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Potential war with Iran is Bolton's doing, may also be his undoing

Potential war with Iran is Bolton's doing, may also be his undoing

National security adviser John Bolton has reportedly requested that administration officials draw up plans to send 120,000 U.S. troops to the Middle East to counter Iran, sending shockwaves through Washington. Bolton, a key architect of the disastrous invasion of Iraq, has long gunned for war with Iran and seems intent on escalating tensions regardless of Tehran’s policies.

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Supreme Leader of Iran: No negotiations, no war

Supreme Leader of Iran: No negotiations, no war

On the eighth day of the auspicious month of Ramadan, the heads of power branches, officials and government authorities as well as a group of senior managers of various sectors, members of parliament, political, social and cultural activists met with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution— Ayatollah Khamenei— this afternoon May 14, 2019.

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Araghchi: Trump has our number

Araghchi: Trump has our number

A former high-ranking Iranian diplomat has proposed to the Iranian President to give his phone number to the Swiss Embassy in response to President Trump’s action so he can contact him.

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Trump suffers foreign policy setbacks in Iran

Trump suffers foreign policy setbacks in Iran

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is deriding President Donald Trump as foolish for trying to oust him. Kim Jong Un is testing Trump’s “love” – and his resolve – in the North Korea negotiations. And Iran’s leaders are finding new ways to threaten the U.S. and to defy the president’s “maximum pressure” campaign.

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The JCPOA is dead – Only negotiations remain

The JCPOA is dead – Only negotiations remain

An analyst of international affairs in Tehran believes: “The US was the intended audience of the statement issued by the Iranian President. The EU and other JCPOA signatories are not capable of ending the sanctions on Iran’s oil and banking sectors. As such, there is not much reason to hope for desired results with a partial withdrawal from the JCPOA.”

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Why is Afghanistan concerned about Iran’s talks with Taliban?

Why is Afghanistan concerned about Iran’s talks with Taliban?

An expert of Afghan affairs believes: “Prior to Iran’s talks with the Taliban, the government of Afghanistan had embarked on Afghan-to-Afghan talks with the Taliban. However, Kabul’s harsh position against Tehran has been taken from an angle of inactiveness on their part as a reaction to Iran’s initiative.”

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Rouhani: Trump's offer of talks not honest

Rouhani: Trump's offer of talks not honest

I faced two options on May 8, when President Trump announced the United States’ official withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Iran, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). I could have reciprocated and announced Iran’s withdrawal, which was certain to throw the region into further insecurity and instability. Or I could have considered a short grace period for the remaining parties to compensate for the adverse effects of the United States’ decision on the valuable accord that had been achieved after 12 years of tough, intensive negotiations. In keeping with our tradition of respect for the rule of law and norms of international law, and to safeguard peace and security in the region, I opted for the latter.

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Iran-UK start new round of bilateral talks

Iran-UK start new round of bilateral talks

A new round of bilateral talks between Iran and the UK have begun in Tehran today, Saturday, with the arrival of Alistair Burt, UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for West Asia and North Africa.

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Supreme Leader: Stop counting on EU

Supreme Leader: Stop counting on EU

At a meeting with the President and his cabinet, the Supreme Leader of Iran spoke about foreign policy issues and emphasized on growing relations with Iran’s neighbors.

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Trump's Iran conflict will distract from domestic pressure

Trump's Iran conflict will distract from domestic pressure

In an interview with Persia Digest, Paul Pillar, Georgetown University Professor, has said that that ‘Trump, under increasing domestic political and legal pressure, might come to see a military conflict [with Iran] as a useful distraction and a means for rallying support for his presidency.

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