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Saudi Arabia and Iran – Truth or Consequences in the chase...

Mideast talks will continue to be initiated with the caveat of everyone wanting their own marked deck of cards be the one used. We have all been here before.

Biden’s US should seize chance to lift bans, rejoin Iran nuclear...

Jim W. Dean - Biden flubbed his JCPOA 'fix' debut by pulling a Trump scam, by effectively wanting to renegotiate the deal, a huge mistake of a tactic.

NEO – India dumps Iran for US bear hug

While India’s deliberate move away from Iran has taken place against the backdrop of US sanctions on Iran, imposed in the wake of Trump’s decision to force-scrap the JCPOA, these moves are fundamentally rooted in a strategic consensus with the US over Iran.

UN talks support for JCPOA, but is powerless to do anything

The UN chief said Tehran has declared that it wants to remain in the deal and that all its nuclear countermeasures are reversible.

US must earn its way back into the JCPOA says Iran

Jim W. Dean - Biden has already undermined his JCPOA position by playing his ballistic missile card before even being inaugurated.

Nuclear scientist assassination triggers Iran move to 20% enrichment

Jim W. Dean - By this increased jump in uranium reprocessing, Tehran is sending a message that it is no longer going to be kept in the sanctions dog house.

EU’s Borrell say Iran deserves a fair JCPOA deal

The European Union foreign policy chief, Joseph Borrell, says Iran should reap the economic benefits of the 2015 nuclear deal in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear work.

Is there anything Trump would not do to save himself?

Jim W. Dean - The key hurdle I saw for Iran is that while Biden had stated he would rejoin the JCPOA, he mentioned some 'other issues' surrounding it would have to be worked out.

The Clock Starts Now: Biden must make the right signals to...

The wrong signals from Biden can close the window even before he takes the Presidential oath; the right signals can prepare the ground for the successful restoration of the nuclear accord – and more.

Press TV’s The Debate – US anti-Iran policies

Jim W. Dean - How much US major civilian infrastructure spending have we seen going on inside the US?

E3 says “Hell No” in Humiliating Rejection of Trump Snap Back...

Jim W. Dean - I will close my missive with the old saying, "With friends like this, who needs enemies?"

UN Geneva – JCPOA participants issue united message against US

Jim W. Dean - VT has worked this JCPOA story since its beginning, and little did we know that it was to go on and on thanks to unipolarism, à la Trump style.

U.N. Fiasco: Pompeo Spanked by Entire World on Iran Sanctions

Uncle Sam gets his face slapped at the UN...by the whole world.

US allies reject Pompeo’s pompous US unilateralism

Jim W. Dean - Who knows, if Trump loses, maybe he will emigrate to Israel, get honorary citizenship, and become a Likud.

Israel’s stooge Pompeo spews insane nonsense against Iran

Maybe Pompeo is living in a quantum world where Schrodinger's cat can be alive and dead at the same time, the US can be in and out of the deal at the same time and sanctions can be unilateral and multilateral at the same time.

Trump’s Iran policy disastrous, doomed to fail

"Trump-Russia"?! The Russian mafia headed by Semion Mogilevich more of an arm of the state of Israel than of the state of Russia.

US Unipolarism rejected at UN Security Council on JCPOA

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tells the UN Security Council (UNSC) that the United States is an “outlaw bully” that the world body should not surrender to

Britain, France and German reject US call to ban Iran weapons...

Jim W. Dean - VT has published a dozen times that the former prime minister of Qatar on the Charlie Rose show stated that the US coalition had spend $160 billion arming and training militant and terrorist proxies to deploy in Syria and Iraq, and frankly anywhere else it wants to.

Iran open to US talks with full compensation for JCPOA damages

Jim W. Dean - Republicans facing tough elections will be looking for advisors to save themselves from going down with Trump.

Government Mischief in an Age of Coronavirus

Jim W. Dean - This is going to be an election that will be long remembered, one way or the other, with cheers and tears.

China: US has no right to extend Iran arms embargo

Jim W. Dean - That Trump would blame everyone but himself for the lack of preparation on the pandemic response is predictable.

EU’s Borrell says ‘hell no’ to Trump’s JCPOA claim

Joseph Borell has cut Trump and Pompeo off at the knees, a way of saying no thanks to the US sanctions on the EU doing any business with Iran.

Press TV’s The Debate – US anti-Iran policies

Jim W. Dean - Trump has shifted back to using Iran as the convenient whipping boy to show Americans he is defending us from the country that has never attacking anyone in modern history.

Israel, World’s Worst Nuclear Outlaw, Sics IAEA on Iran

Since when did the IAEA become the slave of the worst nuclear outlaws on earth?

JCPOA and INSTEX: The Alice in Wonderland story continues

Jim W. Dean - But we now have a new fly in the ointment, the threat of a recession that might be kicked off by the new virus scourge triggering a domino effect of business closures and bankruptcies.

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?

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