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Iran Ad Hoc Update – Persian Spring (8)

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Tehran is becoming as delusional as Muscovy. Never ceases to amaze how powerful denial can be in the minds of the sociopathic.

Iran plots terror on European soil as EU tries to shield regime from Trump sanctions push | Fox News

As the European Union decries America’s restoration of Iran sanctions, the Islamic regime is rewarding Europe’s support by ramping up its terror operation on the continent — allegedly plotting attacks against Iranian dissidents there and politicians who back them.

After Sanctions, Iran’s Economy Is Nearing a Crisis – Bloomberg

With the nuclear deal in tatters, the country faces an uncertain future.

US game plan on Iran written in Tel Aviv, claim Israeli insiders

Israeli sources claim that the actions taken by the Donald Trump administration against the Iranian regime all originate in Tel Aviv.

ANALYSIS: Israel and Trump’s New Iran Sanctions – Israel Today | Israel News

Iran seems on the brink of collapse, but the people don’t blame America (or Israel), but rather their own leaders

U.S. General: ‘Iran’s drill in the Gulf meant to send a message’ – Israel National News

U.S. general says Iranian naval exercise around Strait of Hormuz was meant to send a message to Washington before it reimposed sanctions.

Iranian naval exercise meant as a ‘message’ to US about sanctions, US general says – POLITICO

Still, Iranian naval forces haven’t done anything this year that ‘we’d characterize as unsafe or unprofessional.’

Iran navy exercise was a message to US on sanctions, says top US commander in Mideast

An Iranian naval exercise involving at least 100 small boats in and around the Strait of Hormuz last week was meant as a message to the U.S. for re-imposing economic sanctions on Tehran, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East said Wednesday.

Iran leaving US Navy alone, despite rising tensions – Business Insider

Despite rising tensions between Washington and Tehran, Iran is leaving the US Navy alone, which is to say it is not harassing American warships as it has…

Iran news: Donald Trump’s Iranian sanctions could result in ‘MASSIVE spike’ in oil prices | World | News |

PRICES of oil are set to skyrocket if Iran carries through on a threat to close the Strait of Hormuz in response to Donald Trump’s proposed sanctions against Iran’s oil industry, an expert has warned.

Iran’s Trump talk refusal, explained in one paragraph – Vox

Expert Vali Nasr details why domestic Iranian politics hinders the government’s ability to accept President Trump’s offer to talk.

US sanctions and street pressure hold Iran regime in balance – France 24

US sanctions on Tehran came into effect on August 7 amid Iranian fury over their deteriorating economy. But will pressure from the street be enough to destabilise the Ayatollah’s regime?

Iran news: Donald Trump taunted over sanctions by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamene | World | News |

IRANIAN Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has dramatically said Iranians should “not be worried at all” as US sanctions are reimposed following President Trump’s decision to pull America out of the Iranian nuclear deal.

Iran president Hassan Rouhani tells North Korea not to trust Donald Trump

Iran’s president cautioned North Korea not to trust President Trump during negotiations with the United States over its nuclear weapons arsenal.

Iran has nothing to be concerned about: Supreme Leader

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the highest authority in Iran, said the country has nothing to be concerned about, a report on his official website said on Wednesday in an apparent reference to the imposition of strict U.S. sanctions this week. The sanctions imposed on Tehran this week have already

Khamenei says Iran does not have anything to be concerned about

Iran’s utmost authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the Islamic Republic had nothing to be concerned about, a report on his official website said on Wednesday, as the country’s clerical leadership faces biting U.S. sanctions. The sanctions imposed on Tehran this week have already

Iran’s Khamenei undermines US sanctions, says nothing to worry about – Al Arabiya English

After the first batch of US sanctions on the Islamic Republic entered into force on Tuesday morning, a website affiliated to Iranrsquo;s Supreme

Iran vows to continue oil exports despite Trump’s threats | Iran News | Al Jazeera

Tehran says it will stand firm against Washington as US president issues warning against countries trading with Tehran.

United States Imposes Sanctions on Iran, and Europe’s Dismaying Response |

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German companies bend to US sanctions, cutting ties to Iran

Though European leaders oppose Washington’s Iran sanctions, Daimler and fellow German firms scramble to comply to avoid disruption of their US business.

Europe loses its moral compass – Opinion – Jerusalem Post

The EU transformed itself into an Iranian tool after the Trump administration rejected its calls to receive exemptions from the new financial penalties.

Trump Wants a Bigger, Better Deal with Iran. What Does Tehran Want? – Lawfare

Iran’s skeptical leadership might decide it would be helpful to sit down with Trump on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in September.

Iran to ‘deepen’ ties with NORTH KOREA in alliance against US | World | News |

On Tuesday, local media reported Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho met for talks in Tehran.The US has recently impose crippling sanctions on both countries in respect of their nuclear programmes.Following the meeting, which came hours after US re-imposed sanctions…

What Happens if Iran Closes World’s Most Important Oil Route? Prices Rise and War Likely

Iran’s threat to shut down the Strait of Hormuz is unlikely to be carried out, but it would prompt a spike in oil prices and potential U.S. military intervention.

Germany Warns U.S.: Sanctions on Iran Could ‘Boost Radical and Fundamentalist Forces’ | Breitbart

Germany’s Foreign Minister warns that restored sanctions on Iran could increase unrest and give hardliners an opportunity to seize more power.

Trump Is Piling Sanctions on Iran. Here’s How the Tactic Could Backfire

The U.S. remains an economic superpower, but there are now many more countries with the strength and resilience to shrug off U.S. pressure.

Iranian regime is getting richer, at the expense of the poor | Arab News

The latest large-scale protests in several Iranian cities have created a significant challenge to Iran’s ruling political establishment. The protests are not isolated events but a continuation of the widespread anti-government movement that began in late 2017. The most recent protests broke out not only in small towns and cities, but also in the major hubs of Tehran, Isfahan,

Israeli Minister Says It Would Be Better if Iran Just ‘Disappears’ – Sputnik International

While Tehran doesn’t acknowledge Israel’s right to exist, Tel Aviv suspects Iran of attempting to create nuclear weapons despite the historic 2015 agreement.

Trump’s sanctions against Iran are a clear breach of international law | Gholamali Khoshroo | Opinion | The Guardian

The community of nations has a duty to stand up to lawlessness and contempt for agreed norms, says Tehran’s ambassador to the UN

Why can’t Iran’s mullahs dupe Trump? – The Washington Post

The supposed master manipulator is easily manipulated.