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Iran: We Rejected Trump’s Push For A Secret Face To Face Meeting

The White House has denied reports that President Trump requested an unprecedented face-to-face meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in September. On Sunday the Associated Press reported the claim of Iran’s foreign ministry, initially issued through Iranian state television, that the White House approached the Iranian […]

British Secretary Of State Refuses to Rule Out A “Preemptive Strike” On North Korea

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, Boris Johnson, the British secretary of state for foreign affairs, has said the option of military action against North Korea “must theoretically remain on the table” in discussions about the country’s nuclear crisis. Johnson refuses to rule out a preemptive strike. According to The Independent UK, while speaking at Chatham […]

Ayatollah Blasts Trump’s “Rants And Whoppers”, Says Iran Will “Shred” Deal If US Pulls Out

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – who famously waited three months before offering a tepid endorsement of the JCPOA – largely echoed the threats of other Iranian government officials when he said Wednesday that Iran would adhere to the terms of the deal if other world powers respected it, but would “shred it” if […]

Iranian Parliament Speaker Says US “Will Regret” Withdrawing From Nuclear Deal

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Monday that the US would face stiff consequences if it withdraws from the JCPA – informally known as the Iran deal. Speaker of Iran's parliament Ali Larijani said that Iran "had a developed plan and a certain law,” should the United States withdraw from the agreement on Tehran's nuclear […]

Watch Live: Trump To De-Certifies Iran Deal, Ask Congress To Impose Sanctions “Trigger Points”

In what is set to be the least-surprising, and most-telegraphed event of the day (unless the president decides to do a press conference Q&A afterwards), Trump delivers his statement de-certfiying the Iran Deal and punting it to Congress… Live Fed: due to start at 1245ET… *  *  * Update (11:40 am ET): As expected, Trump […]

Iran Vows “Decisive, Crushing” Response If Trump Designates Its Elite Guards As Terrorists

On Sunday, in its most explicit warning to Donald Trump not to revise the terms of the Nuclear Deal – something the US president is expected to do over the coming days – Iran warned the United States that U.S. regional military bases “would be at risk” if further sanctions were passed. “The Americans should […]

What Happens To Iran’s Oil Exports If Sanctions Are Renewed: Goldman Explains

President Trump is poised to announce over the coming days, that the landmark Iran nuclear agreement is no longer in the national interest of the United States. While the so-called “decertification” would not be the fatal blow to the Iran deal that Trump promised on the campaign trail, it would kick the issue back to […]

Trump Expected To “Decertify” Iran Nuclear Deal Next Thursday

Update:  Confirming our note from earlier this morning, the Washington Post has just confirmed that President Trump will deliver a speech next Thursday to officially announce plans to “decertify” the international nuclear deal with Iran.  According to WaPo, Trump is expected to lay out a broader strategy with respect to Iran but will stop short […]

Iran Releases Footage Of New, Long-Range Ballistic Missile Launch

On Friday, we reported that in the latest snub by President Hassan Rouhani to the Trump administration, on Friday the Iranian president said Tehran would continue its missile program in defiance of US sanctions, and to underscore the determination, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard unveiled its newest long-range ballistic missile during a military parade in Tehran.  […]

Trump Administration To Replace Travel Ban With Broader “Targeted” Restrictions: WSJ

After repeatedly asking the Supreme Court to overturn parts of appellate court rulings that have sought to limit the scope of the White House’s controversial travel ban as US judges have continued their unceasing assault on Trump’s order even after the Supreme Court granted a temporary stay, WSJ is reporting this morning that the administration […]