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Aletho News - 2020-03-25 - Original post - cached version
Al-Manar | March 25, 2020

The United Nations rights chief says any sanctions imposed on Iran, among other countries grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, should be “urgently re-evaluated” to support lives of millions of people worldwide.

“At this crucial time...

Aletho News - 2020-03-24 - Original post - cached version
By Eli Clifton | Responsible Statecraft | March 23, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic’s impact in Iran, which already claimed over 1,800 lives and infected more than 23,000 people, is one of the world’s more troubling examples of widespread infection, with insufficient...

Aletho News - 2020-03-20 - Original post - cached version

RT | March 20, 2020

Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif accused the US of taking its policy of “maximum pressure” on Tehran to a “new level of inhumanity” by imposing new sanctions on Iran as it struggles to cope with a huge surge of Covid-19 cases.

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Aletho News - 2020-03-16 - Original post - cached version
Sputnik – March 16, 2020

Beijing calls for lifting Iran sanctions as the Islamic republic fiercely struggles to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

“China urges countries involved to immediately lift...

Aletho News - 2020-03-04 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – March 4, 2020

Iran says the US and Israel are seeking to undermine the “constructive cooperation” between the country and the UN nuclear agency by forcing the latter to act outside its purview.

“Unfortunately once again, the US and the Israeli regime...

Aletho News - 2020-03-03 - Original post - cached version
RT | March 3, 2020

Over a year since its launch, the EU’s INSTEX financial mechanism – designed to facilitate trade with sanctions-hit Iran – has not carried out any operations, Iran’s ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali has revealed.

“The Europeans have developed...

Aletho News - 2020-03-02 - Original post - cached version

RT | March 2, 2020

Seyyed Mohammad Mirmohammadi, a long-standing member of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council, has reportedly died from a novel coronavirus infection.

He was being treated at the Masih Daneshvari Hospital in...

Aletho News - 2020-02-25 - Original post - cached version
By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | February 24, 2020

Iran’s parliamentary election on Friday took place in extraordinary circumstances. The pandemic fear over coronavirus significantly impacted the voter turnout, which is estimated to be around 42% (as compared...

Aletho News - 2020-02-09 - Original post - cached version

By Shishir Upadhyaya | RT | February 9, 2020 Escalating US pressure on Iran, including sanctions targeting Iranian oil exports, may have had an unexpected consequence – pushing India to diversify its energy supplies by shifting from Tehran to Moscow as a major oil supplier. State-owned oil...

Aletho News - 2020-02-07 - Original post - cached version

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | February 7, 2020 The Russian reaction to Turkey’s latest military moves in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib has appeared in the form of a lengthy interview with the government daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on...

Aletho News - 2020-02-03 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – February 3, 2020 Iran has dismissed as insufficient a Swiss-US “humanitarian” channel set up to enable medicine transfers to the country, arguing that the United States is originally banned by the International Court of Justice from subjecting Iran’s much-needed medical supplies to...

Aletho News - 2020-02-01 - Original post - cached version

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | February 1, 2020 The remark by President Recep Erdogan on Friday that Turkey might militarily intervene in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province fuelled speculation that tensions between Ankara and Moscow have reached a point of no return. However, this is...

Aletho News - 2020-01-28 - Original post - cached version

RT | January 28, 2020 The Iranian threat to withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, or NPT, moved forward on Tuesday after a motion to do so was filed in the Iranian parliament. The motion reported by the parliament’s official website brings Iran closer to breaking away from the 1968...

Aletho News - 2020-01-26 - Original post - cached version

By Daniel McAdams | Ron Paul Institute | January 26, 2020 On November 22nd of last year, the US government announced it would impose sanctions on Iran’s information minister for his alleged role in limiting domestic Internet access while protests raged in that country over increases in gas...

Aletho News - 2020-01-25 - Original post - cached version

RT | January 24, 2020 The website of Iran’s Fars News Agency, often described as semi-state operator, has gone offline worldwide, with the agency claiming its server company blocked the site on orders from Washington. Internet users trying to access farsnews.com on Friday found only a blank...

Aletho News - 2020-01-21 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – January 21, 2020 Russia has accused the US of misleading the international community on Iran’s right to enrich uranium, describing as “myth-making” a claim by Washington that a UN Security Council resolution has banned any enrichment in Iran. “We consider it necessary to respond to...

Aletho News - 2020-01-21 - Original post - cached version

Sanctions can be more deadly than bullets By Philip Giraldi • Unz Review • January 21, 2020 Supporters of Donald Trump often make the point that he has not started any new wars. One might observe that it has not been for lack of trying, as his cruise missile attacks on Syria based on fabricated...

Aletho News - 2020-01-20 - Original post - cached version

By Yves Engler · January 19, 2020 While the current Liberal government claims to be progressive and in favour of a rules-based international order, promotion of democracy and world peace, its actions regarding Iran demonstrate that the primary drivers of Canadian foreign policy remain US Empire...

Aletho News - 2020-01-19 - Original post - cached version

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi Press TV – January 19, 2020 Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas says the three European signatories to Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), cannot logically...

Aletho News - 2020-01-19 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – 19.01.2020 The European parties to the Iranian nuclear deal earlier launched a dispute resolution mechanism under the agreement, a process that could entail the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran. Iran’s cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency will be reviewed if the EU...

Aletho News - 2020-01-15 - Original post - cached version

By Scott Ritter | RT | January 15, 2020 Europe could have saved the Iran nuclear agreement. Instead, it abused the rule of law by inappropriately triggering its dispute mechanism, all but ensuring the agreement’s demise. Disingenuous diplomacy On January 5, 2020, Tehran announced that it would...

Aletho News - 2020-01-15 - Original post - cached version

RT | January 14, 2020 The European trio’s accusation that Iran violates the key restrictions of the nuclear deal are unjustified, the Russian Foreign Ministry said urging the countries not to increase tensions that could endanger the pact. Paris, Berlin and London officially reported Iran’s non-...

Aletho News - 2020-01-12 - Original post - cached version

By Gilad Atzmon | January 12, 2020 Ariel Gold is the national co-director of CODEPINK, an American female  “grassroots peace and social justice movement” that claims to  work “to end U.S.-funded wars and occupations.” Ariel claims to support the Palestinians and oppose Israel. She has published...

Aletho News - 2020-01-12 - Original post - cached version

RT | January 12, 2020 Facebook has admitted to selectively censoring pro-Iranian government Instagram posts about the murdered General Soleimani, as US President Donald Trump hypocritically championed free speech and warned Tehran against censorship. Instagram has confirmed that they have been...

Aletho News - 2020-01-08 - Original post - cached version

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi Press TV – January 7, 2020 A senior Iranian official says the country’s decision to take the fifth and final step in reducing its commitments under a landmark nuclear deal it clinched with major world powers in 2015 does not...

Aletho News - 2020-01-05 - Original post - cached version

RT | January 5, 2020 Tehran has removed the last constraints it agreed to impose on its nuclear program under the 2015 deal but said it is ready to return to fulfilling its obligations under the agreement if the US lifts sanctions. Iran’s nuclear program “no longer faces any operating...

Aletho News - 2020-01-02 - Original post - cached version

By Philip Giraldi | Strategic Culture Foundation | January 2, 2020 The creatures that lurk through the corridors of power in Washington DC have refined corruption to the point where almost anything goes and almost no one is ever held accountable. Traditionally, Congressmen reward their various...

Aletho News - 2019-12-27 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – December 27, 2019 Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has ruled out the possibility of renewing a UN arms embargo against Iran which is to expire in October 2020 in line with the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Speaking to the Russian news agency Interfax...

Aletho News - 2019-12-27 - Original post - cached version

RT | December 27, 2019 Japan’s cabinet has approved a plan to send its warship and surveillance planes to the Middle East, framing the controversial mission as “study and research activities” totally separate from the US initiative to contain Iran. Tokyo is expected to send a destroyer with 200...

Aletho News - 2019-12-26 - Original post - cached version

By Philip Giraldi | Strategic Culture Foundation | December 26, 2019 Watching the impeachment “vote” was hard work. With only a few exceptions, each Congressman rose for roughly 90 seconds and provided a prearranged, almost completely scripted-along-party-lines explanation of how he or she was...

Aletho News - 2019-12-20 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – December 20, 2019 The UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo has reiterated earlier remarks by the UN General Secretary that the body cannot verify US claims blaming Iran for attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil facilities. DiCarlo made remarks during a UN...

Aletho News - 2019-12-20 - Original post - cached version

By Finian Cunningham | Strategic Culture Foundation | December 19, 2019 US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin seems to think that nations under the hammer of American sanctions should be thanking Washington for not attacking them militarily instead. How generous, how virtuous of Uncle Sam!...

Aletho News - 2019-12-17 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – December 17, 2019 President Hassan Rouhani says the United States’ “cruel and unlawful” sanctions against Iran will not be sustainable, and that all countries are want to foster close and friendly relations with the Islamic Republic. “The conditions caused by the cruel pressure and...

Aletho News - 2019-12-16 - Original post - cached version

Children with cancer couldn’t get adequate treatment due to sanctions (photo Aleppo 2016) By Eva Bartlett | RT | December 16, 2019 The US has a favourite tool for bullying non-compliant nations: sanctions. Sanctions inflict considerable suffering, even death, on ordinary people in targeted...

Aletho News - 2019-12-16 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – December 16, 2019 Tehran considers the US sanctions imposed against the Mahan Air carrier for allegedly transporting weapons to conflict areas in the Middle East illegal and hopes that other countries do not follow Washington’s steps, the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Abbas...

Aletho News - 2019-12-13 - Original post - cached version

Press TV | December 13, 2019 The US Treasury Department has stressed that Washington’s newly announced sanctions targeting Iran’s air and maritime transport industries will lead to the restriction of trade related to humanitarian goods. “US persons will be prohibited from engaging in...

Aletho News - 2019-12-12 - Original post - cached version

By Nebojsa Malic | RT | December 11, 2019 With over a year of sanctions failing to force Tehran to bend the knee, Washington is now resorting to creatively invoking “weapons of mass destruction” – the very same pretext the US used for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. On Wednesday, the US Treasury...

Aletho News - 2019-12-12 - Original post - cached version

By Simon Watkins – Oilprice.com – December 10, 2019 The supergiant Azadegan oil field, comprising major north and south sites, is as important to Iran’s overall strategic plan to survive the current sanctions environment and to prosper when they are lifted as the flagship South Pars supergiant...

Aletho News - 2019-12-10 - Original post - cached version

By Paul Antonopoulos | December 10, 2019 Despite the European Union attempts to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which saw Iran reduce its low-enriched uranium by 98% and eliminate its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium in return for economic relief, JCPOA is hanging by a thread...

Aletho News - 2019-12-07 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – December 7, 2019 Freed Iranian stem cell scientist Dr. Masoud Soleimani has arrived in Tehran after over one year of imprisonment in the United States. Soleimani arrived at Tehran Mehrabad airport on Saturday evening after he was released by the US in a prisoner swap. He was welcomed...

Aletho News - 2019-12-07 - Original post - cached version

Dmitry Polyanskiy, Russia’s chargé d’affaires to the United Nations Press TV – December 6, 2019 Russia’s mission to the United Nations says the US continually tries to demonize Iran’s missile activities despite lack of any damning evidence against the Islamic Republic’s defensive activities, and...

Aletho News - 2019-12-07 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – December 6, 2019 The Defence Ministry of Israel announced in the early hours of Friday morning that it had tested a new rocket propulsion system at a an airbase in the central part of the country, as part of a missile defence modernization plan. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran,...

Aletho News - 2019-12-02 - Original post - cached version

By Sarah Abed – December 2, 2019 Trade between the European Union (EU) and the Islamic Republic of Iran has dropped roughly 74.92% percent this year from January to September compared to last year during the same timeframe, due to US-imposed sanctions, according to the European statistical...

Aletho News - 2019-11-29 - Original post - cached version

By Sharmine Narwani | RT | November 27, 2019 Data from two foreign polls tell a very different story about protests in Iran. The economy is tough, but a majority of Iranians back their government’s security initiatives and reject domestic upheaval. On November 15, angry Iranians began pouring...

Aletho News - 2019-11-23 - Original post - cached version

Ron Paul Institute | November 23, 2019 What’s behind the most recent violent protests in Iran? Is it really all about a gasoline price increase? Why is US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo so enthusiastic about the protests, telling them that the US stands with them against their government? What’s...

Aletho News - 2019-11-21 - Original post - cached version

People rallied in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz to denounce the violent unrest in the country, Nov 19, 2019 By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | November 21, 2019 I once had an animated conversation with the Middle East correspondent of a leading Indian newspaper regarding the...

Aletho News - 2019-11-20 - Original post - cached version

By Max Civili | Press TV | November 20, 2019 Rome – The Italian government’s early November announcement that the Iranian first private airline Mahan Air will no longer be allowed to fly to its Italian destinations of Rome and Milan from mid-December had left many baffled in Italy. Rome’s...

Aletho News - 2019-11-12 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – November 12, 2019 A senior Iranian diplomat says the United States does not dare to attack Iran as it knows well that the Islamic Republic stands fully prepared to defend itself against any aggression. “We are completely ready to defend the country and the Americans are aware of this...

Aletho News - 2019-11-12 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – November 12, 2019 According to Russian Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov, the undeclared uranium particles found by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Iran has nothing to do with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA...

Aletho News - 2019-11-11 - Original post - cached version

By Alastair Crooke | Strategic Culture Foundation | November 11, 2019 What happens if the two premises on which Israel and America’s grand Iran strategy is founded are proven false? ‘What if’ maximum pressure fails either to implode the Iranian state politically, nor brings Iran to its knees,...

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