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  • Vladimir Putin warns World War 3 will be the 'end of civilisation'

    06/07/2018 2:26:02 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    Daily Star ^ | June 7, 2018 | Henry Holloway
    He warned World War 3 would be the end of civlisation, and that should "restrain" world powers fron taking "dangerous steps". Relations between Russia and the West have plunged to Cold War lows amid tensions over Syria, Crimea, NATO build-ups and Sergei Skripal. Putin said pressure on Russia from the West will end when they realise they are "counter productive". And he said fears of mutally assured destruction from nuclear is forcing "powers to respect each other". He said: ""The understanding that a third world war could be the end of civilisation should restrain us from taking extreme steps on...
  • Calls grow in Germany for expulsion of disputed US envoy

    06/05/2018 11:54:07 AM PDT · by familyop · 40 replies
    AFP ^ | June 5, 2018 | Hui Min NEO
    <p>BERLIN (AFP) - Leading German politicianson Tuesday called for the US ambassador to be expelled, after the staunch ally of Donald Trump was accused of meddling in domestic politics and aggravating already tense ties.</p> <p>Richard Grenell had taken up his diplomatic posting in Berlin on May 8, and immediately irked Germany when he tweeted on the same day that German companies should stop doing business with Iran as Trump quit the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic.</p>
  • Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas discusses Iran deal in Washington

    05/23/2018 11:49:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.23.2018 | dj,ss/jm (dpa, AFP, Reuters)
    Berlin is “determined to do everything necessary” to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran despite the US pullout, Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said while meeting US lawmakers at the start of his visit to Washington. “We don’t want any proliferation of nuclear weapons in our extended neighborhood,” Maas stressed. Having a deal, according to Maas, is better than not having one, and fearing that Iran would restart its uranium enrichment program. […] Earlier this month, Maas sharply criticized the US stance on Iran, calling it a “disappointment.” He added that Berlin was willing to “fight for our interests...
  • Mogherini to Pompeo: No alternative to Iran deal [EU foreign affairs chief]

    05/22/2018 10:35:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 05/22/18 05:37 | Ben Ariel
    The EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, responded on to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech on Iran, in which he vowed that Washington would impose unprecedented sanctions against Tehran following its withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. In a statement quoted by AFP, Mogherini warned that there is “no alternative” to the Iran nuclear deal. “Secretary Pompeo’s speech has not demonstrated how walking away from the JCPOA has made or will make the region safer from the threat of nuclear proliferation or how it puts us in a better position to influence Iran’s conduct in areas outside the...
  • Merkel visits China seeking united front against Trump on trade, Iran

    05/22/2018 7:10:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.de ^ | 22 May 2018 14:18 CEST+02:00
    Chancellor Angela Merkel visits China on Thursday, seeking to close ranks with the world’s biggest exporting nation as US President Donald Trump shakes up explosive issues from trade to Iran’s nuclear deal. Finding a common strategy to ward off a trade war and keep markets open will be Merkel’s priority when she meets with President Xi Jinping, as Washington brandishes the threat of imposing punitive tariffs on aluminium and steel imports. “Both countries are in agreement that open markets and rules-based world trade are necessary. That’s the main focus of this trip,” Merkel’s spokeswoman Martina Fietz said in Berlin on...
  • Pompeo unveils US Iran plan: Economic strife, break with EU [barf]

    05/21/2018 8:23:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.21.2018 | Chase Winter
    The Trump administration threatened Iran with “unprecedented financial pressure” on Monday, issuing a laundry list of harsh demands for Tehran to change its foreign and domestic policies. In a speech touted to outline the administration’s strategy toward Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised “the strongest sanctions in history” should Tehran not buckle to US demands. […] Pompeo said the United States would not try to renegotiate the JCPOA. Instead, any new deal would require Iran to meet 12 demands, including halting its ballistic missile program and ending interventions in Syria and Yemen, as well as wide-ranging concessions on its...
  • Germany and EU partners scramble to save Iran deal

    05/21/2018 4:45:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 May 2018 14:54 CEST+02:00
    Germany is leading the charge to rescue the Iran deal and the economic inroads German and European companies have made into the restricted economy since 2016. EU leaders are keen to salvage the deal shaped by Obama’s administration after President Trump on May 12th pulled the US out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The deal, in which Iran committed to denuclearize in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions, was signed by Iran, the US and the international community in 2015. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and a host of other EU leaders have...
  • NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry

    05/20/2018 2:36:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2018 3:54 PM | Jon Gambrell
    Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that “true civil discourse” is under threat around the world while speaking to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi, an event that the school blocked journalists from filming. While obliquely criticizing President Donald Trump, Kerry did not mention the 2015 Iran nuclear deal he secured with other world powers, an accord of which Trump now has pulled America out. […] While never naming Trump, Kerry began his remarks by saying: “Given what’s going on today, I’m glad to be invited anywhere, folks.” He quickly added that the U.S. “needs to build...
  • EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

    05/17/2018 2:21:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.17.2018 | cmb/msh (dpa, Reuters, AP)
    European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced Thursday that the bloc plans to reactivate a law that would seek to block European companies from complying with any sanctions the US would reintroduce against Iran. Juncker’s announcement came during the second day of an EU meeting in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which had already been marked by sharp criticism from European leaders over American President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. […] German-headquartered insurance firm Allianz and Danish shopping company Maersk have already said they plan to close operations in Iran in order...
  • Iranian Regime Threatens to Release Names of Western Officials Who Took Bribes to Pass Nuke Deal

    05/13/2018 7:30:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 12, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari warned Western officials this week that if they do not put pressure on the Trump administration the Iranian regime will leak the names of all Western officials who were bribed to pass the weak deal.
  • List of Countries Who Support Breaking the Iran Nuclear Deal?

    05/12/2018 12:46:22 PM PDT · by E-Mat · 35 replies
    Where is there a list of the countries who support breaking Obama's nuclear deal? MSM gives us plenty of examples of international politicians who oppose breaking the deal.
  • Germany seeks Russian support after Donald Trump's Iran decision

    05/12/2018 9:27:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.11.2018 | Jefferson Chase
    One unintended consequence of Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear agreement has been to bring Germany and Russia together again. German-Russian relations had soured because of alleged Russian cyberattacks and the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea. But the US President’s hardline policy on around the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for Iran has intensified the search for common ground in Berlin and Moscow. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on May 18, and on Friday morning the two spoke on the telephone. “The importance of...
  • Germany's Heiko Maas slams US over Iran 'disappointment' [foreign minister]

    05/12/2018 9:06:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.11.2018 | dj/kms (dpa, Reuters)
    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says Berlin is set to change its policy towards the US after Washington’s walkout on the Iran nuclear deal. In the comments published by the German Spiegel magazine on Friday, Maas addressed the diplomatic crisis that saw Donald Trump ignore the appeals of the USA’s European allies to keep the deal in place. While Germany intends to continue seeking cooperation with the US, Maas said his country would take a tougher stance towards Washington.“We are prepared to talk, negotiate and also fight for our interests where necessary,” Maas told Spiegel. “This goes for all levels,...
  • 'Catastrophic': Denmark reacts to US break with Europe over Iran deal

    05/11/2018 8:02:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 9 May 2018 07:43 CEST+02:00 | Michael Barrett
    Leading politicians in Denmark were broadly critical of the announcement on Tuesday by President Donald Trump that the United States would violate the Iran nuclear deal. In a statement at the White House on Tuesday, Trump said the US would “exit the Iran deal” agreed with other major powers in 2015, and warned that “any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear weapons could be strongly sanctioned”. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, was agreed in 2015 between Iran, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus...
  • Macron urges Germany to step up at 'historic moment' for EU

    05/11/2018 7:28:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.de ^ | 10 May 2018 08:55 CEST+02:00
    France’s President Emmanuel Macron urged Germany to take on the mantle as a leading force reforming Europe at a “historic moment” for the bloc, hours before he was due to receive a key award Thursday for his efforts in boosting EU cohesion. With Berlin so far proving resistant to his flagship reform proposals for the European Union such as a common finance minister or budget, Macron stressed the importance for the bloc to speak with one voice. At a time when the United States is going its own way in ditching the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate accord,...
  • Remember, McConnell is as responsible as Obama and Kerry for the failed Iran Deal

    05/08/2018 11:48:43 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    Mitch McConnell, as Majority Leader of the Senate, twisted the Treaty provision of the Constitution on its head to GET THAT DEAL THROUGH! McConnell CREATED the provision whereby two-thirds of the Senate would need to DISSAPROVE of the deal in order to PREVENT the deal from becoming effective. Instead of the Constitutional provision whereby two-thirds of the Senate would need to APPROVE of a treaty before it could become effective. Pretzel McConnell!! Whatever it took to help Obama and his minions.
  • Macron: Trump leaving nuclear deal could lead to war

    05/06/2018 8:30:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    INN ^ | 05/07/18 06:15 | Elad Benari
    French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Sunday that war could ensue if U.S. President Donald Trump withdraws from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Reuters reported. “We would open the Pandora’s box. There could be war,” Macron was quoted as having told German weekly magazine Der Spiegel. At the same time he added, “I don’t think that Donald Trump wants war.” Trump has imposed a May 12 deadline to reimpose sanctions on Iran unless the flaws in the existing agreement are fixed. …
  • Republican House Armed Service chair warns Trump against leaving Iran deal [Thornberry]

    05/06/2018 5:51:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 6, 2018 1:17 PM | Joel Schectman
    The Republican leader of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee said President Trump should not walk away from the Iran nuclear deal. President Donald Trump is facing a May 12 deadline on whether to re-impose sanctions against Iran. Texas Congressman Mac Thornberry said on Fox News Sunday it would be a mistake for Trump to scuttle the nuclear accord reached with Tehran. “I would counsel against it,” he said. As Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Thornberry is considered a key Republican voice on national security issues. Thornberry said that while he was opposed to the deal when it...
  • Iran’s foreign minister says no renegotiating nuclear deal

    05/03/2018 8:01:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2018 8:57 AM EDT | Nasser Karmi and Jon Gambrell
    Iran’s foreign minister took to YouTube on Thursday to criticize President Donald Trump’s threat to withdraw from the nuclear deal, saying Iran will not “renegotiate or add onto” the atomic accord. Mohammad Javad Zarif’s video, which was also posted to Trump’s favorite social media platform, Twitter, appeared to be taking his message to the masses after earlier speaking to news outlets across the United States to defend the deal. It comes as Trump has signaled he will withdraw from the agreement by May 12 if it is not renegotiated and changed. Those changes have included proposals to limit Iran’s ballistic...
  • France: Iran nuclear deal 'strengthened by Netanyahu claims'

    05/02/2018 6:05:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 1 May 2018 13:23 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    France said on Tuesday that new claims about Iran’s nuclear program from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reinforced the importance of a the 2015 deal. In an elaborate televised presentation on Monday, the hawkish Israeli leader claimed he had new “proof” via captured documents that Iran had developed a nuclear weapons plan which could be activated at any time. The French foreign ministry said the details needed to be “studied and evaluated”, but a spokesperson added that the evidence appeared to confirm what European powers had known for more than a decade and half. “At first sight, they (the details)...