Why Iran could already have acquired the deadly Russian S-400 systems

The United States under the leadership of President Donald Trump has left no stone unturned in its attempts to cripple Iran, be it the re-imposition of the UN arms embargo which expire this month or the imposition of fresh sanctions on Tehran’s financial sector.

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The still growing threat of Iran’s chosen proxy in Iraq

“The Americans begged us to only stop firing Ashtar rockets at their bases.” Jaafar al-Husseini, the military spokesman for the Iraqi Shia militia Kata’ib Hizballah, was talking about attacking U.S. forces in Iraq before they left the country in 2011

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Britain France and Germany summon Iran ambassadors over detention of dual citizens

Britain, France and Germany are summoning Iranian ambassadors in a diplomatic protest against the Islamic Republic’s detention of dual nationals and the harsh treatment that political prisoners endure.

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Need for a comprehensive policy to counter Iran

American officials this week announced that a full range of UN sanctions had returned on Iran, including a permanent extension of the arms embargo. Some observers debate the efficacy of these measures, particularly as the European powers have signaled that they will not enforce them

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Iran regime’s paranoia over future widespread protests

Although Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has in the past admitted that people have the right to protest, the Iranian authorities have become increasingly paranoid about demonstrations erupting across the country.

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Iran boosts oil output at oilfields shared with Iraq

Iran has raised oil production from the oilfields in its southwest it shares with Iraq to 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) from 70,000 bpd in the past seven years, Shafaq News quoted Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh as saying on Tuesday.

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Iraqi PM must face down Iran and its militias

In a recent interview, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said he envisaged the Middle East as a region that he called “the New Levant,” which would be like the European Union, where capital and technology flow freely

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Athletes Germany calls for sanctions after Iranian wrestler’s execution

The athletes’ association urged the International Olympic Committee to “take a strong stand,” after Navid Afkari was put to death over his participation in 2018 protests. Tehran insists he killed a security officer.

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