran the “World’s Leading Sponsor of Terrorism?”

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY/BACKGROUND

We are concerned by recent strident and stark public statements from key members of your Administration that paint Iran in very alarmist terms. The average American, without the benefit of history, could easily be persuaded that Iran poses an imminent threat and that there is no alternative for us but military conflict.

We find this uncomfortably familiar territory. Ten years ago former President George W. Bush was contemplating a war with Iran>>>
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We believe that you are facing a similar situation today. But instead of an inaccurate claim that Iran has nuclear weapons, the new canard to justify war with Iran is the claim that Iran remains the “world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.” This is incorrect, as we explain below.

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Dec 22 08:15

Iranian, French Diplomats Discuss Closer Ties

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and Secretary General of ?France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maurice Gourdault-Montagne held the fourth round of political talks between the Islamic Republic and the Western European country.

Dec 22 08:12

Iran Slams US Threats against Those Resisting Its ‘Thuggish Demands’

“Trump regime exposes contempt for democracy through its threats against those who dare resist its thuggish demands at the UN—all while Trump insults Iran crudely as ‘dictatorship’. US version of democracy stops at rhetoric of ‘either with us or against us’,” Zarif said in a post on his official Twitter account.

It came after US President Donald Trump’s threats to cut aid to countries that vote against his move on Quds at the UN General Assembly.

Earlier this week, Trump threatened to discontinue financial aid to countries that vote in favor of a draft UN resolution against his decision to recognize Quds as Israel’s capital.

Dec 22 07:47

Iran’s UN Envoy Lauds Defeat of US Quds Plan

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations hailed the UN General Assembly’s rejection of US President's plan to recognize the city of al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel, saying the Israeli occupation of Palestine remains at the heart of all Middle East conflicts.

Dec 22 07:34

US Plans Slash and Burn of Middle East to “Minimize” Iranian Influence

The US is attempting to sell to the public the next phase of its continued occupation and military operations across the Middle East. Predicated on claims of “rebuilding” Iraq and “fighting terrorists” in Syria, it is in actuality a plan to perpetuate for as long as possible the upheaval currently consuming the region in hopes of overextending and exhausting Iran – and by extension – Russia.

Dec 20 08:40

SYRIAN-IRAQI WAR REPORT – DECEMBER 20, 2017: IRAN DEPLOYS REINFORCEMENST ON SYRIAN-IRAQI BORDER

Syrian government forces have continued to develop momentum in southern Idlib and liberated Tal Afghar from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda).

Previously, government troops established control over Ruwaydah, Tall Khinzir, Zafaria, Shutaib and other points in the area.
According to local sources, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham is now regrouping its forces and preparing to attack government forces in southern Idlib and southern Aleppo.

Iranian-backed forces are deploying reinforcements to the cities of al-Qaim and al-Bukamal in the Syrian-Iraqi border area, according to pro-government sources.

Experts link the growing activity of the Iranian-backed forces with the recently opened land route that links Teheran, Baghdad, Damascus and Beirut. The Al-Bukamal-Deir Ezzor part of the road is its most vulnerable segment because it borders with the ISIS-held part of the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert.

Dec 20 08:12

US urges UN to punish Iran, but Russia says no to sanctions

At Security Council meeting, Ambassador Haley says Tehran guilty of 'dangerous violations' of international resolutions and 'destabilizing behavior' in region

Dec 18 10:17

Russia-gate’s Litany of Corrections – Robert Parry

It’s especially important for journalists to strive for genuine fairness and not act as if journalism is just another cover for partisan hatchetmen.

The U.S. mainstream media’s year-long hysteria over Russia’s alleged role in the election of Donald Trump has obliterated normal reporting standards leading to a rash of journalistic embarrassments that have both disgraced the profession and energized Trump’s backers over new grievances about the MSM’s “fake news.”

Greenwald noted, “So numerous are the false stories about Russia and Trump over the last year that I literally cannot list them all.”

Dec 18 07:37

Iran to file complaint with UN over Haley’s claim

Iran will file a complaint with the United Nations over the allegation made by the US Ambassador Nikki Haley that a missile fired at Saudi Arabia from Yemen last month was supplied by the Islamic Republic, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Sputnik in an email.

On December 14, Haley presented "concrete evidence" that Iran had supplied weapons, including ballistic missiles, to Yemenis, which would have been used against the coalition led by Saudi Arabia.

In her speech, the US diplomat referred to a new report by the UN Secretary General. However, according to the report, the UN chief has not yet reached definitive conclusions on the fired missile.

Dec 18 03:10

The Case Against Iraqing Iran

The case against Iraqing Iran includes the following points:

Threatening war is a violation of the U.N. Charter.

Waging war is a violation of the U.N. Charter and of the Kellogg-Briand Pact.

Waging war without Congress is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Have you seen Iraq lately?

Have you seen the entire region?

Have you seen Afghanistan? Libya? Syria? Yemen? Pakistan? Somalia?

War supporters said the U.S. urgently needed to attack Iran in 2007. It did not attack. The claims turned out to be lies.>>>

Dec 17 13:33

Trading Jerusalem for war on Iran

James Dorsey examines how Saudi and UAE complicity in President Trump’s decision to recognise occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital so that the Saudis could pursue their sectarian conflict with Iran could turn the Arab region into a firestorm – again. >>

Dec 17 10:15

Iran refutes U.S. allegation on missile supply to Yemeni Houthis

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday dismissed as "baseless" the U.S. allegations that Tehran supplies missiles to Yemeni Shiite Houthis, Press TV reported.

"In an attempt to cover up its presence in the region and its measures which can mostly amount to war crimes, the United States raises baseless allegations against the Islamic Republic of Iran by displaying a piece of metal," Zarif told reporters on Saturday.

Dec 17 08:25

Nikki Haley Is Not Good At Foreign Policy 

Nikki Haley is not good at foreign policy. With few discernible achievements to speak of after one year as America’s envoy to the UN, her most noteworthy moments have been two incoherent diatribes on Iran. The first–an airing of grievances passed off as justification for killing the Iran nuclear deal–came and went with little fanfare. Yesterday, she doubled down with a speech trying to make the case that Iran is, among other things, supplying Houthis in Yemen with ballistic missiles and “fanning the flames of conflict in the region.” There are a variety of problems with Haley’s assertions. Three in particular stand out.

Dec 17 02:54

Decision Time on Iran

President Trump faces a Middle East reckoning in 2018.

(*THE NATIONAL REVIEW) Very soon, President Trump will have to decide whether America should remain a bystander to Iranian expansionism or take steps to confront this menace to international security and sponsor of global terrorism.

In October, when the president failed to certify Iranian compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a.k.a. the Iran nuclear deal, he began a process that is almost certain to force him to make controversial decisions in the coming months.

Congress has had 60 days to propose measures that would <<punish>> Iran for its misbehavior and strengthen the JCPOA. It has not done so.>>>

Dec 17 01:19

Haley slammed for attacking Iran's 'lawless behavior' while ignoring plight of Yemeni civilians

The US envoy to the UN was slammed on social media over a speech blaming Iran for a missile launched at a Saudi airport last month. Some accuse Nikki Haley of lying, while others say she's ignoring Yemeni civilians' struggles.

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Dec 16 11:06

At this point, it is easier to find someone on Mueller’s team that doesn’t have a conflict of interest

Let this article be Rod Rosenstein’s wakeup call...

Another day, another hearing and the America public learn more about the mountain of evidence pointing towards the entire Mueller special counsel team being filled with conflicts of interest.

Dec 16 08:19

Iran Joins EAEU - 45 Years Of US Foreign Policy Down The Drain

Iran is joining the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). By early next year, February by this account, Iran will join the five founding members of the Union and open the door for Turkey to do so later in 2018.

Between this and the end of the war in Syria, it’s not hard to declare the Brzezinski Doctrine of U.S.-led Central Asian chaos as gasping its last breaths.

Iran finally joining the EAEU is a response to a number of factors, the most important of which is the continued belligerence by the U.S. Expanded economic sanctions on Iran and the EAEU’s leader Russia has created the need for greater coordination of economic and foreign policy objectives between them.

And it is creating the new realities in the region that will reshape the word for the next hundred years.

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