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Russia’s countermove in Iran

Posted by seumasach on March 24, 2014

Consortium News

23rd March, 2014

Neocons hoped the Ukraine-Crimea crisis, which they encouraged, would drive a spike into the Obama-Putin collaboration and restore neocon dreams of a U.S. military attack on Iran. But the scheme could instead push Russia and Iran closer together, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains.

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Iranian bank sues UK

Posted by seumasach on February 17, 2014

Iran’s Bank Mellat sues UK for $4bn in losses

Trend

16th February, 2014

Iran’s largest private bank, Bank Mellat, is suing the UK Treasury for some USD 4 billion in compensation for loss of business caused by the illegal sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear energy program, lawyers for the bank say, Press TV reported.

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Give diplomacy with Iran a chance

Posted by seumasach on February 13, 2014

PressTV

13th February, 2014

Over 100 members of the US Congress have sent a letter to President Barack Obama, expressing support for a diplomatic resolution of the dispute over Iran’s nuclear energy program.

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Iran’s Rouhani hogs Davos show

Posted by seumasach on January 24, 2014

M.K.Bhadrakumar

24th January, 2014

No one can be at two places at the same time — not even Iranians. In retrospect, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon might have done Tehran a favor by inviting it to the Geneva II conference (January 22) on Syria and then retracting. That left Tehran to take to the Davos meet (January 22) with gusto and undivided attention.

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Scowcroft, Brzezinski urge Iran accord

Posted by seumasach on November 19, 2013

Jim Lobe

Asia Times

19th November, 2013

WASHINGTON – Two pillars of the US foreign policy establishment urged Congress on Monday to forgo any new sanctions legislation directed against Iran, warning that it will risk “undermining or even shutting down” ongoing negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program.

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Iran negotiating with China to unblock EUR 22 billion of assets

Posted by seumasach on November 3, 2013

Asharg Al-Aswat

3rd November, 2013

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iran and China will reach an agreement to unblock up to EUR 22 billion of Iranian assets, mainly from oil export revenues, as a result of Iranian parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani’s high-profile visit to China last week, Iranian media are reporting.

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Can Congress, hawks and the Israel lobby wreck the US-Iran talks?

Posted by seumasach on November 3, 2013

Nation

30th October, 2013

The Obama administration is working hard to head off a wrecking ball from Congress and the Israel lobby aimed at sabotaging negotiations between Iran and the P5+1. The talks, which resume in November, also include direct talks between the United States and Iran. The key issue: members of the House and Senate are trying to force-feed the administration yet another round of anti-Iran sanctions, at the very worst possible moment.

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EU sanctions on Iran threaten Nabucco

Posted by seumasach on October 12, 2010

PressTV

12th October, 2010

Unilateral sanctions against Iran by the EU threaten the Nabucco pipeline project to bring natural gas from the Caspian region to Europe, a German paper reports.

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Iran, Sun Tzu and the dominatrix

Posted by seumasach on May 21, 2010

Most of all, what the developing world sees is the past – US,France, Britain, Germany – fighting against the advance of the future – China, India, Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia. The global security architecture – policed by a bunch of fearful, self-appointed Western guardians – is in a coma. The “Atlanticist” West is sinking Titanic-style.

Pepe Escobar

Asia Times

22nd May, 2010

Let’s face it: Hillary Clinton is one hell of a dominatrix.

At first the United States Secretary of State said the Brazil-Turkey mediation to get Iran to accept a nuclear fuel swap was destined to fail. Then the US State Department said it was the “last chance” for an agreement without sanctions. And finally, less than 24 hours after a successful agreement in Tehran, Hillary whips the UN Security Council into submission and triumphantly proclaims to the world a draft resolution for a fourth UN round of sanctions against Iran has been reached.

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Nuclear fuel swap deal: US sabotages ‘unique opportunity’ for peaceful resolution with Iran by Finian Cunningham

Posted by seumasach on May 20, 2010

Finian Cunningham

Dandelion Salad

19th May, 2010

In his inaugural speech in January 2009, US president Barack Obama promised a new beginning in foreign policy towards Iran, saying “we will extend a hand if you are willing to un-clench your fist”. He didn’t actually mention Iran by name then, but everyone knew he was saying that the Bush administration’s confrontational approach to the Islamic Republic was being replaced by a more reasonable policy based on mutual dialogue.

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Can a security council ‘coalition of the unwilling’ defy Washington’s sanctions crusade?

Posted by seumasach on May 20, 2010

Sanctions that don’t work vs. diplomacy that does

The U.S. crusade for new UN sanctions against Iran has been underway for a long time. But the new intensity, the new scurrying around to make sure China and Russia are on board, and the new scramble for an immediate public announcement all reflect Washington’s frustration with the new agreement with Iran brokered by Turkey and Brazil. That agreement requires Iran to send about half of its low-enriched uranium to Turkey in return for somewhat higher-enriched prepared fuel rods for use in its medical reactor, which is pretty close to what the U.S. and its allies were demanding of Iran just months ago.

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