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13.11.2018 - 20:23 [ Ron Paul / antikrieg.com ]

Ist Präsident Trumps Iranpolitik „normal“?

Es kommt nicht oft vor, dass US-Regierungsvertreter ehrlich sind, wenn sie über unsere Außenpolitik sprechen. Der unprovozierte Angriff von 2003 auf den Irak wurde als „Befreiung“ bezeichnet. Die von den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika geführte Zerstörung Libyens im Jahr 2011 war eine „humanitäre Intervention“. Und so weiter.

13.11.2018 - 20:06 [ Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity ]

President Trump’s Iran Policy – Is It ‘Normal’?

So yes, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told one wicked truth last week. But before he demands that countries like Iran start acting “normal” or face starvation, perhaps he should look in the mirror. Are Pompeo and the neocons “normal”? I don’t think so.

12.11.2018 - 19:42 [ CNN ]

Pentagon rejects request for additional military resources in Persian Gulf

It also comes as Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, are engaged in high-level classified discussions with senior commanders around the world about how to allocate military resources for the next two years, officials say.

08.11.2018 - 05:39 [ Radio Utopie ]

Iranischer Hafen Chabahar „U.S.-sanktionsbefreit“

Ex-C.I.A.-Chef und aktueller Aussenminister der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, Mike Pompeo, bestätigte am 6.11.2018, dass der einzige iranische Tiefwasserhafen am Golf von Oman von den U.S.-Sanktionen nicht betroffen ist. Zudem wird es dem Iran „erlaubt“, eine geplante Eisenbahnstrecke vom Hafen nach Afghanistan fertigzustellen.

07.11.2018 - 17:24 [ theHill.com ]

Bolton: Even more Iran sanctions planned

„We’re gonna have sanctions that even go beyond this,“ Bolton said on Fox Business. „We’re not simply going to be content with the level of sanctions that existed under Obama in 2015.“

„More are coming,“ he pledged, adding, „We are actually going to have very strict, very tight enforcement of the sanctions that exist.“

06.11.2018 - 15:36 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Sanktionskrieg um Iran

Die Trump-Administration ist mit ihrer Ankündigung, Irans Ölexporte auf Null zu bringen, gescheitert; das Land verkauft sogar mehr Öl als während der letzten Sanktionsrunde.

06.11.2018 - 05:58 [ ZDF ]

US-Sanktionen gegen den Iran – Wie wichtig ist Swift im internationalen Handel?

S.W.I.F.T. ist die Abkürzung für die „Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication“. Die Gesellschaft wurde im Jahr 1973 gegründet. Sie ist eine Genossenschaft von internationalen Banken, die mit Swift internationale Finanztransaktionen beschleunigen, vereinfachen und standardisieren wollten. Swift hat ihren Sitz in Belgien, sie unterliegt damit belgischem Recht und EU-Recht. Heute sind weltweit rund 11.000 Banken an die Gesellschaft angeschlossen – und zwar aus 210 verschiedenen Ländern.

04.11.2018 - 19:00 [ Sputnik ]

Russia, India, Iran to Discuss New Transport Route That Could Replace Suez Canal

Earlier, Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu called for the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) to be put into operation „as early as possible.“ The INSTC’s estimated operational capacity is up to 30 million metric tons of goods per year.

04.11.2018 - 15:23 [ Washington Post ]

Israel’s Netanyahu warns Europe of possible attacks by Iran

(1.11.2018) Speaking to reporters Thursday after talks with his Bulgarian counterpart, Netanyahu said radical Islam is a threat to the world, and that Israel has recently revealed a number of Iranian plots to carry out attacks on European soil.

04.11.2018 - 15:12 [ jewishpress.com ]

Netanyahu Thanks Trump as US Sanctions on Iran Set to ‘Snap Back’ in Full at Midnight Sunday

(today)

The Trump administration announced Friday that its powerful sanctions would snap back against Iran, effective Sunday, on banking, oil, shipping and other economic sectors where the penalties were lifted by the Obama administration in 2015 as part of the JCPOA nuclear deal.

04.11.2018 - 14:51 [ Real Clear Politics ]

Dem Rep. Schakowsky on Netanyahu Speech: „An Effort To Stampede The U.S. Into War Again“

(3.März 2015) REP. JAN SCHAKOWSKY: [Netanyahu] made the same argument over the Iraq War, that it was time for the United States to not pay attention to any world opinion, but just to go it alone. What I heard today, felt to me like an effort to stampede the United States into war once again.

04.11.2018 - 14:47 [ Real Clear Politics ]

Chris Matthews: „This Was A Takeover Attempt By Netanyahu With His Compliant American Partners“

(3.März 2015) MSNBC’s Chris Matthews reacts to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Minister’s speech to a joint session of Congress. Matthews said Netanyahu was trying to „take power away from the president.“

„This was a takeover attempt by Netanyahu with his complying American partners to take American foreign policy out of the hands of the president,“ Matthews said.

04.11.2018 - 14:44 [ Real Clear Politics ]

Dem Rep. Yarmuth: Netanyahu „Speech Was Straight Out Of Cheney Playbook,“ „Fearmongering At Its Ultimate“

(3.März 2015) „And I also resent the fact that he was telling us how to negotiate when the administration and their representatives have been at this for two years now with the cooperation, participation of five other major nations in the world. This speech was straight out of the Dick Cheney playbook. It was fearmongerring at its ultimate. Phrases like essentially saying nuclear war is inevitable if this deal were to be accepted, phrases like this would pave the way to Iran having a nuclear bomb, these are things that I think are, again, part of what Dick Cheney would have done and did. This has been the Prime Minister’s pattern. He’s gone to the U.N. and done the same thing. „

04.11.2018 - 14:39 [ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ]

Netanjahus Rede im Kongress: „Atomare Bewaffnung Irans so gut wie garantiert“

(3.März 2015) Es sei abwegig, von einem Islamistenregime, dessen Führer sogar auf Twitter die Auslöschung Israels fordere, ein positiveres Verhalten zu erwarten. Vielmehr werde Iran seine destabilisierenden Aktivitäten in vielen Ländern der Region noch ausweiten, wenn der Sanktionsdruck nachlasse. Das Regime bekomme so „das Beste beider Welten: Aggression im Ausland, Wohlstand daheim“.

04.11.2018 - 12:57 [ LA Times ]

Secret Plan Outlines the Unthinkable

(10.März 2002) WASHINGTON — The Bush administration, in a secret policy review completed early this year, has ordered the Pentagon to draft contingency plans for the use of nuclear weapons against at least seven countries, naming not only Russia and the „axis of evil“–Iraq, Iran, and North Korea–but also China, Libya and Syria.

In addition, the U.S. Defense Department has been told to prepare for the possibility that nuclear weapons may be required in some future Arab-Israeli crisis. And, it is to develop plans for using nuclear weapons to retaliate against chemical or biological attacks, as well as „surprising military developments“ of an unspecified nature.

04.11.2018 - 12:41 [ Außenministerium von Israel ]

PM Netanyahu- Speech to US Congress- July 10- 1996

I have touched on the problem of the Middle East that is largely undemocratic, and part of it is strongly anti-democratic. Specifically, it is being radicalized and terrorized by a number of unreconstructed dictatorships whose governmental creed is based on tyranny and intimidation.

The most dangerous of these regimes is Iran, that has wed a cruel despotism to a fanatic militancy. If this regime, or its despotic neighbor Iraq, were to acquire nuclear weapons, this could presage catastrophic consequences, not only for my country, and not only for the Middle East, but for all mankind.

03.11.2018 - 18:26 [ Iran Wirtschaft ‏ / Twitter ]

#Iran: Das internationale Zahlungssystem #SWIFT wird vermutlich nicht von #US-#Iransanctions betroffen sein. SWIFT hat ein großes Rechenzentrum in den USA, ist aber in der #EU beheimatet und unterliegt EU-Recht:

03.11.2018 - 18:22 [ RT.com ]

US threatens to smack SWIFT with sanctions if it fails to cut off financial services to Iran

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has warned global financial messaging service SWIFT on Friday that it could be penalized if it doesn’t cut off financial services to entities and individuals doing business with Iran.

03.11.2018 - 17:33 [ Sputniknews.com ]

Iranian Foreign Minister Discusses New US Sanctions With EU Officials – Tehran

„During his Friday night conversations with Mogherini as well as Heiko Maas of Germany, Margot Wallstrom of Sweden, and Denmark’s Anders Samuelsen, the top Iranian diplomat discussed with them Washington’s re-imposition of sanctions against Iran and Europe’s efforts to counter such US moves,“ the statement read.

03.11.2018 - 17:29 [ en.mehrnews.com ]

EU’s purposeful delay in implementing SPV

Reuters has recently reported that a new EU mechanism to facilitate payments for Iranian exports should be legally in place by Nov. 4, when the next phase of US sanctions take effect, but it will not be operational until early next year.

03.11.2018 - 17:20 [ BourseandBazaar.com ]

China Unexpectedly Gambles on European Mechanism to Sustain Iran Trade

„It seems that the fate of our trade with China is linked to the support package being prepared by the European Union,“ Hariri told Bourse & Bazaar in reference to the SPV promised by Iran’s key European trading partners.

03.11.2018 - 17:11 [ Sputniknews.com ]

No EU Member Ready to Host Mechanism to Defy US Anti-Iranian Sanctions – Report

(29.10.2018) No EU member state is willing to host the so-called Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to safeguard Brussels‘ trade ties with Tehran from Washington’s anti-Iranian sanctions, according to The Financial Times.

„No EU government wants to cross the US by having the SPV. Member states are not exactly queueing up for it,“ the newspaper quoted EU diplomats as saying on condition of anonymity.

03.11.2018 - 17:04 [ Kurier.at ]

Iran: Wie die EU jetzt die Sanktionen umgehen will

Der schwere Schönheitsfehler dabei: Bisher hat sich noch kein EU-Land gefunden, das diese Zweckgesellschaft beherbergen möchte. Alle fürchten den Bannstrahl der USA.

03.11.2018 - 11:51 [ Zeit.de ]

Bundesregierung sichert Iran-Exporte mit knapp einer Milliarde Euro

Die Exporte deutscher Unternehmen in den Iran sind zuletzt mit einer hohen Summe durch die Bundesregierung gesichert worden: Seit 2016 wurden für insgesamt 58 Geschäfte sogenannte Exportkreditversicherungen, die auch als Hermesbürgschaften bekannt sind, erteilt. Das teilte das Bundeswirtschaftsministerium auf Anfrage der Deutschen Presse-Agentur mit. Demnach betrug das Gesamtvolumen dieser Versicherungen 911 Millionen Euro.

03.11.2018 - 11:37 [ Auswärtiges Amt ]

Gemeinsame Erklärung der EU/E3 zu Iran / JCPoA /

Es ist unser Ziel, im Einklang mit EU-Recht und der Resolution 2231 des VN-Sicherheitsrats europäische Wirtschaftsakteure zu schützen, die in legitimen Geschäftsbeziehungen mit Iran stehen.

Als Parteien des JCPoA haben wir uns dazu verpflichtet, unter anderem auf die Bewahrung und Offenhaltung effektiver Finanzkanäle mit Iran sowie an der Fortsetzung der iranischen Öl- und Gasexporte hinzuwirken. Unsere Arbeit an diesen und weiteren Themen geht weiter, auch unter Einbeziehung Russlands und Chinas als Teilnehmer am JCPoA und mit Drittstaaten, die an der Unterstützung des Abkommens interessiert sind. Diese Bemühungen sind in den letzten Wochen verstärkt worden, insbesondere die Anstrengungen zur Unterstützung der europäischen Initiative zur Schaffung einer Zweckgesellschaft (Special Purpose Vehicle), die einzurichten wir gegenwärtig im Begriff sind. Dies wird es ermöglichen, durch eine fortgesetzte Aufhebung von Sanktionen Iran zu erreichen und europäische Exporteure und Importeure in die Lage zu versetzen, legitimen Handel zu treiben.

03.11.2018 - 11:35 [ Downing Street Nr.10 ]

Joint Statement by the UK, France and Germany on the Iran Nuclear Deal

It is our aim to protect European economic operators engaged in legitimate business with Iran, in accordance with EU law and with UN Security Council resolution 2231.

As parties to the JCPoA, we have committed to work on, inter alia, the preservation and maintenance of effective financial channels with Iran, and the continuation of Iran’s export of oil and gas. On these, as on other topics, our work continues, including with Russia and China as participants to the JCPoA and with third countries interested in supporting the JCPoA. These efforts have been intensified in recent weeks, particularly those underpinning the European initiative to establish a Special Purpose Vehicle which we are proceeding with work to set up. This will enable continued sanctions lifting to reach Iran and allow for European exporters and importers to pursue legitimate trade.

03.11.2018 - 11:30 [ cleveland19.com ]

The Latest: EU expresses deep regret over US-Iran sanctions

In a joint statement Friday, they said they aim to protect European firms „engaged in legitimate business with Iran.“

They added that their „collective resolve to complete this work is unwavering.“

03.11.2018 - 11:04 [ Weißes Haus ]

President Donald J. Trump Is Reimposing All Sanctions Lifted Under the Unacceptable Iran Deal

Sanctions will target critical sectors of Iran’s economy, such as its energy, shipping, shipbuilding, and financial sectors.

Over 700 individuals, entities, vessels, and aircraft are going back onto our sanctions list, including major Iranian banks, oil exporters, and shipping companies.
The sanctions also target transactions with the Central Bank of Iran and designated Iranian financial institutions.
Sales of food, agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices to Iran have long been—and remain—exempt from our sanctions.

Reimposing sanctions will cut off revenues the regime uses to bankroll terrorist groups, foment global instability, fund nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and enrich its leaders.

03.11.2018 - 10:58 [ France24.com ]

US reimposes all Iran sanctions, allows eight countries to continue importing oil

The US Treasury will also demand SWIFT stop servicing Iran’s banking industry as part of enforcing sanctions over the country’s nuclear program and alleged support for terrorism.

The sanctions will take effect Monday and cover Iran’s shipping, financial and energy sectors.

03.11.2018 - 10:53 [ BBC ]

Trump administration to reinstate all Iran sanctions

President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement in May, describing it as „defective at its core“ because it had not stopped Iran developing a ballistic missile programme and intervening in neighbouring countries.

„Sanctions are coming,“ he tweeted after Friday’s announcement, referencing the TV series Game of Thrones and its motto „Winter is coming“.

02.11.2018 - 16:51 [ derStandard.at ]

Acht Länder offenbar von US-Sanktionen gegen Iran ausgenommen

Darunter seien Japan, Südkorea und Indien, meldete die Nachrichtenagentur Bloomberg am Freitag. Sie dürften nach Inkrafttreten der zusätzlichen Strafmaßnahmen kommende Woche weiterhin Erdöl vom Iran kaufen. Wer sonst noch auf der Ausnahmeliste stehe, werde offiziell vermutlich am Montag bekanntgegeben.

01.11.2018 - 19:38 [ Firstpost.com ]

India to seal deal with US that will allow it to continue buying crude oil from Iran without attracting any sanction

New Delhi: India is close to a deal with the US that will allow it to continue buying crude oil from Iran without attracting any sanction after it agreed to cut imports and escrow payments, sources in know of the development said.

27.10.2018 - 21:52 [ Mehr News Agency ]

Uganda eyes increased agricultural coop. with Iran

In a Friday meeting with Iranian ambassador to Uganda Seyed Morteza Mortazavi, Ssempijja said that his country enjoys fertile soil, abundant water resources, and low-cost workforce, adding that Iranian companies can cooperate with Ugandan firms in different areas including mechanized agriculture, construction of new irrigation systems, establishment of modern livestock centers, construction of agricultural processing factories, and marketing and exporting of agricultural products.

26.10.2018 - 18:46 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Merkel and Iran

(2.10.2018) But as Jerusalem Post correspondent Benjamin Weinthal reported, Merkel and her foreign minister, Heiko Maas, also back the European Union’s “special purpose vehicle (SPV)” mechanism to permit financial transactions with Iran. The SPV undercuts the US financial sanctions on Iran’s regime that are due to go into effect on November 5.

23.10.2018 - 17:47 [ Sputniknews.com ]

Bolton: US, Russia Will Benefit From Sanctions on Iran

National Security Advisor John Bolton has been holding a series of talks in Moscow with senior Russian officials including Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.

23.10.2018 - 16:06 [ Sputnik ]

Patruschew und Bolton berieten in Moskau: Iran-Deal im Fokus

Der Sekretär des Sicherheitsrates Russlands, Nikolai Patruschew, und der Sicherheitsberater des US-Präsidenten, John Bolton, haben am Montag in Moskau die Situation um das Abkommen mit dem Iran, die Lage in Syrien, Afghanistan und in der Ukraine sowie das Nuklearproblem auf der Korea-Halbinsel erörtert.

09.10.2018 - 19:08 [ Tehran Times ]

Macron’s Anti-Iran Mission

French President Emmanuel Macron continues to play an invisible, but uninterrupted game on the U.S. ground. In August 2017, an agreement was reached between the presidents of France and the United States on „changing the content of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action“. The changes were supposed to cover the four controversial issues (the removal of so-called Sunset clauses, inspection of Iranian military sites, the inclusion of Iran’s missile capability in the JCPOA and limiting Iran’s power in the region).

04.10.2018 - 03:48 [ Aussenminister Pompeo / Twitter ]

I am announcing that the U.S. is terminating the Treaty of Amity

Today’s @CIJ_ICJ ruling was a defeat for #Iran, which has hypocritically and groundlessly abused the court as a forum for attacking the U.S. In light of this, I am announcing that the U.S. is terminating the Treaty of Amity w/ Iran — this is a decision that is 39 years overdue.

03.10.2018 - 15:37 [ Zeit ]

USA müssen Teil der Iran-Sanktionen aufheben

Die USA müssen laut einem Gerichtsbeschluss einige der neuen Sanktionen gegen den Iran aufheben. Dies gelte für Maßnahmen, die die Regierung in Washington am 8. Mai 2018 in Kraft gesetzt hätten, teilte der Internationale Gerichtshof (IGH) mit. Der zivile Luftverkehr in der Islamischen Republik sowie humanitäre Hilfe dürften durch die Sanktionen nicht gefährdet werden.

Die Gerichtsentscheidung ist bindend. Das vorläufige Urteil stelle jedoch keine Vorentscheidung im Hauptverfahren dar, teilte das Gericht weiter mit.

01.10.2018 - 16:08 [ Spiegel.de ]

Anhörung vor dem Internationalen Gerichtshof: Iran fordert rasche Aufhebung der US-Sanktionen

(27.8.2018) Iran hatte im Juli vor dem IGH Klage wegen der Wiederverhängung und Verschärfung von Strafmaßnahmen durch die USA eingereicht. Teheran reagierte damit auf die Entscheidung der US-Regierung vom Mai, aus dem im Jahr 2015 geschlossenen internationalen Atomabkommen auszusteigen und Iran härtere Sanktionen aufzuerlegen.

01.10.2018 - 15:53 [ Mehr News Agency ]

ICJ to issue Order on Iran’s lawsuit against US on Oct. 03

On Wednesday 3 October 2018, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will deliver its Order on the request for the indication of provisional measures made by Iran in the case concerning Alleged violations of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights (Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America).

01.10.2018 - 15:11 [ CNN ]

Iran fires missiles into Syria in response to Ahvaz parade attack

The Al Bukamal district, which lies east of the Euphrates river, is one of ISIS‘ last remaining positions. US-backed Kurdish forces have been battling the group in the region. Col. Sean Ryan, the spokesperson for the US-led coalition against ISIS, confirmed the strike but said no coalition forces „were in danger.“

29.09.2018 - 10:55 [ Contra Magazin ]

Iranische Atomanlagen: Netanyahu lügt die UN-Vollversammlung schamlos an

m Grunde genommen handelt es sich hierbei wohl um dieselben Lügen und beweislosen Anschuldigungen, die der israelische Premierminister seit vielen Jahren in Sachen iranischem Atomprogramm erhebt – und wie üblich mit irgendwelchen Bildern oder Zeichnungen, die Null Beweiskraft haben. Ziel ist es, die Welt auf einen Krieg gegen den Iran einzuschwören, weil dieser ja so böse sei und Atomwaffen entwickle, die Israel selbst schon seit langer Zeit illegal und entgegen der internationalen Atomwaffensperrverträge besitzt.

26.09.2018 - 13:32 [ EUObserver.com ]

World upside down as EU and Russia unite against US

The threat of US sanctions has seen EU firms such as French and German car makers Daimler, Peugeot, and Renault, German engineering company Siemens, and French energy firm Total walk away from new ventures in Iran.

But „we [the EU] cannot accept that the US decided the regions with which European companies can or cannot do business,“ Belgian prime minister Charles Michel said after meeting Iranian president Hassan Rohani in New York.

„We’re working hard on this [the SPV] with our European partners,“ German foreign minister Heiko Maas said.

26.09.2018 - 13:23 [ CNN ]

Mogherini: Is war the alternative to Iran diplomacy?

„In times of conflict and crisis is there a better way than diplomacy and dialogue? Is war the alternative?“, says EU Foreign Policy chief on dealings with Iran.

26.09.2018 - 13:19 [ Al Jazeera ]

Top US official John Bolton to Iran: ‚There will be hell to pay‘

„So I might imagine they would take me seriously when I assure them today that if you cross us, our allies or our partners, if you harm our citizens, if you continue to lie cheat and deceive. Yes there will indeed be hell to pay,“ the US National Security Advisor said.

Speaking at an organisation that opposed the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, from which the Trump administration withdrew in May, Bolton criticised the deal as „the worst diplomatic debacle in American history“.

26.09.2018 - 13:17 [ Breitbart.com ]

Watch: U.S. ‘Disturbed, Disappointed’ by E.U. Plan to Evade Iran Sanctions

This is one of the of the most counterproductive measures imaginable for regional and global peace and security,” he said in a speech delivered against a backdrop of protests from anti-war protesters.

“By sustaining revenues to the regime, you are solidifying Iran’s ranking as the number-one state sponsor of terror,” Mr. Pompeo added, observing Iran’s “corrupt ayatollahs” and elite Revolutionary Guards had to be “laughing this morning.”

26.09.2018 - 11:51 [ Newsweek ]

Trump’s Alliance Against Iran: Saudi Arabia and Partners Join Israel in Supporting U.S. as Others Turn Away

While President Donald Trump condemned Iran in his address Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly, a small but influential group of countries gathered elsewhere in New York City in an attempt to rally support for an increasingly controversial cause among the international community.

The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the ambassadors of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to Washington and the director of Israel’s Mossad spy agency were among those who spoke alongside two of President Donald Trump’s most senior officials at the 2018 United Against Nuclear Iran summit.

26.09.2018 - 11:24 [ NBC News ]

‚No One Will Trust‘ U.S. if Trump Ends Nuclear Deal, Iran’s President Says

„So we will never go towards production of nuclear weapons, just as in the past we never intended to go towards that path nor did we ever. It has always been peaceful.“

Rouhani defended Iran’s use of ballistic missiles, saying that it fell outside the nuclear agreement and that his country would never sacrifice its „defensive missile capabilities.“

He also complained that the Trump administration was lumping Iran in with North Korea by describing both countries as nuclear threats.

26.09.2018 - 10:54 [ Radio China ]

Wang Yi nimmt an Außenministerkonferenz über iranische Atomfrage teil

Am Montag hat der chinesische Außenminister Wang Yi in New York an der Außenministerkonferenz über die iranische Atomfrage teilgenommen. Die Konferenz wurde von der EU-Außenbeauftragten Federica Mogherini geleitet.

Dabei meinte Wang Yi, die umfassende Vereinbarung über die iranische Atomfrage sei ein vom Weltsicherheitsrat anerkanntes multilaterales Abkommen.

26.09.2018 - 10:45 [ Sueddeutsche.de ]

Die Europäer wagen den Aufstand gegen Trump

In einer gemeinsamen Pressekonferenz mit dem iranischen Außenminister Mohammad Javad Zarif gab die EU-Außenbeauftragte Federica Mogherini bekannt, die EU werde eine Zweckgesellschaft gründen mit dem Ziel, den Zahlungsverkehr mit Iran aufrechtzuerhalten. Zweck dieser Bank: Trumps Sanktionen gegen Iran umgehen.

26.09.2018 - 10:35 [ Al Jazeera ]

EU and Iran agree on new payment system to skirt US sanctions

In a major snub to the United States, the European Union has decided to set up a new mechanism to enable legal trade with Iran without encountering US sanctions.

The EU will create new payment channels to preserve oil and other business deals with Iran, Federica Mogherini, the bloc’s foreign policy chief said late on Monday, in a bid to evade US punitive measures.

26.09.2018 - 10:25 [ Express.co.uk ]

Trump warns Iran MUST be ISOLATED and condemns Merkel in furious UN speech

Instead, Mr Trump’s fury was this time directed at Iran, which he branded a “corrupt dictatorship”.

He said: „Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death and destruction.

„They do not respect their neighbours or borders or the sovereign rights of nations.“

Mr Trump said his administration has launched a “campaign of economic pressure to deny Iran funds” for its role in stoking conflict in the Middle East.

25.09.2018 - 23:16 [ Reuters ]

Rouhani says Iran wants no war, sanctions, threats, or bullying

Rouhani, in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, said the United States had waged “economic war” against Iran by reimposing unilateral sanctions, which were lifted under the country’s 2015 multinational nuclear deal in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear program.

25.09.2018 - 14:44 [ Press TV ]

World community should stand up to US violations of intl. law: Iran president

Rouhani made the remarks in meetings on Monday with world leaders on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In a meeting with his Bolivian counterpart, Evo Morales, Rouhani emphasized the need for both the Iranian and Bolivian nations to put up resistance to American interventionism and unilateralism.

25.09.2018 - 14:40 [ teleSUR ]

Cuba’s Diaz-Canel Meets With Iranian And Ecuadorean Presidents

Havana and Quito have developed closer ties since the Rafael Correa administrations (2008-17), creating reciprocal health and education social programs in both countries.

Cuba and Iran have strengthened their political and diplomatic cooperation since last year when U.S. President Donald Trump heightened hostilities against Iran.

25.09.2018 - 09:48 [ European External Action Service / Europäischer Auswärtiger Dienst ]

EU HR Mogherini at the Ministerial meeting of the E3/EU+2 and Iran: press point – Part 1

Press point by Federica MOGHERINI, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, following the Ministerial meeting of the E3/EU+2 and Iran on the implementation of the JCPOA, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, on 24 September 2018 in New York.

25.09.2018 - 09:16 [ European External Action Service / Europäischer Auswärtiger Dienst ]

Implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: Joint Ministerial Statement

10. ​​Mindful of the urgency and the need for tangible results, the participants welcomed practical proposals to maintain and develop payment channels, notably the initiative to establish a Special Purpose Vehicle, to facilitate payments related to Iran’s exports (including oil) and imports, which will assist and reassure economic operators pursuing legitimate business with Iran.

25.09.2018 - 09:07 [ Haaretz ]

Remaining Powers of Nuclear Deal Looking to Save Trade Ties With Iran

In a statement after a meeting of Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and Iran, the group said they were determined to develop payment mechanisms to continue trade with Iran despite skepticism by many diplomats that this will be possible.

25.09.2018 - 09:05 [ Washington Post ]

The Latest: 5 powers agree on plan to assist Iran’s exports

Five world powers have agreed with Iran to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iran’s exports, including oil, as well as its imports. It is a key move sought by Tehran following the U.S. pullout from the 2015 nuclear deal and its re-imposition of sanctions.

Foreign ministers from Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and Iran said in a joint statement late Monday that the so-called “Special Purpose Vehicle” will “assist and reassure economic operators pursuing legitimate business with Iran.”

24.09.2018 - 18:24 [ Reuters ]

Trump lawyer Giuliani says Iran’s government will be overthrown

(23.9.2018) “It could be in a few days, months, a couple of years. But it’s going to happen,” Giuliani told a crowd at a hotel in Times Square.
Giuliani’s comments were in contrast with the Trump administration’s policy of not seeking a change of government even though it is reimposing sanctions that are crippling Iran’s economy.

21.09.2018 - 20:39 [ Philip Giraldi / antikrieg.com ]

Bret Stephens neokonservative Vision

Jede Geschichte muss irgendwo beginnen und das ist der Trick der Neokonservativen. Du nimmst eine Situation, die du aus deiner eigenen Perspektive entworfen hast, und benutzt sie dann als Ausgangspunkt für die Entwicklung zusätzlicher Argumente, die die Aktion begünstigen, die du von vornherein durchführen wolltest. Im Falle eines Landes wie des Iran behauptest du, dass die Iraner überprüft werden müssen, weil sie (a) die Region destabilisieren, (b) eine schiitische Landbrücke zum Mittelmeer bauen, (c) den Terrorismus unterstützen, (d) heimlich eine Atomwaffe bauen und (e) ballistische Raketen entwickeln, die es ihnen ermöglichen, die Atomwaffen zu transportieren.

21.09.2018 - 20:36 [ Philip Giraldi / Strategic Culture Foundation ]

Bret Stephens’ Neocon Vision

Every story has to begin somewhere and that is the neocon trick. You take a situation that you have framed from your own perspective and then use it as a starting point for developing additional arguments that favor the action you wanted to take in the first place. In the case of a country like Iran, you claim that the Iranians must be checked because (a) they are destabilizing the region (b) building a Shi’ite land bridge to the Mediterranean (c) supporting terrorism (d) secretly constructing a nuclear weapon and (e) developing ballistic missiles that will enable them to deliver the nuclear weapons. By establishing your premise of Iranian threat as the basis for the discussion, you completely avoid having to demonstrate that Iran is actually doing any of those things, which is a good thing because every single point is either palpably false or can be easily challenged.

10.09.2018 - 16:09 [ Press TV ]

Iran implementing commitments under nuclear deal: Amano

„Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the nuclear agreement known as the JCPOA),“ Amano said in his introductory statement to the IAEA’s Board of Governors in Vienna on Monday, emphasizing that it was essential that Iran continued to fully implement those commitments.

04.09.2018 - 06:49 [ ORF.at ]

Dreiergipfel über Syriens Zukunft am Freitag

Teilnehmen sollen die Staatschefs Wladimir Putin aus Russland, Recep Tayyip Erdogan aus der Türkei und Hassan Rouhani aus dem Iran. Ihre Gespräche sollen sich nach Kreml-Angaben um die „langfristige Normalisierung der Lage in Syrien“ drehen. Die drei Länder sind wichtige Kriegsparteien in Syrien.

04.09.2018 - 06:47 [ Tehran Times ]

Iranian, Russian, Turkish presidents to meet on Syria in Tehran Friday

The Kremlin aide further said on the sidelines of the summit, Putin will hold separate bilateral meetings with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts.

The remarks came as some Israeli reports said Tel Aviv believes that the fate of Idlib will be determined in the Tehran summit.

04.09.2018 - 06:39 [ ORF.at ]

Trump warnt Syrien, Iran und Russland vor Angriff in Idlib

Die Region um die Stadt Idlib im Nordwesten Syriens ist das letzte große Gebiet des Bürgerkriegslandes, das noch von Rebellen beherrscht wird. Dominiert werden diese von dem Al-Kaida-Ableger Hajat Tahrir al-Scham (HTS), der früheren Al-Nusra-Front. Syriens Regierung hat dort Truppen zusammengezogen und droht mit einem Angriff.

02.09.2018 - 15:44 [ Press TV ]

Iraq, Russia, Iran, Syria military chiefs discuss security, intel cooperation

The commanders from the four countries, which have joint operation rooms to coordinate the fight against the Daesh terror group, attended the conference on Saturday.

The Iraqi Defense Ministry said it had received delegations led by deputy chiefs of staff to „strengthen cooperation and coordination in terms of security and intelligence among these countries.“

02.09.2018 - 09:33 [ Newsweek.com ]

The Weak are Slaughtered, the Strong Prevail: Netanyahu Says Israel Will Not Shy Away From Conflict

(31.8.2018) It is significant that Netanyahu made the fiery remarks at the country’s top-secret nuclear research facility. Israel is the only state in the Middle East to possess nuclear weapons, though its policy of “strategic ambiguity” makes it difficult to say how large its atomic armory is. Estimates reach as high as 400 nuclear warheads.

01.09.2018 - 16:47 [ europa.eu ]

Informal meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers (Gymnich) – August 2018

Preliminary remarks by Federica MOGHERINI, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, following the Informal Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers (Gymnich), on 31 August 2018 in Vienna.

01.09.2018 - 16:39 [ Press TV ]

EU will continue efforts to keep Iran nuclear deal alive: Mogherini

European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the 28-nation bloc would continue its work to preserve a 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement Iran signed with the P5+1 group of countries after the US unilateral move to pull out from the deal.

Mogherini made the remarks while speaking at a press conference in Vienna on Friday following an informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers of the EU states (Gymnich).

01.09.2018 - 16:16 [ Newsweek.com ]

Iran Remains in Compliance With Nuclear Deal Despite Donald Trump’s Sanctions, U.N. Watchdog Reports

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released its latest report analyzing Tehran’s conformity with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal—on Thursday, revealing that the country continues to hold up its side of the treaty, according to Radio Free Europe.