Category: IRAN

International Court of Justice strikes down US sanctions against Iran

ALEX LANTIER—Even those imperialist governments critical of US sanctions are, for their own reasons, stoking a confrontation with Iran. As France participates in the US-led proxy war for regime change in its former colony, Syria, it has already targeted Iran, a key military backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Paris has postponed sending a new ambassador to Tehran and has advised its diplomats to postpone visits to Iran.

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EU finally stands up to US ‘bullying’ over Iran sanctions

PEPE ESCOBAR—The game reveals its complexity when we consider that Iran has been the catalyst for the EU to finally stand up to the US – and potentially get closer to Russia and China. What we see emerging is the contours of a possible cross-Eurasia alliance, in multiple fronts, between Russia-China-Iran – the three key nodes of Eurasia integration – and the EU-3. It’s a game worthy of a Persian chess master: involving energy wars, the balance of power in Southwest Asia, the absolute power of the US-controlled global financial system and the status of the US dollar – bolstered by the petrodollar – as the global reserve currency.

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Russia to supply S-300 to Syria within 2 weeks after Il-20 downing during Israeli raid – MoD

RT.COM—The Russian military will also supply better control systems to Syrian Air Defense Troops, “which are only supplied to the Russian Armed Forces,” defense chief Sergey Shoigu elaborated. This will allow integration of Syrian and Russian military assets, allowing the Syrian to have better targeting information. “The most important thing is that it will ensure identification of Russian aircraft by the Syrian air defense forces.” Potentially it would also expose Israeli aircraft tracked by Russian radar stations to Syrian fire.

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Iran Hawks in Washington

PETER KOENING—All countries in Washington’s crosshairs have their Fifth columns. They exist in Venezuela and Iran, and in Russia and China and many otehr nations. They control the local media, publish false economic information – unemployment, inflation – and seek tightening investment links with the west. In Iran and Russia, the Fifth Columnists, or Atlantists, are helping manipulate currency exchange rates, devaluations of their country’s – Iran’s – money; they are exaggerating the impact of sanctions at home to create fear and hostility against the government – in brief, they are weaponizing public opinion against their own government. They are collaborators with Iran’s enemies.

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