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Saudi King Opens Summit With Attack On Iran, Call For Unity

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman opened an emergency summit of Arab leaders in Mecca with a call for the international community to use “all means to stop the Iranian regime from interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.” The king, in his May 30 speech, accused Iran of “harboring global and regional terrorist entities and […]

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Saudi King Blasts Iran for ‘Naked Aggression’

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Speaking on Thursday at an emergency Arab summit, Saudi King Salman claimed that his nation and others in the Arab world had failed to stand firm against Iran, and that the result had been “naked aggression” by the Iranians. The king mostly tried to echo the narrative of US hawks on Iran, trying to attribute […]

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Top US General Claims Intel Showed Iran Mounting a Campaign Against US

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford has revealed that it was he who was driving recent US military deployments into the Middle East, saying he recommended them based on intelligence with respect to Iran. Dunford claimed that “malign activity and threats to our forces by the Iranians were not new,” […]

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Pompeo Says Iran Sabotaged Tankers to Raise Oil Prices

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Speaking on Thursday during a visit to London, John Bolton continued to play up the allegation of a major threat posed by Iran, claiming that the quick US military buildup in the region had deterred them for now, but that the threat is not over. Despite trying to credit the US military for deterrence, Bolton […]

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Pompeo Says Iran Attacked Tankers To Help Raise Oil Prices

May 30, 2019           |                                       

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iran attacked oil tankers off the United Arab Emirates’ (U.A.E.) coast earlier this month in an effort to push global crude prices higher. “These were efforts by the Iranians to raise the price of crude oil throughout the world,” Pompeo told reporters on May 30 before setting off […]

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US Envoy to Iran Says US Will Respond to Attacks on Interests With Force

May 30, 2019           |                                       

US Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, said the US will respond by military force if any of its interests are attacked by Iran, Hook told reporters on Thursday from Saudi Arabia. He also said the US actions taken so far in the Gulf have had, “desired deterrent effect on the (Iranian) regime’s risk calculations.” […]

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Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Bread and circuses pacified the Roman masses while the emperors with their legions patrolled far borders to pacify barbarians who resisted joining the empire. Joe Biden updated this governing method at his presidential campaign launch rally in Philadelphia. He offered a buffet of appetizing items to improve America’s education, infrastructure, […]

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Iran Leaders Send Mixed Signals on Possible Talks With US

May 29, 2019           |                                       

President Trump has been keen to get started with negotiations with Iran. Iran’s leadership is sending some very mixed messages on the possibility, with President Hassan Rouhani suggesting talks might be possible if the US eased sanctions on Iran. That’s pretty much as good as a no, since the administration seemingly would never ease sanctions […]

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Facing War-Weary Base, Trump Shifting to a More Diplomatic Approach

May 29, 2019           |                                       

Despite trying to give the appearance of boundless confidence in his foreign policy, President Trump appears very aware that a lot of Americans, including parts of his political base, are profoundly uncomfortable with the war-mongering tone of recent months. Between Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela, the US has seemed on the brink of a huge […]

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Bolton Accuses Iran of Seeking Nukes

May 29, 2019           |                                       

On Wednesday from Abu Dhabi, National Security Advisor John Bolton commented on Iran backing out of the nuclear deal, “There’s no reason for them to do any of that unless that’s part of an effort to reduce the breakout time to produce nuclear weapons.” The United States backed out of the nuclear deal over a […]

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Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says unilateral sanctions against Iran are illegal, and show the ascendancy of John Bolton; they intensify tension with China and threaten our international position The post Trump’s Latest Iran Sanctions Show an Unraveling of US Foreign Policy appeared first on The Real News Network.

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The threat of nuclear war; the climate crisis; Trump’s regime change plans for Iran and Venezuela; and confrontation with China are far more significant threats than election meddling – former Pres. Clinton advisor Bill Curry and Paul Jay join host Jacqueline Luqman The post Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History – Jay and […]

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Pakistani Prime Minister Begins First Official Visit To Iran

April 21, 2019           |                                       

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has begun his first official visit to neighboring Iran for talks set to focus on strengthening bilateral ties, “fighting terrorism, and safeguarding borders,” Iranian state media reported. The two-day trip started on April 21 with a stopover in the holy city of Mashhad, where Khan was expected to visit the […]

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Moscow Close To Finalizing Deal To Lease Syria’s Tartus Port For 49 Years

April 20, 2019           |                                       

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met senior Russian officials for talks in Damascus on April 20, with both countries’ state media saying a deal was close to lease out Syria’s Tartus port to Russia. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Assad met over two days with Moscow’s special envoy to Syria, Aleksandr Lavrentiev; Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin; […]

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