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  • Norway solar firm signs 2.5 billion euro deal with Iran

    10/18/2017 8:13:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 18 October 2017 09:29 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Just days after US President Donald Trump called for further isolation of Iran, a Norwegian solar company signed a deal Tuesday to invest €2.5 billion in the country over the next five years. “Norway is fully committed to the JCPOA (nuclear deal), and this is proof that we have taken the opening very seriously, and we will see more investment very soon,” Norwegian ambassador Lars Nordrum told AFP. He was hosting the signing at his Tehran residence between Norway’s Saga Energy and Iran’s Amin Energy Developers, who will work together to install two gigawatts of solar panels in multiple sites...
  • Iran: U.S. Surrendered More Than $10 Billion in Gold, Cash, Assets

    01/09/2017 2:07:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 63 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 1/9/17 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration has paid Iran more than $10 billion in gold, cash, and other assets since 2013, according to Iranian officials, who disclosed that the White House has been intentionally deflating the total amount paid to the Islamic Republic. Senior Iranian officials late last week confirmed reports that the total amount of money paid to Iran over the past four years is in excess of $10 billion, a figure that runs counter to official estimates provided by the White House. The latest disclosure by Iran, which comports with previous claims about the Obama administration obfuscating details about its cash...
  • Obama declines to sign Iran sanctions renewal, but it still becomes law

    12/15/2016 7:41:35 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 14, 2016
    In an unexpected reversal, President Barack Obama declined to sign a renewal of sanctions against Iran but let it become law anyway, in an apparent bid to alleviate Tehran's concerns that the U.S. is backsliding on the nuclear deal. Although the White House had said that Obama was expected to sign the 10-year-renewal, the midnight deadline came and went Thursday with no approval from the president. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama had decided to let it become law without his signature.
  • Boeing seals $16.6 billion deal with Iran Air

    12/11/2016 11:05:50 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 23 replies
    CBSnews.com ^ | Dec. 11, 2016 | AP/CBSnews.com
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran’s flag carrier finalized a major deal with U.S. plane maker Boeing Co. to buy $16.6 billion worth of passenger planes Sunday in one of the most tangible benefits yet for the Islamic Repubic from last year’s landmark nuclear agreement.
  • Rouhani Urges Obama to Block Iran Sanctions Law Extension

    12/04/2016 4:27:44 PM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies
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  • U.S. Signed Secret Document to Lift U.N. Sanctions on Iranian Banks [same day Tehran released..]

    09/29/2016 5:26:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    U.S. Signed Secret Document to Lift U.N. Sanctions on Iranian Banks Administration backed measures on the same day Tehran released four American citizens from prison By Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee Sept. 29, 2016 8:02 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS WASHINGTON—The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks blacklisted for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program on the same day in January that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff briefed on the deliberations. The U.N. sanctions on the two banks weren’t initially to be lifted...
  • Obama's Secret Bank Deal Helps Iran Get Nuke Missiles

    09/30/2016 6:56:02 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Frontpage ^ | September 30, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Treason. This is what it looks like. The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks blacklisted for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program on the same day in January that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff briefed on the deliberations. The U.N. sanctions on the two banks weren’t initially to be lifted until 2023, under a landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers that went into effect on Jan. 16. But Obama is now more pro-terror than the UN.
  • Obama administration backed lifting sanctions on Iranian banks as part of hostage ransom

    09/30/2016 10:27:00 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 30, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The Wall Street Journal has a shocking report that adds fuel to the fire over the $1.7 billion in cash paid to the Iranians to get the hostages released. On the same day the cash payment arrived in Tehran, the U.S. secretly agreed to back a U.N. effort to lift sanctions on two Iranian banks accused of assisting Iran's ballistic missile program.
  • How the CIA Funds Anti-Bush Propaganda

    09/14/2004 12:10:20 PM PDT · by fuzzy122 · 30 replies · 1,293+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 14, 2004 | Bill Gertz
    How the CIA Funds Anti-Bush Propaganda By Bill Gertz The Washington Times | September 14, 2004 The CIA's Counterterrorist Center has spent more than $15 million in the past three years funding studies, reports and conferences produced by former Democratic administration officials and other critics of the Bush administration. The latest effort was a $300,000 grant by the CIA to the Atlantic Council for a study co-authored by Richard A. Clarke, the former counterterrorism official who wrote a best seller accusing the Bush administration of failing in the war on terrorism by invading Iraq.
  • New evidence Iran evaded sanctions, continued nuclear weapons development with Venezuela

    08/30/2016 1:17:46 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Foreign desk News ^ | Aug 26, 2016 | Lisa Daftari
    New evidence suggests Iran received help from Venezuela with its nuclear program despite a decade of U.N.-mandated sanctions aimed at curbing the rouge regime’s controversial nuclear and ballistic missile programs. A 2009 document obtained by Brazil’s leading weekly, Veja magazine, shows late dictator President Hugo Chavez signing off on the release of funds to help Iran with its nuclear ambitions. Specifically, the document states the funds were to be designated for the import of equipment for a gunpowder factory and the development of production plants for nitroglycerin and nitrocellulose, elements used in rocket propulsion for Iran’s government. There is also...
  • German hopes of export boom to Iran frustrated

    08/09/2016 11:17:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 09 Aug 2016 09:08 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    A hoped-for export bonanza has failed to materialize a year after a deal to lift international sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, a German industry association told AFP Monday. “Despite increased foreign trade, there is a certain disillusionment,” Volker Treier, chief economist at the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), said. German exports to Iran had increased 11 percent in the first four months of 2016 to €890 million, and likely stood at over €1 billion in the first six months, Treier said. That leaves a lot of ground to make up if firms are to match DIHK...
  • John Kerry, the Islamic Republic’s New Lobbyist

    06/01/2016 10:13:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | June 2, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Iran, the nation that has built a well-deserved reputation as the world’s premier state-sponsor of terrorism has a new lobbyist and he is none other than U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Since the Obama administration inked the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in January, Kerry has been busying himself with ensuring that European banks start doing business with the Iranians. Yes, you read that correctly. Not only has the United States and its European allies agreed to lift sanctions against the Islamic Republic, the administration is now encouraging the private banking sector to do the same. It appears however,...
  • Obama Admin Will Not Commit to Barring Iranian Access to U.S. Dollar Treasury Department silent in

    05/19/2016 1:04:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/19/16 | Adam Kredoi
    The Obama administration will not commit to halting its effort to help Iran access the U.S. dollar, despite past commitments to do so, according to a new congressional inquiry obtained by the Washington Free Beacon into the Treasury Department’s refusal to uphold its promises. Leading senators are threatening to block all consideration of Treasury Department nominees until the administration ends its bid “to enable Iranian access to U.S. dollars” throughout the international financial system, according to a letter sent Thursday to the Treasury Department by Sens. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and Mark Kirk (R., Ill.). Potential Iranian access to the...
  • Republicans accuse Obama administration of back door in Iran sanctions fight

    04/22/2016 4:34:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/22/16 | Karoun Demirjian
    House Republicans are doubling down against the White House in a campaign to prevent Iran from doing business in U.S. dollars, the latest political spat between them and the Obama administration over implementation of the Iran nuclear deal. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) introduced a measure this week to make denying Iran access to dollars a hard-and-fast law, while GOP leaders have issued near-daily condemnations of the administration for not promising more forcefully that Iran won’t find a backdoor to the U.S.-based financial system. “If President Obama won’t rule out new concessions to the Iranian regime, Congress...
  • Iranian Foreign Minister: Tehran Will Respond to US Measures by Bolstering Missile Capabilities

    03/29/2016 3:40:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Algemeiner Journal ^ | 3/29/16 | David Daoud
    Iran’s foreign minister said that Tehran would respond to American moves to curtail its missile program by bolstering it, semi-official news agency Mehr reported on Tuesday. Mohammad Javad Zarif said that instead of limiting them, “Iran’s missile capabilities will be further enforced,” in accordance with President Hassan Rouhani’s orders. Zarif also discounted promises by US presidential candidates to nullify the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, saying they were “following the orders of Zionists, but these are just words and should not be heeded.”
  • In Yet Another Secret Side Deal, Iran’s Nuclear Violations Won’t Be Publicly Disclosed

    03/10/2016 3:05:34 PM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    AIM ^ | March 10, 2016 | Fred Fleitz
    On Monday, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Yukiya Amano explained what had up to this point been a mystery: namely, why its recent reports on Iran’s nuclear program have been so vague and contain such little data. As it turns out, under the Iran nuclear deal or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), there are now limitations on what the IAEA is allowed to report. According to Amano, due to new U.N. Security Council and IAEA resolutions, the agency will only monitor and verify Iran’s compliance with its JCPOA commitments and will no longer provide broad reporting on...
  • First ‘Silk Road’ Train Arrives in Tehran From China

    02/23/2016 9:55:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | February 15, 2016 2:07 PM
    The first train to connect China and Iran arrived in Tehran on Monday loaded with Chinese goods, reviving the ancient Silk Road, the Iranian railway company said. The train, carrying 32 containers of commercial products from eastern Zhejiang province, took 14 days to make the 9,500-kilometer (5,900-mile) journey through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. [...] According to Iranian media, more than a third of Iran's foreign trade is with China, which is Tehran's top customer for oil exports. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed last month to build economic ties worth up to $600 billion within the next...
  • U.S. Ability to Re-impose Sanctions on Iran Fading Quickly

    01/22/2016 1:56:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2016 | David Grantham,
    resident Obama called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the so-called nuclear deal with Iran a "victory" for U.S. and international security.  Indeed, the actual text says that "full implementation…will positively contribute to regional and international peace."  Iran has since deployed its military assets to Syria, built up forces along Israel's border, twice test-fired a ballistic missile, and even unilaterally amended the agreement to loosen its own compliance requirements. The United States can expect more of this provocative behavior because a hesitant, Iran-friendly executive branch has shown little interest in exercising its self-declared authority to reinstitute sanctions.  Walk light...
  • ANALYSIS: Iran Hardliners Generated Crisis with ‘Willing Dupe’ Obama to Solidify Domestic Power

    01/13/2016 8:34:20 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    Less than one week before the international community is set to unlock a decade of sanctions imposed on Iran, the country’s Islamic hardliners deliberately generated a crisis with the US for pure domestic consumption with the aim of ensuring the ayatollahs’s continued grip on power. Once the International Atomic Energy Agency announces on Friday as expected that Iran has fulfilled its obligations under the US-brokered nuclear accord, the billions of dollars in unfrozen accounts and the massive flow of oil exports will usher in historic changes to Iran’s long-isolated economy.
  • Iran pours concrete into nuclear reactor, expects sanctions relief

    01/15/2016 12:52:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/15/2016 | By Carol Morello
    <p>Iran removed the core of its plutonium reactor and filled it with concrete Monday, paving the way for economic and financial sanctions to be lifted soon.</p> <p>The work that effectively rendered the reactor at Arak harmless was the last major hurdle for Iran to fulfill its commitments under a landmark deal reached just shy of six months ago in Vienna. The International Atomic Energy Agency must verify that everything was done satisfactorily before U.S. and international sanctions can be lifted. But that is expected to take days, not weeks.</p>