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Pompeo says US might rethink Iran sanctions in light of coronavirus outbreak

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US special representative on Iran Brian Hook (background) arrive to al-Bateen Air Base in Abu Dhabi on September 19, 2019. (AFP) April 1, 2020 U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held out the possibility on Tuesday that the United States may consider easing sanctions on Iran [...]

By |April 1st, 2020|North America, USA|

US tells Khamenei to use ‘billions in hedge fund’ to combat coronavirus

U.S. State Departmental Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus during a briefing. (US State Departmen) April 1, 2020 In a tweet on Monday, the U.S. Department of State spokesperson replied to Iranian authorities' allegations that the United States has waged a war of "medical terrorism" against Iran and said the regime could access the billions in [...]

By |April 1st, 2020|North America, USA|

US expected to renew sanctions waivers allowing Iran nonproliferation work

The nuclear water reactor of Arak, south of capital Tehran, 23, 2019. (AFP) March 31, 2020 The United States is expected to allow Russian, Chinese and European companies to continue their work at Iranian nuclear sites to make it harder for Tehran to develop nuclear weapons, four sources familiar with the matter said [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|East Asia, Europe, North America, USA|

US sanctions have not impacted coronavirus medicine supplies in Iran: Health minister

A nurse wears protective gear in a ward dedicated for people infected with the new coronavirus, at a hospital in Tehran on March 8, 2020. (AP) March 31, 2020 US sanctions against Iran have not caused any shortages in medicine needed to treat coronavirus patients since the beginning of the outbreak in the [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|North America, USA|

The IRGC destroy crash site evidence and harass family of victims

People and rescue teams are pictured amid bodies and debris after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran,  January 9, 2020. (AFP) By Shahed Alavi March 31, 2020 Eighty days after the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) shot down Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 from Tehran to [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|Europe, North America|

An annual review of lies: Iran’s “lethal” attack against American forces in Iraq

A burning vehicle at the Baghdad International Airport following a US airstrike which targeted Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad, Iraq, early Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. (AP) By H Rastgoo March 31, 2020 On January 3, an American drone strike near Baghdad International Airport killed General Ghasem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) expeditionary [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iran’s Basij Force turns US Embassy building into mask factory, sends masks to US

An Iranian woman walks past graffiti art characterizing the U.S. Statue of Liberty, painted on the wall of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP) March 30, 2020 Iran’s Basij Force has offered to send medical supplies to those in need in America after converting the former US embassy [...]

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

Iran watchfully observes U.S. moves in Iraq as its proxies might come under fire

U.S. Brigadier General Vincent B. Barker (R) and Iraqi Staff Major General Mohammad Fadhel Abbas (2-R) attend the handover ceremony of Qayyarah Airfield West in Mosul, March 26, 2020. (EPA-EFE) March 30, 2020 Major U.S. newspapers say American troops are preparing for a confrontation with Iran's Shiite allies in Iraq. They also say the [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

An annual review of lies: “White House made up the lie that Iran shot down the Ukrainian passenger plane”

Debris from the Ukraine International Airlines crash in Iran, January 9, 2020. (AFP) March 28, 2020 On January 8, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, bound for Kiev, crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s Khomeini International Airport at 6:12pm, killing all 176 onboard. Following the crash, American and then British, Australian and Canadian officials announced that [...]

By |March 28th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

Pentagon orders preparations to ‘destroy’ pro-Iran Kataib Hezbollah in Iraq

An Iraqi soldier wears a protective face mask and gloves as he stands guard during the hand over of Qayyarah Airfield from US-led coalition to Iraqi Forces, in Mosul, Iraq, March 26, 2020. (Reuters) March 28, 2020 The US Department of Defense has ordered its military commanders in Iraq to prepare for potential [...]

By |March 28th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|