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US Indicts for Canadian-Iranian for illegal business with Iran

The US Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington, May 14, 2018. (AP) July 31, 2021 A federal grand jury in the US capital on Friday indicted a Canadian-Iranian dual national with the unlawful export of laboratory equipment from the United States to Iran, through Canada and the United Arab Emirates, a Department of [...]

By |July 31st, 2021|North America, USA|

Now is Biden’s best chance to ditch the Iran nuclear talks

President Joe Biden participates in a virtual event with the Munich Security Conference, in the White House, Feb. 19, 2021. (AP) By Eli Lake July 30, 2021 Since taking office, President Joe Biden and his top advisers have made it clear that there is almost nothing Iran can do to get his administration [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|North America, USA|

The west must counter Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon

A drone picture shows the scene of an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP) By Maria Maalouf and Bryan E. Leib July 30, 2021 As Lebanon gravitates more toward a quagmire after the failure of Saad Al Harriri to form a government, the chances for its [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|Europe, Lebanon, North America, USA|

Nuclear deadlock? Iran envoy says US won’t lift sanctions on 500 entities

Iran's ambassador to the U.N. nuclear watchdog Kazem Gharibabadi (R) leaves after the meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission, in Vienna, May 7, 2021. (REUTERS) July 30, 2021 The United States is refusing to lift sanctions on 500 Iranian individuals or entities in returning to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran's [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|North America, USA|

US planning new sanctions against Iran’s precision weapons

Western officials are more concerned about the immediate danger in the region from those capabilities than from Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. (IRAN) July 30, 2021 Amid stalled nuclear negotiations with Iran, the United States plans to impose sanctions aimed at Tehran’s expanding capability in deploying precision drones and guided missiles, The [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|North America, USA|

Blinken says Iran negotiating process cannot go on indefinitely

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken boards his airplane following his visit to the G7 summit, in Cornwall, Britain, Juna 12, 2021. (REUTERS) July 29, 2021 U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday the negotiating process with Iran to revive a 2015 nuclear deal could not go on indefinitely, and that [...]

By |July 29th, 2021|North America, USA|

US Senators urge Biden to deny Iran’s president visa for the UN

US Senators Tom Cotton. (Getty) July 29, 2021 In a letter to President Joe Biden this week(link is external), US Senators Tom Cotton, Chuck Grassley, Rick Scott, Marsha Blackburn, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz have requested that he refuse to issue a visa to Iran’s incoming President Ebrahim Raisi(link is external) and senior Iranian officials [...]

By |July 29th, 2021|North America, USA|

Iranian in giant hamster wheel washes up on Florida coast

Reza Beluchi's water-running contraption. (Facebook) July 29, 2021 An Iranian man in a giant hamster-wheel-like device has washed up on the beach in Florida after attempting to run on water from Florida to New York, the BBC reports. Reza Baluchi was attempting to make the 1,609 km journey in order to raise money [...]

By |July 29th, 2021|North America, USA|

US condemns use of violence against Iranian protesters

U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price takes questions from reporters at the State Department in Washington, U.S., March 31, 2021. (REUTERS) July 29, 2021 The United States on Wednesday condemned the use of violence by Iranian security forces against people protesting waters shortages. "We support the rights of Iranians to peacefully assemble and [...]

By |July 29th, 2021|North America, USA|

Crunch time to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons

A part of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is seen, some 750 miles (1,245 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. (AP) July 29, 2021 “The international community has Iran on the ropes,” former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly in 2013. “If you want to knock out Iran’s nuclear weapons [...]

By |July 29th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|