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A Nuclear Iran: Full Court Press and Warmongering

by Oui Sun Nov 21st, 2021 at 06:07:54 PM EST

Gen. Austin: Pentagon Ready for War on Iran

US Nuclear tipped bomber flies over Middle East protected by Israeli fighter jets ...

Israel needs the B-52 and MOP in order to deter Iran - opinion | JPost - March 21, 2021|

American B-1B bomber flies over Mideast amid Iran tensions | AP News - Oct. 31, 2021 |

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The U.S. Air Force said Sunday it flew a B-1B strategic bomber over key maritime chokepoints in the Mideast with allies including Israel amid ongoing tensions with Iran as its nuclear deal with world powers remains in tatters.

The B-1B Lancer bomber flew over the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf through which 20% of all oil traded passes. It also flew over the Red Sea, its narrow Bab el-Mandeb Strait and Egypt's Suez Canal.

The Strait of Hormuz has been the scene of attacks on shipping blamed on Iran in recent years, while the Red Sea has seen similar assaults amid an ongoing shadow war between Tehran and Israel. The Islamic Republic has denied being involved in the attacks, though it has promised to take revenge on Israel for a series of attacks targeting its nuclear program.

The B-1B Lancer, which can be adapted to deliver the "bunker buster" bombs necessary to strike Iranian nuclear facilities, was escorted by Israeli F-15s at the end of military exercises in which the British RAF and other NATO allies also took part.

Israel and the US sanction Iran and sabotage or attack fleet of oil tankers carrying Iranian oil from the Persian Gulf.

Iran and Israel's Naval War Is Expanding

The collapse of Lebanon is intensifying a conflict in the Mediterranean that has mostly taken place in the shadows.

The IISS Manama Dialogue is a unique forum for government ministers, as well as members of the expert, opinion-forming and business communities, to debate the Middle East’s most pressing security challenges. The 2021 summit took place on 19–21 November.

Israeli National Security Advisor Eyal Hulata at the IISS Conference, not for dialogue but instead a frontal attack on the next target for Israel in the Middle East …

Cabinet confirms ex-spy Eyal Hulata as Bennett’s national security adviser | TOI – July 19, 2021 |

In a statement, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett congratulated Hulata and said he believed the former spy would bring years of diplomatic and technological experience to the job.

“He is a very creative and very experienced individual, who understands the challenges of national security, and I am sure that he will carry out his role successfully.”

Gravitas: Did Israel's Mossad 'sabotage' Iran's nuclear site?

After the United States transferred the Israel alliance to CENTCOM, a joint mission to bomb Iran has become quite likely. Israel can uses bases in Azerbaijan for the attack ... all assets and opportunities are created. Even Afghanistan as Iran's neighbour has become unstable. The US and it's NATO allies try to keep Russian forces busy on Europe's Eastern Front in Belarus, Ukraine, Crimean peninsula and the Black Sea.

China sends humanitarian goods by train through Uyghur province of Xinjiang ...

First joint military exercises Israeli Air Force and Arab new allies to oppose common enemy terror state of Iran, the Islamic state of the Ayatollahs.

Saudi F-15C fighters, US B-1 bombers complete joint exercise | Al Arabya - Nov. 1, 2021 |

Saudi FM, US Secretary of State meeting

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Rome, Italy on Sunday, according to Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"During the meeting, they reviewed the strategic and historical relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America and ways to enhance them in all areas of cooperation and joint coordination," the Saudi foreign ministry said.

Yemen proxy conflict between Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iran ... the UK and US supply fighter jets, missiles, munitions and technical support so the bombers can keep flying and stay in the air safely.

Yemen's Tragedy: War, Stalemate, and Suffering | CFR |

Soldier backed over Whitehall protest against Yemen war | The Guardian |

Former diplomat Antony Blinken three years ago ...

Four years ago ...

Joe Biden on same path of aggression as the former president and Mike Pompeo ...

2 US bombers fly over Israel towards Persian Gulf | MEMO - Jan. 17, 2021 |

On Jan. 7, the newspaper reported that two B-52 bombers capable of carrying nuclear bombs accompanied by American F-16 fighters flew over Israel for the fourth time in two months.

READ: US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran in final days of Trump presidency

A day later, the Saudi Ministry of Defense released video footage showing the Saudi Royal Air Force and the US Air Force performing a joint exercise involving Saudi F-15 fighter jets, US bombers B-52, and F-16 fighters.

Last month, two B-52 bombers flew over the Israeli airspace as part of an American display of force against Iran, for the third time in a month and a half.

Tension has risen between the US and Iran following the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in Tehran in November. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has accused Israel of killing the scientist and vowed "strong retaliation."

Ministry of Defense  Saudi Royal Air Force and the US Air Force performing a joint exercise involving Saudi F-15 fighter jets, US bombers B-52, and F-16 fighters.

Previous diaries ...

A Decade of Destruction In Middle East

Biden, Sanctions and Republican Foreign Policy

by Oui on Sun Nov 21st, 2021 at 08:43:11 PM EST

Lebanese Criticism Endless War In Yemen

by Oui on Sun Nov 21st, 2021 at 10:33:49 PM EST

US pressed UAE to halt construction at Chinese port project near Abu Dhabi

by Oui on Sun Nov 21st, 2021 at 10:54:57 PM EST
by Oui on Mon Nov 22nd, 2021 at 08:24:27 PM EST
by Oui on Mon Nov 22nd, 2021 at 10:39:38 PM EST
by Oui on Wed Nov 24th, 2021 at 03:40:35 PM EST
Exclusive: IAEA chief says Israel should join NPT like others

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says the UN nuclear watchdog believes everyone should sign the Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and that the Israeli regime is no exception.

In an exclusive interview with Press TV on Tuesday, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi was asked about the Agency's stance on Israel, which has long been in possession of undeclared nuclear arms, refusing to join the NPT, and attempts to pile pressure on NPT signatory Iran. Grossi replied,

    "What I can say is that we believe that every country should subscribe to the nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty. This is something which is very important. The General Conference of the IAEA has approved several resolutions insisting that every state in the world adheres to this treaty, which we believe is very important."

He said the IAEA General Conference had "repeatedly approved resolutions exhorting" Israel, among others, to be part of the NPT.

'Very constructive talks in Tehran'

Elsewhere, Grossi said he has held "very constructive" talks with Iranian officials as part of "a long day of discussions, talks, and negotiations" during a visit to the Islamic Republic.

Israel, India, and Pakistan: Engaging the Non-NPT States in the Nonproliferation Regime | Arms Control |

by Oui on Wed Nov 24th, 2021 at 06:50:05 PM EST
by Oui on Wed Nov 24th, 2021 at 06:51:01 PM EST
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High-level Meetings in Iran 'Inconclusive,' IAEA Director General tells Board

The IAEA has been verifying and monitoring the implementation by Iran of its nuclear related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), sometimes referred to as the Iran nuclear deal. However, since February 2021, verification and monitoring activities have been affected as a result of Iran's decision to stop the implementation of its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA.

A temporary agreement between Iran and the IAEA in February facilitated the maintenance of continuity of knowledge, Mr Grossi said. "However, the repeated prolongation of the agreement, which has now been in place for around nine months, is becoming a significant challenge to the Agency's ability to restore this continuity of knowledge," he stated.

Lack of access to the Karaj workshop to IAEA inspectors is "seriously affecting the Agency's ability to restore continuity of knowledge at the workshop, which has been widely recognized as essential in relation to a return to the JCPOA," Mr Grossi added.

[The TESA Karaj workshop was targeted by joint, Israel and U.S., or sole Israeli sabotage attempt in June.]

by Oui on Wed Nov 24th, 2021 at 06:51:57 PM EST
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My post from January ... Police Chief Dubai UAE Voted Head of INTERPOL

After 3-year stint in South-East Asia ..

How can this be? Similar to appointment CIA director of Gina Haspel or the consideration by Biden of Mike Morrell as his CIA chief.

Biden's pick for intelligence chief (DNI), Avril Haines, is tainted by drones and torture

by Oui on Fri Nov 26th, 2021 at 09:16:45 AM EST
by Oui on Sun Nov 28th, 2021 at 07:28:24 PM EST
Low expectations on nuclear talks as Iran creates facts on the ground | Reuters |

Trump ditched the JCPOA nuclear deal with Iran in 2018 while adding harsh sanctions in a period of Corona pandemic,  supporting Israeli offensive warfare and assassinating Iran's military leader Suleimani in January 2019.

Suleimani killing the latest in a long, grim line of US assassination efforts

by Oui on Sun Nov 28th, 2021 at 08:10:35 PM EST
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And THIS time we really WILL win, and the people of the country we invade really WILL come out to support us.
by rifek on Mon Nov 29th, 2021 at 04:23:59 AM EST

Perhaps Israel's political goal was intimidation to all partners in JCPOA agreement with Iran.

by Oui on Wed Dec 1st, 2021 at 05:34:46 AM EST

It was not the choice of former Iranian leader Rouhani, but hardball play by US State department of Antony Blinken which failed. Conservative approach to keep new allies of Israel in the Middle East satisfied. An ambiguous policy and continuation of Pompeo harsh sanctions to subdue Iran,

Casus Belli - Arab-Israeli Alliance Stirring the Pot

JCPOA Vienna Talks and Two Elections

by Oui on Wed Dec 1st, 2021 at 05:51:27 AM EST
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Israel's Ya'alon Tongue Lashing at Kerry Nothing New | Jan. 2014 |

General Moshe "Bogie" Ya'alon represents the hardliners which includes Liberman, Bennett and Netanyahu himself and a majority of Israelis. These cabinet members act in bad faith as there is no vision for a two-state solution for a viable independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. These pure Zionists as they themselves claim, follow the policy of Ariel Sharon and his predecessors. It is due to the perseverance of president Obama and Secretary Kerry to bring parties together and it's time to bash some heads together.

by Oui on Thu Dec 2nd, 2021 at 10:08:50 PM EST
The earliest months wasted by the Biden administration has earned an election victory for hardliners ... all signs are RED! 🛑

by Oui on Fri Dec 3rd, 2021 at 07:21:16 PM EST

Talks with Iran on restoring 2015 nuclear deal suspended

by Oui on Fri Dec 3rd, 2021 at 07:22:35 PM EST
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Iran's top negotiator announced on Thursday that the country had provided the five parties to the JCPOA with draft documents detailing its proposals and positions on the removal of sanctions imposed by the United States after leaving the agreement and the nuclear steps Tehran has taken in response.

In a phone call with European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Friday, Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian described the process of negotiations in Vienna "good but slow," asserting that the West needs to focus on removing the United States' sanctions against Iran.

by Oui on Fri Dec 3rd, 2021 at 07:24:56 PM EST
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