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US will attempt to impose its own Iran sanctions globally

The US Trump administration's attempt to make the UN reimpose sanctions on Iran and to extend an arms embargo failed miserably.

US revises resolution that would extend Iran arms embargo

The Trump administration has been working on a resolution to extend the UN arms embargo on Iran. His administration has substantially changed the original draft. The length of the new version has been reduced from 35 paragraphs to just four.

Elliot Abrams appointed special envoy to Iran

Brian Hook, US special envoy, who has been overseeing the last 3 and a half years of US hostility towards Iran has resigned. No official reason has been announced for his resignation.

Former US officials speak at radical anti-Iran group's conference

The People's Mujahedin (MEK) a radical anti-Iran group that some consider a cult and was considered a terrorist organization until 2012 by the US held its annual Free Iran Conference on line.

Op-Ed: US to introduce a UN resolution to extend arms embargo on Iran

The US is attempting to extend an arms embargo on Iran at the UN and if that fails the US claims that this could trigger the return of all sanctions.

Op-Ed: Iranians call US naval Gulf operation illegal and provocative

The first official Iranian response to US allegations that Iranian speed boats have been dangerous and provocative in approaching close to US vessels came Friday from the Iranian Defense Ministry.

Op-Ed: US & UAE held wargames against Iran in Abu Dhabi despite pandemic

A number of planned wargames have been delayed because of fears they would help spread the coronavirus. However, the US and United Arab Emirates (UAE) carried on the biennial Native Fury to send a message to Iran.

Group of senators sponsor bill to return US to Iran nuclear deal

A group of US Senators led by Senator Ed Markey, Dianne Epstein, Chris Van Hollen, Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Duckworth, all Democrats and Bernie Sanders an Indpendent have introduced the Iran Diplomacy Act.

Op-Ed: US threatens to assassinate new Iranian Quds commander

The US assassination of General Qassem Soleimani the commander of the Iranian Quds Force earlier this month almost started a war. Iran retaliated with a missile attack January 8 on two US bases in Iraq causing a number of brain injuries to US soldiers.

Op-Ed: US tried to assassinate another key Iranian general but failed

On January 2, the US launched an airstrike at the Baghdad International Airport that killed the Iranian General Qassem Suleimani and also an Iraqi militia leader but the US attempted another assassination the same day but failed.

Op-Ed: Misreading Iran — Trump’s hubris could be big trouble for himself

Washington - Iran has prestige and credibility on the line after the killing of one of its top generals. President Trump has taken personal credit for this attack, and publicized his role personally. This can backfire for him and United States interests.

US new regulations on sending humanitarian aid to Iran

The US Treasury Dept, has announced a system of permissible trade with Iran that it claims will ease the shipment of food and medicine into the country for humanitarian reasons.

Op-Ed: Iran denies that it is violating the nuclear agreement

Tehran - Iranian state media confirmed yesterday that the country's stockpile of low-enriched uranium has now exceeded 300 kg. This was for some time seen as the stockpile cap although Iran has often pointed out that the cap is purely voluntary at this stage.

Op-Ed: US media critical of Trump's lack of response to drone downing

Mainstream US media is for the most part united in criticism of Trump's decision to call off planned attacks on Iran in response to the downing of a US drone.

Op-Ed: Iran claims to have exposed CIA-run US cyber-espionage network

Iran claimed on Monday that it had exposed a large cyber espionage network that it alleges was run by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and several US spies had been arrested in several countries as a result of the discovery.

US will respond with force if Iran attacks any US interests

The US Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, has claimed that the US will respond by military force if any of its interests are attacked by Iran.

Op-Ed: US blames Iran for ship sabotage and rocket attack in Iraq

Until lately indications were that it was not clear who was responsible for the sabotage of oil tankers off the coast of the UAE. However now that the US has decided to send another 1500 troops to the Middle East Iran is being blamed for the sabotage.

Op-Ed: Iraqi parliament likely to pass bill evicting US troops from Iraq

US troops have been in Iraq for most of the last sixteen years. Often relations of the Iraqi government to the troops have been defined by increases in US hostility to neighboring Iran.

Op-Ed: US actions may provoke Iran and end up in a war

Washington - The Trump administration seems determined to aggravate its relationship with Iran and may end up provoking Iran into reactions that could result in war.

Op-Ed: U.S. general threatens 'military means' against Iranian threat

U.S. Centcom commander General Joseph Votel told the U.S. House Armed Services Committee that Iran was the greatest destabilizing force in the Middle East. He said the U.S. must be prepared to use "military means" to both confront and defeat the threat.

Iran retaliates against Trump executive order

Tehran - Iran announces in a Foreign Ministry statement that it will ban all Americans from the country. The action is a quick response to Donald Trump's executive order which bans nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days.

Op-Ed: US sanctions on Iran often block humanitarian aid

Tehran - US sanctions on are designed to cripple the energy sector, imports and exports, and also access to the international financial system. However, the sanctions also cause numerous problems in transactions that do not actually violate the restrictions.

Op-Ed: 'Back Door to Iran War Bill' promoted by Democratic Senators

Washington - California Senator Barbara Boxer and Oregon Senator Ron Wyden are both original co-sponsors of the AIPAc promoted "Back Door to Iran War" bill.

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