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In Iran’s Hierarchy, Talks with Trump Are Now Seen as Inevitable – Farnaz Fassihi (NYT via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 30, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 30, 2019 In Iran’s Hierarchy, Talks with Trump Are Now Seen as Inevitable – Farnaz Fassihi In the power circles of Tehran, where “Death to America” is regularly chanted, the idea has taken hold that Iran must eventually negotiate with President Trump, according to several people with knowledge of the shift. They said Iran’s leadership […]

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Give Iran Sanctions Time to Work – Dr. Udi Levi (Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security via Daily Alert) and summary of 2nd related article

By   /  August 14, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 14, 2019 Give Iran Sanctions Time to Work – Dr. Udi Levi (Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security) The U.S. has made impressive progress in its sanctions campaign against Iran. While further oil and banking sanctions might lead to a rift between the U.S. and its global partners, a better approach would be to focus […]

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Are Iran Sanctions Working? – Amir Taheri (Asharq al-Awsat-UK via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 11, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 11, 2019 Are Iran Sanctions Working? – Amir Taheri (Asharq al-Awsat-UK) The pro-Tehran lobby claims that sanctions do not work. But if the aim is to persuade the Khomeinist clique in Tehran to change aspects of its behavior abroad, sanctions are working. The mullahs have started to reduce their footprint in Syria and Yemen. Offices […]

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IMF: Iran Inflation Could Reach 40 Percent as Economy Shrinks – Davide Barbuscia (Reuters via Daily Alert)

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 29, 2019 IMF: Iran Inflation Could Reach 40 Percent as Economy Shrinks – Davide Barbuscia (Reuters) Jihad Azour, director of the International Monetary Fund’s Middle East and Central Asia department, told Reuters, “Clearly the re-imposition of sanctions and the removal of the waivers will have additional negative impact on the Iranian economy both in terms of growth […]

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The US Sanctions on Mullahs are Working by Majid Rafizadeh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  April 28, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 27, 2019 “The golden days are gone and will never return. Iran doesn’t have enough money to give us.” — A militant with an Iranian-backed militia in Syria, New York Times, March 26, 2019. Feeling the pressure of sanctions on Iran, Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Iran’s proxy, Hezbollah, has also called on his group’s fundraising arm “to […]

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Withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal Has Paid Dividends – Bret Stephens (NYT via Daily Alert)

By   /  April 2, 2019  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Apr. 2, 2019 Withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal Has Paid Dividends – Bret Stephens Critics said the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal would bring nothing but woe to the U.S. and our interests in the Middle East. But last week, the New York Times’ Ben Hubbard wrote: “Iran’s financial crisis, exacerbated by American […]

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Iran’s 40 Years of Darkness – Bret Stephens (NYT via Daily Alert)

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 15, 2019 Iran’s 40 Years of Darkness – Bret Stephens From its beginning 40 years ago, the Islamic Republic of Iran has enjoyed the generous benefit of the doubt from credulous observers in the West. History hasn’t been kind to their sympathy. As goodwill flowed toward Iran, malice flowed out. Tehran matches conciliation with contempt. […]

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COLUMN ONE: EUROPE BEATS IRAN’S WAR DRUMS, by Caroline B. Glick (J. Post)

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, friends/enemies, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

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Iranian revolt exposes Obama’s mistakes by L.Todd Wood (Washington Times)

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Aug.2, 2018 President Obama said it couldn’t happen. But it’s happening. I’m talking about Iran, of course. Protests have spread across the country and have reached critical mass. The regime cannot control them any longer. It seems the mullahs’ days could be numbered. The regime change Mr. Obama thought impossible is very much on the […]

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Why Abbas Refuses to Ease Sanctions on Gaza, by Yoni Ben Menachem (JNS via Algemeiner)

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 14, 2018 The two million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip are paying the price for the political rivalry between Fatah and Hamas. This week, the Israeli government’s Security Cabinet decided not to make any further humanitarian concessions to Gaza as long as Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas stands firm in his refusal to remove […]

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