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Trump's obsession with Iran is dangerous

Trump's obsession with Iran is dangerous

Foreign Affairs reports that the Trump administration has no coherent Iran policy. In May, U.S. President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—the Iran nuclear deal—even though Iran was not in violation of it. Other than Trump’s uninformed and empty assertion that it was “the worst deal ever,” his pretext for the withdrawal was Iranian aggression in the region, which was not linked to the deal. In both his rhetoric and policy, Trump seems to be positioning the United States to enter into armed conflict with Iran, warning Iran in July that it could face “consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before.”

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Iranian artist painted the Berlin wall

Iranian artist painted the Berlin wall

The Berlin Wall was erected in 1961, dividing the city in two eastern and western sides for 28 years. At the end of the Cold War, when the wall fell in 1989, artist of Iranian origin, Kani Alavi, took on the managing of 118 artists from 21 countries, transforming the wall into one of the world’s largest galleries with paintings and graffiti. The main theme here is freedom, solidarity, equality, and peace.

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Quercus pulls plug on Iran's solar plant

Quercus pulls plug on Iran's solar plant

Reuters reports that British renewable energy investor Quercus said it will stop building a 500 million euro (445.8 million pounds) solar power project in Iran due to recently imposed U.S. sanctions on Tehran.

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Oil price war is reignited

Oil price war is reignited

Tsvetana AParaskova writes in Oil Price that the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran is becoming increasingly evident in the oil pricing policies of the two large Middle Eastern producers. The two countries are currently reigniting the market share and pricing war ahead of the returning U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil.

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A night to remember with ADS DS musicians

A night to remember with ADS DS musicians

On 13 August 2018, at 21h30, the concert titled “A song from another world” began playing in Vahdat Hall in Tehran with a band of musicians with autism and down syndrome, for an audience that included figures such as Loris Tjeknavorian and Kambiz Derambakhsh.

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Polo registration by Unesco is celebrated

Polo registration by Unesco is celebrated

A celebration was held in Tehran to celebrate polo registration by Unesco. Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization Deputy, Mohammad-Hassan Talebian spoke about the game at the ceremony and called the registration an important global event for cultural diplomacy and peace.

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Rouhani and Putin meet on sidelines of Caspian summit

Rouhani and Putin meet on sidelines of Caspian summit

RT writes that the presidents of Russia and Iran met on the sidelines of the Caspian summit in Aktau, Kazakhstan on Sunday. Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani addressed ways in which world’s most acute crises, particularly in the Middle East, can be settled, the Kremlin said.

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Iran Supreme Leader: No talks with the US

Iran Supreme Leader: No talks with the US

Iran’s Supreme Leader has commented on the reasons for not talking with the United States, saying: “Americans depend on money and power and think of talks as business. When they want to talk with another party, they set their main goals and are unwilling to take a step back. They demand credit points from the other party, and if they are refused they create commotion and controversy to bring the other party down.”

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