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IF A TRUMP-IRAN SUMMIT HAPPENS, AYATOLLAH SO
by David Pollock – Wall Street Journal – June 18, 2018
With little risk for the United States, making the offer would provide an opportunity to restate important non-nuclear demands and show the Iranian people their leaders’ true priorities. In the wake of President Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un, might it be worthwhile to propose a similar meeting with Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei? Such an offer isn’t as fanciful as it sounds, and could put useful pressure on the Iranian regime…
David Pollock is the Kaufman Fellow at The Washinghton Institute and director of Fikra Forum.
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14 June 2018 – Reactions to news of Sadr-Fatah alliance highlight the naivety surrounding views towards Sadr (2018 vintage). Also the idea that Fatah – or at least Badr – would be excluded from the next gov was always a nonstarter. Badr is not the ICP, not easily thrown under the bus. #Iraq. – More via www.mesop.de
Why Iran will choose to negotiate with Trump: “Iran is for the moment unprepared to enter direct negotiations with the United States,” Zalmay Khalilzad writes in the Washington Post. “But with more economic pressure and increased costs, Tehran may change its approach and become willing to start a dialogue that can lead to talks based on the interests of the two countries, ultimately leading, perhaps, to normal relations.” Read all https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/06/13/heres-what-trump-should-do-next-on-iran/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0fdc024592a8
Iran poised to resume enrichment at deep Fordow facility
13 June 2018 – DEBKA FILES ISRAEL – After Iran warned it will leave the nuclear accord unless benefits are forthcoming, an atomic energy official in Tehran said that uranium enrichment would resume at Fordow – if that happens. – Iranian President Rouhani issued that warning to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday. On Wednesday, June 13, Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi stated in Tehran that new work would begin on the nuclear program on the orders of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. “Currently the Supreme Leader has ordered that the programs be carried out within the parameters of the nuclear deal,” Kamalvandi said. “And when he gives the order we will announce the programs for operating outside of the nuclear deal for reviving Fordow.”
Mustafa Hijri: Regime Change Long-Term Solution in Iran
Posted On June 12, 2018 – MESOP NEWS – PDKI leader Mustafa Hijri addressed the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington DC on 11 June, 2018. A transcript of Hijri’s speech follows.
Wende Trudeaus in der Iran-Politik. Die Appeasement-Front bricht zusammen.
Naftali Neugebauer Allgemein 13. Juni 2018 – Gestern stimmte der Premier Kanadas Justin Trudeau (Liberale) dem Antrag der Konserativen im kanadischen Parlament gegen den Iran zu. Appeasement gegenüber Teheran beendet. Berlin isoliert.
13 June 2018 – MESOPNEWS – Iran has drawn a line against withdrawal of its military personnel from Syria, pushing back on Israeli demands. President Hassan Rouhani issued the statement on Tuesday in a one-hour phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron. He said that the presence of Iranian “advisors” — Tehran’s label for any member of its military in Syria — stemmed from a request from the Assad regime to fight terrorism.
Rouhani contrasted this with the presence of forces from other countries — without naming France, the US, Turkey, and the UK — who were in Syria “without any coordination with the Syrian government”.
The Iranian President made no apparent reference to Israel’s insistence that Iranian personnel, Iranian-supported foreign militia, and Hezbollah remain outside a zone in southern Syria, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and the Jordanian border.
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EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN) – Netanyahu Offers Iran Solutions for Water Crisis
Tuesday, 12 June, 2018 – 08:45 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the Iranians about the water crisis in a video on YouTube | Asharq Al-Awsat
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a video Sunday personally addressing the Iranian people by announcing the launch of a Persian-language website to address “the severe water shortage that threatens millions of lives.”
11 June 2018
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