August 15, 2020 at 2:01 am #205839
The USA rebuffed at the UN over anti-Iran resolution
The proposal to extend an arms embargo on Iran won support from only the Dominican Republic at the security council vote.
Suzanne DiMaggio, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment Institute for Peace, said that the US focus was not on building coalitions on the issue but on provoking a diplomatic confrontation at the UN to please Trump’s core supporters. She said the ultimate US aim was also to try to provoke Iran into a reaction…August 15, 2020 at 11:46 pm #205867AnonymousInactive
August 16, 2020 at 3:41 am #205881AnonymousInactive
- Venezuela does not buy petroleum they buy gasoline because they don’t have parts for their refinery and that amount of petroleum does not fit in four tankers Every time that the USA publish video against they always have resolution from 1940 , do they have old video camera or are they using old video ?
The government of Venezuela has said that they have not made any new purchase of Gasoline from Iran. If any country around the world is missing four tankers the USA has them in TexasAugust 20, 2020 at 1:17 am #205931
The United States will demand Thursday that all United Nations sanctions be reimposed against Iran, Trump announced Wednesday, a move that follows America’s embarrassing failure to extend an arms embargo against Tehran.
Other nations claim the US has no standing to make the demand because Trump pulled the US out of the Iran nuclear deal two years ago. Members of the UN Security Council say the US no longer has any say regarding the Iran deal, the Trump administration argues that it retains its standing as an original participant in the accord and as a permanent member of the Security Council that endorsed the agreement. Trump said that when the United States entered the deal, it was clear that the US always would have the right to invoke a re-imposition of the UN sanctions.
Trump seeks to reimpose all UN sanctions against Iran under the so-called “snapback” mechanism that was approved with the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and six major powers. Under the deal, Tehran received billions of dollars in sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program. The “snapback” mechanism was created in the event Tehran was proven to be in violation of the accord. The administration’s position is that once it has notified the council that it is invoking “snapback,” all the UN sanctions will be reimposed in 30 days. That’s because the US would veto any resolution that attempts to prolong the sanctions relief. The administration’s view is that once those 30 days have passed, any country that doesn’t enforce the UN sanctions will be hit with US penalties for violating a binding UN Security Council action.
“This will be a fully valid enforceable Security Council resolution and we have every expectation that it will be enforced just like every other Security Council resolution that is in place,” said Pompeo
Could this be an election tactic of Trump – to take the USA to the brink of a military confrontation and play the patriot card?August 20, 2020 at 4:15 am #205932AnonymousInactive
The USA is a country governed by outlawsAugust 20, 2020 at 5:19 pm #205935
One reason UAE reached out to Israel
UAE coastguard vessels “opened fire on several Iranian fishing boats … leading to the deaths of two fishermen”.
Iran on Thursday said it seized a United Arab Emirates-registered ship violating its territorial watersAugust 21, 2020 at 8:38 pm #205986AnonymousInactive
The USA has taken the liberty of imposing embargos and blockades in any country around the world which does not obey its mandate, and millions of peoples in the USA support these criminal actions including the imposition and embargo of sending medications and foods for the poor peoples of Venezuela and CubaAugust 22, 2020 at 1:47 am #205993
The USA becomes isolated. But the extent of its economic power to go alone should not be underestimated.August 22, 2020 at 4:45 am #205996AnonymousInactive
The USA has never won a war without a secretaryOctober 9, 2020 at 4:04 pm #208049
The US tighten sanctions
The US claim that their sanctions exempt medical and food and other humanitarian goods, but if Iran cannot use the world banks to pay, just how can they buy them. No trader will risk the wrath of being excluded by the US by facilitating credit to Iranian international trade even if it is the necessities of life itselfOctober 9, 2020 at 5:09 pm #208062AnonymousInactive
It is like selling a car without the engine. So much talk about the Nuremberg trial, but in one of its clauses it says that placing sanctions against another nation is an act of war, and the USA is in war with the whole world, and they want to give a Nobel Peace Prize to Donald TrumpNovember 27, 2020 at 8:25 pm #210143
Another example of very likely Israeli state terrorism which in the West will not condemn. But when Iran retaliates, then the governments will be in uproar.
It is perhaps the swan-song of the departing Trump administration who were determined to break the Iran deal and it is probable the murder will make it harder for Biden to make reconciliations with Iran.
Perhaps the proxy terrorists MEK were involved.November 30, 2020 at 2:29 am #210214
Scott Ritter explains the assassination of the Iranian scientist
, Israel is doing its best to ensure that, for Biden, military action is the only viable option available.
The assassination of Fakhrizadeh serves two main purposes.
First, it hardens the resolve of Iran when it comes to any potential flexibility it might have been prepared to have with Biden regarding a resolution to the nuclear standoff,
But the most important purpose behind the killing of Fakhrizadeh is to create a fait accompli when it comes to policy options being considered by a future Biden administration. Rejoining the JCPOA is likely a non-starter – Iran will never agree to the many preconditions sought by Biden and his advisers.December 31, 2020 at 2:55 am #211749
Depending what side you are on, some will call it deterrence, others provocationDecember 31, 2020 at 3:44 am #211755L.B. NeillParticipant
After all this time: still an issue.
I remember listening to the BBC World Service in the back of beyond and hearing the effects of the overthrow of the Shah and the institution of the Ayatollah.
Such a long time ago, and still the effects resound…
Oil was the first thing that I saw, heard, or conceived was contended (awakening for me) for in the world of wars. Ideology was next. Truth was the last- but then realised it was the first.
Today… I fill up my car. This price today: that price tomorrow. How many lives for a price of oil. No question mark.
If only I knew back then, listening to the World Service, that I would drive on the bones of the dead. Tank full of it.
I don’t need a clever answer anymore… never did.
I wish that simple return- a kid who thought commodities was no reason to go to war.
Again, that same old smell boils up.
I am utterly perplexed- history repeating… and again.. and again. Again.
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