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Iran says ‘Hell No’ to E3

Jim W. Dean - No one expects to see any quick new sanctions from the E3, but what is most pitiful is that the EU has not even been able to get medicine through to Iran. How lame is that?

Showdown at the “No Okay Corral” on JCPOA

Iran's Abbas says the three European signatories to the Iran nuclear deal cannot logically activate the deal’s dispute settlement mechanism because Iran has already done activated it.

EU3 triggers dispute mechanism with Iran in blow JCPOA

It comes as no surprise that the EU3 has bailed on the JCPOA and, as usual, claim they are not. That begs the question of why put their shame on parade by making this statement now?

Israel not capable of launching preemptive strike on Iran: Top general

Major General Amos Gilead has noted in an interview that, although a preemptive strike on Iran may seem to be a good idea, Israel has not created the preparedness that it needs to carry out such an attack.

Six EU countries say ‘up yours’ to US sanctions on Iran

Six European countries, among them US NATO allies, have joined an EU scheme to bypass Donald Trump’s sweeping sanctions, which ban all trade activities with Iran, raising the ire of a notorious American ambassador in Berlin.

US wants Tel Aviv to develop its nukes (Kevin on Press...

Israel is the #1 suspect in the JFK assassination and 9/11, both of which were related to Israeli nukes.

Rouhani: Iran to stay in JCPOA, reap benefits when UN arms...

Jim W. Dean - Like the Russians, Iran has a low cost of production, so weapons sales on the international market can bring in hard currency funding to support ongoing research and/or to supplement its own domestic defense needs.

Trump’s Worst Nightmare: Iran’s new oil find, 53bn barrels of...

Jim W. Dean - As a key station on the New Silk Road, Iran's having huge amounts of oil and gas are additional bonuses for anyone thinking of attempting a duplicate development game of this size.

IMF: Global trade tensions deepen Eurozone economy slowdown

Jim W. Dean - The EU downturn is partly due to its own foolish moves over sanctions against Russia for "taking over" Crimea when it voted overwhelmingly to rejoin Russia rather than receiving the neo-Nazi treatment.

Iran determined to cut more JCPOA commitments until interests secured: Deputy...

Iran’s deputy foreign minister says Tehran is determined to reduce more of its commitments under a 2015 multinational nuclear deal.

NEO – Stepping Back from the Brink of War in the...

Jim W. Dean - While heads of state enjoyed their few minutes of limelight at the UN podium last week, the Persian Gulf continued to sizzle.

Pompeo Says He Wants Peace—But Can Iran Hawks Admit their Mistake?

Does Pompeo really want peace with Iran? If so, can he admit his mistake and change course.

Iran right to distrust US: American analyst

Jim W. Dean - How would Americans feel if Iran had overthrown the US government, installed a puppet, and looted the country for decades. We are treating Iran now like that had been the case, when actually it was the other way around.

NEO – Geopolitical tectonic plates are shifting

Jim W. Dean - I got the idea for the title from comments in General Mattis’ new book, No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy. He holds the position as the most respected person in the Trump administration so far.

Merkel: Europe has chosen to uphold Iran deal

But, despite recurrent promises by Europeans to offset adverse US effects on implementation of the JCPOA deal, Iran continues to be dissatisfied and insists that words should be followed up by real action.

$15 billion French credit line for Iran is twisting in the...

Jim W. Dean - The meetings between Trump and Macron before this new deal evolved would indicate that Macron only went ahead with the offer to Iran due to Trump's OK.

Debating the Iran Nuclear Deal vs. DC Insider Brent Budowsky

Kevin Barrett vs. Brent Budowsky of The Hill  (WARNING: DEBATE GETS HEATED!)

Informed Source: Iran told Macron missiles not up for negotiations

Iran has rejected France’s proposal for talks on regional issues and Iran’s regional presence.

Is the US running scared of Iran?

Is the US push to ban Zarif from social media a last gasp measure? ... from Press TV, Tehran - First published ... August 11, 2019...

Iran Rolls Out ‘Substantial’ offer to Washington in exchange for Lifting...

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif has offered to immediately ratify the JCPOA Additional Protocol in exchange for the immediate removal of US sanctions. Under the original 2015 JCPOA deal, the Protocol was intended to have been ratified in 2023.

West’s Iran Nuclear Issue Meltdown: Kevin Barrett vs. Michael Lane

Is the West having a meltdown over a non-issue?

Zarif: Iran exceeding limits based on measures announced in response to...

The "Iran nuclear issue" is completely phony.

Europe lacks sovereignty even inside its borders: Iran

Jim W. Dean - Tehran will no longer buy the 'its just around the corner" story regarding INSTEX being set up to begin trade normalization.

Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile to surpass 300 kg from June 27:...

... by Press TV, Tehran - First published ... June 17, 2019 - The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says the country will surpass...

Pressure won’t work with Iran: Former CIA chief Brennan

Jim W. Dean - He who gives no quarter should expect none. Yet Trump seems to feel he can dish it out with impunity. Brennan does not think so.

Nuclear Deal Implementation only viable way to ease tensions: China

In its Friday quarterly report, the IAEA said Iran's increased stocks of key nuclear materials are still within the limits set by the JCPOA.

Did Mogherini just drop a bomb on the US over Iran?

Jim W. Dean - There was no more talk of the EU renewing sanctions if Iran leaves the JCPOA, seeming to indicate that Iran did not kill the deal, the US did.

EU is playing the weasel with Iran on JCPOA

So here we are, with both the US and EU not in compliance with the JCPOA, and the EU now effectively threatening more sanctions on Iran if it insists that the EU live up to its obligations for open trade with Iran.

Iran to unveil countermeasures to US withdrawal from JCPOA

These EU deal breakers pompously proclaim that Iran, despite not getting its economic benefits from the deal, it is still obligated to stay in or suffer full sanctions being reimposed.

Iran says not doing anything in breach of JCPOA

Zarif was sending a message to the hesitant Europeans that, if they do not deliver the goods, then they will have also broken the JCPOA agreement.

Iran has new plans to neutralize US sanctions, needs no deal...

Jim W. Dean - Tehran has put on the table for the first time that the US must come back into the JCPOA to establish its credibility as a negotiating partner before any new talks begin, quite a curve ball.

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