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US warships taken into custody after entering Iranian waters

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Two small Navy vessels and their ten crew members are being held by Iranian authorities after reportedly “drifting” into Iran’s territorial waters, according to the Pentagon. Though details are scarce, an unnamed Department of Defense official said the ships had been moving between Kuwait and Bahrain, ostensibly on a training …

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The real Iran

Many people have posted pictures of Iran to “dispel the myth” that Iran is a backwards country with people who need to be “liberated”. They then proceed to perpetuate that myth with pictures of goats and barns and other B.S. I won’t do that here. The fact of the matter is …

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China wants to strengthen military ties with Iran

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China wants to strengthen its military ties with Iran, the nation’s Defense Minister said today, confirming Beijing’s commitment to expand diplomatic and political connections with Tehran despite concerns over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. The Defense Minister of the People’s Republic of China Chang Wanquan said that the two nations’ …

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Russia & Iran to establish joint bank to bypass sanctions

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Iran and Russia plan to establish a joint bank as an effort to multiply bilateral trade and bypass sanctions on the Islamic Republic’s banking sector. Head of the Iran-Russia Joint Chamber of Commerce Asadollah Asgaroladi said that Tehran and Moscow are studying the possibilities of opening a new chapter in …

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‘Americans are the ones who created ISIS’ – Iranian General

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Thousands of rifle-wielding troops parade across the plaza in lockstep to songs played by a brass band marching in formation. Soldiers salute generals from the open hatches of tanks — and, in one case, from what appears to be a manned torpedo — as an arsenal of military hardware is …

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Iran claims United States is directly backing ISIS

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A high-ranking Iranian military official claims that the U.S. directly backs the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and says he has evidence to back his allegations. Major General Mostafa Izadi, deputy chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, announced Sunday that the nation was in possession of proof that the U.S., …

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Iran joins growing list of countries to ditch US dollar

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Iran no longer uses the US dollar in foreign trade transactions, replacing it with other currencies, the deputy governor at Iranian Central Bank told the Tasnim News Agency Saturday. “In trade exchanges with the foreign countries, Iran uses other currencies, including Chinese yuan, euro, Turkish lira, Russian ruble and South Korean won,” Gholamali Kamyab …

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Israeli Mossad posed as CIA to recruit terrorists to attack Iran

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Israeli Mossad agents posed as CIA officers in order to recruit members of a Pakistani terror group to carry out assassinations and attacks against the regime in Iran, Foreign Policy revealed on Friday, quoting U.S. intelligence memos. Foreign Policy’s Mark Perry reported that the Mossad operation was carried out in …

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Israel considers sending weapons to Ukraine to combat Russia

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Israel may start sending arms to Ukraine in response to Russia’s decision to lift its five-year embargo on the delivery of the S-300 missile system to Iran, NRG reports Tuesday, citing unnamed Israeli military sources. According to NRG, Israeli government has not made any decisions yet on sending weapons to Ukraine. Earlier on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian …

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Why Qatar is being targeted, petro-yuan dominance & the coming war on Iran

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Qatar hasn’t been playing ball with the US-approved, Saudi-led ‘isolate Iran’ program. Partly because Doha has made independence from Riyadh a hallmark of its foreign policy, but mostly because Qatar and Iran share the world’s largest natural gas field. US President Donald Trump’s speech to the assembled Gulf leaders in …

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Iran and Russia officially ditch the dollar

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Bank officials in Iran said on Sunday that a mechanism to transfer money to the country’s banks from Russia is now on stream. Gholam-Reza Panahi, the deputy governor for currency affairs of Bank Melli of Iran (BMI), said the mechanism enables Iranian exporters to transfer payments in rubles from their Russian …

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Propaganda: Iran ordered to pay $10.5 billion for 9/11 by US judge

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A US judge ordered Iran to pay over $10 billion in damages to families of victims who died on September 11, 2001 – even though there is no evidence of Tehran’s direct connection to the attack. The same judge earlier cleared Saudi Arabia from culpability. The default judgement was issued by US …

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Israeli drone shot down over Iran’s nuclear plant

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Iran has shot down an Israeli spy drone trying to penetrate the “nuclear off-limits area” of the Natanz nuclear site, the Revolutionary Guards said on their website. “The downed aircraft was of the stealth, radar-evasive type and it intended to penetrate the off-limit nuclear area in Natanz… but was targeted …

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Iran to dump US dollar in oil trade, settle in euro instead

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Iran wants post-sanctions’ oil contracts denominated in dollars and have buyers pay in euros, Reuters reported. Tehran is also keen to receive money owed to it since the pre-sanctions days in the European currency. The country’s crude deliveries are to be restored soon, with companies such as the French giant …

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Israeli media calls for Iran and Germany to be nuked

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Right-wing media outlet Israel National News published an opinion piece Tuesday calling on Israel to launch nuclear bombs at Iran and Germany, only days after the outlet came under fire for publishing a piece accusing a war widow of killing her husband over her pro-peace views. In the opinion article …

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Iran is preparing to ditch US dollar in international trade

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After US President Donald Trump included Iran on a list of Muslim-majority countries facing a temporary immigration ban, Tehran responded by threatening to stop using the American dollar. Iran would either introduce a new common currency, in place of the US dollar, or use a portfolio of various currencies in foreign exchange and financial …

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Trump admin trying to start WW3, as Iran becomes latest target

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The Trump administration is reviewing US policy towards Iran, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced, accusing Tehran of sponsoring terrorism and violence and destabilizing numerous countries in the Middle East. “Whether it be assassination attempts, support of weapons of mass destruction, deploying destabilizing militias, Iran spends its treasure and time …

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