MESOP NEWS : THE NOT REPORTED SENTENCE OF TRUMP’S UN SPEECH / MESOP NEWS NACHTRAG: DIE VON DEUTSCHEN MEDIEN UNISONO NICHT BERICHTETEN PASSAGE DER REDE TRUMPS VOR DEN UN
29 Sept 2017 – “We face this decision not only in North Korea. It is far past time for the nations of the world to confront another reckless regime — one that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing death to America, destruction to Israel, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room. The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy. It has turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos. The longest-suffering victims of Iran’s leaders are, in fact, its own people. Rather than use its resources to improve Iranian lives, its oil profits go to fund Hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors.
This wealth, which rightly belongs to Iran’s people, also goes to shore up Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorship, fuel Yemen’s civil war, and undermine peace throughout the entire Middle East. We cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles, and we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program.
MESOP NEWS DOCU : KURDS CONTRA MULLAHS – Mustafa Hijri: “Our Struggle Requires Determination and Patience
EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN) – 21 Sept 2017 – Mustafa Hijri, the leader of PDKI, visited the PDK’s Peshmerga Forces in the Zagros Mountains. In a speech, he praised the Peshmerga Forces for their determination in fighting for the liberation of the Kurdish nation, as well as for freedom, democracy and gender equality. Read all http://pdki.org/english/?p=4986
Spotlight on Iran – September 10-17, 2017 Editor: Dr. Raz Zimmt – Overview
- Iran, Russia and Turkey continue to hold deliberations concerning the settlement of the war in Syria. Representatives of Iran, Russia and Turkey met on September 13 ahead of the sixth round of talks, which began on September 14 in Astana. In addition, the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Javad Zarif, met with President Putin in Sochi, Russia and discussed developments in Syria. The ‘al-Sharq al-Awsat’ newspaper published in London reported last week that Turkey and Iran are close to reaching an agreement under Russian sponsorship according to which Iran will accede to Turkish military presence in the region of Idlib in northwestern Syria, in exchange for Iranian control in southern Damascus.
MESOP NEWS : PUTIN’S COMMANDER IN CHIEF SECRETELY IN TEHRAN Shoigu in Damascus, Tehran for anti-ISIS drive – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu
MESOP NEWS : PUTIN’S COMMANDER IN CHIEF SECRETELY IN TEHRAN
16 Sept 2017 – DEBKA FILES ISRAEL – After a tense conversation with Bashar Assad in Damascus Tuesday, Sept. 12, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources discovered the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu had flown secretly to Tehran the next day. He then proceeded directly to Sochi to brief President Vladimir Putin on his mission, which was to pull together the Russian-backed Syrian-Iranian-Hizballah operations against ISIS on the Syrian-Iraqi border. weiterlesen / click to continue
Iran Nuclear Deal Critics Push Plan for ‘Global Economic Embargo’ / Memo outlines a “21st century financial version of Kennedy’s Cuba quarantine.”
MESOP NEWS BACKGROUNDER: THE NON-FUTURE OF THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL / FOREIGN POLICY
By Jana Winter, Dan De Luce – September 14, 2017 – FOREIGN POLICY – Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal are pushing a proposal that calls for President Donald Trump to declare that Tehran has failed to comply with the agreement and to threaten an unprecedented economic embargo designed to rattle the regime.
The document, which has been circulating on Capitol Hill and in the White House, says the president should declare to Congress next month that the deal is no longer in the national security interest of the United States. Then the president would make clear his readiness to hit Iran with a “de-facto global economic embargo” if it failed to meet certain conditions over a 90-day period, including opening military sites to international inspectors.“This would be a 21st century financial version of [John F.] Kennedy’s Cuba quarantine,” according to a copy of the proposal obtained by Foreign Policy. The embargo would involve reimposing sanctions lifted under the deal, as well as additional measures including restrictions on oil exports.
15 Sept 2017 – China has agreed to extend a credit line of $10 billion to Iran as the Islamic Republic struggles with economic recovery amid structural issues, US sanctions, and attempts to bring in foreign investment for key sectors.China’s State-owned CITIC Group Corporation and a consortium of Iranian banks signed the agreement on Thursday for instructure projects in areas such as energy, the environment, transportation, and management of water resources. The deal is the largest between China and Iran since the signature of the July 2015 nuclear deal.Valiollah Seif, the head of Iran’s Central Bank, said loans could be received as soon as October. He said the Bank hadshown “extensive flexibilities” toward CITIC in confirming the agreement, without elaborating what those flexibilities are.
MESOP NEWS TODAYS GENERAL OPINION BY “WEEKLY STANDARD”
Sep 14, 2017 | By Reuel Marc Gerecht – weekly standard – When he won election, Donald Trump—along with his national security adviser Michael Flynn, his all-purpose counselor Stephen Bannon, and, perhaps, his son-in-law, Jared Kushner—was fond of the idea that Russia and Iran, comrades-in-arms in Syria, weren’t natural partners. Flynn was particularly open about his desire to create a new Moscow-Washington alignment against Islamic militants. The pro-Russia, anti-Iran crowd never explained exactly how this strategic jujitsu might be done, except to suggest that the White House might turn a blind eye—blinder than Barack Obama’s—to Russian ambitions in Ukraine and work to reverse American and European sanctions levied after Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea.
Flynn and Bannon are gone, Congress has passed further sanctions against Russia, the administration has shuttered more of Moscow’s diplomatic posts in the United States, and Trump and his family appear to be enmeshed in never-ending Russia troubles.
MESOP NEWS TARGET : HOW TO RULE THE MIDDLE EAST & HOW TO DEVELOP NUCLEAR WEAPONS AGAINST THE WEST !? / THAT’S THEIR ONLY QUESTION
Iran Daily: FM Zarif Visits Russia’s Putin
By Scott Lucas – September 14, 2017 – eawolrdview – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday for discussions on the July 2015 nuclear deal and on the Syrian crisis.
Zarif travelled to Sochi in southern Russia as Iran tries to detach other powers from US sanctions and pressure on Tehran around and beyond the nuclear agreement with the 5+1 Powers (US, Russia, UK, France, Germany, and China).Facing further damage to its hopes of economic recovery, after the US Congress imposed more restrictions, Iranian leaders including President Rouhani have called on European powers to reject the American line and develop their trade and investment links with the Islamic Republic. Zarif said after the Putin meeting, which also included Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, that the discussion was “substantial and positive”:
13 Sept 2017 – eaworldview – The Supreme Leader’s top aide, Ali Akbar Velayati, has pushed back the claim of the International Atomic Energy Agency that it can inspect military sites under the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the 5+1 Powers.
Velayati responded sharply on Tuesday to a statement by IAEA Secretary-General Yukiya Amano, made the previous day, that the IAEA is not distinguishing between civilian and military sites in determining whether an inspection is necessary.The Iranian official chided: In the previous agreements with the agency (IAEA) there was no talk of access to military sites at all; and if it were so, we wouldn’t have come to an agreement….
Marking 9/11 Anniversary, IRGC-Affiliated Iranian Daily States: ‘No Need To Fear The Roar Of A Paper Tiger’
The September 11, 2017 editorial of the Javan daily, which is affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), focused on the 9/11 attacks 16 years ago. The following are the main points of the editorial. www.mesop.de