Tag Archives: Iran

Trump Boasts About “Most Biting” Sanctions On Iran

Politico reports: President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Tuesday that he is seeking “world peace” by imposing “the most biting sanctions ever” against Iran, the latest example of escalating tensions between the two nations. The sanctions were previously softened by the Obama administration as part of a landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran. Trump scrapped that deal in May, putting ...

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Mattis Denies Report US Is Readying Strike On Iran

The Hill reports: Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday disputed a report that the U.S. is preparing a strike against Iran, calling it “fiction.” ABC News had previously reported, citing Australian officials, that the U.S. could launch missile strikes against Iran as soon as next month. “I have no idea where the Australian news people got that information,” Mattis told ...

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Netanyahu Hails Trump’s “Strong Stance” Against Iran

The Times Of Israel reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday commended US President Donald Trump and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for their “strong stance” on Iran, after the American leader fired off an angry tweet threatening the Islamic Republic and his top diplomat compared Tehran’s leadership to a “mafia.” “I would like to praise the strong stance ...

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Germany On Trump-Iran Rhetoric: This Is Not Helpful

ABC News reports: Germany is calling for restraint amid escalating rhetoric between the leaders of Iran and the United States. Foreign Ministry spokesman Christofer Burger told reporters in Berlin on Monday: “We support dialogue and talks, and we call on all sides to exercise restraint and rhetorical disarmament.” President Donald Trump tweeted late Sunday that hostile threats from Iran could ...

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Sanders: Trump Is Not Inciting Iran To War [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The White House says President Donald Trump’s threatening tweet shows he’s not going to tolerate critical rhetoric from Iran, but claims the U.S. leader isn’t escalating tensions between the two countries. Press secretary Sarah Sanders says that “if anybody’s inciting anything, look no further than to Iran.” Sanders said on Monday that Trump has been “very ...

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CNN Host: Trump’s Threat Against Iran Is A “Wag The Dog” Move To Distract From Putin Summit [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: As CNN’s New Day covered President Donald Trump‘s explosive late-night tweet threatening Iran, the morning show concluded: this is a means to distract from his terrible week. New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota pointed out that Trump predicted multiple times during the Obama presidency that the former president would attack Iran to help him politically. “Is this a distraction ...

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Trump Unleashes ALL CAPS Threat Against Iran

Glorious Leader is reacting to this: Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to “make peace” with Iran, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Sunday. The report quotes Rouhani as saying “American must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars.” Rouhani ...

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Gas Price Hits $5/Gallon In Manhattan [VIDEO]

Leading economic indicator? New York’s Fox affiliate reports: With the summer travel season fast approaching, gas prices are on the rise but some people are getting sticker shock in Manhattan. Regular gas has hit $5 a gallon at at least one station. A Mobil station on 11th Ave. in Hell’s Kitchen has raised its prices to $4.999 a gallon. Across ...

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Trump Vows To Aid Chinese Phone Company That Shut Down After US Sanctions Banned Selling Parts To Them

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump’s crackdown on trade claimed a massive victim this week, as the Chinese tech giant ZTE shut down most of its operations. The Commerce Department recently banned the sale of US-made parts to ZTE, crippling its operations and leading to a shutdown of its factories. In a statement Wednesday, ZTE said that “the major operating ...

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Iranian Leader Trolls Trump With Fire And Fury Photo

CBS News reports: Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shared an image of himself reading the Persian-language edition of Michael Wolff’s 2018 book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” on Friday, just days after President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear agreement. Wolff’s bombshell exposé on the Trump administration shot to the top of Amazon’s ...

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Saudi Arabia: If Iran Builds A Nuclear Bomb, So Will We

Agence France-Presse reports: Saudi Arabia will seek to develop its own nuclear weapons if Iran does, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told CNN on Wednesday, amid spiraling tension between the regional rivals. Asked whether Riyadh would “build a bomb itself” if Tehran seizes on Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 Iran deal to resume a nuclear weapons program, Jubeir said: “If Iran ...

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Iranian Supreme Leader: Donald Trump’s Corpse Will Be Worm Food While Our Country Still Stands Strong

The Associated Press reports: Iran’s supreme leader denounced President Donald Trump on Wednesday over his decision to pull America out of the 2015 nuclear deal, while lawmakers lit a paper U.S. flag on fire inside parliament, shouting, “Death to America!” In comments before school teachers, Khamenei told Trump: “You cannot do a damn thing!” The exhortation from Khamenei, who has ...

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Obama On Iran Deal Withdrawal: It’s A Serious Mistake

Just in from the office of former President Obama: There are few issues more important to the security of the United States than the potential spread of nuclear weapons, or the potential for even more destructive war in the Middle East. That’s why the United States negotiated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the first place. The reality ...

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Iranian President Vows To Enrich Uranium “More Than Before” If Other Nations Follow Trump’s Lead [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Despite lobbying from European allies, President Trump moved forward Tuesday with his campaign promise to pull out of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran. He made the announcement from the White House, where he denounced the deal as “defective at its core.” Mr. Trump said the 2015 agreement that included Germany, France and Britain was a “horrible ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Announces Iran Deal Decision

CNN reports: President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Tuesday he will allow sanctions to go forward on Iran, effectively withdrawing from the touchstone nuclear agreement negotiated by his predecessor, according to a US official and a person familiar with the plan. The sanctions could take months to go into effect as the US government develops guidance for companies ...

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Trump Tells Macron US Will Withdraw From Iran Deal

The New York Times reports: President Trump told President Emmanuel Macron of France on Tuesday morning that he plans to announce the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, according to a person briefed on the conversation. Mr. Trump’s decision unravels the signature foreign policy achievement of his predecessor, Barack Obama, isolating the United States among its ...

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson: Trump Would Deserve The Nobel If He Solves Iran And Korea [VIDEO]

Politico reports: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said U.S. President Donald Trump would be a deserving winner of the Nobel Peace Prize if he can solve problems in Iran and on the Korean peninsula. “If Trump can fix North Korea and the Iran nuclear deal then I don’t see why he’s any less of a candidate for the Nobel Peace ...

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REPORT: Trump Aides Hired Private Israeli Agency For “Dirty Ops” Spy Campaign On Obama’s Iran Deal Team

The Guardian reports: Aides to Donald Trump, the US president, hired an Israeli private intelligence agency to orchestrate a “dirty ops” campaign against key individuals from the Obama administration who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal, the Observer can reveal. People in the Trump camp contacted private investigators in May last year to “get dirt” on Ben Rhodes, who had ...

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Netanyahu: Iran Lied About Building Nukes [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday revealed a cache of files he claims were obtained from Iran and prove Tehran ran a secret program to build nuclear weapons. His remarks come less than two weeks before U.S. President Donald Trump must decide whether to continue suspending sanctions against Iran, or restore the penalties on one of the ...

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Trump Celebrates “Peaceful” Iranian Protesters, Called For Violence Against US Protesters At His Own Rallies

Politico reports: President Donald Trump has repeatedly voiced support for anti-government protests in Iran in recent days, joining a bipartisan and international chorus in support of the peaceful demonstrators. Trump’s support for the Iranian demonstrators stands in stark contrast to his frequent criticism of Americans who protest his own government in the United States. He frequently called for violence against ...

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