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Trump will make no gains over JCPOA with N Korea

Trump will make no gains over JCPOA with N Korea

Antony J Blinken, a deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration, writes in the New York times on 11 June 2018 that visitors to a future Donald J. Trump presidential library may find a whole section dedicated to his demolition of the 2015 Iran nuclear accord: “worst deal ever”; “horrible” and “one-sided”; “major embarrassment”; “defective at its core.”

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F Majlessi: Reaction by Iran will bring war to Tehran

F Majlessi: Reaction by Iran will bring war to Tehran

Recent news indicate that the US and its allies are preparing for a military strike against Syria under the pretext that Bashar Al Asad forces have used chemical weapons and toxic gas earlier this week. Warships and aircraft carriers just deployed to the area are also witness to this. Russia has warned against any strikes on Syria and reportedly placed its forces on high alert. Israeli forces carried out a strike on a military airbase in Syria two days ago, during which seven Iranian militaries were martyred. Is the region moving towards a big war?  

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Walt: US has much to lose by launching war on Iran

Walt: US has much to lose by launching war on Iran

Stephen Walt is an American professor of international relations at Harvard University's John F Kennedy School of Government. In his article in “Foreign Policy” he writes: Is the United States on the road to war? The number of people who think so seems to be growing, especially after President Donald Trump fired several of the grown-ups who were reportedly tempering his worst instincts and proceeded to elevate hawks such as CIA Director Mike Pompeo and John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Writing in the New York Times Magazine this past Sunday, Robert Worth portrays Defense Secretary James Mattis as the sole voice of reason in Trump’s new “war cabinet” and highlights the risks of conflict with Iran, North Korea, and maybe a few other countries. How nervous should we be, and how might we tell if Trump is really serious about war or not?  

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Rouhani: Collapse of JCPOA will be the point of regret

Rouhani: Collapse of JCPOA will be the point of regret

At a meeting with the French Foreign Minister in Tehran, the Iranian President emphasized on the importance of safeguarding the JCPOA for regional security, stability, and cooperation, saying: “The collapse of the JCPOA will be the point of regret for everyone. Of course, we are ready for any circumstances that will not benefit us.”

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Beheshtipour: Iran's hands are not tied on JCPOA

Beheshtipour: Iran's hands are not tied on JCPOA

A nuclear expert in Iran has commented on US demands to amend the 2015 JCPOA nuclear agreement between Iran and P5+1 by saying: “Historically, the US was opposed to uranium enrichment by Iran under George W Bush. But, at a later date, it realized that this was not a viable policy. Thus, it seems the US will review its demands again.”  

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Management of January 2018 Protests

Management of January 2018 Protests

The years 2017/2018 will certainly be recorded as an important years in the history of Iran. Not only because of the 12th presidential elections and the victory of Mr Rouhani, but also due to the protests which, in fact, began on 28 December 2017 in Mashhad, but quickly spread to other cities.

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Araghchi reaction to Mogherini disclosure

Araghchi reaction to Mogherini disclosure

In response to the latest comments by Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign policy chief, Abbas Araghchi, deputy to the Iranian FM, has said: “A sentence in the preamble of the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement states that the complete implementation of the JCPOA can play a part in the peace and security of the region and the world.”

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Trump strikes blow at Iran nuclear deal

Trump strikes blow at Iran nuclear deal

On 13 October 2017, Reuters in Washington writes that the U.S. President Donald Trump struck a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement on Friday in defiance of other world powers, choosing not to certify that Tehran is complying with the deal and warning he might ultimately terminate it.  

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Exclusive interview with  Ambassador to Moscow

Exclusive interview with Ambassador to Moscow

To gain more insight into the breadth of current Iran–Russia ties, Persia Digest held an exclusive interview with Iran’s Ambassador to Moscow, Dr. Mehdi Sanaee, who was a Member of Parliament before his mission to Russia and is regarded as a prominent expert on Eurasian politics and culture.

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Visa requirements for Iran removed?

Visa requirements for Iran removed?

The Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has announced talks with the Foreign Ministry to cancel visa requirements for tourists coming to Iran.

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