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Biden a Hardliner Invokes Harsh Sanctions on Iran

by Oui Thu Jun 24th, 2021 at 07:56:52 AM EST

Biden never had the stamina or intention to remove the Trump sanctions after the US pulled out of the JCPOA deal made by the P5+1 nations in 2015.

Waited until a hardliner was "elected" by minority in Iran.


Iran president-elect takes hard line, refuses to meet Biden | AP News |

Translation: Zarif met with Ayatollah #Raisi

Foreign Ministry Spokesman: "Zarif" had an hour-and-a-half meeting with Ayatollah Ra'isi today and talked about Burjam and foreign policy

Biden Seizes Iran Independent News Outlets

US not impressed by Israel's campaign of sabotage, hacking and assassinations ... does a desperate move to seize most sources of independent media outlets of the Islamic Republic ...

What does the international media say about unheard of banditry?

US takes down dozens of Iran-linked news sites, accusing them of disinformation | The Guardian | 🤣😂

Notices appear on Iran-affiliated sites saying they had been seized as part of law enforcement action ...

Whataboutism ...

On this day Hong Kong administration shut down Apple News

Criticism of Apple Daily raid is attempt to ‘beautify’ security threats-HK leader | Reuters |

[Work in progress ... ]

Iran says US websites seizure unhelpful for nuclear talks | Arab News |

Both IRTVU and the IRGC were blacklisted by U.S. Sanctions, making it illegal for Americans, U.S. companies and foreign or non-American companies with U.S. subsidiaries to do business with them or their subsidiaries. In total, IRTVU operates 33 websites. It accused Washington of repressing freedom of expression and uniting forces with Israel and Saudi Arabia “to block pro-resistance media outlets exposing the crimes of U.S. allies in the region.”

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Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), the immediate parent of Al-Alam, reported that other web domains, including Palestine-Al Youm, a Palestinian-directed broadcaster, and an Arabic-language religious and cultural channel were among those seized.

Bahrain’s LuaLua TV, run by opposition groups with offices in London and Beirut, was also taken down by the United States. The takedowns come as world powers scramble to resurrect Tehran's tattered 2015 nuclear deal and just days after the election victory of Iran's hard-line judiciary chief, Ebrahim Raisi.

On Monday, Raisi staked out a hard-line position in his first news conference. He ruled out the possibilities of meeting with President Joe Biden or negotiating Tehran’s ballistic missile program or its support for regional militias – concerns the Biden administration wants addressed in future talks.

Relations between Iran and the U.S. have deteriorated for years ...

UPDATE

Iran’s PressTV changed .com to .ir 😊

Press TV, others targeted for their independence, alternative line: ANSWER Coalition member

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by Oui on Thu Jun 24th, 2021 at 12:28:38 PM EST

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The Founding Fathers of the EEC would nimmer allowed new nations not a accepting Four Freedoms...

Women's and minority rights ...

by Oui on Thu Jun 24th, 2021 at 02:27:07 PM EST
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Cabinet puts off ban on gay conversion therapy | NL Times - May 30, 2021 |

In the meantime the coalition formation talks are out on hold until September ... spending the summer holidays in peace and quiet abroad ... democracy can wait, Rutte still in seat as PM.

by Oui on Thu Jun 24th, 2021 at 07:54:21 PM EST
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Ukraine Knew of Separatists' Air-Defense Capabilities, Say Officials | WSJ - July 19, 2014 |

Ukraine officials held a secret briefing with EU ambassadors on hostilities and risk for commercial air travel ahead of Malaysian flight MH-17 downing.

by Oui on Thu Jun 24th, 2021 at 07:56:22 PM EST
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Merkel, Macron: 'Russia is a big challenge for us' | DW News |

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron met on Friday evening to discuss a range of European issues, including ties to Russia and the bloc's fight against the spread of coronavirus variants, ahead of an EU summit next week.

At a press conference before the talks in Berlin, the two leaders told reporters the EU was facing "major challenges" in dealing with Russia and NATO ally Turkey.
They also warned the bloc's member states to be vigilant to prevent the cross-border spread of the coronavirus strain known as the "delta" variant. 

After 'negative spiral', EU seeks new Russia strategy | Reuters |

by Oui on Thu Jun 24th, 2021 at 02:30:20 PM EST

Lessons from four years of Trump must not be forgotten ... sedition assault on U.S. Congress and anti-democracy laws by State Legislature harbour worse incidents to come. The GOP has become a party of "No" and blocks any effort for bipartisanship and compromise ... America moving towards fascism and becoming a pariah state.

by Oui on Thu Jun 24th, 2021 at 02:31:28 PM EST
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EU leaders fail to agree on a summit with Vladimir Putin | DW News |

    The Franco-German proposal sparked criticism from some EU countries that take a more hawkish line on ties with Moscow.
by Oui on Fri Jun 25th, 2021 at 05:06:46 AM EST
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by Oui on Thu Jun 24th, 2021 at 02:32:46 PM EST

The correct answer is "political terrorists," a military source briefed on the training told me. The document, titled "Introduction to Terrorism/Terrorist Operations," is part of a longer training manual recently disseminated by the Naval Education Training and Command's Navy Tactical Training Center in conjunction with the Center for Security Forces. The training is designed for masters-at-arms, the Navy's internal police, the military source said.

US military training manual describes socialism as 'terrorist ideology' - report | The Guardian |

View document from 2005 and the extremely low number of deaths due to terror!!

A Military Guide to Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

by Oui on Thu Jun 24th, 2021 at 06:04:00 PM EST
US ranks last of 46 nations ... no lie, truth at last!

by Oui on Thu Jun 24th, 2021 at 10:40:19 PM EST
See what happens when part-time propagandists can't differentiate between DPRK"-linked," Iran"-linked," Putin- or Kremlin"-linked," and satellite and TLD "funded in part or whole by government of" IR?
by Cat on Mon Jun 28th, 2021 at 08:07:18 PM EST
"Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Recieved Paramilitary Training in U.S."

o rly? I can't link, because I've exhausted my June quota of "free" articles.

by Cat on Mon Jun 28th, 2021 at 08:31:08 PM EST
See my earlier writing ...
America's Biden Is A Killer
by Oui on Tue Jun 29th, 2021 at 10:12:22 AM EST
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Blinken's "shared values" ... JudeoChristian as always whether it's Bush - Clinton - Obama - (Trump no religious values, just Golden Calf).

Biden on course to fulfill Trump's Abraham Business Accords with Saudi Arabia and the Emirates (UAE). A solid base of common principles or lack thereof.

New Fascist Pariah States America and Israel Lashing Out

US State Department have a decades long campaign to designate Hizbollah resistance movement as terrorists endangering US National Security and ME interests. The kidnap, hostage taking and murders of Americans in Lebanon during the reign of Reagan will never be forgiven or forgotten.

Remember the Iran Contra Affair and full-fledged support of Saddam Hussein and a million Iranian deaths on the battlefield ... the MEK terrorists have been redeemed as "freedom fighters" ... nothing ever changes in American foreign policy.

How many "enemies" have been eliminated -murdered- at the hands of US military, the CIA or its mercenaries and proxy jihadists.

by Oui on Sun Jul 4th, 2021 at 01:24:09 PM EST
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by Oui on Thu Jul 8th, 2021 at 06:39:40 PM EST

Coalition of the Willing Against Iran: US DOJ, Ungar, UANI and Mossad | EuroTrib - Aug. 2014 |

by Oui on Thu Jul 8th, 2021 at 06:40:42 PM EST
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U.S. assurances leave retaliation in limbo | Chicago Tribune - July 1, 1985 |

Without any explanation, the State Department late Saturday night made this terse announcement:

''The United States reaffirms its long-standing support for the preservation of Lebanon, its government, its stability and its security and for the mitigation of the suffering of its people.''

That tame restatement of American policy, which Syria suggested, apparently was made as an antidote to President Reagan's remarks in Chicago Heights that spooked the original hijackers into holding back the four hostages they controlled.

In the final stage of negotiations, Reagan publicly called the hijackers ''thugs, murderers and barbarians'' who ''will be held to account.'' White House officials downplayed suggestions that the President himself was responsible for the snag, but State Department officials were aghast at the Chicago remarks.

The diplomatic declaration, so carefully worded that it could mean a great deal or very little, was aimed both at the pro-Iranian Hezbollah, or ''Party of God,'' which includes the hijackers; and at Berri, whose Amal militia acted both as captors and mediators in the crisis.
It also was a signal to bolster Syria`s efforts to give the Lebanese Shiites a guarantee that the U.S. would not seek retribution and that Israel would free the 735 Lebanese hostages it has imprisoned in Atlit Prison near Haifa. That was the original demand in the TWA hijacking.

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Earlier, White House officials pointedly named Iran, Libya and, until it began to assist in the negotiations, Syria as possible targets for American military action to fight terrorism.

Dealing with the devil with covert Israeli middlemen ...

Walsh Iran / Contra Report - Chapter 1 United States v. Robert C. McFarlane

What else could Reagan and Kissinger do?  They made a deal with the ayatollahs of the Islamic Republic of Iran to hold the American Embassy hostages beyond the election of 1980 to defeat sitting president Carter. Similar to hold up Paris peace talks with North Vietnam in 1968. Be they all be damned. Pure evil.

by Oui on Thu Jul 8th, 2021 at 06:59:36 PM EST
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by Oui on Thu Jul 8th, 2021 at 07:51:44 PM EST
President Biden has pretty much glossed over the American drawback.

Iran hosts high-level Afghan peace talks as fighting surges | ABC News |

Iran has high stakes in stability in neighboring Afghanistan. It has a large Shia minority which has been suffering many suicide attacks and hundreds of civilian deaths.

by Oui on Thu Jul 8th, 2021 at 07:53:04 PM EST
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The Durban Conference Against Racism and Everyone's Responsibilities | Sept. 8, 2001 |

United Against Racism

by Oui on Thu Jul 8th, 2021 at 10:14:02 PM EST
Earlier timeline this year ...

Afghanistan appreciates Iran's help for bringing fire disaster under control in Herat | Iran News - Feb. 14, 2021 |

Huge blaze on Afghan border didn't damage Iran's customs post | Tehran Times |

The local official from Iran's Khorasan Razavi province said that the fire in Afghanistan's Islam Qala border crossing had not spread to Iran's Dogharoon post, according to Press TV. 

The fire also caused massive damage to infrastructure in the area, including pylons that transmit electricity from Iran to the urban regions in Herat.

Iran, Afghanistan border closed amid COVID-19 fears | ME Monitor - Aoril 30, 2021 |

by Oui on Fri Jul 9th, 2021 at 10:56:24 AM EST

    Translation: First Vice President Amrullah Saleh has telephoned Amir Shah Nayebzada, a Member of the Wolesi Jirga for Badghis, in a threatening tone, urging him to stop encouraging Afghan troops to surrender to the Taliban or face punishment.

Iran says in full control as Taliban claim capturing main border conduit | PressTV |

by Oui on Fri Jul 9th, 2021 at 10:59:57 AM EST
by Oui on Fri Jul 9th, 2021 at 11:01:40 AM EST
Stealing Palestinian land as ICC investigates war crimes and crimes against humanity. A change of president from the previous to Joe Biden hasn't impacted expansion of colonization. Ugly and dark forces in the Jewish State of Israel.

The draconian law used by Israel to steal Palestinian land | Al Jazeera |

by Oui on Fri Jul 9th, 2021 at 02:55:23 PM EST
Palestinian owners of land on Jabal Sabih petition Israeli High Court for the cancelation of settlement deal | WAFA - July 8, 2021 |

The local councils of Beita, Yutma and Qabalan, in addition to nine Palestinian property owners from Qabalan, today filed a petition before the Israeli High Court demanding the cancellation of an agreement signed last week between the Israeli government and Israeli settlers that paves the way for the retroactive legalization of the Evyatar outpost that had been violently and illegally built on private and agricultural Palestinian lands on the Jabal Sabih.

The petition is jointly submitted on their behalf by the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC), through attorney Sliman Shahin, and the Palestinian Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission (CWRC), through attorney Alaa Mahajna.

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