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Video: Pentagon lists Russia as top global threat, seeks fourfold boost in defense budget

The Pentagon chief Ashton Carter has announced a four-fold increase in the US’s defence budget for Europe – citing Russian aggression as the main reason. Via Youtube

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Video: Iranian drone buzzes ‘US aircraft carrier’ – State TV

The Iranian TV footage shows the drone flight above what appears to be an aircraft carrier underway in a body of water. It also shows a row of fighter jets on the … Via Youtube

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An American Big Lie About ‘Terrorism’

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Micah Zenko is a blogger who posts on a main site of America’s foreign-policy establishment, the Council on Foreign Relations, and he posted there on January 6th, “How Many Bombs Did the United States ...

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Video: CrossTalk on Iran: Neocon revenge?

With the end of the original sanctions now in play, Washington’s neocons and allies are down, but certainly not on the run. What is their greatest fear? Via Youtube

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Video: Top U.S. & World Headlines – January 19, 2016

Visit http://democracynow.org to watch the full independent, global news hour, read the transcript, search our archive and to make a donation to support us. Via Youtube

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America’s Arab Allies Debate Need for Genocide Against ‘Infidels’

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Two key allies of the United States are the fundamentalist-Sunni governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia – two fundamentalist Sunni countries whose ruling families are (like the U.S. Government) hostile to countries that are ...

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Video: US slaps new sanctions on Iran – hours after ‘historic thaw’

USA has slapped Iran with new sanctions – over a recent ballistic missile test. It comes just a few hours after the so called ‘historic thaw’, when international … Via Youtube

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Video: ‘Kept nuclear promises’ – UN watchdog final report paves way for Iran sanctions relief

Western sanctions against Tehran have been officially lifted after the UN nuclear watchdog — the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) — released a … Via Youtube

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Video: First Footage: Moment of US sailors detained by Iran

A video released by Iran shows the moment 10 US sailors were taken into custody as their boats crossed into the country’s waters on Tuesday, and their … Via Youtube

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Video: A Bad Week for Warmongers: U.S.-Iran Quickly Resolve Sailors’ Breach Just Before Nuke Deal Kicks In

http://democracynow.org – This week is not looking kind to opponents of the Obama administration’s diplomacy with Iran. On Wednesday, Iran freed 10 U.S. … Via Youtube

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Video: ‘Breach of sovereignty’: US apologizes for intrusion into Iran waters

Tehran has reportedly released 10 US sailors seized after straying into Iranian waters in the Persian Gulf. RT’s Paula Slier has more. For more insight into this, … Via Youtube

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Video: RAW: Iranian vessels fire rockets in Strait of Hormuz — US Navy

The US Navy has released a video showing Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels fire rockets in the Strait of Hormuz in response to a Freedom of Information Act … Via Youtube

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Video: Kuwait recalls ambassador to Iran over Saudi mission attack

Kuwait has become the latest Muslim nation to renounce ties with Iran after it recalled its ambassador to Tehran, following the Islamic Republic’s rift with Saudi … Via Youtube

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Video: RAW: Furious protesters set fire to Saudi embassy in Tehran

The video shows Iranian protesters throwing Molotov cocktails at the Saudi Embassy in Tehran before storming it. Shiite Muslims have reacted with disgust and … Via Youtube

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Video: Iran blacklash: Saudi embassy stormed over execution of cleric Nimr al-Nimr

The Saudi Embassy in Tehran has been pelted with Molotov cocktails in response to Saudi Arabia’s beheading of a prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Al-Nimr, on … Via Youtube

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Terrorism is the Price of Imperialism

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Chris Ernesto What happened in Paris is not right, just inevitable (RINF) – Since 2011, France has been militarily involved in five countries — four of which have a predominantly Muslim population: Syria (2015, 87% Muslim) Iraq (2014, 99% Muslim) ...

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Bernie, War & the Empire’s Pie

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Chris Ernesto (RINF) – As candidates prepare for Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate in Iowa, it will be interesting to see how Bernie Sanders continues the ruse of promoting himself as a peace candidate. It will be even more interesting to ...

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Video: Israeli PM Netanyahu visits Washington for face-to-face talks with Obama

Smiles for the camera as the leaders of Israel and the US meet in Washington – but disagreement over the Iran nuclear deal and rumors of personal animosity … Via Youtube

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Video: ‘Only the tip of the iceberg’: Secret Iran underground base shown to media is just one of many

THE VIDEO IS MUTED The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has revealed a video of a secret military base consisting of numerous underground tunnels. Via Youtube

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Is Washington Cheering on ISIS?

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Chris Ernesto (RINF) – The old adage, “desperate times call for desperate measures” appears to be the theme of U.S. officials these days. With Russia entering the fray in Syria, the United States’ ultimate goal of ousting President Bashar al-Assad ...

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Video: Cruise missile attack from Caspian sea – Russian Navy fires on ISIS

Four Russian Navy warships have fired a total of 26 missiles at the position of the terrorist group Islamic State in Syria, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu … Via Youtube

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Video: ‘As bad as Assad govt may be, it’s not as bad as ISIS takeover’ – Ex-CIA officer

Graham Fuller, a veteran of the CIA with the focus on the Middle East, ex-vice-chair of the National Intelligence Council speaks to Sophie&Co about the roots of … Via Youtube

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Who’s Fighting Whom in Syria

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Chris Ernesto (RINF) – The following graphic illustrates that many of those who want regime change in Syria are fighting each other:

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GALLUP: “Iraqis Are the Saddest & One of the Angriest Populations in the World”

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Eric Zuesse (The above photo is of Uzbekistan’s mountains.) The 2015 Global Emotions survey from Gallup finds that, “Iraqis Are the Saddest and One of the Angriest Populations in the World.” Iraq also tops the overall “Negative Experience” score. They explain: “Iraq’s high ...

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Video: ‘Iran will not forget imposed war & sanctions’: Iranian President Rouhani UNGA FULL SPEECH

70th session of UN General Assembly: LIVE UPDATES https://www.rt.com/trends/unga70/ RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

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Video: US wrongly sees its military as a tool of world order: ex US ambassador

WATCH THE FULL EPISODE HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoDYQVtbKag The historic deal between the US and Iran on its nuclear program has … Via Youtube

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Video: Iran Deal Vote: Victory for Obama, “Stinging Defeat” for Israel Lobby

In a major foreign policy victory for President Obama, Republicans in the Senate failed to secure enough votes Thursday to derail the Iran nuclear agreement. Via Youtube

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Video: Sarah Shourd, Hiker Jailed in Iran, Hails Nuclear Deal While Urging Release of Detained Americans

DemocracyNow.org – As members of Congress continue to debate the historic Iran nuclear deal ahead of next month’s vote, more attention is being paid to the … Via Youtube

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Video: Agreement of the century? Iran deal still needs green light from US lawmakers

The September vote on Iran nuclear deal is heading towards a bitter standoff between US President Obama and Congress. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air … Via Youtube

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Video: Lavrov: Kiev seems to be readying offensive in east despite ceasefire

The Foreign Ministers of Iran and Russia have met in Moscow – with July’s nuclear deal and the Syrian crisis dominating talks. Sergey Lavrov also took time to … Via Youtube

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Meet the ‘Moderates’ the U.S. Is Supporting in Syria: They’re al-Qaeda

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Eric Zuesse, as originally published by Strategic-Culture.org Increasing evidence is coming in that the groups the U.S. is trying to install into power in Syria are actually contending groups of Sunni Islamic jihadists who seem to agree on only one ...

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Putin Giving Up on Assad, Says Erdogan

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Eric Zuesse Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was asked by an interviewer last week, “On the question of Syria, have you seen changes in the attitude of Russian President Putin?” and Erdogan replied: “As compared to the past, there is ...

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Video: Obama foresees ‘another war in Middle East’ without Iran deal

President Barack Obama has warned that without the Iran nuclear deal, there will be another war in the Middle East. He said that those who voted for the War in … Via Youtube

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Video: CrossTalk: Neocon Retreat?

As the Iran deal becomes a reality, Washington’s neoconservatives and their allies are bristling. A sanctioned and isolated Iran had long been one of their policy … Via Youtube

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Video: Tough Pill: Iran deal heads to congress for approval

Congress is about to hold its first hearing on the Iran deal issue. Diplomats in Vienna took a long time to agree on a deal which was hailed as breakthrough. Via Youtube

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Video: CrossTalk: Iran – Game Changer?

Iran and the global powers have a deal, but what is next? Can Israel’s allies on Capitol Hill derail the agreement? Can we expect the Israelis and the Saudis to … Via Youtube

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OPINION: Concentrated Wealth + Widespread Stupidity = End of Democracy

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Eric Zuesse Today’s America is not a democracy: “Dark Money Groups Are Funded By Dark Money Groups That Fund Dark Money Groups That Fund…” That terrific investigative news report by Paul Blumenthal at Huffington Post, on 9 November 2013, penetrated beyond what ...

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Video: Former Iran Ambassador: Nuclear Deal is Model for Closing Path to Militarization and Weaponization

http://democracynow.org – President Obama is defending the global agreement to curtail Iran’s nuclear program as critics of the deal are accusing the White … Via Youtube

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Iran’s First Post-Shah President Says Iran’s Theocracy Is ‘Despotic’

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Eric Zuesse – Bani-Sadr says Iran was trying for a nuclear bomb until 2003 – He says “mismanagement and corruption” plague the country – He calls current government “despotic” – He says winners in nuclear deal are “Israel, Saudi Arabia ...

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Video: Oil Dip: Prices tumble to 3 month low on Iran deal news

Oil prices have tumbled to a three-month low on news of the agreement with Iran. For more RT is joined by Gerald Celente – publisher of the Trends Journal RT … Via Youtube

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Video: Could Historic Iran Nuclear Deal Transform the Middle East?

http://democracynow.org – Iran has reached a nuclear deal with the United States and five major world powers, capping more than a decade of negotiations. Via Youtube

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Video: CrossTalk: Tehran Pivot? (Ft. Pepe Escobar & Gareth Porter)

Historic breakthrough or more false hope? How best to describe the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program at this point in time? How will history record the … Via Youtube

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Video: CrossTalk: Enduring Terror

After a year of identifying the Islamic State as a major threat to Middle East security and beyond, the Pentagon has little to show for its efforts. The Islamic State … Via Youtube

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Video: New Iran deal demands are stumbling blocks but won’t kill deal – Political researcher

The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has flown from Vienna to Tehran for consultations after holding tough negotiations with his Western … Via Youtube

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Video: Ehud Barak: US lost negotiation leverage with Iran by committing publicly to reach nuclear deal

As the deadline approaches for a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, many in the US and the Middle East remain skeptical that it will prevent Iran from developing a … Via Youtube

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Video: Unlike launching a missile – we ‘ll never know who’s behind cyber attacks’

A new generation stealth virus was used to eavesdrop on the Iran nuclear program talks in Switzerland in April. And it possibly allowed hackers to directly tap … Via Youtube

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Video: Inside Iraq: Local Militias head up fight against ISIS

Following the fall of Ramadi to ISIS, Washington & Baghdad traded accusations that the Iraqi army lacked the will to fight, while Iraq claimed the US wasn’t taking … Via Youtube

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How Democratic & Republican Party Chiefs Work to Deceive the U.S. Public

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Eric Zuesse An organization that typically promotes the Republican propaganda agenda received information from the Democratic Obama Administration, and they publicized information from it that concerned the 2012 Benghazi attack, which was a failure by the State Department – something ...

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Is the U.S. a Force for Good in the World?

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Eric Zuesse First of all, in terms of popularity worldwide, the U.S. is a mixed picture. A Gallup International poll of 65 countries, issued on 30 December 2013, found that:  “The US was the overwhelming choice (24% of respondents) for the country ...

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How the U.S. Is Allied with ISIS & Al Qaeda

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Eric Zuesse The United States is allied with Sunni Moslem aristocracies (and therefore with Sunni-headed nations), against Shia Moslem aristocracies (and therefore also against Shia-headed nations). Sunni aristocracies provide the huge ($1 million and larger) financial donations that sustain ISIS, Al ...

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Obama Misrepresents the Russian Economy

Eric Zuesse A report posted October 15th at Russia Insider (a Russian website), headlined “Russian Industry Expands Rapidly In September, Hammers Expectations: Fastest growth since 2012. Manufacturing up 3.6%. Food production shows double digit growth.” This contradicts many reports in U.S. media, ...

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Pervasive Lying in U.S. & UK ‘News’ Media

Why are these questions being asked on Russian TV, but not on U.S. TV? Eric Zuesse The lying is intentional, and it is systematic; but it is so on only the most important news-topics, the ones that affect the nation’s ...

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Headlines in the World’s Only Great Newspaper

Headlines in the World’s Only Great Newspaper: Starting This Past Weekend, Till Today Eric Zuesse Where can one go in order to find honestly reported news in the English language? I have long searched to find the answer to that ...

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Falsehoods in the NYT’s Editorial, ‘Mr. Putin Tests the West in Ukraine’

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News The only way to expose lies is within context; so, this will be somewhat lengthy: The Times editorial opens with a falsehood: “There is no longer any doubt: Russian troops are in Ukraine, not as volunteers, as the ...

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Israel Turns Up The Heat For U.S. Military Action Against Iran

Israel is again turning up the pressure on the Obama administration to issue an ultimatum threatening military action if Iran refuses to abandon its suspected pursuit of an atomic weapons capability. Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz is the latest member ...

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Washington Targets Syria and Iran

Stephen Lendman, rinf.com | US policies threaten both nations. Doing so imperils the region and beyond. Syria’s now in focus. Iran’s turn awaits. What’s likely should terrify everyone wanting America’s imperium defeated and peace restored. Doing so remains a distant ...

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Iran accuses US Navy of ‘illegal acts’ in Gulf

RT | Iran has blamed the US Navy for “illegal and provocative acts” near its coastline, including violations of country’s airspace. Formal accusations of these charges were filed with both the UN chief and the UN Security Council. The two ...

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UK on standby to send warplanes to Gulf

Britain is considering stationing warplanes in the Persian Gulf as the confrontation with Iran over its nuclear programme continues amid rising tension in the region, The Independent has learnt. The possible deployment of the Eurofighter Typhoons follows talks with the United Arab ...

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Trafficking Anti-Iranian Propaganda

Stephen Lendman, rinf.com | American media scoundrels honed it to an art form. Britain’s BBC and commercial media regularly feature it. So does a newly licensed anti-Iranian TV channel. More on Raha TV below. On US and UK television, truth ...

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U.S. and Israel try to provoke Iran

Spencer Ackerman, Wired | Just in time for a presidential election in which both candidates compete to be besties with Israel, the U.S. and Israeli militaries are holding a big, high-profile exercise to practice shooting Iranian missiles out of the sky. Only ...

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European satellites ordered to drop Iranian channels

Danny Schechter, Information Clearing House | New York, New York: Back in the 1960’s, A British poet, Adrian Mitchell, one of the great bards of that era, wrote a poem that went on to become a stage show in the ...

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Iranian activists refused medical help despite release order

Radio Zamaneh | The Tehran prosecutor’s office is refusing to release jailed human rights activist Hossein Ronaghi Maleki for medical treatment. The Kaleme opposition website reports that the arrest warrant for Ronaghi Maleki was changed to 500 million rials in bail. ...

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Video: Disturbing talk of ‘Crisis Initiation’ with Iran

Max Igan and Ken O’Keefe’s breakdown on Israeli lobbyist Patrick Clawson’s (psychopath at Washington Institute for Near East Policy) suggestion of using a false flag event as a means of initiating conflict with Iran.

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Neocon uber-hawks desperate for war on Iran

Stephen Lendman | In January 2009, Obama succeeded Bush. Neocons stuck around. They infest Washington. War gets their juices flowing. They urge it on Syria and Iran. Potential catastrophic consequences don’t matter. Uber-hawks don’t worry about them. It’s someone else’s ...

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Iranian leader calls for a New World Order

The Associated Press  | Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he has a vision of a new world order that would be absent of the “hegemony of arrogance.” Ahmadinejad, known for past fiery denunciations of the United States and Israel, cited ...

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Secret monitoring gadget discovered near Iranian nuclear compound

RT | Iranian troops patrolling the perimeter of a secret uranium enrichment site have reportedly found a monitoring device disguised as a rock. The spy gadget exploded when disturbed, probably on a self-destruct trigger. The incident happened last month, although ...

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US Role In Cyber War With Iran May Be Larger Than Suspected

Michael Harper | redOrbit Earlier this year, the Iranian nuclear program was attacked by a powerful and targeted form of cyber weaponry known as the Stuxnet Trojan. Then in May, a cyber-surveillance tool called Flame was uncovered and was later ...

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Iran and Iraq exchange border fire

AFP Iraqi border guards exchanged fire with Iranian troops along the two countries’ border yesterday, the first major incident between the two since Iran took over a disputed oil well in December. An Iraqi officer was captured by the Islamic ...

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41 Journalists Jailed in Iran

The press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders says it is concerned by what it calls the growing repression of journalists and cyber-dissidents in Iran. In a report issued Sunday, the RSF (Reporters Sans Frontieres) announced the detention of five more ...

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Protest in London over ‘rigged’ Iranian election

Green flags and banners fly as a crowd of 2,000 or so demonstrators chant anti-Iranian regime slogans. Many pump their fists into the air, screaming in Persian: “Guns and tanks are of no use to you any more because the ...

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Iran Police Crack Down As Thousands Protest

His backers were demonstrating over the re-election of hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who won by a landslide despite opposition claims the result was rigged. The protesters defied a call from the country’s supreme leader for the demonstrations to end. Eyewitnesses ...

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Iran Protesters Start Hacking

RINF NEWS As protesters take to the streets, both sides of the debate have taken to the the Internet. Twitter and other blogs are being used to direct users to a number of sites and tools that encourage people to target government web sites. “Democracy ...

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Craig Murry on Iran

For me, any sensible discussion of Iran must accept a number of facts. I will set these out as Set A and Set B. Both sets are true. But ideologues of the right routinely discount Set A, while ideologues of ...

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Iran lacks nuclear bomb fuel: US officials

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Iran has yet to decide whether to build a nuclear bomb and currently lacks the weapons-grade highly enriched uranium needed to do so, top US intelligence officials told lawmakers on Tuesday. But Tehran is enriching uranium in defiance ...

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Iran Next Target, Warns Israeli Diplomat

The Age  A SENIOR Israeli diplomat has warned that Israel is ready to launch a military offensive against Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. In an interview with The Age, Dan Gillerman, who was Israel’s permanent representative at ...

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Iran moves to hold war crimes tribunal

The Iranian cabinet introduces a bill to take action on individuals accused of war crimes amid a seeming ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. The cabinet of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad laid out details of the bill on Sunday, discussing methods ...

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FIVE FORMER SECRETARIES OF STATE SUPPORT DIRECT TALKS WITH IRAN

National Security Network – Five former American secretaries of state all reaffirmed their support for direct talks with Iran. Henry Kissinger went as far as to say that there must be high-level talks with the Iranians “without conditions.” Barack Obama ...

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US a Step Closer to Iran Blockade

Asia Times | The United States government has imposed new sanctions on Iran, this time targeting its shipping industry, by blacklisting the main shipping line and 18 subsidiaries, accusing the maritime carrier of being engaged in contraband nuclear material, a charge ...

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Obama: Nuclear Iran ‘unacceptable’

YNet News | WASHINGTON – Iran is a “major threat” and it would be “unacceptable” for the rogue nation to develop a nuclear weapon, Barack Obama said Thursday. Obama: Nuclear Iran ‘unacceptable’ ‘Iran a major threat; I would never hesitate to use ...

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War with Iran – On, Off or Undecided?

By Stephen Lendman – RINF | There’s good news and bad, mostly the latter but don’t discount the good. On May 22, (non-binding) HR 362 was introduced in the House – with charges and proposals so outlandish that if passed ...

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Bush must be stopped before starting war with Iran

By JOE PARKO | The Bush administration, in rhetoric that is eerily similar to that used to build the case for a war against Iraq, asserts that the Iranian Quds Force is arming anti-U.S. groups in Iraq and providing them ...

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Strike on Iran still possible, U.S. tells Israel

LA Times |  WASHINGTON — Bush administration officials reassured Israel’s defense minister this week that the United States has not abandoned all possibility of a military attack on Iran, despite widespread Israeli concern that Washington has begun softening its position toward ...

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Rice says Iran not serious at weekend nuke talks

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Iran on Monday of not being serious at weekend talks about its disputed nuclear program despite the presence of a senior U.S. diplomat, and warned it may soon face new sanctions. In her first ...

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Breaking Iraq and Blaming Iran

By Andrew G. Marshall | In September of 2005, the southern Iraqi oil city of Basra, under British occupation since the 2003 invasion, was the scene of an extraordinarily controversial incident, which has since exposed the anatomy of the Anglo-American ...

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Rice: US still puts conditions on talks with Iran

AP News | Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday that the United States still has conditions for negotiating with Iran even though the Bush administration is sending a senior diplomat to weekend talks with an Iranian nuclear envoy. She ...

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President George W Bush backs Israeli plan for strike on Iran

By Uzi Mahnaimi in Washington | President George W Bush has told the Israeli government that he may be prepared to approve a future military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities if negotiations with Tehran break down, according to a senior ...

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Iran’s top nuclear negotiator faces charges over Halliburton ties

Iran Focus | Iran’s judiciary has arrested several executives of a privately-owned oil drilling company over their dealings with the U.S.-based oil giant Halliburton and one of the country’s top nuclear negotiators is facing charges of involvement in an oil ...

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Iran blames West for ‘artificially’ raising oil prices, says war threat is a ‘joke’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Iran’s president again took aim at the West, blaming the U.S. and Europe for “artificially” raising oil prices and dismissing as “a funny joke” fears that his country could come under attack. Hours later, on Wednesday, Iranian state ...

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Ex-Agent Says CIA Ignored Iran Facts

By Joby Warrick | A former CIA operative who says he tried to warn the agency about faulty intelligence on Iraqi weapons programs now contends that CIA officials also ignored evidence that Iran had suspended work on a nuclear bomb. The ...

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U.S. escalating covert operations against Iran: report

U.S. congressional leaders agreed late last year to President George W. Bush’s funding request for a major escalation of covert operations against Iran aimed at destabilizing its leadership, according to a report in The New Yorker magazine published online on ...

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Bush threatens Iran with military action

By Colin Brown | George Bush has warned Iran that military action is still “on the table” if it fails to respond to tightening diplomatic pressure to abandon its nuclear weapons programme. The EU is planning to announce the freezing ...

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Iraqi PM: Security deal with U.S. at ‘dead end’

MSNBC | AMMAN, Jordan – Talks with the United States on a new long-term security pact have reached a “dead end” because of U.S. demands that infringed Iraq’s sovereignty, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Friday. “We have reached a ...

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Did Iranian agents dupe Pentagon officials?

By John Walcott | Defense Department counterintelligence investigators suspected that Iranian exiles who provided dubious intelligence on Iraq and Iran to a small group of Pentagon officials might have “been used as agents of a foreign intelligence service … to ...

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Iran to unveil new warfare equipment

Press TV | Iran’s Defense Minister announces plans to unveil 30 new military hardware projects developed by Iranian experts in the upcoming year. Speaking on the sidelines of a Wednesday cabinet meeting, Brigadier General Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar said Iran’s Defense Ministry ...

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Iraqi TV station says U.S. troops killed cameraman

By Aseel Kami and Khalid al-Ansary | An Iraqi television station accused U.S. troops on Thursday of shooting dead one of its cameramen as he walked to his Baghdad home. Colleagues of Wisam Ali Ouda at the Afaq television channel ...

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Olmert to U.S.: Impose naval blockade on Iran

By Barak Ravid and Amos Harel | Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has proposed in discussions with the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, that a naval blockade be imposed on Iran as one of several ways to pressure ...

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Iran busts CIA terror network

Tehran Times – TEHRAN | The Intelligence Ministry on Saturday released details of the detection and dismantling of a terrorist network affiliated to the United States. In a coordinated operation on May 7, Iranian intelligence agents arrested the terrorist network’s members, ...

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Weapons Were Not Made In Iran After All

In a sharp reversal of its longstanding accusations against Iran arming militants in Iraq , the US military has made an unprecedented albeit quiet confession: the weapons they had recently found in Iraq were not made in Iran at all. ...

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John Bolton: US should bomb Iranian camps

By Damien McElroy | Mr Bolton said that striking Iran would represent a major step towards victory in Iraq. While he acknowledged that the risk of a hostile Iranian response harming American’s overseas interests existed, he said the damage inflicted ...

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Pentagon Targeted Iran for Regime Change after 9/11

By Gareth Porter | Three weeks after the 9/11 terror attacks, former U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld established an official military objective of not only removing the Saddam Hussein regime by force but overturning the regime in Iran, as well ...

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