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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.

01.09.2018 - 08:25 [ Reuters ]

UK minister visits Iran for first time since Trump quit nuclear deal

A junior British minister will arrive in Tehran on Friday to discuss the future of Iran’s international nuclear deal, in the first visit to the country by a UK minister since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 agreement.

Junior Foreign Minister Alistair Burt is making the visit as Britain and other European signatories to the deal try to keep it alive, despite Trump’s reimposition of sanctions on Tehran.

31.08.2018 - 20:59 [ Dawn ]

‚Pakistan stands with Iran in this hour of need‘: Qureshi on US withdrawal from nuclear accord

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who arrived in Islamabad on Thursday for a two-day visit, held detailed talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday, with both sides underlining the need to promote bilateral relations in all areas of cooperation.

30.08.2018 - 07:54 [ ORF.at ]

Verteidigung und Außenpolitik: Zwei EU-Räte in Wien

In Wien gehen heute gleich zwei informelle EU-Räte über die Bühne: Erst beenden die EU-Verteidigungsminister ihre Gespräche im Vienna Austria Center über Zusammenarbeit in Militärfragen, direkt daran schließt das informelle Treffen der EU-Außenministerinnen und -minister an. In der Hofburg geht es um den Iran, Nordkorea und die EU-Annäherung der Westbalkan-Länder.

25.08.2018 - 11:36 [ Washington Post ]

Bolton and his Russian counterpart discuss arms control, Syria and Iran

(23.8.2018) Patrushev, according to state-run RIA news agency, said that no statement had been written “because the Americans wanted this to say that we had meddled in their elections, as is their opinion, but we deny this.”

Bolton said they also discussed Syria and Iran.

25.08.2018 - 02:43 [ Trend.az ]

Iran able to commercialize its defense industries

He noted that the defense achievements of the Islamic Republic do not threaten other countries, but are an opportunity for them to use Iran’s defense industry to defend their countries. He underlined that Iran is capable to commercialize its defense industries.

24.08.2018 - 23:16 [ Junge Welt ]

Heikos Seifenblase

Außenminister Heiko Maas hat in einem Gastbeitrag in der Wirtschaftszeitung Handelsblatt einen Scheinvorschlag gemacht, wie die deutschen Konzerne sich der geschäftsschädigenden Sanktionen Washingtons gegen den Iran entledigen könnten.

20.08.2018 - 08:05 [ theGuardian.com ]

Who is the Iranian group targeted by bombers and beloved of Trump allies?

(2.7.2018) Cult-like MeK was listed as terrorist group in US until 2012 – but its opposition to Tehran has attracted backing of John Bolton, Rudy Giuliani and others bent on regime change in Iran

20.08.2018 - 07:37 [ ORF.at ]

US-Sicherheitsberater spricht mit Netanjahu über Iran

Der Nationale Sicherheitsberater der USA, John Bolton, ist gestern in Tel Aviv zu Gesprächen über die Iran-Politik mit Israels Premierminister Benjamin Netanjahu zusammengetroffen. Es gehe bei den Unterredungen in Jerusalem vorrangig um das Raketenprogramm des Iran sowie um dessen nukleare Ambitionen. Bolton sprach von einem „Atomwaffenprogramm“ des Landes.

17.08.2018 - 02:30 [ Der Standard ]

US-Außenministerium ernannte Sonderbeauftragten für Iran

Das US-Außenministerium hat den erfahrenen Mitarbeiter Brian Hook zum Sonderbeauftragten für den Iran bestimmt. Der Direktor für Politikplanung im Ministerium werde künftig eine neue Aktionsgruppe leiten, um das Vorgehen des Landes gegen den Iran besser zu koordinieren, sagte Außenminister Mike Pompeo am Donnerstag in Washington.

09.08.2018 - 18:36 [ memri.org ]

Qatar’s Opposition To Trump’s Forthcoming Middle East Peace Plan As Reflected In Qatari Cartoons

(2.8.2018) In recent weeks, the Qatari media has been slamming the Trump administration’s efforts to advance a regional peace plan that has come to be known as the „Deal of the Century.“ Qatari media reports and articles about this plan have described it as serving Israel’s interests while eliminating the Palestinian cause. Furthermore, following reports in the non-Arab media that Saudi Arabia has been involved in formulating this plan, and against the backdrop of the growing crisis between Qatar and the „Arab Quartet“ – i.e. the four countries, led by Saudi Arabia, which have been boycotting Qatar for the last year – the Qatari media has been accusing Saudi Arabia and other Arab regimes of collaborating with the Trump administration and betraying the Palestinians.

09.08.2018 - 18:26 [ Financial Times ]

Trump’s hopes for Middle East peace deal falter

(6.8.2018) Arab officials have said any peace proposal has to wait until tensions between Israel and Hamas — the Islamist movement that controls Gaza — ease and Palestinian fury over the US’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital dissipates. A US diplomat said this message had been relayed to the plan’s architects, Jared Kushner, Mr Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, the Middle East peace envoy.

09.08.2018 - 18:22 [ Al-Monitor ]

US game plan on Iran written in Tel Aviv, claim Israeli insiders

An anonymous high-level Israel intel source was quoted in the Israeli media Aug. 7 as saying that the renewed US sanctions imposed this week on Iran “will bring Iran to its knees.’’ The source also argued that chances are good that the country will be forced to return to the negotiating table with the six world powers that cut the nuclear agreement and agree to a modification and to limitations on its continued expansion in the Middle East.

09.08.2018 - 18:19 [ Haaretz ]

U.S. Official: Trump’s Peace Plan Will Cause Discomfort to Both Israel and Palestinians

Sources outside the administration who are involved in the discussions over the plan told Haaretz that the Trump peace team believes their plan could be the first one ever to receive a positive answer from both Israel and major Arab countries, regardless of the Palestinian position.

09.08.2018 - 11:00 [ Trend.az ]

Iran-Indonesia trade value grows

Iran’s commercial counselor to Indonesia Anwar Kamari said the country’s exported non-oil goods to Indonesia worth $250 million in the first three months of the current Iranian fiscal year (started March 21).

09.08.2018 - 03:04 [ Press TV ]

US reimposition of bans on Iran wrong, unlawful: North Korean FM

In a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Wednesday, Ri Yong-ho said Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the subsequent reimposition of the bans that had been lifted based on the multilateral agreement are wrongful and in contravention of international regulations.

08.08.2018 - 21:06 [ Auswärtiges Amt (Außenministerium von Deutschland) ]

Gemeinsame Erklärung der E3/EU zur Wiedereinführung von US-Iran-Sanktionen

Gemeinsame Erklärung der Hohen Vertreterin Federica Mogherini und der E3-Außenminister Jean-Yves Le Drian (Frankreich), Heiko Maas (Deutschland) und Jeremy Hunt (Großbritannien) zur Wiedereinführung von US-Sanktionen nach dem Rückzug der USA aus der Nuklearvereinbarung mit Iran (JCPoA):

08.08.2018 - 20:56 [ Radio China ]

Verteidigungsminister Großbritanniens bezeichnet das iranische Atomabkommen als das beste erreichbare Abkommen

Obwohl das iranische Atomabkommen nicht perfekt sei, könnten die Beteiligten alle von den pragmatischen Maßnahmen im Abkommen profitieren, sagte Williamson. Sein Land plädiere für ein Gespräch zwischen den USA, dem Iran und anderen betroffenen Seiten, so der Verteidigungsminister Großbritanniens.

Am Tag davor haben die EU-Außenbeauftragte Federica Mogherini und die Außenminister Großbritanniens, Frankreichs und Deutschlands eine gemeinsame Erklärung veröffentlicht.

08.08.2018 - 20:41 [ IRNA.ir ]

Zarif: Verhandlung mit USA ist kein Tabu

Der iranische Außenminister Mohammad Javad Zarif sagte: „Die Verhandlung mit USA ist kein Tabu, die Hauptsache ist jedoch, inwieweit dem Ergebnis der Gespräche mit den USA vertraut werden kann“.

08.08.2018 - 20:39 [ CNN ]

Iran’s president says he’ll talk to Trump „right now“

„I don’t have preconditions. If the US government is willing, let’s start right now,“ Rouhani said during an interview that aired on state television late Monday local time, just hours before the US renewed sanctions on Iran. „If there is sincerity, Iran has always welcomed dialogue and negotiations,“ Rouhani said.
Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton, when asked about the offer by CNN’s Jake Tapper, dismissed it as possible „propaganda.“

08.08.2018 - 20:34 [ Haaretz ]

Trump Keeps Contradicting His Foreign Policy Team. What Does That Mean for Israel and Iran?

Later Monday, Rouhani told Iranian television that in fact he was ready to meet without preconditions.

“I don’t have preconditions,” he said, according to CNN. “If the U.S. government is willing, let’s start right now.”

It was Bolton, told of Rouhani’s 180, who seemed to be off balance.

07.08.2018 - 16:31 [ Zeit.de ]

US-Sanktionen: Daimler stellt Geschäft im Iran komplett ein

Daimler hatte 2016 nach dem Ende der Sanktionen angekündigt, im Iran Lkw verkaufen zu wollen. Dafür hatte das Unternehmen ein Abkommen über die Gründung eines Gemeinschaftsunternehmens mit einem iranischen Fahrzeughersteller geschlossen. Daimler wollte im Iran Mercedes-Benz Lkw und Antriebskomponenten bauen.

06.08.2018 - 21:16 [ Präsident der Islamischen Republik Iran ]

President in a live televised interview:

Claim of willingness for talks not enough; honesty the key/Talks concurrent with sanctions meaningless/Sanctions targeting Iranian children, people/If US administration ready, we’re ready to negotiate to receive their debts to Iranians since 1953

06.08.2018 - 21:10 [ IRNA.ir ]

Trumps Verhandlungsantrag reicht allein nicht aus, es ist notwendig, ehrlich zu sein

Der Präsident der Islamischen Republik Iran Hassan Rouahni sagte in der Reaktion auf die Bereitschaft seines US-amerikanischen Amtskollegen für Gespräch mit Iran: „Die Behauptung, dass wir zu Verhandlung bereit sind, ist nicht genug. Die Ehrlichkeit ist die wesentliche Grundlage“.

06.08.2018 - 21:00 [ CNN ]

Trump snaps back Iran sanctions aiming to change, not topple Tehran, officials say

A senior administration official said that, „our stated policy has not been regime change, it’s been to modify the Iranian regime’s behavior.“
The official, speaking to reporters on a conference call with others from the administration, said that Trump remains open to meeting Iran’s leaders without preconditions.

06.08.2018 - 05:01 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Neuer Währungsplan: Iran bereitet sich auf US-Sanktionen vor

So solle es keine Beschränkung mehr dafür geben, Gold und Devisen ins Land zu bringen. Ein Verbot für Wechselstuben, harte Währungen zu schwankenden Kursen zu verkaufen, solle aufgehoben werden. Exporteuren werde es erlaubt, Devisen an Importeure zu freien Kursen zu verkaufen. Zudem würden niedrige Preise für grundlegende Güter und Medikamente garantiert.

05.08.2018 - 18:22 [ Press TV ]

Saudi Arabia agrees to admit Iranian diplomat to head interests section

Following the approval by Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry, head of the Oman and Yemen Department at Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Alibek, has been appointed as the caretaker of the Islamic Republic’s interests section in the city of Jeddah, the official Iranian news agency further said.

04.08.2018 - 16:56 [ ORF.at ]

Iran schließt Abzug aus Syrien nicht aus

Der Iran hat einen vollständigen Abzug aus Syrien nicht ausgeschlossen. „Sobald wir das Gefühl haben, dass Syrien sich einer Stabilität nähert, können auch wir definitiv unsere militärischen Beratungen reduzieren – oder ganz abziehen“, sagte der Sprecher des iranischen Außenministeriums, Bahram Ghassemi, heute.

04.08.2018 - 16:33 [ Reuters ]

China chides Iran over threat to block oil exports through Strait of Hormuz

(6.7.2018) “Especially as it is a country on the Gulf, it should dedicate itself to being a good neighbor and co-existing peacefully,” he added. “China will continue to play our positive, constructive role.”

Ministers from 21 Arab countries are attending the summit, as well as Kuwait’s elderly ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah.

04.08.2018 - 16:32 [ Radio China ]

China will Atomabkommen mit Iran wahren

Dieses Abkommen sei ein durch den Weltsicherheitsrat überprüftes und anerkanntes multilaterales Abkommen und entspreche den gemeinsamen Interessen der betroffenen Parteien und der internationalen Gemeinschaft, deshalb solle es respektiert und gewahrt werden.

04.08.2018 - 16:04 [ RT ]

Weil Iraner an ihr Geld wollen: Bundesbank ändert Geschäftsbedingungen

Auf Druck der Amerikaner änderte die Bundesbank ihre Geschäftsbedingungen. Ab dem 25. August kann die Bundesbank anweisen, dass Bankkunden die Bargeldabhebung begründen müssen. Anders als amerikanische und israelische Geheimdienste sehen die deutschen Geheimdienste keinen Grund zur Sorge, dass das iranische Geld den Terror finanzieren könnte. Die Finanzaufsicht überprüft derzeit, ob den Iranern die Bargeldabhebung erlaubt werden kann. Es bleibt zu befürchten, dass das Datum einer Entscheidung nach Inkrafttreten der neuen Bedingungen liegt.

Am 7. August werden die USA neue Sanktionen gegen den Iran verhängen.

04.08.2018 - 16:00 [ Wall Street Journal ]

After U.S. Push, Berlin Plans Rules That Could Block Iran Transaction

The amendment follows intense lobbying of the German government and the central bank by the U.S. to stop the Islamic Republic from claiming the assets in what U.S. diplomats think is a desperate scramble to boost Iran’s foreign reserves and shore up its own currency after Washington pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal.

Effective August 25, the amended rules create new powers to block transactions if their execution could threaten “to end important relationships with central banks and financial institutions of third countries,” according to a copy of the rules provided by the Bundesbank on Friday.

04.08.2018 - 09:20 [ Oilprice.com ]

India’s Oil Imports From Iran Jump To Record-High In July

Ahead of the return of the U.S. sanctions on Iran, India’s state refiners boosted their Iranian oil purchases, pushing up Indian oil imports from Iran by 30 percent from June, to a record 768,000 bpd in July, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing preliminary tanker arrival data it had obtained from trade sources.

04.08.2018 - 08:59 [ timesnownews.com ]

Iran officially joins ASEAN treaty: Report

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ratified Iran’s membership in the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) on Thursday, the media reported. In a ceremony on the sidelines of the 51st Asean Foreign Ministers‘ Meeting in Singapore, Iran officially joined the TAC treaty in the presence of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Tasnim news agency reported.

04.08.2018 - 08:17 [ Mehr News Agency ]

N Korean state news agency confirms FM Ri Yong Ho’s visit to Iran

State-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Friday that North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho will make an official visit to Iran soon, after participating in Saturday’s ASEAN Regional Forum meeting.

The news agency did not disclose further details about the upcoming visit of the North Korean political delegation to Iran.

03.08.2018 - 17:19 [ Javad Zarif, Außenminister der Islamischen Republik Iran / Twitter ]

Met with President & FM of Singapore & FMs of China, New Zealand, Australia and Indonesia. Clear global consensus on need to take concerted action to preserve JCPOA. Also detailed review with HR Mogherini of actions by EU and beyond to ensure economic benefits to Iranian people.

02.08.2018 - 05:15 [ CBS News ]

Defense Department says Iran conducting naval exercises in the Persian Gulf

The Defense Department says the Iranian Navy is conducting a military exercise in the Persian Gulf. The exercise appears to include a scenario for closing the Strait of Hormuz. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports from the Pentagon.

02.08.2018 - 05:13 [ IRNA.ir ]

Oman ist zur Vermittlung zwischen Iran und USA bereit

Bin Alawi sagte am Dienstag in einem Fernsehprogramm Al Jazeera TV: „Oman hat keine Botschaft von irgendeiner Seite gebracht. Aber wir glauben, dass es Chancen geben könnte, Gespräche zwischen den beiden Ländern zu beginnen“.

Die beiden Seiten brauchen Zeit und Gelegenheit, weil jegliche Rangeleien oder Konflikte weder für sie noch für die Region Früchte tragen, fügte er hinzu.

01.08.2018 - 22:55 [ Mehr News Agency (Iran) ]

Trump made 8 requests for meeting Rouhani in NY

(18.7.2018) US President Donald Trump had requested a meeting with President Rouhani ‘eight times’ on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in Sep., according to Rouhani’s chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi.

“During Rouhani’s last visit to New York for the UN General Assembly session, Trump asked the Iranian delegation eight times to have a meeting with the president,” Mahmoud Vaezi told reporters after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

01.08.2018 - 16:23 [ Haaretz ]

Iranian Forces Pulling Back From Israel Border, Says Russia

Lavrentiev said Iranian service personnel whom he described as advisors could be among Syrian army forces who remain closer to the Israeli border.

„But there are no units of heavy equipment and weapons that could pose a threat to Israel at a distance of 85 km from the line of demarcation,“ Lavrentiev said.

01.08.2018 - 16:11 [ PressTV.ir ]

Trump ‘taken hostage’ by Saudis on Iran oil sanctions: Official

„It seems President Trump has been taken hostage by Saudi Arabia and a few producers when they claimed they can replace 2.5 million barrels per day of Iranian exports, encouraging him to take action against Iran,“ Hossein Kazempour Ardebili was quoted as saying.

The Trump administration has been pushing countries to cut all imports of Iranian oil from November 4 when the United States re-imposes sanctions against the Islamic Republic’s banking and petroleum sectors.

01.08.2018 - 15:47 [ Reuters ]

Iran MPs summon Rouhani as U.S. pressure squeezes economy

It is the first time parliament has summoned Rouhani, who is under pressure from hardline rivals to change his cabinet following a deterioration in relations with the United States and Iran’s growing economic difficulties.

01.08.2018 - 05:33 [ newindianexpress.com ]

Trump has a ‚feeling‘ that Iran may speak with US pretty soon

AMPA: US President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that talks with arch foe Iran were imminent, despite silence from the Islamic republic’s leaders to his offer for a meeting.

„I have a feeling they’ll be talking to us pretty soon,“ Trump told a rally in Tampa, Florida, before adding: „and maybe not, and that’s ok too.“

31.07.2018 - 16:01 [ CNN ]

Trump says he’d meet with Iran without preconditions ‚whenever they want‘

„I would certainly meet with Iran if they wanted to meet,“ Trump said during a joint news conference at the White House alongside Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. „I do believe that they will probably end up wanting to meet. I’m ready to meet whenever they want to.“
„No preconditions,“ he added. „They want to meet, I’ll meet, whenever they want.“

31.07.2018 - 03:23 [ Global Times ]

Trump says ready to meet with Iranian president without preconditions

Hours before Trump’s statement, Iran’s foreign ministry ruled out the possibility of negotiations with the US government over the enduring bilateral problems. „The United States has proved that it is unreliable, so engagement and dialogue with the current US government is impossible,“ Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said earlier on Monday.

30.07.2018 - 23:30 [ Press TV ]

Iran eyeing “oil for gold” barter plan with Africa

“African nations want cash payments for the products they sell others but Iranian merchants want to buy their required goods through installments,” he told a forum on Iran-Africa trade issues in Tehran in which ambassadors of Kenya, Algeria, the Ivory Coast, Mauritania and Ghana had also participated, as reported by IRNA.

30.07.2018 - 11:56 [ TYT Network ]

Giuliani, Bolton Repeatedly Met With Group Formerly Designated a Cult-Like Terror Organization

That group, the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, or MEK for short, was designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department until 2012, at which point it was removed from the State Department’s terror list after an intense lobbying effort. The group was on the terror list for good reason: MEK has killed several American servicemembers and contractors; attempted to assassinate a top U.S. general; and attempted to kidnap the U.S. Ambassador to Iran, Douglas MacArthur II.

In 1992, the MEK conducted a terror attack on the Iranian mission to the United Nations in New York, making it one of the few terror groups to have operated on U.S. soil, according to Daniel Benjamin, the former coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department.

The group has been widely characterized as a cult.

30.07.2018 - 11:01 [ Iranian.com ]

Trump Luminaries At Iranian Jihadi Cult Conference In Paris

(2.7.2018) Many Trump stalwarts have a peculiar, paid position as lobbyists for the People’s Jihadi Organization (Mojahedin-e Khalq), the Iranian expatriate group aiming to overthrow the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Hence we find Rudy Giuliani addressing their annual convention and pledging regime change in Iran.

Giuliani only has experience of two kinds of regime change. Disastrous and more catastrophic.

30.07.2018 - 10:55 [ Real Clear Politics ]

Tucker Carlson: Kristol, „Swamp“ Foreign Policy Establishment „Working Overtime To Ensnare Trump In Iran“

(25.7.2018) „The mullahs are months away from building a nuke, the neocons tell us. Keep in mind, these people have been saying the exact same thing, word for word, for more than a decade. You can look it up on Google.

They have no idea what they are talking about. Their track records are embarrassing. Disaster after disaster. They ought to be selling time-shares in Maui or doing something useful.“

30.07.2018 - 10:44 [ Fox News / Youtube ]

Tucker: An Iran war would destroy Trump’s presidency

(24.7.2018) Tucker: We are moving toward confrontation with Iran. That should worry everybody, but it should especially concern the president’s supporters. If President Trump decides to go to war with Iran, it will destroy his presidency, just as the Iraq War destroyed the presidency of his Republican predecessor, George W. Bush.

28.07.2018 - 16:43 [ Tehran Times ]

How to avoid U.S.-Iran conflict – and perhaps save the nuclear deal

One possibility is direct negotiations between Washington and Tehran. Trump has indicated he believes his hard line will prompt Iran to seek a “bigger deal” with Washington, telling a press briefing at this month’s NATO summit that Tehran “at some point will call me and ask for a deal, and we’ll make a deal.“ However, Trump needs to understand that his current strategy forecloses opportunities for diplomatic compromise because, as Rouhani’s “mother of all wars” statement shows, Iran’s leaders are unlikely to accept the humiliation – and the blow to national pride – of a complete surrender to Trump’s threats and pressure.

Another option is that the JCPOA continues without the United States.