Former official says US preparing to lift IRGC and Khamenei sanctions

Ayatollah Khamenei, Iranian leader, met with IRGC generals-- 30 Jun 18. (IRNA) March 3, 2022 US chief envoy in Iran nuclear talks, Rob Malley, is preparing to lift sanctions imposed on Iranians tied to terrorism, a former State Department official has revealed. Gabriel Noronha, Former Special Advisor for the Secretary's Iran Action Group [...]

By |March 3rd, 2022|North America, USA|

Iran can reach top oil output 2 months after nuclear deal -oil minister

Iran’s oil minister Javad Owji. (Iran Press) March 3, 2022 Iran’s oil production can reach its maximum less than two months after a nuclear deal is reached; Oil Minister Javad Owji was quoted as saying on Thursday. "As soon as nuclear negotiations in Vienna are concluded, we can reach our maximum oil production [...]

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UN nuclear watchdog chief to travel to Iran on Saturday

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi meets with head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Mohammad Eslami, in Tehran, Sept 12, 2021. (Reuters) March 3, 2022 The head of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN nuclear watchdog, will travel to Iran on Saturday “for meetings with senior Iranian officials,” the IAEA said Thursday. [...]

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Iran condemns Senator Graham for comment on killing nuclear scientists

Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, May 8, 2017. (Getty Images) March 3, 2022 Iran’s mission to the United Nations has protested against a “hateful” speech by US Senator Lindsey Graham during his visit to Israel. The Islamic Republic’s mission sent an official letter to the UN Security Council condemning the [...]

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Clock ticks on Iran nuclear talks with sides wrangling

TV cameras in front of the Grand Hotel Vienna where closed-door nuclear talks take place in Vienna, Austria, June 20, 2021. (AP) March 3, 2022 Diplomats trying to salvage a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran wrangled around the clock over sticking points to an agreement that could bring Iranian oil back to the global market [...]

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US President Joe Biden confuses ‘Ukrainian’ with ‘Iranian’ people in televised speech

US President Joe Biden. (Reuters) March 3, 2022 US President Joe Biden appeared to confuse an integral moment during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, calling Ukrainians the “Iranian people” in a passionate call to support Ukraine against the ongoing Russian invasion. “(Russian President Vladimir) Putin may circle Kyiv with tanks, [...]

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Bitter experience with US is reason for Iran to push for sustainable nuclear deal, says top Iranian official

Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council. (ISNA) March 2, 2022 "Bitter experience" with broken US promises has made it inevitable that Iran will push to defend its interests by securing a "reliable" nuclear agreement, its top security official said on Wednesday, according to the Nour-news website. "Bitter experience with [...]

By |March 2nd, 2022|North America, USA|

Five lessons learned from sanctions on Iran for the Ukraine crisis

People look at the damage following a rocket attack the city of Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb. 25, 2022. (AP) By Saeed Ghasseminejad and Behnam Ben Taleblu March 2, 2022 In the past three months, the Biden administration tried and failed to leverage the threat of sanctions to prevent a Russian invasion of the Donbas region of Ukraine. Following [...]

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Iran to start prosecuting Trump, Pompeo for Soleimani killing

The Iranian judiciary will soon begin prosecuting all those involved in this crime, especially Trump, Pompeo. (AP) March 2, 2022 Iran says its judiciary will start the trial for all those involved in the killing of IRGC commander Qasem Soleimani, including Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo. Addressing the 49th regular session of the [...]

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Six Americans sue Iran over Houthi detention and torture

A Houthi militiaman looks at a wall bearing the portraits of those who were reportedly killed during fighting in Saada, Yemen. (Reuters) March 1, 2022 Six Americans kidnapped by Houthi rebels in Yemen are suing the militia’s state sponsors, Iran, for their detention and torture that left one victim with injuries likened to [...]

By |March 1st, 2022|North America, USA, Yemen|