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May 10 09:43

Trump’s Iran deal exit forces EU to confront US ‘economic policeman of the world’

US President Donald Trump’s pullout from the Iran nuclear deal has put Europe under pressure to salvage the 2015 multilateral agreement. But does the EU have what it takes to stand up to US sanctions?

The day after Trump announced his long-dreaded decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, EU members were hammering out measures to try to protect European firms doing business in Iran from US sanctions.

The JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) – as the Iran deal is formally known – was signed between Iran, the US, Russia, China, Britain, France, Germany and the EU.

But Trump’s pullout has left international companies doing business in Iran vulnerable to the extraterritoriality of US law, which enables Washington to punish foreign companies operating in Iran if they have business dealings with the US or use dollar transactions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good reason to stop using the dollar!

May 10 09:42

‘Death to America!’: Iranian lawmakers burn US flag in response to Trump’s decision

Iranian lawmakers burned a picture of a US flag while shouting "death to America!" during a session of the country's parliament, in response to the US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

Angry MPs joined in the fiery spectacle Wednesday with anti-American chants, while also adding a piece of paper, reportedly representing the nuclear deal, to the flames. In footage of the event, MPs from across the parliamentary hall can be seen rushing to the pulpit with their fists in the air.

Trump’s controversial decision sparked outrage across the international community and, in particular, among his allies in Europe who have vowed to adhere to the original agreement.

May 10 09:41

Gold Bullion Demand In Iran May Surge On Trump Sanctions

Iran’s gold demand will probably be “strong” for the next few months and then gradually decline as U.S. sanctions start to take effect, according to the researcher who covers the country for Metals Focus Ltd.

After a previous set of sanctions was imposed on Iran in 2012, it took two years for the country’s gold demand to start falling, according to data from the World Gold Council. It sank to only 45.1 tons by 2016, the lowest in at least six years and 65 percent lower than in 2013, according to gold council data. It rose to 64.5 tons last year.

“What’s going to happen initially, people will try to convert whatever they have into dollars or gold or whatever is of value that’s not going to depreciate,” Cagdas Kucukemiroglu, an analyst at London-based Metals Focus, said Wednesday by phone. “Then next year the demand will gradually start to go down but it’s not going to be drastic. The base is already very low.”

May 10 09:40

Israel says it attacked targets in Syria after Iranian rocket fire

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the Iranian rockets either fell short of their targets, military bases in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, or were intercepted.

May 10 09:31

Trump’s Pyrrhic Victory: the US Opts for a Path That Can Only Lead to War

Nearly everyone loses by President Donald Trump’s decision on Tuesday to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) relating to Iran’s nuclear energy program and to reinstate the “highest level” of sanctions while also threatening secondary sanctions on any country that “helps” the Iranians. The whole world loses because nuclear proliferation is a disaster waiting to happen and Iran will now have a strong incentive to proceed with a weapons program to defend itself from Israel and the United States. If Iran does so, it will trigger a regional nuclear arms race with Saudi Arabia and Egypt undoubtedly seeking weapons of their own.

May 10 09:30

The view from Iran: Treacherous America, spineless Europe

There's a method to Trump's madness, some Iranians believe - while others see little actual methodology involved in his decision-making process. Before the age of Trump, the conversation in Tehran about relations with the West has almost always involved debate on two key questions: US trustworthiness and EU significance.

The longstanding and prevailing view has been that the United States is politically dishonest and the European Union is inconsequential. During the 2013 election campaign of President Hassan Rouhani, this assessment of the US was publicly challenged while the consensus about the Europeans remained unchanged.

May 10 09:29

WORLD LEADERS Vs DONALD TRUMP

After Donald Trump’s catastrophic decision of pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, several world leaders and peace activists have come forward to pledge their support for the agreement and call for its continuation.

May 10 09:28

WORLD NEWS ROUNDUP

An Israeli newspaper (Haaretz) had an opinion piece titled "Trump Tells
World to Drop Dead as Netanyahu Dictates His Nixing of Iran Deal." But it
is not just Netanyahu, it is the whole Zionist establishment that took the
decision to challenge a deal agreed to by much of the world and continue to
try to start new wars and sacrificing gullible gentiles on the alter of
Zionism. Most of the world now understands the ramifications. Israel has
nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, violates
international law, invades other countries. Israel is still illegally
occupying the Syrian Golan and colonizing Palestine. It violates
international law with impunity and engages in war crimes and crimes
against humanity. But its attack on Lebanon, Gaza, Syria, and Yemen (by
proxy) will now escalate to direct confrontation with Iran. Israel hopes
Trump will provide all needed military cover even at risk of WWIII.

May 10 09:16

Donald Trump has shown himself to be the American version of Gaddafi in his behaviour towards Iran and the nuclear deal

Having withdrawn America from the Iran nuclear deal with such capriciousness, the US president has demonstrated that – like the late Libyan leader – he is totally divorced from reality

May 10 09:16

BUSINESSES GIVEN THREE TO SIX MONTHS TO ‘GET OUT’ OF IRAN

Trump chose a “hard exit” from the agreement on Tuesday, returning all U.S. sanctions that had been lifted by the nuclear deal at roughly the same time.

May 10 08:52

Alan Cochrane's column: A president no longer worthy of our respect

It was no great surprise that he pulled out of the agreement but, coming after repeated and recent pleadings from Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May, it showed starkly that his warm words about how much he values his relationships with Germany, France and Britain count for nothing.

Without the USA the deal struck by Barack Obama to wean Iran away from nukes is all but dead in the water, and a worse outcome is likely to see Hassan Rouhani’s relatively moderate government undermined by hardliners.

The European “Gang of Three” is trying to put a brave face on things and insisting that they, Russia and China – the other partners to the original deal – will continue to lift sanctions on Iran.

But, in Washington, a vastly different agenda has been drawn up.

May 10 08:47

US ‘Will Lose’ From Leaving Iran Deal, Tehran Abiding to Agreement – Erdogan

US President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, drawing criticism from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and others who view the move as an escalation and a potential threat to all of the progress made via talks in 2015.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the US “will lose out” from Trump’s decision to exit the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), according to Turkey’s state-backed Anadolu news agency, citing Erdogan’s interview with CNN, which is scheduled to be broadcast later today.

The Turkish president hailed the deal as ending years of “negativity” and “raising hope all around the globe.”

May 10 08:46

Netanyahu in Talks With Putin: 'Iran Threatens Israel'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized on Wednesday the need to fight back an ideology which might lead to Nazism and Holocaust while naming Iran as a country posing threat to Israel.

On May 9, Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and attend the Victory Day Parade in Russia. During the talks with Putin, the Israeli prime minister thanked his counterpart for the invitation as well as for separate mentioning of Holocaust in his speech. According to Netanyahu, this is another evidence of close relations between the peoples of Russia and Israel.

May 10 08:34

Israel Goes Ballistic! WW3 Scheme Exposed! Contrived Armageddon Averted!

Throughout modern history, there has never been another nation that has launched with impunity unprovoked attacks of naked military aggression like the Apartheid State of Israel.

May 10 08:23

US sanctions against Iran are ‘sword of Damocles hanging over Belgian economy’

A new round of US sanctions against Tehran are likely to seriously damage Belgian companies, according to a Wallonia region investment agency.

After the nuclear deal with Iran was reached, many Walloon companies started resuming business ties with the country.

"An average of about 30 companies were present on our joint missions to Iran,”said General Administrator of Wallonia Export-Investment Agency (Awex), Pascale Delcomminette, as quoted by the Brussels Times.

“The country offers interesting prospects for Walloon companies," she added. Despite Iran being placed 99th among Wallonia’s export markets, the Belgian region has investment interests in the country’s agro-industry, mechanical engineering, infrastructure, environment and energy.

May 10 07:37

Trump’s Act of American Hubris

here is one very significant US deal in the pipeline, for sale of Boeing aircraft, worth $18 billion dollars. It will now be cancelled. Which brings us to the crux of the argument. Can America make its will hold? ... At a time when US share of the world economy and world trade is steadily shrinking, this encouragement to European and Asian companies to firewall and minimise contact with the US is most unlikely to be long term beneficial to the US ... In short, if the US fails to prevent Europe and Asia's burgeoning trade with Iran - and I think they will fail - this moment will be seen by historians as a key marker in US decline as a world power.
Note: Where did one single individual get the power to on his own do this!

May 10 07:32

U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin: Revoking Boeing, Airbus licenses to sell jets to Iran

Licenses for Boeing Co and Airbus to sell passenger jets to Iran will be revoked, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. Trump said he would reimpose U.S. economic sanctions on Iran, which were lifted under the agreement he had harshly criticized ... IranAir had ordered 200 passenger aircraft - 100 from Airbus SE, 80 from Boeing and 20 from Franco-Italian turboprop maker ATR. All the deals are dependent on U.S. licenses because of the heavy use of American parts in commercial planes. Boeing agreed in December 2016 to sell 80 aircraft, worth $17 billion at list prices, to IranAir under an agreement between Tehran and major world powers to reopen trade in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear activities.
Note: Dumb, Stupid, Ignorant.....

May 10 07:29

Israel lobby calling the shots in Trump's rollback policy on Iran' – Max Blumenthal

President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is a result of a lobbying effort by American Jewish billionaires and recycled, cooked-up intelligence touted by the Israeli PM, journalist Max Blumenthal told RT ... Israeli lobbies within the US greatly contributed to Trump's decision to take a more hawkish stance on Iran in line with Israel's own, Blumenthal said. "This triad of likudic billionaires - [Home Deport co-founder] Bernard Marcus, [casino magnate] Sheldon Adelson and [hedge fund billionaire] Paul Signer - contributed over $40 million to pro-Trump Super PACs, and also contributed enormous amount of money to Trump's UN ambassador Nikki Haley and Tom Cotton, the senator that shaped Trump's Iran policy," the journalist pointed out.

May 10 07:27

Follow the Money: Three Billionaires Paved Way for Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal

The unpopular announcement may have been exactly what two of Trump's biggest donors, Sheldon Adelson and Bernard Marcus, and what one of his biggest inaugural supporters, Paul Singer, paid for when they threw their financial weight behind Trump. Marcus and Adelson, who are also board members of the Likudist Republican Jewish Coalition, have already received substantial returns on their investment: total alignment by the U.S. behind Israel ... Between them, the three billionaires account for over $40 million in pro-Trump political money ... Trump and the GOP are deeply indebted to anti-Iran deal billionaires who aren't afraid to advocate for policies that push the country closer to another war in the Middle East.

May 10 07:25

Trump’s Obnoxious Nuclear Bombshell

Trump's statement on the withdrawal was filled with the usual false and discredited assertions about the agreement that its opponents have been using for years ... The dishonesty of Trump's statement began with the opening sentence: "Today, I want to update the world on our efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon." Iran isn't pursuing a nuclear weapon, it definitely hasn't been pursuing one for at least 15 years, and it cannot pursue one so long as it complies with the requirements of the JCPOA. Iran has been complying with the terms of the deal from the start. Trump could not cite a single Iranian violation of the agreement to justify U.S. withdrawal because it doesn't exist ... Trump's announcement was especially obnoxious because it is a prelude to more aggressive policies against Iran across the board.
Note: The final act....the United States can no longer be trusted.

May 10 07:03

Trump’s Reckless Decision Puts US on Path to War with Iran

Trump has taken a functioning arms control deal that prevented an Iranian nuclear bomb and turned it into a crisis that may very well lead to war.

May 09 19:18

SYRIAN STATE MEDIA: REPEATED ROUNDS OF ISRAELI ROCKETS HIT SYRIA

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT, May 10 - Israel launched repeated rounds of rocket fire into Syria early on Thursday, Syrian state media reported, after Israel's military said Iranian forces in Syria had shelled one of its outposts near the border.

The scale of Israeli rocket fire appeared to be far higher than in previous incidents and Damascus residents described seeing explosions above the city from air defense systems.

May 09 19:09

Breaking: Israeli missiles pound southern Damascus, massive explosions heard throughout capital city

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 A.M.) – The Israeli forces have launched another large wave of missiles towards the southern countryside of Damascus, causing massive explosions that could be heard throughout the capital.

The Israeli missiles repeatedly struck the town of Al-Kisweh, which reportedly has a small presence of Iranian soldiers deployed there.

May 09 18:10

Netanyahu compares Iran to Nazi Germany during V-Day talks with Putin

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has used the Victory Day celebrations in Russia to push his idea that Iran is a threat. This time, he virtually likened the Islamic Republic to Nazi Germany.

“It is hard to believe that, 73 years after the Holocaust, there is still a country in the Middle East – Iran – that openly calls for the destruction of the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said during the talks with the Russian President Vladimir Putin after both leaders took part in the Victory Day celebrations in the Russian capital.

May 09 15:52

Breaking: Massive confrontation breaks out between Israeli and Syrian forces near occupied Golan Heights

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 A.M.) – At approximately 1:00 A.M. (Damascus Time), the Israeli military fired several artillery shells towards the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the Al-Quneitra Governorate city of Al-Ba’ath.

The Syrian Army responded by firing missiles towards an IDF base in the occupied Golan Heights – no confirmation on whether or not anything hit its target.

May 09 13:59

The U.S. Just Declared War on Iran

Against all common sense, moral considerations and international law, U.S. President Donald Trump tonight decided to place the United States outside the international so-called community and isolate itself, not Iran.

He withdrew the United States from what is one of the most important negotiated peace-oriented agreements that have ever been signed: the one that prevents Iran (if it has ever wanted to) from acquiring nuclear weapons: The Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action, JCPOA, of July 2015 – all about this agreement and its text here).

Noteworthy is that the nuclear deal is incorporated into international law by UN Security Council Resolution 2231, even though the U.S. already at that point stated – as an exceptionalist state – that it did not consider the deal binding for it.

With the exception of Germany, the deal was negotiated – cynically, of course – by countries which have themselves thousands of nuclear weapons.

May 09 11:32

War Codes in Trump’s Iran Proclamation

Today President Trump announced that he was canceling US participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA) otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal. The president’s assertions were ludicrous and factually incorrect, but the neocons who were no doubt behind the speech have never been all that wedded to the truth. It became obvious fairly on that Trump’s rationale was not to be taken seriously, when he cited last week’s comical stage performance by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu that “Iran Lied” about its nuclear program.

Netanyahu’s fairy tale required us to believe that the Iranians were storing their most sensitive national security (paper) documents and compact discs in an unguarded desert hut, which the crack Israeli team of intelligence operatives were able to discover and remove by the truckload right under the noses of what they claim is among the most totalitarian “regimes” on earth.

May 09 11:31

Israel Will Assassinate Syria’s Assad if He Allows Iran to Operate in Syria? Israeli Minister of Energy

Israel will assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if he continues to allow close ally Iran to operate in Syria, the Israeli energy minister has warned.

Yuval Steinitz made the warning to Israeli news website Ynet on Monday, amid a war of words between Tehran and Tel Aviv over suspected Israeli air raids in Syria targeting Iranian fighters.

“If Assad allows Iran to turn Syria into a military base against us and attack us on Syrian soil, he must know that will mean his end,” Steinitz said.

“He will not remain ruler of Syria. It’s unacceptable that Assad sits quietly in his palace, rebuilding his regime while allowing Syria to be turned into a base for attacks on Israel,”

“Assad should realise his actions will bear a price,” he added.

May 09 11:30

EU firms may face penalties in U.S. if Iranian partners on sanctions lists

European companies may face penalties in the United States if their Iranian business partners wind up on U.S. sanctions lists, Germany's DIHK Chambers of Commerce said on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump said he was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.

May 09 11:29

John Bolton says Iran deal decision isn't prelude to US invasion

National security adviser John Bolton said Tuesday that President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal isn't part of a broader plan to attack the country.

Bolton, a national security hawk considered by detractors to be too quick to support the use of military force, denied a plan to invade Iran following Trump's televised speech ending U.S. participation in the deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And if you believe THAT one, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

May 09 10:42

Trump’s Pull Out Of Nuclear Deal Was Planned From The Beginning — One Step Closer To The “Path To Persia,” War With Iran

By Brandon Turbeville

On Tuesday, May 8, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States will be pulling out of the “Iran Nuclear Deal” which was struck under the Obama administration, a deal that he has repeatedly called a “bad deal” and even “the single worst deal I’ve ever seen drawn by anybody.”

“The so-called Iran deal was supposed to protect the United States and our allies from the lunacy of an Iranian nuclear bomb, a weapon that will only endanger the survival of the Iranian regime,” the President said. “In fact, the deal allowed Iran to continue enriching uranium and over time reach the brink of a nuclear breakout.”

He added that “Today, we have definitive proof that this Iranian promise was a lie.”

Yet there is absolutely no evidence to back Trump up on his claims...

May 09 10:41

US tells German businesses to stop trade in Iran 'immediately'

German businesses should immediately halt their operations in Iran following President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, the US ambassador to Germany said on Tuesday.

"As @realDonaldTrump said, US sanctions will target critical sectors of Iran's economy.

"German companies doing business in Iran should wind down operations immediately," tweeted newly-appointed Richard Grenell.

May 09 10:40

Poll: Iranians Want Resumption of Enrichment in Reprisal for US Withdrawal from JCPOA

A recent poll, conducted by the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland University (CISSM) and IranPoll, found that the Iranian people want their government to reciprocate US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal by resuming all halted nuclear activities.

The new IranPoll data, which was based on telephone interviews of 1,003 Iranians, was conducted on April 13–17, 2018. The margin of error was +/- 3.1% and it was released on May 8 at a Bourse & Bazaar seminar in Stockholm, showed that any shades of gray within US President Donald Trump’s decision on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is largely irrelevant from the standpoint of Iranian public opinion.

When asked how confident they are that the “United States will live up to its obligations toward the nuclear agreement,” a resounding 92 percent of respondents indicated that they lacked confidence, up dramatically from 41 percent in September 2015.

May 09 10:06

IAEA reaffirms Iran’s full compliance with JCPOA

Despite US violation of the international agreement, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reaffirmed that Islamic Republic of Iran has fully observed all rules and regulations stipulated in the provisions of the JCPOA.

For his part, Yukiya Amano Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said, “under the deal, the Islamic Republic of Iran is under the most strict and severe verification system which is considered as a great achievement in this regard.”

To date, IAEA has confirmed that Iran has fulfilled all its nuclear-related obligations in the best form possible, he emphasized.

May 09 09:58

'We won’t walk away’: Boris Johnson commits UK to Iran nuclear deal after US’ withdrawal (VIDEO)

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has fallen short of outright condemning US President Donald Trump over what has been branded the “reckless” decision to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal.

Speaking after PMQs, the Foreign Secretary said Britain did the “utmost” in attempting to persuade the Republican leader to stick with the deal, which he said is “vital to national security and stability of the Middle East.” He added the UK would “not walk away” from the internationally-backed agreement.

May 09 09:34

America's Only Choices: Jewish Communism or Jewish Zionism

The article below is a reminder that George Soros pushed through the Iran nuclear deal much to the consternation of Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump came to his rescue. Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015, just as Iran was being finalized. The only reason Americans got an alternative to Clinton was due to this schism in World Jewry between Communists and Zionists. The Communists, led by George Soros, and fronted by Obama and Clinton, represent the disintegration of the nation-state, including Israel. The nationalists led by Netanyahu and fronted by Trump represents a handful of powerful nation-states dominated by Israel. This is a disagreement between Masonic lodges. In Trump, Americans are getting the crumbs from Israel's table.

May 09 09:30

Risking World War For Israel:Series of articles.

Those who cry wolf over the deal and want to attack Iran are only following the diktats of the Israeli terrorist-in-chief Benjamin Netanyahu. After all, he’s their god and whatever he says goes – that’s the only explanation for their idiotic stand. Watch this video of Netanyahu lambasting Iran in the US Congress, or not – after all, who can stand to watch that demonic and arrogant cad ordering the US around.

Consequently, when the Middle East is set ablaze and millions of people lose their lives, the world will know who to haul at The Hague for crimes against humanity.

https://biblicisminstitute.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/trump-and-netan...

May 09 08:57

Israel has 200 nuclear weapons ‘all targeted on Tehran’ - Colin Powell email leak

May 09 08:43

Iran's supreme leader attacks Trump's '10 lies' and says 'America can't do a damn thing' as politicians set FIRE to US flag, chant 'Death to America' and vow to keep spending on ballistic missiles amid fallout over nuclear deal

Iran's Supreme Leader has warned 'America can't do a damn thing' as politicians burned a US flag in parliament in the wake of Donald Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

Without elaborating, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused the US President of '10 lies' during his explosive annoucement yesterday and warned his country not to trust America, Britain, France and Germany.

His comments came as Iranian politicians chanted 'death to America', set fire to a US flag and a symbolic copy of the Iran deal and vowed to continue spending on the country's ballistic missile program.

May 09 08:42

Iran implementing commitments under JCPOA: UN watchdog

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog says Iran is honoring its commitments under the nuclear agreement it reached with world powers in 2015 a day after US President Donald Trump pulled Washington out of the landmark deal in defiance of international warnings.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a statement on Wednesday, reiterating that Iran is in full compliance with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a document that came out of years of negotiations between Iran on one the side and six world powers, namely the US, Russia, China, Germany, France, Britain, on the other, in July 2015.

“As of today, the IAEA can confirm that the nuclear-related commitments are being implemented by Iran,” said a statement by Yukiya Amano, director general of the Agency, which is tasked with monitoring the technical aspect of the JCPOA’s implementation.

May 09 08:40

Iran says will quit nuke deal without European guarantees

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that Tehran would quit the landmark 2015 nuclear deal unless European signatories offered solid guarantees that trade relations would continue after the U.S. withdrawal.

Addressing Iran's government in a televised speech, Khamenei said: "We hear that you want to continue the nuclear deal with the three European countries. I don't have confidence in these three countries."

"If you don't succeed in obtaining a definitive guarantee - and I really doubt that you can - at that moment, we cannot continue like this," he said.

"If you want to conclude an agreement, obtain real guarantees, otherwise tomorrow they will do the same as the United States."

May 09 08:12

Macron and Rouhani agree to seek 'continued implementation of nuclear deal': Elysee

May 09 08:11

Israel Attacks Syria Less Than an Hour After Trump Speech

Israel continues to talk up an expected war with Iran on Tuesday, opening bomb shelters in the country’s north, and carrying out yet another round of attacks on alleged Iranian targets inside Syria.The attacks centered on a base near Damascus, which Israeli media claims belongs to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard

The timing of this attack is particularly noteworthy. The strike began within an hour of the end of President Trump’s speech withdrawing the US from the Iran nuclear deal. Israeli officials have been envisioning the end of the deal leading to regime change in Iran, and have also advocated a war to impose regime change.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... so long as the Americans do the actual fighting, of course!

May 09 08:10

Europeans Warn US Not to Block Them From Staying in Iran Deal

Britain, France, and Germany have issued statements following President Trump’s withdrawal from the P5+1 nuclear deal, warning the US that they must “avoid taking action which obstructs” the rest of the signatories from continuing with the deal.

Iran plans to stay in the deal, as do the other P4+1 nations. This involves substantial sanction relief for Iran and allowing Western businesses to trade with Iran. Though the US never really complied with this, European nations have tried to allow such deals, and don’t want the US to stop them.

May 09 08:07

Iran’s President Rouhani Responds to Trump Pulling Out of Iran Deal

May 09 08:06

Maybe Israel is interfering in our politics over the Iran Deal? Naaah!

For the last three years, Benjamin Netanyahu has been doing everything he can to sink the Iran deal, from speaking in Congress against the deal in 2015 with the support of Democrats who were defying President Obama on his signature foreign policy achievement, to sending his Defense Minister over to try to sink the deal, to cartoon presentations at the U.N., and a video lecture in English last week saying, Iran Lies. Netanyahu’s interference was so obtuse that Obama once said that Israel was the only country that was against the deal and it would be an “abrogation of my constitutional duty” if he didn’t push the Iran deal.

May 09 07:42

America’s Word Is Worthless

We can now dismiss all hope that Trump’s campaign promises to pull out of Syria, normalize relations with Russia and stop the offshoring of American jobs will ever become US policies. By dishonoring the US government’s word and pulling out of the Iran nuclear non-proliferation agreement, an agreement signed by the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia, China, and Iran, President Trump has revealed that his regime is totally in the hands of the Zionist warmongers.

May 09 07:42

IAEA Confirms Iran Fulfills Nuke-Related Commitments Despite US Exit From Deal

On May 8, US President Donald Trump announced that the United States would no longer remain part of the JCPOA and promised to re-impose the highest level of economic sanctions against Iran in response to Tehran's development of the nuclear program.

"Iran is subject to the world’s most robust nuclear verification regime under the JCPOA, which is a significant verification gain. As of today, the IAEA can confirm that the nuclear-related commitments are being implemented by Iran," IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said Wednesday.

Announcing his decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, US President Donald Trump called the agreement a "horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made," and suggested that it was "defective at its core."

May 09 07:41

In Trump We Trust: Global Oil Prices Skyrocket as US Exits Iran Deal

Shortly after President Donald Trump announced that Washington was quitting the Iran nuclear deal, the US Treasury pledged to pursue efforts to significantly reduce purchases of Iranian crude oil.

The oil price has skyrocketed to its highest in more than three years, just 12 hours after President Donald Trump said that that the US is abandoning the "horrible and one-sided" Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, according to The Financial Times.

During early trading in London on Wednesday, Brent Crude, which serves as a major benchmark price for purchases of oil worldwide, increased by 3.1 percent to 77.20 dollars per barrel, while the US benchmark, WTI, rose by a similar amount, to 70.93. dollars per barrel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the next time you fill up your car, you can thank Trump for the price hike!

May 09 07:37

Trump's Iran decision raises the stakes on North Korea

President Donald Trump's scrapping of the Iran deal he inherited raised the stakes for a North Korean agreement he hopes to build, a contradiction over two aspiring nuclear powers that pose the biggest foreign policy challenge yet for his administration.

The President didn't wait for his critics to link Iran and North Korea. He proudly made the connection himself, standing in the Diplomatic Reception Room on Tuesday, declaring: "Relationships are building. Hopefully a deal will happen."
And he announced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was flying to Asia for his second face-to-face meeting with North Korean officials, tasked with setting up a summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is that North Korea has been reminded (once again) that promises made by the United States cannot be trusted.

May 09 07:32

NUCLEAR CHUTZPAH

Standing in front of props of data files and cd's, Netanyahu claimed Israel's renowned Mossad spy agency had stolen a small mountain of secret Iranian nuclear data from a warehouse in Tehran. The never-understated Netanyahu claimed that the purloined material proved that Iran was lying about having halted its covert nuclear program and must not be trusted ... Netanyahu repeatedly warned the world about Iran's alleged nuclear arsenal while making no mention at all of Israel's own large, secret nuclear arsenal, which is believed to comprise of over 100 warheads, perhaps even several hundred, that can be delivered by aircraft, missiles and submarines ... Listening to Netanyahu accuse Iran of hiding secret nuclear facilities was pure pot calling the kettle black.

May 09 07:31

Trump’s decision to withdraw from Iran deal shows US unable to negotiate – Russian Foreign Ministry

Moscow is “deeply disappointed” by Washington’s decision to pull out from the Iranian nuclear deal, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The step taken by the US is a “flagrant violation” of the international law, it added.

“The US once again acts contrary to the position of most countries while pursuing solely its own narrow selfish and momentary interests,” the Russian ministry said in a statement, following the announcement by Donald Trump that the US is pulling out the deal and imposing sanctions on Iran. Washington “flagrantly violates the international law,” the statement adds while drawing attention to the fact that “there are no reasons for disrupting” the deal.

May 09 07:30

Russian Foreign Ministry statement on developments around the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear programme

We are deeply disappointed by US President Donald Trump’s decision to unilaterally give up commitments to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear programme (JCPOA) and to reinstate the US sanctions on Iran.

The JCPOA is a key multilateral agreement approved by the 2015 UNSC Resolution 2231. The Action Plan does not belong to the United States alone but is a domain of the entire international community, which has repeatedly reaffirmed its interest in the preservation and long-term sustainable implementation of the JCPOA for the sake of strengthening international and regional peace and security as well as the nuclear non-proliferation regime.

We are gravely concerned that the United States is acting once again in defiance of the opinions of the majority of states and exclusively out of its own narrow and opportunistic interests while grossly violating international law.

May 09 07:29

'US wants Iraqi-style regime change in Iran'

The US withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Tehran on Tuesday is the first step in the American plan for a regime change in Iran carried out in accordance with the Iraqi scenario, Middle East expert Sami Ramadani told RT.

“If one listens carefully to what Trump was saying, really, the US is not only withdrawing from this multilateral international agreement unilaterally – scrapping it, but it’s also, actually, threatening a regime change in Iran,” Ramadani said.

“The tone of his [Trump's] speech; the words he used are reminiscent of George Bush Jr’s speech” before the US-led the invasion in 2003 when “lies were used to launch a genocidal war against the people of Iraq,” he said. The expert noted that not only was the Iraqi regime overthrown due to the US' military involvement, but the whole country was “destroyed.” The US has been trying to destabilize Iran for decades, he said.

May 09 07:29

Trump lacks ‘mental capacities,’ Iran says after US pulls out of nuclear deal

The speaker of Iran’s parliament has offered a particularly scathing review of US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Iran nuclear deal, saying Trump does not have the “mental capacity” for his job.

Trump announced that he was withdrawing the United States from the landmark deal on Tuesday, sparking an avalanche of criticism from both sides of the political divide in America and also upsetting the international community, including US allies and Russia.

The speaker of Iran’s parliament, Ali Larijani, took a particularly dim view of the decision telling the Iranian assembly that: "Trump does not have the mental capacity to deal with issues.”

"Trump's abandoning of the nuclear deal was a diplomatic show… Iran has no obligation to honor its commitments under the current situation,” Larijani said. "It is obvious that Trump only understands the language of force.”

May 09 07:28

Wake Up to Trump, Distraction and War with Iran

Both Trump and Netanyahu paint Iran as the most dangerous terrorist state in the world. Really? It wasn't the Iranian regime that illegally cost over one million Iraqi civilian lives and blew that country apart ... So who is the aggressor here? Unlike Israel's many invasions and military incursions, Iran, a poor country, has not invaded any country for over 250 years. Iraq's dictator invaded Iran in 1980, with U.S. backing, costing Iran an estimated 500,000 lives. No country, save the U.S. Empire, has the chutzpah that Netanyahu possesses because he knows the U.S. government and the mass media will embrace his expanding push for U.S. militarism in the Middle East.

May 09 07:28

Europe DEPENDS on America! Merkel, May and Macron savaged for US criticism over Iran

Mr Trump said the agreement was “disastrous” and a “great embarrassment”, adding: “If we do nothing, we know exactly what will happen.

"In just a short period of time, the world's leading state sponsor of terror will be on the cusp of acquiring the world's most dangerous weapon.”

But European leaders quickly hit out at Mr Trump and in a joint statement, Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel labelled the decision a matter of “regret and concern” and would defy the US President in remaining committed to the deal.

Britain, France and Germany had made attempts to persuade the US President to preserve the deal - Mr Macron and Ms Merkel made trips to Washington over the past month, while Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made a last-ditch trip over the weekend.

May 09 07:27

'Wind down operations NOW!' US orders Merkel to stop German firms working in Iran

Richard Grenell, US Ambassador to Germany, told Berlin to “wind down operations immediately” in the hours after the US President pulled his nation out of the agreement.

His comments are set to ruffle the feathers of Germany, where its Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed “regret and concern” over Mr Trump’s decision.

Mr Grenell tweeted: “As @realDonaldTrump said, US sanctions will target critical sectors of Iran’s economy.

“German companies doing business in Iran should wind down operations immediately.”

May 09 07:22

Iran nuclear deal: Germany's special role and plans

The historical connections between Berlin and Tehran make Germany a strong supporter of the nuclear deal. Now Germany is set to help lead the response of the other signatories after Trump's decision to pull the US out.

May 09 07:20

Donald Trump says US will withdraw from ‘rotten’ Iranian deal – while Iran agrees to stay but threatens further nuclear efforts if negotiations fail

Iran has said it will remain in the deal with other signatories, but added that if negotiations fail, it will enrich uranium ‘more than before … in next weeks’

May 09 07:12

Iran nuclear deal dilemma: Six steps to World War Three

"The elimination of the symbolic nuclear agreement with Iran from 2015 would open a Pandora's box - this could mean war," Macron told the German newspaper Der Spiegel. European leaders used to reject the position of the United States on the subject. These days, however, they are ready to consider a few aspects that the deal does not embrace, such as, for example, the development of ballistic missiles - a weapon designed to deliver nuclear bombs to their targets.

Dmitry Abzalov, President of the Center for Strategic Communications, told Pravda.Ru that Donald Trump would most likely torpedo the Iran deal on Saturday. "Trump has an aversion to Iran, and Mueller's investigation brings to light a few of those close to him. Secondly, Israel's Netanyahu actively supports Donald Trump. The two politicians will try to take advantage of the Iranian issue to switch public attention to questions of foreign, rather than domestic policies," the expert told Pravda.Ru.

May 09 07:01

A brief history of America’sdumb policies towards Iran

Iran is in the news now.

How much are you being told about the history of US-Iran relations?

Probably nothing.

Instead we get press releases from the Israeli War Party read dutifully by the corrupt morons of the mainstream US news media.

There is a history here – and when you know it the US government doesn’t come out looking very good.

In 5 minutes you’ll learn more about the context of what’s going on than five hours of watching the news.

May 09 00:33

TPS on the Iran Deal


This was one day before Trump's announcement, but it was very predictable what he would do, given that Israel made its orders public. Watch to see what the consequences may be. As Mike says always force a dictatorship to act like one. Israel has over played its hand and the whole world can see through it now.

May 08 20:48

Trump Kowtows to Israel again, Iran Deal scrapped


Sheldon and the boys must be proud

May 08 19:13

Nikki Haley: Zionist Neocon Heartthrob

what is 12 inches long and dangles between Netanyahu's knees?

The tie off all US presidents since 2009! (and 1996-1999)

https://www.newsbud.com/2018/05/07/nikki-haley-for-president/

May 08 18:12

BREAKING/ISRAEL ATTACKS IRAN IN SYRIA!

May 08 16:25

Israel Setting The Stage To Attack Iran Over Phony Claims Of Iranian Missile Threats

By Brandon Turbeville

Over the past several days, Israel has been throwing its typical series of fits and tantrums both to its patron in Washington and to the “international community” that Iran may finally have the gall to defend itself. Of course, Iran’s possible actions are not presented as self-defense but as unjustified aggression and “hatred” of the settler state. Israel is typically declaring its right to “defend itself” but, in reality, that “defense” is nothing more than another act of offense in a long line of offenses against Iran.

Israeli media is now boosting up the idea that Iran is planning to launch missiles at Jerusalem as well as a coordinated attack against Israel with Hezbollah and “Shiites” in Syria as revenge for the numerous illegal attacks against Iran that Israel has undertaken in Syria over the last seven years...

May 08 15:59

BREAKING: 'SHOTS in Syria' as pro-Assad forces launch flares amid fear of second STRIKE

There are also unconfirmed reports of Israeli fighter jets flying over Jordan airspace amid fears there could be further strikes.

Syrian analyst Danny Makki said: “Still an expectancy that Israel may carry out further strikes on Syria this evening, strong air activity still in the area.”

It comes after an airstrike against Iranian targets following Donald Trump’s announcement he would withdraw from the Obama Iranian deal.

Sources in the area have said the Iranian-backed Hezbollah has called up reserves in south Lebanon following Israeli strikes.

It is at least the third attack since April 8 from Israel against Iranian assets in Syria.

Heavy Israeli overflights have also been reported.

May 08 15:35

Saudi export of ultra-conservatism in the era of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman

James Dorsey examines the extent to which the self-styled reformist de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Salman, is disengaging from extremist Sunni Islamist groups, or whether the Saudis’ anti-Shia obsession is making the extremists too useful a tool to drop.

May 08 14:32

US officials growing increasingly concerned Iran could attack Israel

There are increasing concerns Iran is on the cusp of an attack against Israel, several US military officials told CNN.

Intelligence is not clear on when an attack could come and what form it would take, they said, with one official noting that "if there is an attack it might not be immediately clear it's Iran."

The US is watching very closely to see if Iranian-backed actions could come from inside Syria or Lebanon, or even from inside Iran itself, though that would be considered a major military escalation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Get ready for the false-flag to kick this all off!

May 08 13:55

Tehran Ready to Resume Its Nuclear Work Amid US Decision on Deal - Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has described the US decision to withdraw from the Iranian Nuclear Deal as "psychological warfare."

Tehran has fulfilled the obligations under the nuclear deal, while the United States has never done this, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday.

"Tonight we witnessed important historical experience. For the past 40 years we have been repeating that Iran is a country that is committed to its obligations, while the United States is a country that has never been committed to its obligations," Rouhani said in an address to the Iranian people following US President Trump's announcement of the US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal.

May 08 13:30

Israel strikes Syrian army positions, no casualties - State news agency

A Syrian army position in the south of Damascus was under Israeli air strike, SANA state news agency reported. Syrian air defences fired at and destroyed two Israeli missiles in the Kisweh area.

An army commander told the agency that there were no casualties. Israel has not commented yet on the news.

The reports of the attack followed the announcement by Donald Trump that the US is withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Iran and re-imposing sanctions against the country.

May 08 12:49

TRUMP ENDS THE NUCLEAR DEAL WITH IRAN - WHAT'S NEXT?

With a very belligerent speech Trump nixed the nuclear deal with Iran. He also lied a lot in it. Neither is a surprise. The United States only keeps agreements as long as they are to its short term advantage - just ask native Americans. One can never count on the U.S. to keep its word.

May 08 12:19

U.S. History Of Attempting To Overthrow Iran Is Riddled With Conspiracy To Stage Conflicts #DisbandTheCIA

By Aaron Kesel

The U.S. is hell-bent on regime change in Iran; so much so that John Bolton, whose life goal has been arguing for regime change in the Middle East in both Iran and Syria from administration to administration, is now the sitting U.S. National Security Advisor.

In November 2016, way before Trump even considered Bolton for National Security Advisor, Bolton stated that regime change in Iran was the only way...

May 08 12:16

Israel on Edge Over Possible Missile Attack by Iran After April Strike - Reports

Israeli security officials believe Iran may be preparing a missile attack in retaliation for the April 9 strike on Syria’s T-4 airbase, in which seven Iranians were killed.

Israeli media reported Sunday, citing defense officials, that Tel Aviv is bracing for possible missile strikes by Iran from sites inside Syria.

According to security personnel, Iran is likely to attempt a retaliatory missile attack against military targets in northern Israel following last month's strike on the T-4 base in Syria.

In Sept. 2012, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel shows an illustration as he describes his concerns over Iran's nuclear ambitions during his address to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters.

Things to Know About Israel's Alleged Top-Secret Nuclear Program

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, Iran is not going to haul off and attack Israel, either in Syria or Israel proper. It's government in Tehran is many things, but stupid is not one of them.

What Israel is attempting to do is create a false flag, to be blamed on Iran, as the justification for attacking it, and bringing it the US in on its side, militarily.

And unfortunately, Netanyahu's ventrilloquist dummy, here in the US, AKA President Trump, has just made it very painfully clear this morning, that the US's withdrawal from the P5+1, and the sanctions which will ensue, are the US government's prelude to a war against Iran.

Just because something isn't the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do, is no guarantee that it will not do it, and President Trump's speech about the US withdrawing from the P5+1 deal, is no exception to this very dark reality. He is making claims about Iran's actions and capacities which bear absolutely no basis in reality.

The IAEA, which is staffed by amazinglingly bright people, has looked at the suspected facility, and said that there is no "there" there. And if that is what the IAEA is telling the world, I would very much tend to believe them. What Netanyahu and Trump are doing is tantamount to calling members of the IAEA, in their inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities, idiots and liers, and members of this organization is neither.

With a potential corruption indictment hanging over his head, Netanyahu is going to want to jump start this war as quickly as possible, which is most probably the reason President Trump made the decert announcement today, rather than wait until this coming Saturday, 12 May, which was the actual deadline.

Look for this war to generate the revival of the draft in this country, and this time, the US military will be coming after both our young women, as well as our young men. And here is how I see the forces lining up; China, Russia, and Iran on one side, with the US; NATO, Saudi Arabia, and Israel on the other. There is no way that this will be allowed to stay regional; my sense is, it will go global in a heartbeat.

May 08 12:08

IN TIMES OF WAR: A PRAYER FOR PEACE - CLAIRE K. RIVERO

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With yet another war looming, I figured it was time for a repost.

May 08 11:36

Operation code-name: TP-AJAX -- A short account of 1953 Coup

Coup 53 of Iran is the CIA's (Central Intelligence Agency) first successful overthrow of a foreign government.

May 08 11:27

Guess Where These Beautiful Pictures Were Taken

May 08 11:20

Trump will announce plans to pull out of Iran nuclear deal despite pleas from European leaders

President Trump will announce Tuesday that he is withdrawing from the international nuclear deal with Iran and reimposing U.S. sanctions against Tehran, according to people familiar with the matter.

Trump’s decision, to be announced at the White House at 2 p.m., follows the failure of last-ditch efforts by Britain, France and Germany to convince him that his concerns about “flaws” in the accord could be addressed without violating its terms or ending it altogether.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump is on TV now showering us all with propaganda about the "lunacy" of Iran.

Please keep in mind that Trump is President of the only nation to have ever USED nuclear weapons of mass destruction against the civilians of another country.

May 08 10:36

Trump "Committed To Regime Change" In Iran: Giuliani

President Donald Trump is committed to regime change in Iran, said Rudy Giuliani, Trump's newest controversial attorney (although perhaps not for long) and longtime informal advisor.

Speaking to reporters after a Saturday keynote to the Iran Freedom Convention for Democracy and Human Rights in Washington, Giuliani said "We got a president who is tough, who does not listen to the people who are naysayers, and a president who is as committed to regime change as we are." In other words, pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal is now being conflated with regime change in Iran.

Giuliani says he's been a supporter of regime change for "ten years," that it's the only way to peace in the middle east, and that it's "more important than an Israeli-Palestinian deal."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just like Hitler was committed to regime change in France!

May 08 09:53

BEX ALERT - Defense officials warn of impending Iranian missile strike on northern Israel

TV reports say Tehran looking to retaliate for Israeli raids in Syria without causing all-out war, likely with rockets at IDF bases rather than civilian targets

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Get ready for a false-flag attack to be blamed on Iran.

May 08 09:40

POTUS Trump Puts John Kerry on Notice For His “Possibly Illegal Shadow Diplomacy” on Iran Nuclear Deal

The Boston Globe revealed last week John Kerry has been secretly engaging in unusual and most likely illegal shadow diplomacy with Iranian leaders in an effort to salvage the nuclear deal he helped craft.

He [John Kerry] sat down at the United Nations with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to discuss ways of preserving the pact limiting Iran’s nuclear weapons program. It was the second time in about two months that the two had met to strategize over salvaging a deal they spent years negotiating during the Obama administration, according to a person briefed on the meetings.

John Kerry also reportedly met with French President Emmanuel Macron in both New York City and Paris.

May 08 09:39

Israel Threatens to Topple Assad If Iran Retaliates Over Recent Israeli Strikes

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, a member of the nation’s security cabinet, warned Israel would “topple” Syrian President Bashar Assad if Iran strikes Israeli territory. He said any Iran action would mean Assad’s “end and the end of his regime.”

There has been a flurry of speculation in the Israeli press that Iran would soon retaliate against Israeli territory. Israel has repeatedly attacked Syria in recent months, and has said those strikes are targeting Iranian military facilities. The Israeli assumption is that after so many attacks Iran is bound to try to do something about it.

So now Steinitz has decided he needs to threaten Syria over what Israel thinks Iran might do, based on what Israel has done against Iran inside Syria. Steinitz also claimed that Israel has “not intervened” in the Syrian War at all, despite dozens of Israeli airstrikes against Syrian military targets, and Israeli officials openly saying they prefer ISIS winning the war to Assad surviving.

May 08 09:18

Trump’s Iran strategy: Telling fibs and sowing fear

There has been so much noise surrounding Iran and the nuclear agreement, that we haven’t been able to listen to the most important thing in the past few days—the signs.

Since signing the nuclear deal, Iran hasn’t violated a single article of the agreement. This is being said not only by IAEA inspectors, but by Israeli security officials as well. This is the only fact President Donald Trump should have considered when deciding whether the United States should walk away from the deal, a move the Iranians say will immediately free Iran of its obligations to shelve its nuclear weapon programs.

Clearly, we would have been better off with a more extensive agreement, forcing Iran to halt its ballistic missile program and stop arming and inciting terror. But that’s not the issue: The agreement was signed to stop Iran from having military nuclear ability. And this goal has so far been achieved by the agreement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One needs to recall that Iran agreed to the JCPOA because they had already ceased trying to build nuclear weapons back in 2003. Hence, the cost of the deal was negligible for them. But adding in the long range missiles would have been a deal breaker.

May 08 09:11

Israel is ready FOR WAR: Netanyahu vows to block Iran 'AGRESSION' as tensions soar

ISRAEL would rather face Iran in a war “now than later” despite not being interested in a military escalation with Tehran, said President Benjamin Netanyahu has warned, amid growing tensions in the Middle East.

May 08 09:09

World War 3: Leaving the Iran Nuclear Deal would embolden Putin, warns former US official

FORMER US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul has stated that Donald Trump’s threat to abandon the Iran Nuclear Deal puts US interests in jeopardy by playing into Vladimir Putin’s accusation of the US as being untrustworthy and unpredictable.

May 08 09:03

Israel seeks Russian help in Syria. Will Russia oblige?

After threatening Moscow that if it went ahead with plans to strengthen Syria’s missile defence systems, Israel will destroy them on the ground – be it “S-300 or S-700”, as Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman sarcastically put it – Tel Aviv is now seeking Russian help to calm things down. The dramatic turnaround is typical of Israel. Israel thinks it is a smart move, but will it work?

Lieberman now wants Moscow’s intervention to tamp down Israel’s tensions with Iran. Israel has painted itself into a corner. First it began taunting Iran to step up for a fight by firing missiles at locations in Syria where Iranian military advisers (IRGC personnel) could be present. In a strike on April 8, Israel drew blood, killing 7 Iranian personnel. The IRGC was not amused. Tehran vowed that Iranian retaliation is hundred percent certain but at a time, place and manner of its choice.

May 08 09:03

Pat Buchanan Urges Trump "Don't Trash The Iran Deal"

"The Israelis, Saudis and Beltway War Party want the deal trashed, because they want a U.S. clash with Iran. They are not afraid of war. Instead, they fear Trump will extricate us from the Middle East before we do our historic duty and effect regime change in Iran."

May 08 07:29

US leaving nuclear deal won’t hurt Iranian economy – Tehran

Iran's economy will be ready if US President Donald Trump decides to abandon the nuclear deal brokered in 2015, according to the country's central bank.

“We are prepared for all scenarios. If America pulls out of the deal, our economy will not be impacted,” the governor of Iranian Central Bank Valiollah Seif said on state television.

May 07 23:55

Do Americans Want To Die For Israel? -- Paul Craig Roberts

That is what it all the lies told about Iran are about. By creating a bogyman out of Iran, Israel can build up the American public’s support for US military action against Iran. --- The Saker says that “Americans should ask themselves—Do I want to die for Israel?”

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