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Pompeo warns Iran of ‘decisive response’ if US interests in Iraq harmed

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Iraq in May amid increasing tensions between Washington and Tehran. (AP) December 14, 2019 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday warned Iran of a “decisive” response if US interests are harmed in Iraq, after a series of rocket attacks on bases. “We must ... use [...]

By |December 14th, 2019|Iraq, North America, USA|

Trump’s Iran strategy is working. Here’s why

US President Donald Trump signs a document reinstating sanctions against Iran after announcing the US withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear deal. (AFP) By Saeed Ghasseminejad December 14, 2019 President Trump’s “maximum pressure” strategy against Iran is working, despite warnings of a backlash against the U.S. for the economic sanctions he has imposed on the Islamic [...]

By |December 14th, 2019|North America, USA|

Sanctions have cut Iran’s accessible foreign currency to $10 billion

Iranians stand in front of a bank, hoping to buy U.S. dollar at the official rate announced by the government, in downtown Tehran, Iran, April 10, 2018. (AP) December 13, 2019 A senior U.S. official says Washington's sanctions against Iran have sharply curbed Tehran's access to foreign currency, leaving it only $10 billion [...]

By |December 13th, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

Canadian teachers’ solidarity with their Iranian colleagues

Iranian teachers in many parts of the country refused to go to their classes in protest to their situation on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Supplied) By Vahid Yucesoy December 13, 2019 As part of its global outreach to support teachers, Canada’s biggest teachers’ alliance has spoken out about the treatment of Iranian teachers, expressing [...]

By |December 13th, 2019|North America|

Congress is worried about an Iranian threat to a small garrison of US commandos in Syria

U.S. forces set up a new base in Manbij, Syria May 8, 2018. Picture Taken May 8, 2018. (REUTERS) By Shawn Snow December 13, 2019 Congress wants a report from the intelligence community and the Pentagon about the threat posed by Iran and its militias to a small garrison of special operators near [...]

By |December 13th, 2019|North America, Syria, USA|

Iran to take next step to reduce nuclear commitments despite ‘threats’

Chairman for the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security in Iran Alaeddin Boroujerdi. (Reuters) December 12, 2019 Iran will stick by its plan to reduce its nuclear deal commitments “despite all the threats,” assured a member of the parliament’s national security and foreign policy committee, reported the semi-official ISNA news agency on [...]

By |December 12th, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

Foreign investment in Iran more than halved since US sanctions

An Iranian worker assembles a Peugeot 206 at the state-run Iran-Khodro automobile manufacturing plant near Tehran, Iran. (AP) December 12, 2019 A total of $784.6 million foreign finance has been directly invested in 55 projects in Iran in the past seven months, the Islamic Republic Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade (MIMT) says [...]

By |December 12th, 2019|North America, USA|

US envoy urges Germany: Don’t fund Iranian terrorism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives the ambassador of U.S. to Germany, Richard Grenell, in Meseberg, Germany July 6, 2018.. (REUTERS) December 12, 2019 The most high-level US ambassador in Europe, Richard Grenell, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that Germany’s government should join the United States and work to stop Iranian regime support for terrorism [...]

By |December 12th, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

Swiss humanitarian channel to Iran seen within months: Swiss, US officials

U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein Edward McMullen gestures during an interview with Reuters in Bern, Switzerland December 10, 2019. (REUTERS) December 12, 2019 A humanitarian channel to bring food and medicine to Iran could be up and running within months, senior Swiss and US officials told Reuters, helping supply Swiss goods to [...]

By |December 12th, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

US slaps sanctions on Iranian airline over proliferation

Fresh sanctions are targeting firms linked to Mahan Air. (Reuters) December 12, 2019 The Trump administration on Wednesday hit Iran with new sanctions that target several transportation firms as it continues its “maximum pressure campaign” against the regime over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Washington targeted three general sales agents of Mahan [...]

By |December 12th, 2019|North America, USA|