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U.S. to no longer waive sanctions on Iran nuclear site, watching protests

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, May 23, 2018. (Reuters) November 19, 2019 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the United States is terminating its sanctions waiver related to Iran's Fordow nuclear plant, adding that it is closely monitoring protests in Iran and is deeply concerned by reports of several fatalities. [...]

By |November 19th, 2019|North America, USA|

Enrichment at Fordo: What comes next?

The interior of the Fordo (Fordow) Uranium Conversion Facility in Qom, in the north of the country, November 6, 2019. (AFP) By H Rastgoo November 19, 2019 On the first anniversary of the return of United States’ sanctions against Tehran, the Islamic Republic announced that it was restarting uranium enrichment at its Fordo facility [...]

By |November 19th, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

The White House condemns ‘lethal force’ against Iran protesters

Protests against the unexpected increase in gasoline prices in Behbahan, Khuzestan, November 15, 2019. (Supplied) November 18, 2019 The United States has denounced the use of force against protesters in Iran and the near total communications blackout imposed since Saturday. Although the government tries to strictly control news about the protests, citizen and [...]

By |November 18th, 2019|North America, USA|

US State Department: Iranian regime scared of its own people

US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus stands at the lectern during a press conference at the US Department of State in Washington, DC on June 10, 2019. (AFP) November 18, 2019 The US State Department criticized the Iranian regime’s treatments of its people amid nationwide protests against the government’s decision to hike the [...]

By |November 18th, 2019|North America, USA|

Iran shows yet again why it can’t be trusted

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech on Iran's nuclear program at the defense ministry in Tel Aviv on April 30, 2018. (AFP) November 18, 2019 If anyone still needs more proof that Iran can’t be trusted — and President Trump was right to pull out of the 2015 nuke deal with [...]

By |November 18th, 2019|Isreal, North America, USA|

Pompeo repeats message to Iranians: ‘the United States is with you’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy think tank, in Washington, May 21, 2018. (AP) November 18, 2019 Amid large anti-government protests in Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo retweeted Saturday a previous message sent to the Iranian people in July 2018, reminding them, “The [...]

By |November 18th, 2019|North America, USA|

US ambassador to Germany: We have the ability to turn on internet in Iran

US Ambassador Richard Allen Grenell gets in his car after an accreditation ceremony for new Ambassadors in Berlin, Germany, on May 08, 2018. (AFP) November 18, 2019 The United States has the ability to end the internet blackout in Iran, and ensure it is free of government blockers, the US ambassador to Germany [...]

By |November 18th, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran to inaugurate ‘laser air defense system’

Iran says it successfully tested the Hoveizeh cruise missile on February 2, 2019. (Tasnim) November 18, 2019 Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Qassem Taqizadeh said that Iran is working on a project to increase the range and the precision of its cruise missiles. Taqizadeh noted that efforts are underway to manufacture ground-to-ground [...]

By |November 18th, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

IAEA Iran safeguards report analysis

An Iranian flag flutters in front of the United Nations headquarters, during an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) board of governors meeting, in Vienna, March 4, 2015. (REUTERS) By David Albright and Andrea Stricker November 16, 2019 On November 11, 2019, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released its latest safeguards report on the verification and [...]

By |November 16th, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

What a new film gets right about the Iranian hostage crisis

An undamaged helicopter sits on the ground behind the charred remains of a second U.S. helicopter in the Iranian desert of Dasht-e-Kavir, on April 26, 1980. The site was where a U.S. effort to rescue hostages held in Tehran was abandoned. (AP) By Arash Azizi November 16, 2019 The specter of history looms [...]

By |November 16th, 2019|Arts, North America, USA|