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Trump Invites “Crushing” Response After Designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard As Terrorist Organization

While Trump’s just announced decision to decertify the Iranian nuclear deal, giving Congress 60 days to decide whether to unwind Obama’s landmark deal, was widely leaked previously even though few can point to what terms of the agreement Iran has violated, one aspect of Trump’s Iran statement was unclear: whether he would designate Iran’s Islamic […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Iran To Send Warship Flotilla To West Atlantic Amid Massive New Military Build Up

Tehran is preparing to send a flotilla of Iranian warships to the western Atlantic Ocean following the announcement of a massive $500 million investment in war spending, according to Iranian leaders, who say the military moves are in response to recent efforts by the United States to impose a package of new economic sanctions on […]

WTI Jumps Above $50 On Report US Prepping Sanctions Against Venezuela Oil Industry

After both Brent and WTI rose above their respective 50DMAs on Friday, capping 2017’s best weekly rally for oil, the rising tide is accelerating as the latest CFTC COT data confirmed, when net specs boosted bullish Nymex WTI crude oil bets by 27K net-long positions to 423K, the highest in two months, as producers continued […]

In “Unprecedented Step” US Sanctions Chinese Entities With Ties To North Korea

After allegedly pressuring the Chinese government to act first and adopt sanctions against nearly 10 local entities who the US claims provided North Korea with materials used in its nuclear program, the US has decided to act.  In an unprecedented step, the Treasury Department slapped financial sanctions on two Chinese nationals and a Chinese shipping […]

Senate Quietly Drops Russian Sanctions Bill, Focuses On Iran Crackdown

Much to the likely chagrin of the mainstream media, and Democratic Party blame narratives everywhere, Politico reports that the leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have reached a decision that’s sure to disappoint Russia hawks: They’re not taking up a Russia sanctions bill anytime soon. “We're not going to do a Russia sanctions bill,” […]

Iran Launches Another Ballistic Missile

So much for hope that Iran was prepared to de-escalate military tensions with the US. As we reported yesterday, when we asked rhetorically “did Trump scare Iran“, according to satellite photos obtained by Fox, Iran had pulled a missile from a launchpad, despite prepping it previously for launch, in a sign perhaps that Tehran was […]