Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticized Washington’s “lack of commitment” to the historic multinational nuclear deal, one of his first moves since being re-elected. Widely considered as one of the greatest achievements of former US leader Barack Obama, his successor has clearly shown opposition to the pact. Trump admin slaps Iran with new sanctions despite […]
Brian Becker, host of Loud & Clear on Sputnik Radio, interviewed a Tehran professor of American Studies to get an Iranian take on the latest diplomatic spat between Iran and the Washington.
Trump made it clear he does not plan to certify Iran’s compliance with the deal for a third time
By expressing concerns over the Moscow-Ankara talks on the delivery of the S-400 missile defense system to Turkey, Washington is engaged in unfair competition in the arms market, according to military analyst Viktor Murakhovsky.
The largest coalition of militant groups in Southern Syria announced that they have refused to participate in a US-Russia brokered cessation of hostilities stretching across Quneitra, Dara’a and Western Sweida.
Deal for three submarines has faced police scrutiny due to role of Netanyahu lawyer; deal valued at 1.5 billion euro
Jim W. Dean – This silliness of Trump’s claim about how anyone could think the Iran deal was a good deal is his flipping the bird at the whole world. It was a huge achievement, but because it was Obama’s achievement.
Ankara says talks on S-400s are advancing, in potentially historic deal that could cause serious concerns in NATO
Hard Brexit: UK to leave the single market and Parliament will vote on the final deal, pledges PM May
Prime Minister Theresa May has said the UK “cannot possibly” remain within the European single market, as staying in it would mean “not leaving the EU at all”, but at the same time promised to push for the “greatest possible” access to the single market following Brexit.
Jim W. Dean – If he wants the US to be respected, then Trump has to pony up to the table, stop being President Tweet, and begin acting presidential rather than like a reality TV host. Many might disagree, but I still think there is a big difference.
Jim W. Dean – Finally we see an important scientific trade group standing up and doing what they are supposed to do, take some leadership in complex controversial issues where the public has been neutralized
This huge 5 billion dollar arms deal between Israel and Azerbaijan is hugely significant and is clearly preparatory to a planned war with Iran, perhaps involving Russia too.
This undated file photo shows the UK Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan arriving in Cardiff, Wales. The Royal Navy has a “woefully low” number of warships, a group of British lawmakers say, warning that the force would soon lose its ability to deal with future threats. The UK Parliament’s defense select committee released […]
Barack Obama has arrived in Greece on the first stop of his farewell foreign tour as president. As the trip comes days after the surprise election of Donald Trump, Obama hopes to reassure the US’ allies that their existing strategic relationships are safe. US Air Force One touched down in Athens on Tuesday morning after […]
Jim W. Dean – Finally we have the release of the full ceasefire agreement, which generally tells us what we already knew, that the US fumbled the deal because its jihadis felt the Gulf States and Turks would keep supplying them to fight Assad.
Jim W. Dean – US special Syrian envoy Michael Ratner’s letter to the moderate opposition groups warning that those who continue to work with al-Nusra will face “dire consequences” is a strong hint that they will get bombed if they do so. The new deal has some teeth in it.
Jim W. Dean – Major trade deals become the focus of attempted grand larceny on a scale the average citizen cannot even imagine, a transfer-of-wealth scheme that is not only trans-generational, but can last forever.
When Thatcher took power in 1979 Britain was only 7th or 8th largest arms exporter in the world. By the time she left office in 1991, we were second only to the US of Arms in arms exports. Thatcher destroyed British industry and replaced it with an arms industry – that is why Britain has been involved in one conflict or another since 1991, that is why we are friends with any rotten, evil regime who will pony up the cash for our cluster bombs, land mines and other ‘goodies’.
Jim W. Dean – I fear that bringing the visa regime dispute to a head is just step one of a number that Erdogan is getting ready to take, major changes ones, which are all dangerous.
In response to the leaks, Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said Saturday that the emails show “what many of us have known for some time, that there were certainly people at the DNC who were actively helping the Clinton effort and trying to hurt Bernie Sanders’ campaign.”
After the United States signed a military memorandum of understanding with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) last week, some Iraqi MPs have considered the move a violation of the sovereignty of Iraq and have asked the Iraqi government to take a stance against the deal.
Why has Russia only done enough to keep Syria afloat? The presence of Russian aircraft at Tartus and the air strikes they have carried out are little more than a show of strength, they have had little real effect on the overall situation on the ground – the opposition seems as strong as ever, the suburbs of Damascus are still in the hands of militants, as are a laundry list of Syrian cities from Aleppo to Deir-Ez-Zur.
The plot often spoken of, Turkey sending terrorists into Europe, one quickly tossed aside as conspiracy theory, is far from it. There was a reason Turkey looked for the visa deal with the EU and it had nothing to do with armies of Turkish tourists wanting to see the Eifel Tower and Louvre before they […]
YEREVAN, June 30. /TASS/. The Armenian parliament has ratified an agreement with Russia on establishing a united air defense system in the post-Soviet security bloc’s Caucasian region. The agreement on joint air defense in the Caucasian region of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) was supported by 102 Armenian MPs with eight votes against it […]
Jim W. Dean – When the EU cannot even process refugees, one wonders how they are going to keep track of the millions of Turkish refugees who will now flood into Europe with their new visas. Where will the resources come from?
Iran doesn’t recognize the US Supreme Court’s decision to almost $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must be turned over to American families of people killed in the 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut and other attacks blamed on Iran.
Jim W. Dean – The US and Russia are dispatching the pre-conditions road blockers simply by giving them a deadline of noon on Friday on whether they are in the ceasefire, or are opting out and risk being put on the bombing violator list.
In 2014, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government signed a controversial $15 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Two years later, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals are in charge, but have so far refused to cancel the contract. Now, observers suggest that the issue might be the first real test of Trudeau’s foreign policy mettle. MPs Call […]