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Apr 23 04:52

Iran: Oil Exports over 2.5mbd

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says Iran is currently exporting upwards of 2.5 million barrels per day of crude oil and gas condensate (ultra-light form of crude).

Speaking to reporters on Monday, the official said the recent drop in Iran's crude exports is temporary, saying that the country has now ramped up its exports.

He commented on Iran's latest oil sales, saying: "Iran's total export of crude oil and gas condensate is now more than 2.5 million barrels a day."
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"We must wait and see what Trump will do. We, as the Islamic Republic of Iran, would tap all our experiences and potentialities to safeguard the country against Trump and would not set aside any options," Mr. Zangeneh said.

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Apr 23 04:52

Is The Oil Market Ready For Sanctions On Iran?

Oil market participants and analysts will be intently watching the Trump Administration over the next month. May 12 is the deadline for the U.S. President to decide to waive sanctions on Iran as part of the nuclear deal that global powers reached with Iran in 2015, allowing Tehran to resume oil exports and regain part of its market share.

The re-imposition of sanctions on Iran’s oil is not 100-percent certain, although the probability is high, various analysts say. The potential loss of Iran’s oil exports varies from zero to 1 million bpd, according to investment banks and analysts.

Iranian sanctions could add between $2 and $10 to oil prices this year, analysts polled by Bloomberg say.

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Apr 22 17:23

Rouhani tells Assad: Iran ready to aid in Syria's reconstruction

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed in a letter to Syrian President Bashar Assad on Saturday his country's willingness to aid in the post-civil war reconstruction of Syria, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran... stands beside the country and people of Syria and will continue to aid it in defending against the forces of evil and returning security and stability throughout the Syrian Arab Republic," the letter states.

"We hope to swiftly witness the achievement of a final victory," Rouhani continued. "Just as the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has stood beside the Syrian nation in its struggles and opposition to terrorism, we are also prepared to stand with you in every way possible as regards to Syria's reconstruction."

Apr 22 09:40

Iran Warns North Korea: "Never Negotiate With The United States"

"That’s a very dangerous message to send to the people of Iran, but also to the people of the world – that you should never come to an agreement with the United States..."

Apr 21 09:16

Tehran Warns Israel: Our ‘Hands Are on the Trigger’

A senior member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) alerted Israel Friday that Tehran’s “hands are on the trigger and missiles are ready” to strike all Israeli air bases after a map of air bases in Syria believed to be controlled by Iran was shared with Israeli media earlier this week.

In a bellicose speech given in Tehran, IRGC Deputy Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned that Israel was living "in the dragon's mouth" since northern and western Israeli bases were "in the range of our missiles."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those being the very missiles Trump wants Iran to surrender.

Apr 20 08:34

‘Don’t let Trump rip up the Iran deal!’ 300 European parliamentarians pen letter to US Congress

Three hundred parliamentarians from Britain, France and Germany have called on the US Congress not to let President Trump abandon the Iran deal, warning it would undermine the very concept of diplomacy and any future negotiations.
The letter, written by British MP Richard Bacon and his German and French counterparts, Omid Nouripour and Delphine O, was published in the Guardian on Thursday. In it, they argue that the deal has been the only effective control of Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, and has helped prevent an arms race and a potentially devastating conflict in the Middle East.

“We were able to impose unprecedented scrutiny on the Iranian nuclear programme, dismantle most of their nuclear enrichment facilities, and drastically reduce the danger of a nuclear arms race,” they wrote.

Apr 20 06:47

‘Don’t let Trump rip up the Iran deal!’ 300 European parliamentarians pen letter to US Congress

Three hundred parliamentarians from Britain, France and Germany have called on the US Congress not to let President Trump abandon the Iran deal, warning it would undermine the very concept of diplomacy and any future negotiations.

The letter, written by British MP Richard Bacon and his German and French counterparts, Omid Nouripour and Delphine O, was published in the Guardian on Thursday. In it, they argue that the deal has been the only effective control of Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, and has helped prevent an arms race and a potentially devastating conflict in the Middle East.

Apr 19 11:54

Iran's Rouhani: We will not wait for approval to produce weapons

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has declared that Tehran will not wait for any permission to produce the weapons it needs to defend the country.

In a speech marking Iran's Army Day on Wednesday, Rouhani said a strong military is an effective deterrence against foreign threats.

"If there is any weapon we need, we will develop it for the most part, or procure it if necessary," Rouhani was quoted by Iran's Mehr news agency as saying.

Apr 19 11:51

IRAN SWITCHES FROM DOLLAR TO EURO

Iran’s feud with the US is set to get worse after Tehran announced yesterday that it will start reporting foreign currency amounts in euros rather than US dollars, as part of the country’s effort to reduce its reliance on the American currency due to political tension with Washington.

Central bank governor Valiollah Seif said last week that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had welcomed his suggestion of replacing the dollar with the euro in foreign trade, as the “dollar has no place in our transactions today”.

Iran does hardly any trade with the US due to decades of economic sanctions. It’s most important trading partner is the UAE, which accounts for around 24 per cent of all Iranian imports and exports. China is not far behind with 22 per cent, followed by Turkey, India and the EU, all of which account for around six per cent of Iran’s trade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This further delink from the US dollar, is what ultimately got Iraq and Libya invaded; looks like the next target for "regime change", after Syria, will be Iran, something for which the Israeli and Saudi government have been cheerleading for quite some time.

But President Trump needs to understand, clearly, and with zero misconception; both Israel and Saudi Arabia want the costs of such an invasion and occupation to be borne solely in American blood, and American money.

Apr 19 11:30

Iran ready for any JCPOA-related scenario: Deputy FM

Iran has warned that it is well prepared to deal with any possible scenario related to the future of the country's nuclear agreement with world powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi made the announcement on Wednesday, stressing that if the US tries to leave the agreement, it will be faced with a firm and appropriate response by Tehran.

"We will powerfully defend the Islamic Republic of Iran's interests in the face of measures by the US president. We are ready to counter and defend against any scenario," he added.

Apr 19 10:00

Russia Blocks Millions Of IP Addresses Including Local Businesses Over Telegram Refusing To Give Encryption Keys

By Aaron Kesel

Russia blocked more than 16 million IP addresses in an attempt to ban encrypted messenger Telegram after the company refused to give up its encryption keys, leading to interruptions in the service, major websites and media including Google, Amazon and many other U.S. businesses.

A court ordered that Telegram be blocked in Russia after it refused to hand over its encryption keys to state security agencies like the FSB.

Yesterday, Roskomnadzor, Russia’s equivalent of the FCC, began telling mobile networks that they had to block access to Telegram...

Apr 19 09:25

Iran to replace US dollar with euro in financial reports

Amid currency crisis, switch is aimed at circumvent restrictions on accessing US dollar and prevent market instability.

Apr 19 09:25

Israeli PM issues veiled warning to Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issues a veiled warning to Iran, saying his country will defend itself against anyone that tries to harm it.

The premier's remarks at a Memorial Day ceremony on Wednesday come amid rising tensions between Israel and Iran over an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria last week that left at least four Iranian military personnel dead.

On Wednesday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called for "offensive plans against the enemy," without specifically naming Israel.

Netanyahu says Israel will stand firm against "continued incitement by our neighbors, a great many of whom refuse to come to terms with our existence," and cautions that "anyone who raises a hand against us won't be spared."

Apr 19 09:09

World War 3: Iran BLASTED for ‘TRYING TO STRANGLE’ Israel amid heightening Syria fears

Tel Aviv’s Education Minister, Naftali Bennett, attacked Iran for trying to “break our spirit” as tensions between the two nations continue to spike causing renewed World War 3 fears.

He stated: “The Iranian octopus is trying to strangle us and break our spirit.”

Mr Bennett then sent a stark warning to “not try us”, hinting Israel would send a swift military response to actions against it.

He went on: “Israel is stronger than those against us.

Apr 18 12:21

Iran Dismisses "Baseless" Claims by UK, US on Sending Missile to Yemen

Iran’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations categorically dismissed fresh allegations by the US and Britain on sending missiles to Yemen, and said the two are seeking to whitewash their “shameful” complicity in the crisis gripping the war-torn country by leveling “false” accusations against Tehran. “The US and UK complicity in Yemen crisis is shameful,” the Iranian mission said in a press release on Tuesday. The Iranian mission's reaction came following remarks by the American and British ambassadors to the UN, Nikki Haley and Karen Pierce, respectively during a Security Council meeting on Yemen on Tuesday. Haley claimed that Iran was interfering in the Yemeni affairs and violating the arms embargo on the impoverished state.

Apr 18 10:20

US Opens New Military Base In Former ISIS Stronghold

So much for President Donald Trump's promises to pull US troops out of Syria.

Despite the US's insistence that it intends to pull troops out of Syria (at some point, possibly in the distant future), local media report that the US has set up a new military facility in Eastern Deir ez-Zor - not far from ISIS's last major stronghold in Syria, which was crushed by the Syrian Army back in November shortly before they declared victory against ISIS. The region is also known for being rich in oil.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The President we got with Trump was absolutely not the President those who supported him during the campaign, thought we were getting, based on his campaign promises.

I consider myself a reasonably articulate woman; however, that being said, I cannot begin to verbally express the profound disappointment I feel, watching the degree to which Trump has been turned into yet another Ziowarhawk, regarding the Middle East, and I fear that he will turn this region into an even further zone of desolation, destruction, and despair for its people, upon the orders of Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu.

There are moments when the international agendas of Israel and the US government align; but there are far too many moments when they do not, and any President of this nation who is fit to lead, has to have the horse-sense to understand that.

Regime-changing Damascus, into a Western-centric, and Western-compliant country means that Israel can continue to illegally occupy the Golan Heights, and continue to sell that region's oil, rather than the profits from those sales going, legitimately, to the Syrian government.

And then, there is the issue of the 6,000 LB gorilla, draped over the Busendorfer grand, in the living room; that issue is just how much Western nonsence Russia, which has been invited by the Syrian government to help defend it against the Western-backed jihadis, is willing to tolerate.

Folks, we are looking at a potential, full-on war against Russia over Syria, and the US military may well lose this war, because it does not have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing; or the money to insure a positive outcome here.

I am so looking forward to this government making smarter choices than it has during this administration; unfortunately, with both Israel and the US
military/industrial complex in control, that may only happen...either when pigs discover they are aerodynamic, or when the US government loses a military conflict in the most horrific, embarrassing, and crippling way possible.

Apr 18 10:19

IDF preparing for Iranian retaliation in the air, abroad or through a cyber attack

Military officials believe Iran is determined to respond to Monday’s attack on its drone base in Syria, which killed Iranian soldiers, as soon as possible. Revenge could be taken directly or by one of Iran’s proxy organizations, through a rocket barrage from Syria, a terror attack near the fence or abroad, or an attack on Israeli computer systems.

Apr 18 09:43

Israel’s F-15 jets stay on alert at home, rather than at drill in the US

Plans shelved for fighter jets to take part in international exercise as IDF braces for Iranian revenge over last week's attack on air base in Syria

Apr 18 09:43

Erdogan, Rouhani agree to maintain Turkey, Iran, Russia cooperation in Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani agreed on Tuesday to maintain the cooperation between Turkey, Iran and Russia for a political solution to the conflict in Syria, a source in Erdogan’s office said.

Apr 18 09:42

Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria

Israel released details on Tuesday about what it described as an Iranian “air force” deployed in neighbouring Syria, including civilian planes suspected of transferring arms, a signal that these could be attacked should tensions with Tehran escalate.

Apr 18 02:23

Iran strongly determined to fight for Golan Heights

The Trump administration is looking for a replacement for the American military contingent in the north of Syria. If the United States agrees with Saudi Arabia, the situation in the south of the country will become a lot more intense as Iran and Israel stand on the brink of war. Does it all depend on Putin's decision, who still remains angered with the most recent bombings of Syria? On the night of April 17, Syrian Shayrat air base in Homs was shelled again. Pentagon officials said that the United States was not conducting military operations in the region. Iran held Israel responsible and threatened with "an appropriate response," Haaretz newspaper reported citing a statement from official representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Bahram Ghassemi.

Apr 17 13:32

Syria strikes prove political bankruptcy of US, allies: Iran's Salehi

A senior Iranian official says the recent US-led missile attack against Syria proved the political bankruptcy of Washington and its allies.

The strikes against Syria were carried out under a pretext similar to that used by former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, which led to Washington's invasion of Iraq in 2003, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, told reporters on Monday.

During his presentation to the United Nations Security Council in February 2003, Powell claimed that Iraq might have tried to buy uranium from Niger in order to use it for non-peaceful purposes; however, after two years, it was proved that his documents were fake, Salehi added.

He noted that false US claims have made people all over the world vigilant and made them familiar with the "real nature of the aggressive countries."

It has become clear to people what an "unwise, cruel and savage policy" the US statesmen have applied to Syria, he emphasized.

Apr 17 11:54

SENIOR IRANIAN COMMANDER: ISRAEL CAN NO LONGER THREATEN IRAN

Iranian Army Ground Forces commander Brig.-Gen. Kiumars Heidari has warned that Israel can no longer threaten the Islamic Republic.

As tensions continue to rise along Israel’s northern border, Heidari said Iran’s armed forces “are much more powerful than before” and that “the date has been set” for Israel’s destruction, according to official news agency Mehr. He was speaking in Tehran ahead of Iran’s Army Day.

Israeli officials have repeatedly voiced concerns over the growing Iranian entrenchment on its borders and the smuggling of sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah, from Tehran to Lebanon via Syria, stressing that both are redlines for the Jewish state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is a rather empty statement considering Israel's nuclear arsenal.

Apr 17 11:51

Russia cannot limit Israel's actions in Syria: Lieberman

Israel will not accept limitations on its "actions" in Syria from Russia or any other country, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday, a week after a deadly raid attributed to the Jewish state.

"We will maintain total freedom of action. We will not accept any limitation when it comes to the defence of our security interests," Lieberman said in a video interview with the Walla news site in response to a question on Russia's criticism of the recent strike.

"But we do not want to provoke the Russians. We have an open line of communication at the level of senior officers. The Russians understand us and the fact is that for years we have managed to avoid friction with them" in Syria.

Lieberman again accused Israel's main enemy Iran of seeking to entrench itself militarily in neighbouring Syria and threaten his country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lieberman has a PhD ( Sh*t Piled Higher and Deeper) when it comes to these brazenly hubristic threats against Russia and Iran.

I would politely suggest that he may want to rethink his public dissing of Russia at this point; Russia understands how to respond asymetrically, and there will, most probably, not be a thing Tel Aviv will be able to do to prevent this.

Apr 17 10:22

Iran's Senior MP to Visit Syria on Tuesday to Discuss US-led Strike

Commenting earlier on a massive Western missile attack on Syria, which had been conducted in response to an alleged chemical attack in the city of Douma, Iran slammed the US, UK and France, calling the countries' heads "criminals."

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the chairman of the Iranian parliament's foreign policy and national security commission, will arrive Tuesday in Syria to discuss the recent western attack on the country, a parliamentary source told Sputnik on Sunday.

Apr 17 10:21

Iran to Team Up With China on Nuke Development if Trump Kills 2015 Nuclear Deal

As US President Donald Trump decides whether to reauthorize the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which he has long wanted to exit or renegotiate, Iranian authorities have announced they will be getting help with their nuclear program from China.

"Some negotiations have been held on mutual cooperation and building small nuclear power plants in Iran by China," Iranian MP Mojtaba Zonnou said Sunday, Fars news agency reported. Zonnou is the chairman of the Nuclear Committee in the Iranian Parliament.

Apr 17 09:49

Saudi Arabia Claims Iran ‘Is Dangerous’ At Arab League Meeting

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz opened the 29th Arab League Summit in the city of Dhahran on Sunday, where representatives from 22 countries are meeting to discuss political, economic and social developments in the region.

In his opening speech, King Salman criticized Iranian influence on Arab countries, saying that it violates ‘the principles of international law and the values of good neighborliness.’

He also called on the international community to take ‘a firm and a strong position’ against Tehran’s ‘dangerous behavior.’ Saudi Arabia and Iran are engaged in a cold war across the region where they back opposing sides in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen. Iran not only blocks Saudi hegemony over the region, it also says it is engaged in an anti-imperialist struggle in the Middle East and that Saudi Arabia is subservient to the American Empire.

Apr 17 09:39

EU fails to agree new Iran sanctions as Trump deadline nears

The European Union failed to agree new sanctions against Iran on Monday amid Italy’s opposition and fears that punishing Tehran for its missile programme and regional role would not stop U.S. President Donald Trump from abandoning a separate nuclear deal.

Apr 17 09:16

Force And More Force – Then What?

Is there no other doctrine than the doctrine of force that’s being used by the government here? What about the doctrine of common interest, for example? Or the doctrine of negotiation, rather than confrontation? After the October 1973 war, a department was set up in Military Intelligence called Ipkha Mistabra (Aramaic for “on the contrary”), whose job was to put forward and explore ideas and directions that contradicted widely held assumptions.

Where is the Jewish mind that’s supposed to be so smart and creative? Does it only work in minor matters, while on fateful ones it is paralyzed by fear of the messianic right? For example, why not just talk to Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas? But the leadership here is stuck on the doctrine of force. If it doesn’t want to talk to Mahmoud Abbas, it it going to talk with Hamas’ Ismail Haniyeh?

Apr 17 06:54

The Neocons’ Real Plan for Syria Emerges from the Lack of Rubble

I told you over the weekend that Trump’s presidency was over. As a practical matter it is. His yielding to his ‘advisors’ on every foreign policy issue makes it clear that he can’t or won’t stand up to the relentless pressure to do what his instincts tell him.

This morning’s article at the Deep State Washington Post paints a very clear picture of what the situation is. The advisors whose loyalties are dubious run the show. Their thinking has not evolved one whit from previous administrations.

Remember what Russian President Vladimir Putin always says, “Presidents change. Policies do not.”

Apr 16 17:40

Iran seizes large stash of explosives in eastern borders

Coming in from Afghanistan. Wonder who.
The forces thwarted terrorist groups' plots to transfer 80 kilograms of composite explosives, 17 booby traps, 28 pistols with 2,100 bullets, 35 hand grenades, tens of electronic detonators and other explosive equipment through technical and intelligence operations, the statement added.

It noted that 580 kilograms of narcotics were also seized from the terrorists.

Apr 16 09:28

Trump wanted to bomb Russian & Iranian targets amid Syria strikes – report

President Donald Trump reportedly favored bombing Russian and Iranian targets in Syria, before Pentagon chief James Mattis talked the US leader out of it.

Trump discussed three military options for Syria last week with his revamped national security team, led by Bush-era hawk John Bolton, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing sources familiar with White House decision-making.

Apr 16 03:13

Something To Tweet About: China Willing to Build Small N. Power Plants in Iran

Tehran and Beijing have been in talks over the construction of small nuclear power plants in Iran by China, a legislator said Sunday.
"Some negotiations have been held on mutual cooperation and building small nuclear power plants in Iran by China," Chairman of the Iranian parliament's Nuclear Committee Mojtaba Zonnour said.

He explained that the talks were held during the recent Iran-China conference on nuclear cooperation hosted by China in the presence of a number of Iranian legislators.

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Apr 14 09:41

Is Trump Ready to Join Israel in Launching War Against Iran and Syria?

"What is it going to take for Christians and conservatives to snap out of this war fever? What is it going to take for them to give up this ignoble infatuation with Zionist Israel?"

Apr 14 09:40

Western Civilization to Self-Destruct?

I don’t think I have a reputation for panicking. But I do think that we are now at probably the most dangerous point in world affairs since Russian and NATO troops faced off at Pristina Airport in 1999, if not since the Cold War.

Apr 14 09:36

Progress in European Talks on Iran, But Unclear if Trump Will Accept Plan

European officials say they have made substantial progress in internal talks on the Iran nuclear deal. Planned revisions, likely through a secondary agreement among the EU participants and the US, are being worked on ahead of Trump’s May 12 ultimatum.

The potential stumbling block, as always in the P5+1 deal, is President Trump. Trump has made broad demands for wholesale changes to the already signed agreement, and while the European nations can give him some lip-service on those issues, some changes simply are impossible to impose at this point. That means a risk that no matter what they do, President Trump may try to collapse the deal outright.

Secretary of State-nominee Mike Pompeo said as much to Congress today, In the course of promising “tough action” against Iran, Pompeo suggested the US might have to just destroy the old deal, and then negotiate a whole other, tougher agreement.

Apr 14 09:35

Trump Pushes Military to Accept ‘Sweeping’ Strike Against Syria

According to the Wall Street Journal, President Trump is continuing to push top military advisers to accept a plan for a “sweeping” military strike against the Syrian government. They say he is “unhappy” with the Pentagon’s offers so far, feeling they don’t go far enough.

Defense Secretary James Mattis has been openly hesitant about a strike on Syria, saying he is concerned about it leading to a direct US war with Russia. Trump, however, is said to want Mattis to “push the limits a little bit more.”

Indeed, Trump wants the strike not only to hit the Syrian government, but to “exact a price” from both the Iranian and Russian forces inside Syria. This is in keeping with Trump saying just two days ago that Russia should “get ready” for US missiles.

Apr 13 16:30

Russia’s heavy bombers return to Iran, presumably for Syria-related operations

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 A.M.) – According to media sources close to the Iranian government, Russian heavy bombers are once again permitted to operate from Iranian military airfields.

Apr 13 10:09

Israel Will ‘Disappear’ Assad if Iran Retaliates to Syria Base Attack

Tel Aviv will wipe out the Syrian leader and his regime if Iran acts on threats of retaliating against a recent suspected Israeli airstrike in Syria that killed Iranian soldiers.

A senior Israeli security official told local daily Maariv on Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would be “disappeared” in the wake of any Iranian retaliatory attack.

“If the Iranians act against Israel from Syrian territory, it will be Assad and his government that will pay the price,” the unnamed official said.

“The government, along with Assad himself, will simply disappear. We would recommend that Iran not act against us.”

Apr 13 07:17

Iran official: Tel Aviv, Haifa 'will be razed' if Israel attacks

Ali Shirazi, senior aide to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, retorts to PM Netanyahu's threats at Yad Vashem ceremony, says 'If Israel gives excuses to Iran, Tel Aviv, Haifa will be destroyed.'

Apr 13 07:12

Klein: Iran Proxy War with Israel May Be in Mideast Forecast

As Israelis here gear up to celebrate the Jewish state’s 70th anniversary next week, the prospects for an Israel-Iran proxy confrontation in the near future seem significant.

Apr 13 06:41

Iran wants Idlib freed, occupying US troops out of E Syria: Senior official

Following Syria’s victory in Eastern Ghouta, a senior Iranian official has expressed hope for the Arab nation’s army to liberate Idlib Province, now a major militant bastion, and cleanse the country's eastern regions of “occupying” US troops.

Speaking at a press conference in Damascus on Thursday, Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior aid to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, underlined the strategic significance of Idlib and said he hoped the northwestern province would be “liberated soon.”

“East of the Euphrates is also a very important area. We hope big steps would be taken in order to liberate this area and expel the occupying Americans,” Velayati added.

Apr 12 13:59

Virginia Senator Richard Black: CIA Is Pushing False Flag In Syria - Claims Hillary Ordered Murder Of Chris Stevens In Benghazi

Our friend Bobby Powell conducted this interview two months ago with Virginia Senator Richard Black. It's not like we haven't been telling people for years the truth about Syria and how the only real problem there is the US funding, training and arming Islamic jihadis to overthrow the Assad regime. And, despite a new president who told you that we didn't need to be there, he's already launched missiles into the country over rumors of an Assad attack with no evidence and is apparently getting ready to attack again with no evidence and no congressional authority as outlined in our Constitution.

Virginia Senator Dick Black exposes the WMD false flag in Syria, which was really carried out by the remnants of ISIS and not Syrian President Assad.

Think. Why would Assad use chemical weapons on civilians, knowing that it would draw world-wide condemnation and US intervention, when the jihadists are surrounded and on the brink of annihilation?

Apr 12 08:23

Netanyahu uses Holocaust event to urge action against Syria, Iran

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a speech at Israel’s annual Holocaust commemorations on Wednesday to call for action against Syria following a suspected poison gas attack.

Apr 12 08:18

Israel has misjudged Russia in Syria. The consequences could be grave

Netanyahu built his career on promising to be a bulwark against Iran, but instead his failures are contributing to the escalation across the Middle East

Apr 11 12:19

Iran Warns of Dire Consequences of N. Deal Failure

Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi warned different parties to the 2015 nuclear deal that failure of the internationally-endorsed agreement would have dire consequences for the world, specially in area of non-proliferation efforts. "If the nuclear deal is threatened, it will have heavy consequences for the governments, international organizations and the international nuclear weapons disarmament regimes in the world," Kamalvandi said on Wednesday.

Apr 11 11:57

Israel Vows To "Wipe Assad Off The Map" If Iran Launches An Attack From Syrian Territory

After they launched a lethal strike (from Lebanese airspace, no less) against the T-4 airforce base in Syria in retaliation for the a chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held Syrian village - killing several Iranians in the process - senior Israeli officials have finally confirmed what many have long assumed since the country started escalating its military operations within the borders of its crumbling Levantine neighbor.

That is, if Israel even so much as suspects that Iranian agents are planning an attack against Israel from Syrian territory, it will be Syrian President Bashar al-Assad who ends up on the receiving end of a preemptive strike from the IDF, per the Jerusalem Post.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is that line attributed to the now-mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, never let a good crisis go to waste?!?

But I am very curious as to whether Russia's Vlad Putin has received this message, and just what they indend to do, should Israel haul off on Damascus?!?

Apr 11 11:26

Iran, Russia Mulling Response to Israeli Strikes against Syria's T4 Airbase

Senior Iranian and Russian officials in a secret meeting in Tehran conferred on ways to give a response to the Sunday night Israeli missile strikes against the T4 airbase in Syria which killed a number of military advisors of Iran, an Arabic-language media outlet reported. The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channel reported on Wednesday that the meeting was held between Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani and Russian President Vladimir Putin's Special Envoy to Syria Alexander Lavrentiev. During the unscheduled meeting, both sides reviewed the recent attack by Israel on Syria and the US President Donald Trump’s threat of military intervention in Syria. According to al-Mayadeen, due to its confidentiality, the meeting was not covered by the media. No official source has yet commented on the report.

Apr 11 11:19

Update-Al-Moallem and Velayati: Increasing coordination between Iran and Syria to face terrorism

The two sides stressed the need for increasing coordination and consultations between Iran and Syria to face terrorism and its supporters and to confront the hostile provocations and threats by Israel, the US, and their allies and pawns in the region. Minister al-Moallem reviewed the latest developments in political fields and on the ground in Syria in light of the important military victories achieved by the Syrian Arab Army and its allies, praising the support provided by Iran to Syria in all fields. For his part, Velayati affirmed that Iran will continue to support Syria in its battle against terrorism which targets its unity and the region’s stability, stressing that his country will continue to boost its strategic relations with Syria. He also offered congratulations on the achievements realized by the Syrian Arab Army in Eastern Ghouta...

Apr 11 09:52

IRAN LIMITS FOREIGN CURRENCY HOLDINGS OUTSIDE BANKS

Iran has limited the amount of foreign currency citizens can hold outside of banks to €10,000 ($12,350) in an effort to control the falling rial and control the country’s severe dollar shortage.

In a statement, the central bank said Iranians have until the end of April to sell excess foreign currency or deposit it in banks.

The decision comes as part of the Iranian government’s measures to overcome losses to the local currency. The rial has lost almost half of its value since September. Iranians have been purchasing foreign currency and gold coins in anticipation of the US pulling out of a 2015 nuclear deal which promised an end to sanctions on the oil rich state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because an action is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do, is, unfortunately, no guarantee that the US government will not do it.

And to the Iranian people, should it come to this, I must apologise to you for what the US government appears to be getting ready to do, which is to, first, withdraw from the P5+1 agreement, then figure out some way to institute regime change in Tehran, because the Israeli government has decreed Iran to be its "existential threat".

The American people are not in control of their government in any way shape, or form, and that is a very dangerous place for a country which is, allegedly, a democratic republic, to be, because its "leadership" believes it can do anything it wants with impunity.

Oh yes, we have the Kabuki-like drama of campaigns, and a national election; but at the end of the day, we only have the choice between one corporately purchased candidate, or the other; there is no other real choice for American citizens but this.

The American people are very sick and tired of getting lied into war, as it appears ready to bomb both Syria, and Russian assets within Syria, and beyond, on a trumped up charge that the al Assad government used chemical weapons on its own people, when it has almostcompletely obliterated the US-backed jihadists, with Russian help.

Apr 11 09:34

TOP IRANIAN OFFICIAL SAYS ISRAEL TO FACE 'RESPONSE' OVER AIR BASE ATTACK

Syria, Iran and Russia have accused Israel of being behind a strike on a Syrian air base - something Israel has neither confirmed nor denied.

Apr 11 09:10

Tensions Run High Revenge by Iran Could Push Israel to Terminate Tehran's Presence in Syria

Israel’s military leaders are arguing for a more aggressive line against Iran in Syria. That opinion, which is shared by all the departments of the defense establishment, has also been shared with the political echelon.

The air raid that Israel is said to have mounted Monday against the Iranian airbase called T4 in Syria was apparently a watershed moment in Iran’s aspiration to establish a local foothold. The bombing raid had significant results compared to previous attacks, and Tehran’s threats to retaliate make the collision course already marked with Israel more likely. An Iranian retribution may lead in turn to an Israeli response that could almost entirely wipe out Iran’s military presence in Syria.

Apr 11 08:30

SENIOR SECURITY OFFICIALS: IF IRAN ACTS AGAINST ISRAEL, WE'LL TOPPLE ASSAD

"Assad's regime and Assad himself will disappear from the map and the world if the Iranians do try to harm Israel or its interests from Syrian territory."

Apr 11 05:53

Trump Builds Coalition for War on Syria

President Trump is in the process of building a new coalition of allies to participate in a multi-nation “strike force” attack on the Syrian government. This talk of coalition action reflects the rapid escalation of plans since US officials embraced Saturday’s allegations of a chemical weapons strike.
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Macron, however, suggested he does “not want an escalation,” but rather that the strikes should be against Syrian chemical facilities.>>>
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But Syria disarmed their chemical program before the war really began, and dismantled all of those sites. This means there aren’t really operating facilities to be bombed in the first place.>>>
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The US, France, and Britain will doubtless lead this new coalition, and Australia is expected to join, with Saudi Arabia expected to be drawn into the conflict. Turkey is potentially to be invited too>>>

Apr 10 13:33

Leader's Top Aide Underlines Tough Response to Israeli Missile Strike on Syria

Iranian Supreme Leader's top aide for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati cautioned that Israel should be waiting for a powerful response to its Sunday night airstrikes on the T4 airbase in the Syrian province of Homs.
Velayati was quoted by the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channel as saying upon arrival in Damascus on Tuesday that the Israeli missile attack on the Syrian T4 airbase "will not remain unanswered".

He also lauded the Syrian army for its "vital" victories against the terrorists in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus.

Velayati is in Damascus at the invitation of the Syrian officials for the latest coordination in the fight against the terrorist groups

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Apr 10 10:19

Russia Considers Dropping Dollar & Euro For Oil Trade With Iran And Turkey

Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak says the Kremlin is mulling taking payments for oil in national currencies, particularly with Turkey and Iran - circumventing the U.S. dollar. Novak added that both countries have expressed interest in the idea.

“There is a common understanding that we need to move towards the use of national currencies in our settlements. There is a need for this, as well as the wish of the parties,” said the energy minister.

Novak notes that rearranging their financial relationships to accept the national currencies would require an upgrade to the financial and economic mechanisms which facilitate the oil trade.

“This concerns both Turkey and Iran – we are considering an option of payment in national currencies with them. This requires certain adjustments in the financial, economic and banking sectors.”

Apr 10 08:03

Trump Making ‘Major Decisions’ on Syria, Iran and Russia Response ‘Very Quickly’

The conflict between the U.S., the UK and Israel and Syria and its allies Iran and Russia looks set to escalate in the coming hours and days.

U.S. missile destroyer USS Donald Cook has quickly sailed to just off Syrian territorial waters and is reportedly being “harassed” by low-flying Russian warplanes. CNN Turkey reports that they have buzzed the “Arleigh Burke” class warship at least four times.

In an ongoing war of words, the U.S. is today expected to call for a U.N. Security Council vote on Tuesday on a proposal for a new inquiry into the responsibility for use of chemical weapons in Syria after reports of the poison gas attack on a rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta.

The poison gas attack has been pinned on President Bashar al-Assad’s forces by the President Trump, PM May and some other western governments.

Apr 09 16:18

Iran says it can enrich uranium to 20 percent in days

President Rouhani says Iran's nuclear industry is advancing, but vows to stick with the 2015 deal with world powers.

Apr 09 09:58

AEOI Chief: Iran Able to Resume 20% Enrichment in Fordo in 4 Days

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said his organization enjoys the capability to restore 20-percent uranium enrichment at its Fordo nuclear facility in just 4 days if the 2015 nuclear deal is discarded by the other side.

"If senior Islamic Republic officials issue an order to resume the 20% enrichment, we can do it in Fordo within 4 days," Salehi told reporters in Tehran on Sunday.

He said this statement should be seen as a warning by the other side against discarding the nuclear deal, stressing that Iran can even show more extensive progress in other parts of its nuclear activities to go beyond the previous levels.

Iran had also warned last July that it enjoyed the capability to restore its uranium enrichment operations and even develop its capacity to 100,000 SWUs (Separative Work Units) if the nuclear deal with the world powers failed as a result of the US non-compliance with its undertakings.

Apr 09 08:29

CONFIRMED: Iranians Murdered By Israeli Airstrikes On Syria

It has been confirmed that Iranians have been murdered and injured by Israel’s overnight airstrike on Syria’s T-4 military airbase in eastern Syria.

A total of two Iranian soldiers and another seven were injured by the three missiles that were not intercepted and launched by Israeli warplanes from Lebanese airspace, the Russian Federal News Agency reported.

Apr 09 08:11

John Bolton: A Drum Major for Regime Change Gains Inside Influence

"To describe John Bolton as a 'hawk' or 'hard-liner' is to praise him with faint damnation. Bolton is an ideologue of rare pedigree even for a George W. Bush vintage neoconservative."

Apr 08 10:45

Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens

Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centers in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning: “Don’t mess with our elections”, the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday.

“The attack apparently affected 200,000 router switches across the world in a widespread attack, including 3,500 switches in our country,” the Communication and Information Technology Ministry said in a statement carried by Iran’s official news agency IRNA.

The statement said the attack, which hit internet service providers and cut off web access for subscribers, was made possible by a vulnerability in routers from Cisco which had earlier issued a warning and provided a patch that some firms had failed to install over the Iranian new year holiday.

Apr 08 09:06

BREAKING: Syrian, Russian Air Forces On Red Alert After Trump’s Deranged Tweets

Both the Syrian and Russian air forces have been put on red alert after US President Donald Trump made deranged tweets directly threatening not only Syria and Russia, but also Iran.

Trump in a series of tweets that can be seen here warned Russia and Syria that it has a “big price to pay” for the chemical weapon attack that occurred in terrorist-held Duma in Syria’s East Ghouta to the east of Damascus city center.

Trump’s war mongering comes as there is zero evidence provided that the Syrian government were responsible for the attack. In fact, it has virtually been debunked as seen in this article.

Apr 07 06:55

US Sanctions Really Serve Military Industrial Complex

The new US sanctions are aimed at pushing Russia out of the international arms market, including those of Washington's allies, in the interest of the US arms industry, the Russian State Tech Corporation, Rostec, has said.
The fact that Russia's top defense corporation, Rosoboronexport, has been targeted by the latest set of US restrictions has exposed "the real aim of these sanctions," a Rostec spokesperson told Russian media, adding that all Washington's accusations against Moscow were "just an excuse for pushing Russia out of the global arms market."

The Russian corporation denounced the US move as "unfair competition.">>>

Apr 07 06:18

US will get out of Iran deal and reimpose sanctions: Nikki Haley

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, says the United States will probably get out of the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on the Islamic republic.

Haley made the remarks on Thursday during her lecture titled, “Confronting Today’s Global Governance Challenges,” at Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina.

She accused Iran of supporting terrorism and violating the terms of the 2015 historic nuclear agreement and went on to say that the Europeans are closing their eyes on this but added that the United States would not do that.

Apr 06 13:33

US will get out of Iran deal and reimpose sanctions: Nikki Haley

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, says the United States will probably get out of the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on the Islamic republic.

Haley made the remarks on Thursday during her lecture titled, “Confronting Today’s Global Governance Challenges,” at Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina.

She accused Iran of supporting terrorism and violating the terms of the 2015 historic nuclear agreement and went on to say that the Europeans are closing their eyes on this but added that the United States would not do that.

Discussing the background of the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers, Haley said, “Iran was being a destabilizing country that was causing threats and the international community decided that we needed to come together to find a solution.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I sometimes ache at the collective, foreign power-pushed (read: Israeli) lies of the US government.

The people at the IAEA are very smart people; if they tell me that Iran is complying with the P5+1 agreement, I seriously doubt that either Ambassador Haley or President Trump can actually come up with evidence to the contrary.
And yes, Nikki Haley does have a college degree; however, that degree is a BS in accounting: not atomic science!!

Or maybe it is just... in BS, to be making these accusations.

And why are they even trying?!?

To create a "justification" for a US/Israeli?Saudi decap strike on Tehran, in order to facilitate regime change.

But I would like to politely suggest that if Iran gets attacked, Russia will come to its aid militarily.

And we have seen, in the war theatre in Syria, that Russians do have weapons which work marvellously well.

Apr 06 12:17

Cleaning House, Enabling War

Think about it for a second. An embattled, scandal-ridden administration suddenly fires two hawkish, though tenuously mainstream, foreign policy advisers and replaces them with off-the-grid warmongers. Connect those dots and it gets scary, fast. In fact, the situation is starting to resemble a Hollywood-style, Wag-the-Dog, drum-up-a-war-to-distract-the-populace scenario.

With whom? Given the proclivities of Pompeo and Bolton, the obvious candidate is Iran. After all, as their records suggest, both the incoming secretary of state and the national security adviser suffer from acute cases of Iran hysteria and have been beating the Islamic Republic war drum for years now. So look for Trump and his two new subordinates to strike a less than substantial deal with nuclear North Korea (to show their cuddly diplomatic side) and then pivot toward tearing up the Iran nuclear deal in May and heading for military action against non-nuclear – and so more vulnerable – nuclear-pact-adhering Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know about you, but these two appointments, taken together, are causing the hair on the back of my neck to stand up straight, and do Zumba; and I move like a brick!!

Apr 06 08:36

Defense minister slams Russia, Iran, Turkey for shaping Syria’s future alone

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Wednesday criticized the leaders of Russia, Turkey, and Iran for meeting on the future of Syria without United Nations permission.

Also noting the absence of any US representative, Liberman told Army Radio that this was the first time such a scenario had played out since World War ll.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is just upset that they will not get the Golan as part of a deal.

Apr 06 07:48

EU Unwilling to Change, Expand Existing Iran Nuclear Deal – Diplomatic Source

The European Union has no plans to renegotiate the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran despite calls from the Trump administration, a diplomatic source in Washington said.

Asked how EU nations felt about US efforts to reach an additional pact on Iran with UK, German and French negotiators, the diplomat told RIA Novosti, "This is not a European position."

The three EU powers have been in talks with the US administration on how to persuade President Donald Trump to extend sanction waivers for Iran past the May 12 deadline after he threatened to pull his country out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) if it is not fixed.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed at the meeting in Ankara that both countries shared the belief in the importance of preserving the nuclear deal with Iran, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Sputnik.

Apr 06 07:33

Trump Call With Netanyahu ‘Tense’ Over Plans to Leave Syria

A Wednesday phone call between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quite tense, according to US officials familiar with the situation. Netanyahu had loudly objected to Trump’s talk of withdrawing US troops from Syria.

Netanyahu has opposed the US troops leaving Syria, arguing that it would leave the nation to Iran. The US military operation in Syria, however, is not aimed at fighting Iran in the first place, and rather is meant to fight ISIS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like I said, Trump is not in control.

Apr 05 13:30

Sheldon Adelson: Attack Iran with an atomic bomb

Apr 04 19:47

Mossad Chief: I'm '100% Certain' Iran Is Committed To Building A Nuclear Bomb

The chief of Israel’s Mossad told senior Israeli government officials that he is “100 % certain” that Iran is committed to developing a nuclear bomb, no matter the rhetoric coming from the Iranian government that masks that fact.

In a recent closed meeting, Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, said the nuclear deal was a “terrible mistake,” adding that the Iran nuclear deal permitted Iran to maintain certain key facets of its nuclear program. Cohen slammed the Obama Administration’s decision to lift sanctions on Iran, arguing that it significantly increased aggression by Iran.

Cohen continued, “As head of the Mossad, I am 100 percent certain that Iran has never abandoned its military nuclear vision for a single instant. This deal enables Iran to achieve that vision. That is why I believe the deal must be completely changed or scrapped. The failure to do so would be a grave threat to Israel’s security.”

Apr 04 10:38

Clouds form over Iran deal as Trump deadline nears

Dark clouds are forming over the Iran nuclear deal as the calendar marches toward a May 12 deadline set by President Trump to improve the accord or see the United States effectively withdraw from it.

When Trump extended Iran’s sanctions relief in January, he pledged it would be the last time unless European allies agree to a supplemental deal to fix what the president sees as the fundamental problems with the nuclear pact negotiated by the Obama administration.

And while negotiations with the Europeans are ongoing, hopes for a solution are increasingly fading.

“Every single day I have a new percentage about whether we’re going to get a new deal. Today is 51/49 no deal,” said Behnam Ben Taleblu, a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies who favors changing the deal instead of scrapping it.

Trump came into office vowing to tear up the “worst deal ever negotiated.”

Apr 04 09:23

FOX: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Slams Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal, Backs Israel's Right To Exist

Saudi Arabia's crown prince affirmed Israel's right to exist and criticized former President Obama's Iran policy in an interview published Monday, pointedly bucking other leaders in the Arab world and signaling support for President Trump's Middle East agenda.

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Apr 04 05:42

Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani to discuss Syrian war

Leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran to hold talks to end the conflict amid rapid developments on the ground.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Ankara on Tuesday, followed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the evening, as the leaders meet for the second time since November to discuss the Syrian situation.

Iran and Russia, which support the Syrian government in the crisis, and Turkey, which backs the moderate opposition, have been in close cooperation through a series of talks aimed at finding a solution to the Syrian conflict since last year.
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According to Mensur Akgun, who leads the international relations department at Istanbul's Kultur University, the three countries have gradually become closer over the Syrian issue as a result of their will to solve the crisis.

"As the influential actors on Syria, none of the three has interest in the continuation of the crisis and the US presence and influence on the war-torn country," Akgun told Al Jazeera

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Apr 03 09:50

Iran: ‘Israel must be forced to join NPT

Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo has stressed that the Tel Aviv regime’s warlike policies are hampering efforts to denuclearize the Middle East.

“Forcing Israel to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty and putting all of its nuclear activities and facilities under the safeguard of the International Atomic Energy Agency must be one of the commission’s main recommendations,” said Khoshroo while addressing the disarmament committee in New York on Monday.

He further called for an increase in international action aimed at protecting global peace and security in the face of the nuclear arms race.

Apr 03 08:29

Iran Refuses to Compromise on Palestinian Issue - Iranian Foreign Minister

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the Islamic Republic sees the problems of Palestine as its own.

The remarks follow the Israeli military forces' attack on Palestinian protesters who had gathered near the Gaza border on Friday, which resulted in at least 17 people killed and over 1,400 wounded.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran sees the problems of Palestine as its own, like all other friends and neighboring Muslims, and their security and freedom as its own security and freedom," Zarif said in an article in the Turkish Yeni Safak newspaper.

Apr 02 11:23

Iran and Pakistan plot to become MAJOR allies as they promise a 'BIG CHANGE' is coming

PAKISTAN and Iran could soon become major strategic allies after representatives from both countries met and agreed a trade deal, it has been reported.

Dr Kamal Kharrazi, Iran’s Head of the Strategic Council of Foreign Relations and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, has said the two counties have close religious and cultural bonds and should continue to work together.

Talk of improvement in diplomatic ties between the neighbours as well as potential economic deals means the pair could become important strategic allies in the future.

Dr Kharrazi said: “A free trade agreement is under negotiation, and if successful, there will come a big change.”

Both countries are currently involved in vicious conflicts and may act to support one another going forwards the politician implied.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but in what "vicious conflict" is Iran involved, other than trying to assist Syria's Al-Assad in taking his country back from Western-backed rebels, attempting to overthrow him?!?

The US government has never had more than a "frenemy" relationship with whatever Pakistani government was in power; however, this year has probably been the worst year in US Pakistani relations for a long time, and for the following reasons:

U.S. May Seek to Put Pakistan on Terrorism-Finance List

UN Security Council must step up pressure on Pakistan to change its behaviour: US

And, for the final coup de gras, or nail in the coffin, is the following bit:

US suspends $1.1 billion security assistance to Pakistan, accuses Islamabad of not taking decisive action against terror

In Pakistan, you have a number of competing objectives by various factions inside, and outside, of the government, coupled with a great deal of corruption and violence.

Hopefully, this blooming trade relationship between Iran and Pakistan may spill over into other areas of civilian and military leadership there; Iran's presence may become a stabilizing influence, and, perhaps, may open the door for more moderate governance in Islamabad with less corruption.

But the US, Saudi, and Israeli governments, no matter how good this may turn out to be for both countries, are, again, going to accuse Iran of being the "baddie" here, and trying to "unduly influence" Pakistan where the West has utterly failed to do so.

Apr 02 11:03

SAUDI CROWN PRINCE WARNS OF WAR WITH IRAN WITHIN 10 YEARS

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince has warned of “potential war” with Iran within the next 10 to 15 years,Anadolu reported on Friday. Mohammad bin Salman called on the international community to put more political and economic pressure on Tehran in order to avoid “direct military confrontation.”

“Sanctions put more pressure on the [Iranian] regime,” Bin Salman told the Wall Street Journal last Monday during his current trip to Washington. “We must achieve this in order to avoid a military conflict. If we fail to do this, we will probably have a war with Iran in 10-15 years.”

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of carrying out an expansionist project in the region and of meddling in the internal affairs of the Arab countries. Tehran rejects all of these accusations.

Read: Saudi ambassador accuses Iran of attempting to assassinate foreign minister

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Considering just how completely horrifically The B.O.Y.'s (The Butcher of Yemen's) war in Yemen is going, I am dumbfounded that he would have had the hubris to have made such a claim.

But unfortunately, the Trump Presidency appears to have given Israel a "green light" and blank check to do whatever it wants in the Middle East, whether that is bombing alleged "Iranian Installations" in Syria, or assassinating Palestinian children.

Israel's Netanyahu is getting very chummy, of late, with The B.O.Y. (Butcher of Yemen), and they may be planning some kind of joint strike against Iran.

Unfortunately, of course, they will both expect the costs of such a military strike against Iran to be borne primarily in American blood and American money.

But I would like to politely remind both Netanyahu and The B.O.Y., that there is a 6,000 lb gorilla, snoozing, at the moment, on the Bosendorfer Grand, and that ... is the political and military presence, and "kick",if you will, of Russia in the Middle East.

Should Iran be attacked, Russia will most probably come to its aid militarily, and THAT.... means great difficulty for Saudi Arabia and Israel, even with massive US military assistance.

At this moment in time, the US military does not have the weaponry; the money; the troop strength; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia; it is just that simple, and I would certainly like to know that more than a few thinking people in the Bowels of Power in DC, recognise this also.

Apr 02 09:49

SAUDI CROWN PRINCE WARNS OF WAR WITH IRAN WITHIN 10 YEARS

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince has warned of “potential war” with Iran within the next 10 to 15 years,Anadolu reported on Friday. Mohammad bin Salman called on the international community to put more political and economic pressure on Tehran in order to avoid “direct military confrontation.”

“Sanctions put more pressure on the [Iranian] regime,” Bin Salman told the Wall Street Journal last Monday during his current trip to Washington. “We must achieve this in order to avoid a military conflict. If we fail to do this, we will probably have a war with Iran in 10-15 years.”

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of carrying out an expansionist project in the region and of meddling in the internal affairs of the Arab countries. Tehran rejects all of these accusations.

Apr 02 07:34

Iran and Pakistan plot to become MAJOR allies as they promise a 'BIG CHANGE' is coming

PAKISTAN and Iran could soon become major strategic allies after representatives from both countries met and agreed a trade deal, it has been reported.

Dr Kamal Kharrazi, Iran’s Head of the Strategic Council of Foreign Relations and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, has said the two counties have close religious and cultural bonds and should continue to work together.

Mar 31 10:32

An Open Secret: War Criminal Salman Rubs Elbows with Israeli-AIPAC Leaders

Away from public relations blitz, Saudi Arabia and Israel are best friends in the Middle East. The two regimes retain an atrocious human rights record and see Iran as their common enemy, and the situation has only deteriorated since their twin wars against Syria and Yemen.

Mar 30 09:21

Here’s Why The Claim That Two Israeli F-35 Stealth Jets Entered Iranian Airspace Does Not Make Any Sense

There are many weird things.

First of all the source. Al-Jarida is often used to deliver Israeli propaganda/PSYOPS messages, according to several sources. For instance, here’s how Haaretz commented a previous scoop of the Kuwaiti outlet (again, highlight mine):

“Al-Jarida, which in recent years had broken exclusive stories from Israel, quoted a source in Jerusalem as saying that “there is an American-Israeli agreement” that Soleimani is a “threat to the two countries’ interests in the region.” It is generally assumed in the Arab world that the paper is used as an Israeli platform for conveying messages to other countries in the Middle East.

Then, the Israeli Air Force operates more than seven F-35s (at least 9) and their range (about 2,000 km) does not allow the aircraft in stealth mode (i.e. without external fuel tanks) to fly to Iran, twice, without stopover or aerial refueling.

Mar 29 14:38

Israeli Stealth Fighters Fly Over Iran Amid Speculation Of Imminent War

Ominously, the Kuwaiti newspaper also reports that the two jets went undetected by radar, including the Russian radar system located in Syria. It was unclear if the provocative Israeli operation was undertaken in coordination with the US army, which recently conducted joint exercises with the IDF (recall "Top US General Says American Troops Should Be Ready To Die For Israel")

In response to the Iranian drone, a senior Israeli official quoted by the JPost warned that Israel will react with force to Iran's efforts to entrench itself further in Syria: "the Iranians are determined to continue to establish themselves in Syria, and the next incident is only a matter of time,” he said, warning that Israel does not rule out that that the Islamic Republic will continue to try to attack Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If any Palestinian violence transpires, Israel will use it as the justification to simply carpet bomb Gaza; targets will most likely include Palestinian women, particularly if they are pregnant; children; infants; toddlers; and the medically fragile elderly. No one will be spared.

Mar 29 13:31

REPORT: ISRAELI STEALTH FIGHTERS FLY OVER IRAN

Two IAF F-35 Adir fighter jets entered Iranian airspace undetected, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida.

Mar 29 07:15

"Iran Can Easily Skirt Sanctions" If Oil Sector Pressured By West Crackdown

Iran could do a lot of different things to kind of skirt possible tighter sanctions on its oil sector, such as sending oil to different places, Michael Cohen, head of energy commodities research at Barclays, told Bloomberg on Monday.

“There’s a lot of different things that Iran can do to kind of skirt sanctions. In the past, they’ve used more oil in their power sector, they’ve actually sent oil to different places that can take it,” Cohen told ‘Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas’.

Commenting on last week’s oil price rally that diverged from a general slump in equities, Cohen said that at the end of last week that oil prices were supported by EIA’s Wednesday inventory report that reported a decline in crude oil inventories of 2.6 million barrels for the week to March 16, and the appointment of John Bolton, an Iran hawk and a proponent of war, as National Security Advisor.

Mar 27 14:49

Saudi Arabia Threatens Iran, Blaming Them for Yemeni Missiles

With Saudi airstrikes pounding northern Yemen, killing civilians left and right, their options for “retaliating” against Yemen for firing missiles into Saudi territory are limited. Saudi officials aren’t concerned, however, as they’re threatening to attack Iran over he missiles instead.

Saudi officials reported seven Yemeni missiles intercepted overnight, with debris from one of the missiles hitting a house and killing an Egyptian laborer. Saudi officials claim the missiles came from Iran, and that they have a “right” to respond militarily against Iran in the future.

The Shi’ite Houthis, who control northern Yemen, deny close ties to Iran, and have insisted in the past that missiles fired at Saudi Arabia are part of Yemen’s pre-war stockpile, and retaliation for Saudi airstrikes. Though the Saudis targeted some missile caches early in the invasion of Yemen, some missiles are known to have survived, and have been fired during the fighting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is completely insane, as the Saudi military cannot believe for a moment that they could last against Iran militarily, should they decide on a direct hit against it.

And one of the phone calls The BOY (Butcher of Yemen, AKA Prince Mohammed Bin Salman) needs to make before he decides to attack Iran, is very much to Russia's President Putin, to see if he can get him on the same page here, regarding his need to haul off against Iran.

I would doubt that the response to such a threat against Iran is going to be very warm and fuzzy, on Putin's part.

Without this, Russia may well look at a Saudi attack against Iran to be an attack against Russia, as Russian politicians and military personnel have consistently stated that should Iran be attacked militarily, it will come to Iran's aid.

Mar 27 14:04

ARMS RESEARCH "WATCHDOG GROUP" LOBBIES FOR WAR ON YEMEN AND IRAN

Looking into the AP report we find that the "watchdog group" is actually a for-profit company with an anti-Iran agenda and paid by the United Arab Emirates. The UAE, together with Saudis, the U.S. and Britain, is waging war on Yemen and sees Iran as an enemy

Mar 27 10:49

NATO, EU Diplomat Expulsions Push Russia ‘Towards China and Iran’ - Expert

Luca Susic, an Italy-based Balkans and Security analyst, shared his thoughts on the expulsion of Russian diplomats by a number of European and North American countries with Sputnik.

"The decision of many NATO members to expel Russian diplomats represents a new low point for the relations between Russia and Western countries," Susic said in a written comment for Sputnik Monday.

He underscored that there are some aspects that should be carefully considered "before siding with one of the two factions."

Mar 27 10:00

World War 3: Iran vows to OBLITERATE Israel in 25 years as Middle East tensions escalate

Chief Commander of the Islamic Republic’s regular army, Abdolrahim Mousavi, said Israel could be wiped out in the next quarter of a century in the latest development in the countries’ war of words.

He said: “We will finish off Israel’s life within less than 25 years.”

The Major General’s comments were made on Saturday to the Tasnim news agency run by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps as he put both Israel and the US on notice.

He continued: “God willing, we will crush the US and see the Israeli regime terminated in less than 25 years.”

Mar 27 09:37

Despite Israel efforts, Inter-Parliamentary Union backs Palestinian rights

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) passed a resolution in support of Palestinian rights yesterday, at its 138th session in Geneva.

According to reports, the IPU voted in favour of a resolution introduced by Palestine, Kuwait and Bahrain, condemning US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The Jordanian representative was also reportedly involved in lobbying for the motion.

The IPU is a forum made up of representatives from the national legislatures of 176 countries.

A resolution introduced by Israel, meanwhile, condemning “Iran’s malign activities”, did not pass.

Mar 27 08:53

Is Trump Assembling a War Cabinet?

The last man standing between the U.S. and war with Iran may be a four-star general affectionately known to his Marines as "Mad Dog."

Gen. James Mattis, the secretary of defense, appears to be the last man in the Situation Room who believes the Iran nuclear deal may be worth preserving and that war with Iran is a dreadful idea.

Yet, other than Mattis, President Donald Trump seems to be creating a war cabinet.

Mar 27 06:14

Ironically: Liberals spend too much time 'freaking out about everything Trump does'

(*Right along with The Russians , Syrians , Iranians , Koreans , Afghans , Chinese , Palestinians , Cubans , Venezuelans , Pakistanis and The Filipinos !)

Mar 27 00:09

Trump Chooses Warmonger Bolton

Point in case, today Trump appointed a raging neo-con warmonger, John Bolton, as National Security Advisor. This goes against everything Donald Trump campaigned on, and promised America

Mar 26 13:58

Donald Trump’s Appointment of John Bolton Means Regime Change is Coming to Iran

By Derrick Broze

The latest neo-conservative warmonger to join the Trump Administration does not bode well for the people of Iran.

On Thursday Donald Trump announced that John Bolton, a former official in George W. Bush’s administration and former ambassador to the UN, would be his new National Security Advisor. Bolton is a warhawk who called for the invasion of Iraq in search of non-existent weapons of mass destruction and has for years called for the invasion of Iran...

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