Oriental Review (2018-08-19). What Do The Winners In Syria Want? iranian.com After the liberation of the provinces of Daraa and Quneitra, the Syrian civil war entered a new phase. The available land that was up for grabs by any new liberator — without the need for negotiations with outside actors — was shrinking (one section of the desert under ISIL control does not count — it [...]

Fariba Amini (2018-08-19). A Rebuttal: Mohammad Mossadegh vs. Mohammad Reza Shah. iranian.com "Those who have experienced solitary confinement and have dealt with it know how excruciating and hard it is to any prisoner who is innocent and faultless." -Mohammad Mossadegh "For many years I have realized that Iranian oil is the cheapest oil in the world. Twenty years ago, we knew that we could extract Iranian oil [...]

RT (2018-08-19). Not just Russians: China, North Korea & Iran may target US elections, Bolton says without proof. rt.com The upcoming 2018 US midterm elections might be targeted by Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran, National Security Advisor John Bolton has warned, while declining to provide any evidence.
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Sputnik News (2018-08-19). Iran Easing Entry Rules: Tourists Will Skip Passport Border Stamps. iranian.com Iranian authorities will introduce protectionist measures to support the nation's tourism industry in the wake of unilateral US sanctions on Iran, Mehr news agency reported Saturday. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]ranian media outlet cited Ali Asghar Mounesan, the Iranian vice president and head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO), who announced that passports of foreign tourists visiting Iran [...]

RT (2018-08-18). Iran Action Group repeats Pompeo's old CIA gimmicks, won't work either — professor to RT. rt.com The US' creation of the Iran Action Group is a repeat of Mike Pompeo's tired tactics, Foad Izdi, professor of political communication at the University of Tehran, told RT, adding that the US likely won't achieve regime change. |
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Middle East Monitor (2018-08-18). China's Top Diplomat Says Cooperation With Iran To Continue. iranian.com China will continue its cooperation and relations with Iran, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, citing a statement from Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 deal in which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear work in return for the lifting of most Western sanctions, is in line with [...]

Juan Cole (2018-08-18). If You Put an Old W. Bush Crony in Charge of Iran Policy, Doesn't It Signal a War-Like Intention? globalresearch.ca Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has appointed Brian H. Hook, the State Department director of policy planning, to head a coordinated "Iran Action Group." | Hook served in several important posts ...

Catherine Shakdam (2018-08-18). Dangerous Meddling — Spy Games in Iran. globalresearch.ca While there may be no lost love in between Iran and the United States of America; more so since President Donald Trump moved to the White House — thus ushering the ...

Middle East Eye (2018-08-17). US Announces 'Action Group' To Coordinate Anti-Iran Efforts. iranian.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday the establishment of the Iran Action Group, a task-force to coordinate all of President Donald Trump's efforts against Iran. The group will be led by Brian Hook, a State Department official who served as an adviser to John Bolton in 2006, when the Iran hawk was [...]

Daryan Rezazad (2018-08-17). Iran And The Doomsday Machine. iranian.com In Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, "Dr. Strangelove", any mention of the Doomsday Machine was verboten. However, back in May 2018 the intrepid Pepe Escobar, who tends to ignore verboten warnings, presented some raw reality: It's also no secret among Persian Gulf traders that in the — hopefully unlikely — event of a US-Saudi-Israeli war in Southwest [...]

TeleSur (2018-08-17). Israel's Shin Bet Interrogate And Threaten Reza Aslan. iranian.com According to Reza Aslan Israeli officers threatened him saying things like "we can make it so you don't see your kids for a long time," and asking "you think because you're a public person I can't do whatever I want with you?" [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Iranian-American scholar and writer said he was threatened by Israel's Shin Bet [...]

Democracy Now! (2018-08-17). Headlines for August 17, 2018. democracynow.org Pope Expresses "Shame and Sorrow" over Pennsylvania Sex Abuse Case, New Special Representative on Iran to Enforce Hardline U.S. Policies, Boston Globe Reports Bomb Threat as President Trump Assails the Paper, Former National Security Officials Blast Trump over Security Clearance Revocations, Pentagon Delays Plans for Trump's Military Parade, In New Tape, Lara Trump Offers Omarosa Manigault Newman "Hush Money", Aretha Franklin, the Legendary Queen of Soul, Dies at 76, India: Floods from Monsoon Rains Leave At Least 164 Dead, Philippines: Wave of Garbage Floods Manila After Heavy Rains, China: Typhoon Rumbia Makes...

The Saker (2018-08-17). Iran's Reply: No War and No Negotiations. mintpressnews.com We can all thank God for the fact that the AngloZionists did not launch a war on the DPRK, that no Ukronazi attack on the Donbass took place during the World Cup in Russia and that the leaders of the Empire have apparently have given up on their plans to launch a reconquista of Syria. However, each of these retreats from their hysterical rhetoric has only made the Neocons more frustrated and determined to show the planet that they are still The Hegemon who cannot be disobeyed with impunity. As I wrote after the failed US cruise missile strike on Syria this spring, " each click brings us closer to the bang". In the immortal words of Michael Ledeen, "Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the...

ZeroHedge.com (2018-08-17). Pompeo Forms "Iran Action Group" to Coordinate Iran Strategy, Reports Directly to White House. mintpressnews.com Pompeo told reporters the action group would be "directing, reviewing and coordinating all aspects of the State Department's Iran-related activity."

The Saker (2018-08-17). Analysis Of Iran's Reply: No War And No Negotiations. iranian.com We can all thank God for the fact that the AngloZionists did not launch a war on the DPRK, that no Ukronazi attack on the Donbass took place during the World Cup in Russia and that the leaders of the Empire have apparently have given up on their plans to launch a reconquista of Syria. However, each [...]

Ajamu Baraka (2018-08-17). Opposing Bipartisan Warmongering is Defending Human Rights of the Poor and Working Class. counterpunch.org The decision by Democrat party president Harry Truman to bomb the cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on the 9thwith the newly developed nuclear weapon signaled to the world that the U.S. was prepared to use military force to back up its new-found position as the leader of the Western colonial-capitalist powers, now More

James M. Dorsey (2018-08-16). Are The United State And Saudi Arabia Stoking Ethnic Protests In Iran? iranian.com A string of recent incidents involving Iran's ethnic minorities suggests the United States and Saudi Arabia are covertly carrying out plans to destabilize Iran. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]ran has raised the spectre of a US-Saudi effort to destabilize the country by exploiting economic grievances against the backdrop of circumstantial evidence that Washington and Riyadh are playing with scenarios for [...]

RT (2018-08-16). US creates Iran Action Group to 'change regime's behavior'. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — a fierce critic of the Tehran leadership — has announced the creation of a so-called Iran Action Group. It comes amid Washington's campaign of economic pressure against Iran and its allies. |
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Middle East Monitor (2018-08-16). The Story Behind Netanyahu's Video Messages To Iranians. iranian.com It has been a few years since the Israeli prime minister chose to "speak directly" to Iranians. From speaking to BBC Persia in 2013 on how he wants the Iranian youth to wear jeans — which led to a mockery of his words on Twitter by Iranians — to his recent messages on how Iranians are manipulated by their government because, [...]

Middle East Monitor (2018-08-16). Rare Admission: Khamenei Admits Mistake For Permitting Nuclear Negotiations. iranian.com Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake in allowing the country's foreign minister to speak to his US counterpart during negotiations that led to a 2015 international nuclear agreement. International sanctions on Iran were lifted when the pact with world powers came into force in 2016, but the expected level of foreign [...]

PBS (2018-08-15). How The Internet Has Changed Life In Iran (video). iranian.com In this clip, explore how the internet has changed life in Iran, meet a woman who participated in the headscarf protests that went viral across social media, and see footage of the religious police in action as they arrested women who publicly violated the country's dress code.

Mark N. Katz (2018-08-15). New Caspian Accord Resolves Some Issues, Not All. iranian.com Ever since the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991, the five states bordering the Caspian Sea (Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Iran) have been unable to reach agreement on a legal regime for the body of water—until just recently at a summit meeting of their presidents in Aqtau, Kazakhstan on August 12. Although the [...]

Elijah J. Magnier (2018-08-15). Assad In A Secret Message To Putin: Israel Has Exhausted Our Patience And Iran Will Stay In Syria As Long As Needed. iranian.com The Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has communicated to the Russian leadership that "Israel has exhausted our patience" ... "Israeli jets will be a legitimate target for our defense systems if Tel Aviv doesn't cease its provocation and stop targeting our military positions and jets". According to decision-makers, "Assad has no intention of asking Iran and [...]

Radio Farda (2018-08-15). As Currency Drops Iran Faces Shortages Of Medications. iranian.com Iran's health ministry spokesman has admitted that the country is currently suffering from shortages of foreign-made medications, but, insisted that "it can be overcome". Blaming chaotic fluctuations in Iranian forex market and nosediving national currency, Iraj Harirchi says, "Since forty-fifty types of foreign medications have recently become scarce in Iran, the government has allocated $3.5 [...]

Margot Williams (2018-08-15). 328 NSA Documents Reveal "Vast Network" of Iranian Agents, Details of a Key Intelligence Coup, and a Fervor for Voice-Matching Technology. theintercept.com Highlights from the seventh release of the internal NSA newsletter, SIDtoday.

RT (2018-08-14). New US military budget halts Open Skies pact, almost axes nuclear arms reduction deal with Russia. rt.com The US has suspended its Open Skies Treaty with Russia after President Donald Trump signed a giant 2019 defense budget bill. Lawmakers also tried to derail a milestone nuclear arms deal that has been in place since 2011. |
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Democracy Now! (2018-08-13). Former Iranian Ambassador: Trump's Reimposed Sanctions Against Iran Are an Act of Warfare. democracynow.org Tensions are escalating between the U.S. and Iran after the Trump administration reimposed economic sanctions against Iran last week. This news followed Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Trump has threatened other countries seeking to trade with Iran, tweeting, "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States." Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned the sanctions as "psychological warfare," saying last week he would not begin negotiations until the sanctions are withdrawn. We speak with Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Middle East security and nuclea...

Democracy Now! (2018-08-10). Headlines for August 10, 2018. democracynow.org Puerto Rican Government Admits At Least 1,427 People Died After Hurricane Maria, Judge Threatens to Hold Sessions in Contempt of Court over Asylum Seekers' Deportation, Trump Admin Has Still Not Reunited 559 Separated Children with Their Parents, Trump Travel Ban Preventing Iranian Woman from Seeking Life-Saving Treatment in U.S., Melania Trump's Parents Become U.S. Citizens Through Process Trump Wants to Eliminate, Fox's Laura Ingraham Faces Backlash After Going on Racist Tirade, Pence Calls for Military Space Force to Maintain "American Supremacy" in Outer Space, New Details Emerge About U.S.-Backed Bombing of...

Democracy Now! (2018-08-13). Headlines for August 13, 2018. democracynow.org Korean Leaders to Meet Next Month in Pyongyang, On Anniversary of Charlottesville, White Supremacist Rally in D.C. Fizzles, Baltimore Police Officer Resigns After Videotaped Repeatedly Punching Man, Trump to Sign $716 Billion Military Spending Bill with Over $21 Billion for Nuclear Weapons, Afghanistan: Over 200 Killed After Taliban Attacks Critical City of Ghazni, Israeli Forces Shot Dead Gazan Medic Armed with "Bandages & Surgical Masks", U.N.: China Is Detaining Over 1 Million Uyghurs in Massive Internment Camp, Maduro Welcomes FBI to Come to Venezuela to Help Probe Assassination Plot, White House Looks to Sto...

Democracy Now! (2018-08-09). 73 Years After U.S. Dropped Atom Bomb on Nagasaki, Survivor Warns About Threat of Nuclear Warfare. democracynow.org Seventy-three years ago today, on August 9, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing 74,000 people and forever changing the lives of those who survived the nuclear attack. The bombing came just three days after the U.S. dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing some 140,000 people. For more, we speak with two guests who traveled from Japan to New York City on the Peace Boat—an international boat that sails around the world campaigning for nuclear disarmament and world peace—last month. Terumi Kuramori is a hibakusha—th...

Democracy Now! (2018-08-07). Headlines for August 7, 2018. democracynow.org U.S. Reimposes Sanctions Against Iran, Brazil's Workers' Party Nominates Lula as Presidential Candidate, Rick Gates Testifies He and Manafort Committed Crimes, Voters Head to Polls in Missouri, Kansas, Michigan & Washington State, Tennessee Democrats Celebrate "Blue Wave" That Swept Shelby County, Massive Student Protests Sweep Bangladesh Demanding Safer Roads, Canada Criticizes Saudi Arabia over Arrest of Feminist Activists, Mendocino Complex Now Largest Fire in California History, Social Media Platforms Remove Alex Jones, Citing Hate Speech, The Dream Defenders Organize National Protests Against GEO Group, Gunm...

Janine Jackson (2018-08-06). 'There Needs to be a Much Stronger Public Outcry Against the Effort of Undermining the Nuclear Deal'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Trita Parsi about the Iran Nuclear Deal for the August 3, 2018 episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson: August 5 marks the anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, when journalists reported official claims about an unprovoked attack by North Vietnam on American destroyers as [...]...

CounterSpin (2018-08-03). Trita Parsi on Trump's Iran Threat, Dermot Murphy on Local News Cuts. fair.org Media...

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