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Regime change in Iran shouldn’t be a taboo

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (2nd-R) delivering a speech in Tehran, April 14, 2018. (AFP) By Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh May 30, 2020 Regime change in Iran is one of the biggest taboos in U.S. foreign policy. Bring it up and you will be scorned as a warmonger, a fomenter of chaos. [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Middle East, North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

US Senator: Twitter’s failure to delete Iranian officials’ accounts could violate sanctions

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP) May 30, 2020 US Senator Ted Cruz called for a criminal investigation of Twitter on Friday over allegations the company is violating US sanctions against Iran by not banning officials from the site. Cruz urged Attorney [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|North America, USA|

Iran tells America to hear ‘voice of protesters’ against ‘deadly racism’

Abbas Mousavi, the spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry, (MEHR) By Maryam Sinaiee May 30, 2020 The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Friday called on the United States to "listen to the voice of protesters" and stop imposing limitations on the media. "The Islamic Republic of Iran expresses its regret about the killings of African-Americas, condemns [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|North America, USA|

US warns govts, firms against aiding Iran fuel shipments to Venezuela

A worker of the Venezuelan state oil company Pdvsa holds an Iranian flag during the arrival of the Iranian tanker ship Fortune at the El Palito refinery, Venezuela, on May 25, 2020. (Reuters) May 30, 2020 Seeking to deter further shipments of Iranian fuel to Venezuela, the Trump administration has quietly warned foreign [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

France, Britain, Germany ‘regret’ U.S. end to Iran nuclear waivers

Britain's FM Jeremy Hunt, German FM Heiko Maas and French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian attend a meeting at the European Council in Brussels, May 13, 2019. (Reuters) May 30, 2020 France, Germany and Britain on Saturday criticised a U.S. decision to end sanctions waivers allowing work on Iranian nuclear sites designed to prevent weapons development. [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

The aftermath of Qassem Soleimani’s death and his daughter’s rise to prominence

Zeinab Soleimani, the daughter of the killed IRGC commander Qassem Soleimani. (Fars) By Hollie McKay May 30, 2020 It has been almost five months since President Trump shocked the world by authorizing a strike to kill Iran's top spymaster and shadowy commander, Qassem Soleimani. Fears of mass retaliation and a sinister spike in violence that would [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Middle East, North America, USA|

Why are US taxpayers funding a ‘Voice of the Mullahs’ in Iran?

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei talking to the state television reporters after being discharged from a hospital in Tehran on September 15, 2014. (AFP) By Brian Hook May 29, 2020 As the US special representative for Iran, I receive complaints regularly about Voice of America’s Persian service. Iranian viewers say its American taxpayer-funded programming often sounds [...]

By |May 29th, 2020|North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

Iran’s IRGC warns US after receiving new combat vessels

IRGC vessels buzzing past US military ships, April 15, 2020. (US Navy) May 28, 2020 Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Thursday warned the United States against its naval presence in the Gulf as it received 110 new combat vessels. The vessels included Ashura-class speedboats, Zolfaghar coastal patrol boats and Taregh submarines, state television reported. [...]

By |May 28th, 2020|Middle East, North America, USA|

Iran rejects US cancelation of nuclear sanctions waivers

U.S. President Donald Trump signs a proclamation declaring his intention to withdraw from the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement. May 8, 2018. (REUTERS) May 28, 2020 Iran says a U.S. move to cancel the last remaining sanctions waivers from the 2015 nuclear agreement will not impact its nuclear work. A spokesman for Iran’s Atomic [...]

By |May 28th, 2020|North America, USA|

US imposes sanctions on two Iran nuclear officials

Iranian technicians work at a new facility producing uranium fuel for a planned heavy-water nuclear reactor, just outside the city of Isfahan, April 9, 2009. (AP) May 28, 2020 The United States imposed sanctions on two Iranian nuclear officials, Majid Agha’i and Amjad Sazgar, as it announced it is ending waivers for nations that [...]

By |May 28th, 2020|North America, USA|