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Zarif: US supports butchers and extremists

Zarif: US supports butchers and extremists

In response to Trump’s State of the Union speech in Congress and his remarks against Iran, FM Zarif has said that US enmity with Iran has meant that his country supports butchers and extremists who have only created havoc in our region.

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Don't let Democrats become the party of war

Don't let Democrats become the party of war

This month, the president of the United States will meet for a second time with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Either the path toward peace for 75 million Koreans will advance, or it will reverse into recriminations and nuclear threats. In the coming months, too, the president may act on his desire to withdraw thousands of U.S. troops from ill-conceived, open-ended missions in Syria and Afghanistan—or he will continue to keep them in harm’s way, with no strategy for victory in sight.

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Congress seek to blacklist Iranian banks

Congress seek to blacklist Iranian banks

Iran hawks in Congress are in the early stages of planning an all-out campaign to blacklist, sanction, and isolate Iranian banks tied to the funding of terrorism and money laundering, according to sources and legislation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

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Zarif: Congressional election results do not affect Iran-US engagement

Zarif: Congressional election results do not affect Iran-US engagement

Iran’s Foreign Minister has said that the results of US congressional elections will not affect Iran-US engagement, adding: “Our decisions and policies are not based on changes in domestic US affairs. I do not believe the elections will have much effect on Iran. of course, Trump may encounter problems in his domestic policies.”

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Iran's response to intervention in congressional elections

Iran's response to intervention in congressional elections

The Spokesperson for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Bahram Ghasemi, has rejected recent claims by the US intelligence, judiciary, and security organs of meddling in US congressional mid-term elections as unfounded, saying: “Iran's principle policy is non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries.”

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Pressure to save SWIFT access for Iran

Pressure to save SWIFT access for Iran

An internal battle is being fought inside the Trump administration to save Iran's access to international financial markets, providing Tehran with a critical lifeline ahead of the implementation of harsh new economic sanctions, according to multiple U.S. officials who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

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Congressional approval for war on Iran funds

Congressional approval for war on Iran funds

Eight US senators have introduced legislation to prohibit the federal government from spending any money that could lead to war with Iran lacking the express approval of Congress, Senator Chris Murphy said in a press release on Friday, reports Sputnik.
"[The bill seeks] to prohibit the United States from expending funds that could lead to war with Iran without express approval from Congress, as required by the Constitution," the release said.

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Iran responds to Iran Action Group by the US

Iran responds to Iran Action Group by the US

The spokesperson for Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said the US setup of Iran Action Group in line with its long-standing hostile policies is contrary to international law, stating: “This action is a pointless psychological and economic warfare.”

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The US warns the EU on circumventing Iran sanctions

The US warns the EU on circumventing Iran sanctions

Sputnik writes that US senators from the Republican Party have sent a letter to the embassies of Germany, France, and the United Kingdom in the United States with a warning against any possible moves to circumvent American sanctions against Iran, the news portal t-online.de reported.

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