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  • Iran's president says he'll talk to Trump "right now"

    08/12/2018 7:21:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 12 Aug 2018 | Zachary Cohen,
    Washington (CNN)Iranian President Hassan Rouhani issued a challenge to President Donald Trump on Monday, saying the Islamic Republic would welcome talks with the US "right now." "I don't have preconditions. If the US government is willing, let's start right now," Rouhani said during an interview that aired on state television late Monday local time, just hours before the US renewed sanctions on Iran. "If there is sincerity, Iran has always welcomed dialogue and negotiations," Rouhani said. Trump's national security adviser John Bolton, when asked about the offer by CNN's Jake Tapper, dismissed it as possible "propaganda." "Let's see what really...
  • Trump’s Iran Sanctions Already Biting

    08/07/2018 2:41:06 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 07 August 2018 | Bob Adelmann
    In announcing the imposition of the sanctions against Iran promised back in May, President Trump tweeted on Tuesday: “The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are among the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they will ratchet up to yet another level. Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States. I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!” On Monday the president explained why he was imposing the sanctions, and asking other nations to cooperate: “We urge all nations to take such steps to make clear that the Iranian regime faces...
  • On Iran, Trump's hard-headedness is smart....

    08/07/2018 9:00:18 AM PDT · by caww · 7 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 8/7/2018 | washingtonexaminer
    Targeting the fanatical Tehran regime's foreign currency reserves, transportation sector, minerals, and debt, these sanctions will restrict Iran's ability to threaten regional and international security...also send a clear message to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that American appeasement has ended. Iran now knows that Trump means business. It knows that when Trump speaks of a new and better nuclear agreement that eliminates former President Barack Obama's Potemkin inspections of nuclear or ballistic missile sites and replaces them with real ones, he means it....the mullahs know that they are under extreme and increasing international and domestic pressure. We are optimistic,...
  • Trump is Fighting Back Against Iran

    08/07/2018 6:59:12 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 3 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 08-07-2018 | Herald Staff
    Iran has chosen to sow discord and destruction throughout the Middle East and President Trump is fighting back. As of midnight, harsh sanctions on Iran have kicked in as part of the administration’s strategy to keep Tehran from achieving its goal of building a nuclear bomb. The Obama-era Iran deal did not moderate the regime’s actions as was hoped. In fact, it resulted in an economic gift that served to stoke Tehran’s involvement in Syria and Yemen. Iran continued to be a friend and sponsor to terror groups throughout the region. Now, the sanctions ban most transactions with Iran’s central...
  • I Stand With Ted Cruz

    08/06/2018 5:37:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies ^ | August 6, 2018 | Erich Reimer
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has made a big splash in Washington D.C. and the nation despite being a freshman Senator. From pushing for constitutional conservative principles in Congress to defeating leftists such as Senator Bernie Sanders in fierce verbal sparring on live television, from nearly winning the GOP nomination for President in 2016 to now standing by President Donald Trump in both up and down times, it’s been a busy first term for Senator Cruz. Among the 100 Senators in our nation’s upper chamber and the 51 Republicans currently there I have to say I believe Senator Cruz holds a...
  • What Iranians Hope For, As First Wave Of US Sanctions Hit

    08/06/2018 10:39:49 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 7 replies ^ | 8/6/18 | Nikoo Amini
    Sanctions look to be in place for August 6 and that is what’s driving the Iranian regime crazy, causing it to sound off about manoeuvers in the Persian Gulf. The bulk of the regime’s response however was acted out on Twitter. It also seems the regime possibly wants to try and keep the US occupied by launching a naval operation...
  • Trump reimposes Iran nuclear deal sanctions

    08/06/2018 9:27:41 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/06/18 | Rebecca Kheel
    The Trump administration announced Monday the reimposition of sanctions on Iran that were lifted as part of a nuclear agreement with the country. The sanctions will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and follow through on the order President Trump gave when he withdrew from the nuclear pact in May. "The United States is fully committed to enforcing all of our sanctions, and we will work closely with nations conducting business with Iran to ensure complete compliance. Individuals or entities that fail to wind down activities with Iran risk severe consequences," Trump said in a statement Monday. "The JCPOA, a...
  • Trump's Iran Strategy: Regime Change on the Cheap

    07/30/2018 12:24:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Monday, July 30, 2018 | Jonah Shepp
    Iran has recently faced the largest wave of popular protest since the Green Movement of 2009, mainly focused on economic stagnation but also bleeding into more political issues of foreign policy, personal freedoms, and human rights. The rising wave of discontent is pushing the government to make some concessions. Just yesterday, the regime's security council approved the release of opposition figures Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, leaders of the 2009 protest movement, from house arrest after seven years. This move illustrates the regime's unease with the rising pressure from the streets, but also shows that it has some tools...
  • Trump seeks to revive ‘Arab NATO’ to confront Iran

    07/29/2018 6:48:55 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 17 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | Jul 29, 2018 | Reuters Washington
    <p>The Trump administration is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan, in part to counter Iran’s expansion in the region, according to U.S. and Arab officials.</p>
  • Iranian military chief tells Trump: ‘If you begin the war, we will end it’

    07/26/2018 11:17:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 117 replies
    Business Day ^ | July 26, 2018 | Reuters
    An Iranian military commander said on Thursday Donald Trump should address any threats against Tehran directly to him, and mocked the US president as using the language of "nightclubs and gambling halls". The comments by Maj-Gen Qassem Suleimani, who heads the Quds Force of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards, were the latest salvo in a war of words between the two countries. "As a soldier, it is my duty to respond to Trump’s threats. If he wants to use the language of threat, he should talk to me, not to the president [Hassan Rouhani]," Soleimani was quoted as saying by the...
  • Iranian general warns Trump: "War will destroy everything you own"

    07/26/2018 7:41:44 AM PDT · by Mariner · 47 replies
    Thompson Reuters ^ | July 26th, 2018 | Tom Perry
    BEIRUT, July 26 (Reuters) - Iran's Quds force chief Qassem Soleimani warned U.S. President Donald Trump against war on Thursday, saying it would "destroy all that you possess", the website of Iran's Arabic language Al Alam TV reported. "You know that this war will destroy all that you possess. You will start this war but we will be the ones to impose its end. Therefore you have to be careful about insulting the Iranian people and the president of our Republic," Soleimani said in a speech, as reported by Al Alam in Arabic.
  • Officials: Iran has laid groundwork for extensive cyberattacks on U.S.

    07/23/2018 1:45:02 PM PDT · by blueplum · 45 replies
    NBC News via MSN ^ | 20 Jul 2018 | Courtney Kube; Carol E. Lee; Dan De Luce; Ken Dilanian
    ASPEN, Colo. — Iranian hackers have laid the groundwork to carry out extensive cyberattacks on U.S. and European infrastructure and private companies, and the U.S. is warning allies, hardening its defenses and weighing a counterattack, say multiple senior U.S. officials. {snip} While Russia may be the most aggressive, multiple senior U.S. officials said Iran is making preparations that would enable denial of service attacks against thousands of electric grids, water plants, and health care and technology companies in the U.S., Germany, the U.K. and other countries in Europe and the Middle East. {snip} On July 13, Coats told the Hudson...
  • Trump To Iran's President Rouhani: 'NEVER, EVER THREATEN' The U.S. Again

    07/23/2018 7:49:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | July 23, 2018 | Bill Chappell
    President Trump threatened Iran in a late-night tweet on Sunday, responding angrily after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized Trump and warned the American president not to "play with the lion's tail" and that "war with Iran is the mother of all wars." Trump's tweet, posted in all-capital letters: "NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE." (TWEET-AT-LINK) He declared, "WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!" At a gathering of Iranian diplomats in...
  • Trump Responds to Iran Threat against the U.S. – “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE U.S. AGAIN . . Vid Report

    07/23/2018 5:25:38 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 58 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 23, 2018 | Brian
    President Donald Trump has issued a stern response to Iran after the Iranian President threatened the United States. Trump tweeted late last night: "To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!". . .
  • Rouhani warns Trump: Beware the 'mother of all wars'

    07/23/2018 1:01:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/7/18 | Elad Benari
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday warned the United States not to "play with the lion's tail", saying that conflict with Iran would be the "mother of all wars", AFP reported. "You declare war and then you speak of wanting to support the Iranian people,” said Rouhani in comments directed at President Donald Trump. "You cannot provoke the Iranian people against their own security and interests," he added in a televised speech at a gathering of Iranian diplomats in Tehran. Rouhani repeated his warning that Iran could shut down the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane for international...
  • Trump And Iran

    07/21/2018 5:29:00 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 8 replies ^ | 7/21/18 | Nikoo Amini
    The Iranian regime is used to saber rattling. This comes naturally to a regime that has sat at the negotiation table for more than three decades signing deals with other countries while failing to keep its promises, broken promises that have gone unpunished. Now in the current status quo, Iran’s saber rattling is a front for its bewilderment in terms of which policy to follow to prolong its life... This is an analysis piece...

    07/16/2018 6:23:42 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 28 replies
    Hannity ^ | 7/16/18 | Hannity
  • Seized archive shows Iran nuke project was larger than thought, had foreign help

    07/16/2018 2:09:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 15 July 2018, 10:15 pm | TOI Staff
    The archive of Iranian nuclear documents seized by the Israeli Mossad from a Tehran warehouse in January shows that Iran’s program to build nuclear weapons “was almost certainly larger, more sophisticated and better organized” than was suspected, unnamed nuclear experts were quoted as saying in the New York Times on Sunday, after being shown selected documents from the haul by US reporters. One of the Iranian documents specifies plans to build a first “batch of five weapons” and discusses sites for possible underground nuclear tests, the Times reported, after one of its reporters was given limited access to the haul...
  • Why Iran Is Threatening to Close the Strait of Hormuz

    07/07/2018 7:22:25 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    RealClearDefense ^ | July 06, 2018 | Stratfor Worldview
    Highlights Facing the imminent reinstatement of U.S. oil sanctions, Iran is threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz, which would shut down the region's oil trade. Iran has made this threat before and has never followed through, since actually shutting down the strait would be a drastic and damaging move for the country. The tough rhetoric is more than likely to be followed up by more mild retaliation attempts, such as the harassment of vessels in the Strait of Hormuz.
  • Obama administration granted citizenship to 2,500 Iranians during nuclear deal: Iran official

    07/02/2018 9:13:08 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies ^ | 7/2/1 | Chris Irvine
    The Obama administration granted citizenship to 2,500 Iranians, including family members of government officials, while negotiating the Iran nuclear deal, a senior cleric and member of parliament has claimed. Hojjat al-Islam Mojtaba Zolnour, who is chairman of Iran’s parliamentary nuclear committee and a member of its national security and foreign affairs committee, made the allegations during an interview with the country’s Etemad newspaper, cited by the country’s Fars News agency. He claimed it was done as a favor to senior Iranian officials linked to President Hassan Rouhani, and he alleged the move sparked a competition among Iranian officials over whose...