Tag: Iran

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Sen. Bob Menendez — “No Deal Is Better Than A Bad Deal”

Speaking on the program Fox News Sunday, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., said he wants the Biden administration to make sure Iran cannot obtain nuclear weapons but warned that any new deal with the Islamic nation must come with strong terms that would actually keep them from doing so. “We are all in agreement that Iran cannot be allowed to possess […]

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Iran Seeks To Expand Its Military Cooperation With China

TEHRAN — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi expressed Wednesday his government’s desire for closer cooperation with China in remarks made during a visit by the Chinese defense minister, state media reported. According to the report, Raisi told China’s Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe that Tehran sees its ties with Beijing as strategic. Closer cooperation would serve to confront what the Iranian […]

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Iran Set To Become Embargo Free

The international conventional arms embargo imposed on Iran 13 years ago by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), is set to come to an end this Sunday. Consequently, Iran will be able to engage in the trade of conventional arms and military equipment once again. The arms embargo ends as part of Resolution 2231 of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal […]

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UN Shun U.S. Bid To Extend Arms Embargo On Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump is not getting much support from the United Nations (UN) in his attempt to impose further sanctions on Iran. The President announced that he intends to move next week to trigger a “snapback” of international sanctions against Iran at the United Nations. Although the President has withdrawn from the 2015 nuclear deal under the Obama administration […]

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Nearly 35 Million Iranians Possibly Have COVID-19

According to press reports, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has announced that up to 35 million Iranians may have been infected by the coronavirus disease. “Our estimate is that up to now, 25 million Iranians have been infected with this virus,” Rouhani said in a media broadcast. He added, “We have to consider the possibility that 30 to 35 million more […]

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US Navy Ship Sails Near Venezuela After Arrival Of Iranian Cargo

An American warship in the Caribbean Sea navigated into waters the US Navy says are illegitimately claimed by Caracas. A US Navy ship has navigated near the Venezuelan coast in what the US military’s Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) called a “freedom of navigation operation,” a day after a cargo ship from US foe Iran docked at a port of the South […]

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Coronavirus Takes Toll

India has overtaken Italy and is now the sixth worst hit country by the coronavirus pandemic after another record single-day spike in confirmed infections, bringing the total to 236,657 cases. Global death toll from the coronavirus surged past 400,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. About 30 percent of those cases, or two million infections, are in the US. Latin America […]

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UN — US$15 Million Coronavirus Help

UN Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock has released US$15 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help fund global efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus. The announcement came as the World Health Organization (WHO) upgraded the global risk of the coronavirus outbreak to “very high” – its top level of risk assessment. The WHO has said there is still […]

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52 Iranian Sites In U.S. Crosshairs

President Trump has warned the U.S. is “targeting” 52 Iranian sites and will strike “very fast and very hard” if Tehran hits Americans or U.S. assets. His comments come after the U.S. assassination of Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian general, in a drone strike. Iran has vowed to avenge his killing. Mr. Trump tweeted Iran, “is talking very boldly about […]

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Iran’s Leader Vows Revenge

Iran’s supreme leader Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei has vowed severe revenge on those responsible for the death of the top military commander. Qasem Soleimani was killed by an airstrike at Baghdad airport at the end of last week. The attack was ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump. The 62-year-old Soleimani was an Iranian major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard […]