BATTLE FOR WORLD – May 1, 2018: The world saw the lengthy Iran nuclear negotiations accepted into an agreement for peace, but Israel was not happy and threatened to do everything possible to annul the agreement, and they have found allies in the necons and are moving ahead to destroy the agreement. The deal, a convoluted and sad production of the West, is now unfolding at a convenient time into war.
And here we go again, another military adventure being planned by Israel and its financial shadow hands, to animate the United States, Britain, France and Germany to support and aid military action. And so the troika+1/three+1 musketeers are anxiously waiting for the next military blood battle in the Middle-East.
The shadow hands instigate conflicts and call on the people not involved in the mischief making to help make peace.
And it is now obvious that the “Iran nuclear deal” would be used to open up a new war front in the Middle-East with Iran. These peace deals are often shams and hollow, riddled with lies, and are used as pretext to start wars in the future.
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And as war in Syria diminishes with flare ups here and there, the new theater of battle for the Zionists will be Iran. This battle is moving ahead to try and turn the Islamic world against Russia. All this is in the interest of Israel for them to dominate the Middle East. And President Trump is going to be manipulated to annul the Iran nuclear agreement. Just as how the United States annulled the ABM Treaty. Just as how the United States reneged on their verbal promise to Russia about expanding eastward. And the latest prey that will most likely fall for the same old trick will be North Korea.
President Trump Nukes Iran Deal!
ABC – July 27, 2018: The article highlights that senior figures in the Turnbull Government have told ABC they believe the United States is prepared to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities, perhaps as early as next month, and that Australia is poised to help identify possible targets.
(BattleForWorld: A posting in May 2018 on our website spoke about a pending strike on Iran, being spearheaded by shadow hands [the Zionist Netanyahu et al] manipulating Trump.)
This leak comes amid intense sabre-rattling by the US President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.
The ABC news bureau has been told Australian defense facilities would likely play a role in identifying targets in Iran, as would British intelligence agencies.
But a senior security source emphasized there was a big difference between providing accurate intelligence and analysis on Iran’s facilities and being part of a “kinetic” mission.
“Developing a picture is very different to actually participating in a strike,” the source said.
“Providing intelligence and understanding as to what is happening on the ground so that the Government and allied governments are fully informed to make decisions is different to active targeting.”
Trump hires lawyer who represented Clinton in impeachment
RT – July 23, 2018: Donald Trump has lashed out at Iran. He tweeted on Sunday that Tehran should not threaten the US, otherwise, it will face serious consequences. And as relations between the countries continue to deteriorate, the US now has Iran’s media in its sights.
Will Israel be able to convince President Trump to support bombing raids on Iran?
AUDREY JACOBS – May 4, 2018: Donald Trump talking about Kosovo-Serbia, NATO bombing in the 1990’s on CNN’s Larry King.
SPUTNIK NEWS – July 23, 2018: The article highlights that over the past week, top officials in both Tehran and Washington have issued statements cautioning each other against possible aggressive moves, particularly concerning a possible oil trade blockade.
National Security Adviser John Bolton said in a statement on Monday (July 23) that he and US President Donald Trump had discussed Iran, stressing that the US leader was ready to take drastic action.
I spoke to the President over the last several days, and President Trump told me that if Iran does anything at all to the negative, they will pay a price like few countries have ever paid before,” the official said.
In a Twitter message on Sunday (July 22), Trump warned Tehran, saying that if Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ever threatened the United States again, his country would suffer consequences that “few throughout history have ever suffered.”
Netanyahu praises Trump’s ‘tough stand’ against Iran
YAHOO – July 23, 2018: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday praised President Donald Trump’s “tough stand” against Iran after the US leader issued a stark warning to the Islamic republic.
Netanyahu’s remarks came hours before a meeting with top Russian officials on Iran and the situation in Syria, where Moscow-backed regime forces have been battering rebels in the south for more than a month.
“I would like to praise the tough stand expressed yesterday by President Trump and Secretary of State (Mike) Pompeo against the aggression of the Iranian regime,” Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting.
Leaked Video: IDF General Warns Iran Is Preparing to Attack Israel from Syria
SPUTNIK NEWS – June 14, 2018: Leaked video from a meeting between Israel’s head of Military Intelligence, Maj. Gen. Tamir Hyman, and a number of foreign security ministers shows him warning them that Iran’s presence in Syria isn’t meant to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s battle against terrorists, but instead to threaten Israel.
(BattleForWorld: This question as to be asked, are the United States and Israel planning to use the Syrian militants to launch a false-flag attack on Israel and in return blame Iran for the attack, opening the gateway for a missile bombing of Iran by the United States and allies?)
Hyman showed the crowd of foreign security officials a map of suspected Iranian bases in Syria. The leaked video wasn’t of a high-enough quality to pick it up, but it “showed them spread throughout the country,” according to the Times of Israel. The video was shot apparently in secret at a homeland security conference held in Jerusalem by Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan during the week of June 11.
USA TODAY – June 2, 2018: The article highlights that NATO’s secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance wouldn’t come to Israel’s defense if attacked by arch enemy Iran.
Stoltenberg told the magazine Der Spiegel in comments published Saturday (June 2) that Israel is a partner, but not a member and that NATO’s “security guarantee” doesn’t apply to Israel, and that NATO isn’t involved in Mideast peace efforts or in conflicts in the region. (BattleForWorld: What about Libya? Also, the secretary-general did not say that NATO wouldn’t support the US if a bombing raid plan for Iran was certain.) He spoke at a time of rising Israel-Iran tensions.
And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently intensified his criticism of the 2015 agreement between world powers and Iran that offered Tehran sanctions relief for curbs on its nuclear program. The U.S. withdrew from the deal last month (May) with the support of Israel.
Israel and Iran have also clashed militarily over Iran’s military presence in Syria, with Israel regularly abusing that country’s sovereignty.
(BattleForWorld: The Zionists are forcing Trump to use tariff tactics in order to pressure the Europeans to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal so that the planned attack on Iran can go ahead with what they are calling the international community. At the moment, only the Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Arabia support the bombing plan of Iran and the Europeans are needed on board to implement the bombing attack. The German Prime Minister, the Zionist Angela Merkel is probably eager to join in since she has an Israeli passport.)
Israel, US’ Arab Allies Pushing for Washington-Tehran Confrontation
SPUTNIK NEWS – May 30, 2018: The US, Israel and Washington’s Arab allies are seeking to reshuffle the balance of power in the Middle Eastern region by weakening the Islamic Republic of Iran, Middle East scholar Oussama El-Mohtar in an interview with Sputnik, sharing his views on the possibility of an Iran-Israel war and Washington’s crackdown against Tehran on all fronts.
There is nothing more that Israel and Washington’s Arab allies want than to drag Iran into direct confrontation, especially if it brings the US into direct conflict with Iran, Oussama El-Mohtar, a Middle East scholar and political commentator told Sputnik.
Those who will join a US-Israel-Arab alliance would be the countries susceptible to pressure from any or all of this declared alliance,” the commentator suggested. “This could include — to varying degrees of engagement — some European countries, Canada and Australia, Egypt, Jordan, and so on.”
Mikheyev: Looming Showdown Between Iran and US is a Golden Opportunity for Russia
VESTI NEWS – May 25, 2018: Russian political expert, Sergey Mikheyev: “Who is instigating war on our planet? In reality, those cataclysms are brought about by the global policies of the US because it centers around conflicts. It requires conflicts to prove its supremacy. No one would fear and trust their supremacy without conflicts.”
Israel Using ‘Planned Provocations’ to ‘Get the US into a War With Iran’
SPUTNIK NEWS – May 10, 2018: The escalation of violence near the Golan Heights and Damascus this week is part of a neoconservative plan to lasso the US into war with Iran, an expert told Sputnik.
Mark Sleboda, a security and international affairs analyst, says the most recent escalation of violence between Israel and Syria shows Israel intends to start a conflict with Iran and seek US support for a larger war campaign.
What Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “wants, more than anything else, is to get the US into a war with Iran,” Sleboda told Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear on Thursday.
There are plenty of neocons in Washington surrounding [US] President [Donald] Trump that want the same thing and are all too willing to play along with this,” the analyst said.
Almost immediately after Trump began his speech announcing the US’ exit from the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, on Tuesday, Israeli authorities put their soldiers on “high alert” in the Golan Heights, citing heightened Iranian activity across Israel’s northern border.
Trump announces US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal
TASS – May 8, 2018: The United States is pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and will re-impose economic sanctions on Iran, US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday.
“I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal,” Trump said, adding that he will sign a memorandum to reinstate sanctions on Iran. “In a few moments, I will sign a presidential memorandum to begin reinstating US nuclear sanctions on the Iranian regime. We will be instituting the highest level of economic sanctions.”
(BattleForWorld: Well, the Zionists got their wish. And Israel is happy that the Iran nuclear deal was annulled by President Trump. I hope when things become aggressive they can be contained.)
SPUTNIK NEWS – May 7, 2018: The Israeli opposition thinks that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should stop making publicized “empty” accusations against Iran and its nuclear program and instead calls for re-negotiations over the fate of the the Iran nuclear deal, Ksenia Svetlova, an opposition member of the Israeli parliament, told Sputnik on Monday.
(BattleForWorld: It’s refreshing to hear an Israeli opposition speaking out against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plan to start a new military adventure in the Middle East to involve President Trump. And is nature giving us a warning to stand down?)
We believe there is no alternative to the Iran nuclear agreement, however, [we] see the need to renegotiate some of its terms. If some weaknesses can be fixed through a dialogue with Iran, we should focus on that. Israel is not a party to this agreement, but if we can provide our friends, both in Europe and in Russia, with objective information, then we should focus on that instead of making publicized empty statements that Iran is preparing a nuclear bomb,” Svetlova said.
She underlined that the situation in the region was already complicated by Iran’s intensified attempts to gain a foothold in Syria in close proximity to the Israeli border.
POLITICO – May 8, 2018: President Donald Trump has shaken up his legal team in the last three weeks — and he’s still not happy.
The president has been griping to associates that Rudy Giuliani, his new personal attorney, has failed to shut down the Stormy Daniels hush money saga. And he has expressed frustration that Giuliani’s media appearances are raising more questions than they are answering, turning the story into a days-long drama capped by the admission Sunday that the president may have made similar payments to other women.
FREE BEACON – May 10, 2018: The Trump administration is examining a new plan to help Iranians fighting the hardline regime in Iran following America’s exit from the landmark nuclear deal and reimposition of harsh economic sanctions that could topple a regime already beset by protests and a crashing economy, according to a copy of the plan obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
(BattleForWorld: And there it is people, the Trump administration real intention, to try and spark uprising inside Iran to overthrow their government. The Trump foreign policy goal is similar to the George W. Bush administration, where John Bolton was undersecretary of state for arms control and international security affairs, a strident neoconservative reanimated by President Trump, the regime change crew, to deliberately cause more trouble and warfare in the Middle East.)
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The three-page white paper being circulated among National Security Council officials in the White House offers a strategy by which the Trump administration can actively work to assist an already aggravated Iranian public topple the hardline ruling regime through a democratization strategy that focuses on driving a deeper wedge between the Iranian people and the ruling regime.
The plan, authored by the Security Studies Group, or SSG, a national security think-tank that has close ties to senior White House national security officials, including National Security Adviser John Bolton, seeks to reshape longstanding American foreign policy toward Iran by emphasizing an explicit policy of regime change, something the Obama administration opposed when popular protests gripped Iran in 2009.
Former NYC Mayor Reveals Trump Wants ‘Regime Change in Iran
SPUTNIK NEWS – May 6, 2018: In January 2018, President Donald Trump promised that Washington would support Iranians taking part in anti-government protests at the time.
Speaking at the Iran Freedom Convention for Democracy and Human Rights in Washington, Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s attorney and former mayor of New York City, signaled the US President’s readiness to prompt an overthrow of the Iranian government.
Politico quoted Giuliani as saying that Trump is “as committed to regime change [in Iran] as we are.”
(BattleForWorld: You can already tell where all this is heading. Giuliani has outed President Trump’s foreign policy, that he’s committed to regime change in Iran. The Zionists are digging in for warfare. Remember how the war in Yugoslavia started? Civil war among the ethnic groups mysteriously began. With Syria it was protests instigated by the West and the Assad government quelled the uprising. Now they plan to do the same with Iran and according to Giuliani, Trump is aware of it. This foreign policy meddling regarding the United States overthrowing nations remains unabated no matter who is president. And it does not matter the rhetoric they promise their voting block, because whatever the ruling elites want they get.)
This is “the only way to peace in the Middle East” and “more important than an Israeli-Palestinian deal,” Giuliani underscored.
Russian diplomat highlights Iran’s role in fight against terrorism in Syria
TASS – May 6, 2018: The article highlights that the attitude to Iran, first of that of the US, “will bring neither peace nor tranquility in the region, will not make Europe more secure”.
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova noted the role of Iran’s anti-terrorist activity in Syria.
“In the search for a political settlement and efficient anti-terrorist activity in Syria, Iran can play and does plan an indeed effective and important role in fight against terrorism,” the diplomat said in an interview with Iran’s IRNA news agency.
The Islamic Republic News Agency quoted her as saying that Iran’s role in fight against terrorism was important not only for Syria, but for the whole region as well.
‘Pandora’s Box’: Macron Warns US Exit From Iran Nuclear Deal Might Mean War
SPUTNIK NEWS – May 5, 2018: A May 12 deadline is looming for US President Donald Trump to decide whether to scrap an internationally-brokered nuclear deal with Iran and re-impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
A potential US withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is fraught with the most negative scenarios and is hardly something to look forward to, French President Emmanuel Macron told the German weekly newsmagazine Der Spiegel.
This means that we would open Pandora’s Box, which is tantamount to war. I don’t think [US President] Donald Trump wants war,” Macron said in an interview which appeared in Friday’s issue of the magazine.
During his visit to Washington last month President Macron tried to dissuade Donald Trump from walking away from the Iran nuclear agreement.
Even though Trump has threatened to quit the 2015 accord, he still said that he might go along with a European proposal to broker an add-on deal to cover Washington’s concerns about the agreement.
SPUTNIK NEWS – May 2, 2018: The US and some EU countries are seeking to sabotage the adoption of a Russian-Chinese draft statement in support of the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the JCPOA, a source from the Russian delegation at the 2020 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) told Sputnik.
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The United States has expressed its opposition to the statement, jointly drafted by Russia and China, and, along with a number of European countries, is sabotaging support [for the initiative] on part of other countries. We are puzzled by such actions of American and European counterparts since our document is based on the text of the JCPOA and the UN Security Council resolution which was backed by the United States,” the source said.
According to the source, the draft statement gives NPT signatories an opportunity to express their support for the Iran nuclear deal at a critical moment for the international agreement and has already been backed by a number of countries.
Iran Deal: Trump ‘Acts On Orders From Israeli Lobby In Washington’
SPUTNIK NEWS – April 29, 2018: Commenting on Tehran’s warning that it will withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty if Washington scraps the Iran nuclear deal, US political analyst Alexander Azadegan told Sputnik that the Islamic Republic should tread carefully on the issue.
Alexander Azadegan, professor of geopolitics from the University of California and chief editor of the website ImperiaNews, said that Europe is not ready for Tehran’s possible withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and does not want to lose the advantages that the nuclear deal brought to European countries which are also against Iran’s pullout of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Azadegan recalled that US attacks on Iran began during the Obama presidency, when the White House extended the Iranian oil embargo.
“The Islamic Republic’s current response to all American claims is the result of activities by those politicians, who like [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu will now begin demonizing Iran and say that Tehran will produce an atomic bomb in the near future,” Azadegan said.
“Most likely, it will happen, which is why Iran should take an offensive, yet balanced, position. The US President does not pay attention to European allies and acts on orders from the Israeli lobby in Washington. Europe wants political and economic stability in Iran rather than a regime change, in order to invest in the Islamic Republic on a long-term basis. But Trump does not want this and relies on sanctions, a policy that that cannot last forever,” Azadegan underscored.
“This is wrong. The deal clearly states that missiles cannot have nuclear charges and Iran complies with this requirement. Iran strictly adheres to the JCPOA, showing maximum goodwill in the deal’s implementation. Currently, more liberals and reformers in Iran are starting to understand the price of American false promises and say that the US is not a partner that can be trusted,” Azadegan said.
Kerry quietly seeking to salvage Iran deal he helped craft
BOSTON GLOBE – May 4, 2018: John Kerry’s bid to save one of his most significant accomplishments as secretary of state took him to New York on a Sunday afternoon two weeks ago, where, more than a year after he left office, he engaged in some unusual shadow diplomacy with a top-ranking Iranian official.
He sat down at the United Nations with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to discuss ways of preserving the pact limiting Iran’s nuclear weapons program. It was the second time in about two months that the two had met to strategize over salvaging a deal they spent years negotiating during the Obama administration, according to a person briefed on the meetings.
With the Iran deal facing its gravest threat since it was signed in 2015, Kerry has been on an aggressive yet stealthy mission to preserve it, using his deep lists of contacts gleaned during his time as the top US diplomat to try to apply pressure on the Trump administration from the outside. President Trump, who has consistently criticized the pact and campaigned in 2016 on scuttling it, faces a May 12 deadline to decide whether to continue abiding by its terms.
US No Longer Has Resources to Start Full-Scale War Against Iran – Professor
SPUTNIK NEWS – April 29, 2018: The world awaits President Trump’s May 12 decision on whether or not to extend the Iran nuclear deal. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, Hamed Mousavi, a professor of political science at the University of Tehran, outlined what he believes are Washington’s true motives in its attempt to pressure Iran into making new concessions.
Sputnik: Professor Mousavi, do you think Donald Trump’s criticism of the nuclear agreement has to do with the deal itself and its terms, or is there something bigger going on?
Hamed Mousavi: Actually, most of the elite in the United States, including people in the intelligence community, and even recently a person like Mike Pompeo who is the head of the CIA and is now is being considered for secretary of state, have acknowledged that the nuclear deal is in fact in the interest of the United States.
Sputnik: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has threatened Washington with severe consequences if Donald Trump scraps the accord. How do you think Tehran would respond?
Hamed Mousavi: I don’t think they have made a final decision in Iran regarding how to respond if Trump decides to leave the nuclear deal on May 12. I think there are three possible scenarios of Iran’s reaction. The first is that Iran continues the deal with the Europeans, Russia and China without the United States. The second scenario is Iran leaving the nuclear deal.
The third scenario, which has actually become a bit more popular among some segments of Iranian society, is to leave the NPT [Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons] altogether. Because people are very upset, even right now, even without the United States leaving the nuclear deal. In the past two years, Iran has really not benefited from the economic advantages it was supposed to receive under the deal. This has largely been because of the Trump administration’s constant threatening to unravel it. The result of those threats, even without the United States leaving the deal, has been that a lot of businessmen in Europe and other countries are very concerned regarding investing in Iran. The result of that has in turn been that Iran has not received the economic benefits it was hoping to receive.
AP – May 3, 2018: President Donald Trump hired a veteran attorney who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment process as the White House shifted to a more aggressive approach to a special counsel investigation that has reached a critical stage.
(BattleForWorld: The replaying of it all under a Republican president. We are indeed living in strange times fulling the wishes of the warmongering elites to attack Iran. Just like what had happened to President Bill Clinton: The Russians then were trying to stop the fractured phase of the war in Yugoslavia in 1998 that started from civil war in 1991. President Bill Clinton did not want to support the war and the Monica Lewinsky narrative began and that led to his impeachment for lying. After President Clinton finally decided to support the war, the impeachment proceedings came to an end, and in March 1999 the bombing of Yugoslavia started by the United States and NATO allies.)
The Ruling Elites Want A New World War – CrossTalk
The White House announced Wednesday the hiring of lawyer Emmet Flood after disclosing the retirement of Ty Cobb, who for months has been the administration’s point person dealing with special counsel Robert Mueller.
It’s the latest shakeup for a legal team grappling with unresolved questions on how to protect the president from legal and political jeopardy in Mueller’s Russia probe, which is nearing the one-year mark.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Cobb had been discussing the decision for weeks and would retire at the end of May and that Flood would be joining the White House staff to “represent the president and the administration against the Russia witch hunt.”
GIULIANI: ’50/50′ Chance Trump Subpoenaed
ABC NEWS – May 4, 2018: As Rudy Giuliani enters the center ring of the legal fight between President Donald Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller, the former New York City mayor is already anticipating one possible battle – a subpoena for President Trump to testify. “I think it’s 50/50,” Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, told ABC News regarding the possibility of a subpoena. “But I got to prepare for that 50 percent.”
As ABC News confirmed earlier this week, the president’s legal team was told by Mueller he could “compel” the president to testify before a grand jury via a subpoena. As Ty Cobb steps down from his position as White House counsel handling the Russia probe for the presidency, his replacement, Emmet Flood, has been through battles like this before. “I think Emmet was brought in because he represented Clinton during their subpoena battle and knows a great deal about it,” Giuliani said.
SPUTNIKNEWS – May 2, 2018: A US judge has ordered Iran to pay over $6 billion to the families of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Judge George Daniels found Tehran liable for the deaths of over 1,000 people, despite no direct link ever being found to Iran. Radio Sputnik discussed this with Eric Zuesse, an American award-winning investigative historian and writer.
(BattleForWorld: It’s now clear that they are going after Iran to start a new war. And the 9/11 attacks have become very useful for the neocons in the United States to continue relentless war in the Middle East with Israel’s overwhelming approval. In order to start a new war another lie is being dressed up to convince the public that Iran is responsible for 9/11 and is building nuclear weapons.
And like President Obama and those before him, President Trump will be manipulated into supporting wars. And it is now obvious that if Trump is to participate and/or support massive military attacks on Iran, to hold his feet to the fire, if he refuses, then the neocons will force him to comply with their wishes using the threat of impeachment.
Something similar was done to President Bill Clinton: The Russians then were trying to stop the fractured phase of the war in Yugoslavia in 1998 that started from civil war in 1991. President Bill Clinton did not want to support the war and the Monica Lewinsky narrative began and that led to his impeachment for lying. After President Clinton finally decided to support the war, the impeachment proceedings came to an end, and in March 1999 the bombing of Yugoslavia started by the United States and NATO allies.
Among the people is the thought that President Donald Trump was superman and that he could not be forced to bend to the plans of the ruling elites, but the revelation is unfolding that he’s just as malleable like all the other presidents. We are in the age where lies are continuously used to start wars and Iran has become the latest victim of the US necons. North Korea are you next? Remember, the peace agreement you are going to negotiate means nothing! Send in the clowns.)
Sputnik: What do you make of this judgment; it seems that there have been precedents prior to this, but what do you make of it and what kind of response do you think we will get from Iran?
Eric Zuesse: Coincidentally or not, this ruling comes just two days after Israel’s Knesset or parliament passed a law allowing Prime Minister Netanyahu, virtually alone, to authorize and order any invasion which likeliest could be against Syria, Iran and/or Lebanon.
One has to understand that the issue here is basically fundamentalist, Sunni, royal Arabic families, including the Saudis. But also the Thanis of Qatar and the six royal families of the UAE and a few others against the leading Shiite majority country: Iran, which is a leading country in the areas of Syria and also very influential in Lebanon.
Sputnik: What are your thoughts on Iran’s real role in 9/11 attacks?
Eric Zuesse: The only evidence that was presented to that judge was that some of the 9/11 terrorists had passed through Iran; that’s it. There was no financing of the operation shown by that case and there was no consideration given whatsoever to other possible sources of financing of the operation.
US Judge Orders Iran to Pay $6 Billion to 9/11 Victims
SPUTNIK NEWS – May 4, 2018: US District Judge George B. Daniels has ordered Iran to pay more than $6 billion in restitution to the families of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, despite overwhelming evidence Iran had little to do with the attack.
Rick Sterling, an investigative journalist and member of the Syria Solidarity Movement, told Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear the whole thing is “a propaganda stunt.”
The Iranian government was ordered pay $12.5 million for each spouse of a victim, $8.5 million for each parent of a victim, $8.5 million for each child, and $4.25 million for every sibling of a victim to the victims’ families and their estates, Monday. In addition, a nearly 5 percent annual interest rate was set for the sum and placed in effect retroactively, starting from the day of the attack. Iran, for its part, has outlawed charging interest.
AP – May 3, 2018: Although the bombing is over for now, President Clinton is warning Yugoslavia that it could resume. He told reporters on Thursday that if the Serbs backed out of a peace deal, NATO had the right to start the air strikes again. Clinton was speaking at the White House, after NATO announced the suspension of the bombing. He said the Kosovar Albanians were going to be able to return home – because NATO took a stand. Clinton praised U-S and allied troops for showing what he called “tremendous skill and courage.” And he said he was grateful that the loss of life among NATO forces was limited to a pair of training incidents, and that the allies lost only two planes.
(BattleForWorld: And now it’s the Republican’s turn with President Donald Trump, how he will be forced just as President Bill Clinton was, to support another unjust war – bombing raids on Iran.)
NATO Destroys Serbia in 1999, Serbia Destroys F-117 Nighthawk
RUSSIAIN SIGHT – May 4, 2018: (BattleForWorld: Does the same faith awaits Iran?)
Israel is preparing for war with Iran and President Trump to comply
NBC NEWS – May 2, 2018: An Israeli airstrike on the western Syrian city of Hama on Sunday killed two dozen Iranian soldiers and targeted arms recently delivered from Iran, said three U.S. officials, and is the latest sign that Israel and Iran are moving closer to open warfare.
Israel is increasingly wary of Iran’s influence in neighboring Syria, the three U.S. officials say. While Russia runs the air war for the Assad regime in Syria, Iran is now running the ground war, the officials said, with Iranian military present at every major Russian and Syrian regime base in the country.
Israel sees Iran war looming as Mideast tinderbox awaits spark
BLOOMBERG – May 3, 2018: The article highlights that Iran vows revenge after airstrikes target its assets in Syria. And that there’s no broker: U.S. is sidelined, Russia not ‘in control’.
There have been coups and revolutions, external invasions and proxy conflicts, but the Middle East hasn’t seen a head-to-head war between major regional powers since the 1980s.
There’s a growing risk that one is about to break out in Syria, pitting Israel against Iran.
The Islamic Republic’s forces are entrenching there, after joining the fight to prop up President Bashar al-Assad. The Jewish state, perceiving a direct threat on its border, is subjecting them to an escalating barrage of airstrikes. Nobody expects those strikes to go unanswered.
US Officials: Israel Preparing For War With Iran, Seeking US Support
ZERO HEDGE – May 2, 2018: Not that there was much doubt who was behind it, but two days after “enemy” warplanes attacked a Syrian military base near Hama on Sunday, killing at least 11 Iranians and dozens of others, and nobody had yet “claimed responsibility” the attack, US officials told NBC that it was indeed Israeli F-15 fighter jets that struck the base, NBC News reported.
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Ominously, the officials said Israel appears to be preparing for open warfare with Iran and is seeking U.S. help and support.
“On the list of the potentials for most likely live hostility around the world, the battle between Israel and Iran in Syria is at the top of the list right now,” said one senior U.S. official.
Meanwhile, in a potential hint at the upcoming conflict, Haaretz writes that two and a half weeks after the bombing in which seven members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards were killed at the T4 base in Syria, Israel is bracing for an Iranian retaliation for the Syrian strikes (and if one isn’t forthcoming, well that’s what false flags are for).
As Haaretz writes, the Iranians’ response, despite their frequent threats of revenge, is being postponed, screwing up Iran’s war planning. It’s also possible that as time passes, Tehran is becoming more aware of the possible complex consequences of any action. Still, the working assumption of Israeli defense officials remains that such a response is highly probable.
The Iranians appear to have many options. Revenge could come on the Syrian border, from the Lebanese border via Hezbollah, directly from Iran by the launch of long-range missiles, or against an Israeli target abroad. In past decades Iran and Hezbollah took part, separately and together, in two attacks in Argentina, a suicide attack in Bulgaria and attempts to strike at Israeli diplomats and tourists in countries including India, Thailand and Azerbaijan.
In any case, Lebanon seems all but out of bounds until the country’s May 6 parliamentary elections, and amid Hezbollah’s fear of being portrayed as an Iranian puppet. The firing of missiles from Iran would exacerbate the claims about Tehran’s missile project a moment before a possible U.S. decision on May 12 to abandon the nuclear agreement. Also, a strike at a target far from the Middle East would require long preparation.
Mueller Warns: May Subpoena President Trump
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WASHINGTON POST – May 1, 2018: The highlight of the article says that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III raised the possibility of presidential subpoena in meeting with Trump’s legal team.
In a tense meeting in early March with the special counsel, President Trump’s lawyers insisted he had no obligation to talk with federal investigators probing Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.
But Mueller responded that he had another option if Trump declined: He could issue a subpoena for the president to appear before a grand jury, according to four people familiar with the encounter.
Mueller’s warning — the first time he is known to have mentioned a possible subpoena to Trump’s legal team — spurred a sharp retort from John Dowd, then the president’s lead lawyer.
This isn’t some game,” Dowd said, according to two people with knowledge of his comments. “You are screwing with the work of the president of the United States.”
‘Iran’s Enemies’ Trying to Make It Accept ‘Unfavorable Conditions’ – Scholar
SPUTNIK NEWS – May 5, 2018: Deeply alarmed by Iran’s growing influence in the region, Western powers and some of their regional allies are blaming Tehran for its alleged meddling in other Arab countries’ internal affairs.
In an interview with Sputnik, Egyptian expert on Iran, Muhammed Nureddin, blamed this on US, Israeli and Saudi attempts to demonize the Islamic Republic.
On May 12 the American president will decide whether stick to the nuclear deal with Iran, exit it or add new provisions to the existing document. Iran’s enemies are doing everything possible to make Iran accept unfavorable conditions,” Muhammed Nureddin said.
He added that the conditions being forced upon Tehran included its relationship with the Ansra Allah group in Yemen.
“The US and Saudi Arabia want Tehran to stop helping the Houthis and completely pull out of Syria,” the expert added.
EU to Assess Netanyahu’s Statement on Iranian Nuclear Projects
SPUTNIK NEWS – May 1, 2018: EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said Monday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement on Tehran’s military nuclear projects can be assessed only after a thorough analysis.
“We need to assess the details of the statement Prime Minister [of Israel, Benjamin] Netanyahu has made, look at the documents, and first and foremost get the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency]’s assessment, because the IAEA is the only impartial, international organisation that is in charge of monitoring Iran’s nuclear commitments,” Mogherini said in a statement.
“What I have seen from the first reports is that Prime Minister Netanyahu has not put into question Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] commitments, meaning post-2015 nuclear commitments,” Mogherini added.
The Iran nuclear deal is not based on “assumptions of good faith or trust” — it is based on specific commitments, mechanisms of verification and strict fact checking, the EU foreign policy chief stressed.
Iran Has Failed to Hide Nuclear Weapons Program, White House Claims
SPUTNIK NEWS – April 30, 2018: The United States believes Israel’s recent findings confirm that Tehran has been concealing its nuclear weapons program, the White House said in a statement.
On Monday, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a televised speech said that Israel uncovered information proving Iran violated its commitment to maintaining a peaceful nuclear program.
“On Israel’s announcement related to Iranian nuclear weapons development… These facts are consistent with what the United States has long known: Iran has a robust, clandestine nuclear weapons program that it has tried and failed to hide from the world and from its own people,” the White House said in a Twitter post.
Netanyahu gives statement on Iran nuclear deal
ONE OF FIVE – May 1, 2018: “The clearest sign of the world falling apart is when CRIMINALS are giving speeches and advising what needs to be done for the world peace.”
Masterpiece show’: Israeli PM touts proof to discredit Iran nuclear deal
RT – May 1, 2018: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of “lying” about its nuclear research program. Citing evidence from a trove of secret files that the Israeli intelligence allegedly managed to obtain from Tehran’s nuclear research archive, the Israeli PM claimed Iran was pursuing a nuclear weapons program when it brokered the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with the international community.
‘Iran lied. Big time’: Netanyahu showcases Iran’s ‘Atomic archive’
Israeli PM Given Power to Declare War With Only Defense Minister’s Approval
SPUTNIK NEWS – May 1, 2018: The Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, as well as the Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee originally decided against the proposal, but it was later passed in the Knesset during a second and third reading, Haaretz newspaper reported.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been granted the authority to declare war with only defense minister Avigdor Lieberman’s approval in extreme situations, according to Haaretz newspaper.
The Knesset approved the amendment 62 to 41, transferring the power to launch a war or significant military operations to the Prime Minister without specifying the makeup of the panel that makes the decision.
Israeli opposition lawmakers argued that the law gives too much power to the smaller “security cabinet,” describing the legislation as “severely harmful.”
Netanyahu says not seeking war as USA faces deadline
TRUST – May 1, 2018: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday Israel was not seeking war with Iran, one day after unveiling what he said was evidence of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons program.
Netanyahu made his case as U.S. President Donald Trump considers whether to withdraw the United States from a 2015 deal between Iran and six major powers aimed at limiting Iran’s nuclear program.
Both Netanyahu and Trump have long criticized the agreement and in several U.S. television interviews on Tuesday, Netanyahu made his points directly to the American people. Trump himself is known to watch and tweet his reactions to early morning American programs.
Asked if Israel is prepared to go to war against Iran over the issue, Netanyahu told CNN: “Nobody’s seeking that kind of development. Iran is the one that’s changing the rules in the region.”
Condoleezza Rice: We’ll be ‘just fine’ if Trump leaves the Iran deal
WASHINGTON EXAMINER – May 1, 2018: Leaving the Iran nuclear agreement isn’t that big of a deal, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday.
“The allies love this deal, and I certainly hope that in their meeting with President Trump that [French President Emmanuel] Macron and [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel talk about ways to improve the deal if we’re going to stay in it,” Rice said on Fox News.
“But if we get out of this deal, it’s going to be just fine,” she said. “The Iranians, I think, will try and stay in because they do want that investment eventually to start flowing.”
Rice added that she would not have signed the Iran deal, and that while there is an argument to be made for staying in it to maintain U.S. alliances, there’s no real argument to stay.
“I would probably have stayed in for alliance management purposes, but I have no argument,” she said. “If the president decides to pull out of the deal, I have no argument with that.”