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Washington’s plan to impose new sanctions against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) will have far-reaching consequences and will be negative for fighting terrorism, Gordon Duff, a political commentator and intelligence analyst, told Sputnik.
Jim W. Dean - The last thing the EU wants, on top of the multi-year destabilization of Britain's Brexit, is to have the Iranian nuclear deal blow up in its face, where the US sanctions would try to kill all the much needed business that EU companies want to do in Iran.
Jim W. Dean - Trump took to Twitter once again to play the twit. He threatened to stop trade with all those doing business with North Korea - an economic act of war not only on China, but the American people.
Russia continues buying large quantities of gold. In July, Russia's Central Bank purchased 9.1 tons of gold. According to Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, because of new US sanctions, Russia is forced to start developing a system, within which the dollar will not be needed.
Washington continues to misread Moscow, Russian economist Ivan Danilov writes for RIA Novosti. Instead of "bending to the will" of US policymakers, the Russian leadership clearly signals to Washington that it perceives the White House's assertiveness not as a sign of strength but as a sign of weakness.
The United Nations Security Council approved tough new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday including a ban on coal and other exports totaling more than US$1 billion — a huge bite in its total exports, valued at US$3 billion last year.
I have never been sure what to make of Oliver Stone, a man who likes to portray himself as an opponent of the elite, someone who is not afraid to delve into areas that might cause much embarrassment and annoyance among said elite.
Jim W. Dean - Congress, dragging Trump along, is playing a dangerous game of chicken with Iran, Russia, and the EU, which has finally seemed to have awakened from its slumber of being used as a doormat by the US, on top of its own self-inflicted wounds.
Jim W. Dean - The seeds for this assault on the Iran nuclear deal were planted in Saudi Arabia, and harvested when Trump came and got his big weapons deal, much of it pie in the sky which the Saudis can dial back when they choose.
Berlin announced that the new sanctions proposed by US lawmakers against Russia are in breach of international law, asking the European Union to take countermeasures against the bans, which could also affect European businesses.
Jim W. Dean - Multiple sanctions on multiple countries should never be lumped into one bill like this. With Russia in it alone, Trump might have sustained a veto; and the ambushers and Russophobes knew this.
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Jim W. Dean - Trump is slowly moving over from Tweets to having his key staff doing what they are supposed to, roll out the President's evolving positions to warm the media up. Conway was chosen to remind us that changes are on the way on the Russian front.
Jim W. Dean - This is about what we have been expecting, a fanny covering move by Obama so it could not be said he did nothing. Expect to see 35 US diplomats in Russia ordered to leave soon.
US President Barack Obama delivers remarks as First Lady Michelle Obama looks on during a Hanukkah reception in the East Room at the White...
Jim W. Dean - While this pettiness is going on, Bibi is about to wrap up getting his $40 billion ten year funding for Israel, all debt financed by American citizens, and then maybe throw the US over to work with the Russians on the next Palestine peace conference.
Sanctions against Russia have damaged European economies significantly as Russia was a large export market; furthermore, the longer sanctions continue, the greater the long-term damage as Russia finds new sources for the goods it can no longer import
Jim W. Dean - Socrates nailed it when he said, "No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades, that of government."
It has been shown time and again that sanctions hit the little people, that the poorest in society are those that feel the pinch....
Iran has one of the Middle East’s largest militarys. While its military is strong enough to prevent any plans of an intervention in the republic, the conditions of the Iranian military equipment and used technologies aren’t the best.