By Scott Lucas – 12 Sept 2017 – eaworldview – Top advisors to Donald Trump have proposed a more aggressive approach versus Iran in the Middle East, including in the Iraqi and Syrian conflicts.“Six current and former US officials” have said a proposal — prepared by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, and other senior staff — was presented to Trump at a National Security Council meeting on Friday.
… just tell em about that it is very costly – and they will stop it! – Former US Ambassador most stupid Dennis Ross
THE RIGHT WAY TO PRESSURE IRAN
by Dennis Ross – New York Daily News – September 8, 2017
Instead of decertifying the nuclear deal, and thus isolating the United States from its allies, Washington should impress upon Tehran the immense costs of producing a weapon.
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EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN) – Continuing Iran’s tactics of trying to detach the US from its partners, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has used the North Korea conflict to pursue American “isolation”. Zarif said in an interview published Sunday, “The situation is very dangerous. I do not recall any time in my 40 years in politics when there was talk [of using nuclear weapons] in the international community.”
Iran Daily: Rouhani Appeals to Turkey to Reopen Vital Banking Links
10 Sept 2017 – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has appealed to Turkey to reopen banking links needed for the Islamic Republic’s economic recovery.On the eve of a summit in Kazakhstan, Rouhani told Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: We must make a great development in Iran-Turkey relations, especially in economic fields, based on capabilities of the two countries….Facilitating banking cooperation is an important base for developing ties between the two countries and reaching $30 billion annual trade goal.
EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN) – September 8, 2017 – MEMRI – No. 1344 -Iran Follows In North Korea’s Footsteps: Nuclearization, Missile Development Alongside Agreements With The Superpowers; EU3, IAEA Director-General Submitted To Obama Administration Pressure, Agreed To JCPOA With No Real Inspection, No Response To Iran’s Missile Program; French President: ‘Absolutely Necessary’ That JCPOA Be ‘Supplemented’ – By: A. Savyon and Yigal Carmon*
Introduction – Top Iranian officials have stated in the past that Tehran is learning from the experience of North Korea in attempting to actualize aspirations for regional supremacy and gaining the status of a global nuclear power.
September 5, 2017 – Iran’s regime has repeated its warning to Iraqi Kurdish leaders not to hold a planned referendum for independence. On Monday, Mohsen Rezaei, the Secretary of the Expediency Council, reiterated to Iraqi journalists in Baghdad:
[Iraq’s] breakup is a very wrong thing, because the disintegration of the country would be the starting point for dangerous insecurities in the region. If the disintegration of Iraq begins, it will be extended to Syria and Turkey, and a separatist war will break up in the region, which may plunge the region to 20 years of insecurity.
Nikki HaleyVerified account @nikkihaley – 1 Sept 2017
If Iran rejects a valid request for inspections, then the nuclear deal is as they say ‘merely a dream.’” – www.mesop.de
Despite Netanyahu’s warning, US & Russia agree to Iranian military presence in Syria
Last week, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against allowing Iran’s military presence in Syria and, according to Asharq Al-Awsat, he had legitimate reasons for concern: The newspaper reported that at a meeting between US and Russian delegations in Jordan, the Americans agreed to situate Iranian militias 5 miles from the Israeli border.
Aug 31, 2017, 8:00PM Chelsea Mosery Birnbaum – Jerusalem online
By Scott Lucas – eawolrdview – 30 Aug 2017 – In a televised interview, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has responded to Washington’s pressure by trying to split European countries from the US. Rouhani’s Tuesday appearance, his first interview since inauguration for a second term early this month, was devoted to a range of domestic and foreign policy issues. He projected hope, while generally alluding to the economic challenges facing Iran:
29 Aug 2017 – The UN envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has visited Iran for talks, with the Islamic Republic holding out against any de facto partition of the country in its 77-month conflict. Iran is also fending off pressure, notably from Israel, for removal of its forces and Iranian-led foreign militia from the country. Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari told reporters after seeing de Mistura on Monday:
We are not trying to take anybody’s place.