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US Should Not Try to Negotiate With Iran

By INU Staff

INU - The Iranian Regime is facing problems from every direction and on every topic, but they are playing a dangerous game with the Donald Trump administration, according to political scientist Dr. Majid Rafizadeh.

Trump’s 180 on Iran Shows How Weak the Regime Is

By Poorang Novak

In the space of just one week, Donald Trump has gone from tweeting Iranian President Haasan Rouhani with warnings about not threatening the US “ever again” to tweeting at him about starting negotiation between the two countries.

This took many – not least the mullahs – by surprise, but there are hints that the representatives of both nations have actually been in contact on this very matter for weeks.

Iran regime’s lies are plane to see

By INU Staff

INU - There is no evidence to suggest that Iran has mastered the technology needed to create advanced stealth aircraft, as the Iranian regime so often claims it has.

He said that for almost 40 years, the people of Iran have endured kleptocracy and have seen their wealth

By INU Staff

INU - On Sunday 22nd July, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke about the current situation in Iran at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library in California. His speech entitled “Supporting Iranian Voices” was addressed to many members of the Iranian American community. He acknowledged that the Iranian regime is a “nightmare” for the people of Iran and he reassured them that “the Trump administration dreams the same dreams for the people of Iran as you do, and through our labors and God’s providence that day will come true”.

No-one wants a war with Iran, not least the Trump administration, contrary to what some believe.

by Jazeh Miller

Some are urging the United States to take military action to confront the Iranian threat. However, many others are saying that this is not necessary. There is no political will on the part of the Americans to participate in yet another war in the Middle East.

Mattis told reporters at the Hoover Institution in Stanford, California

By INU Staff

INU - Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Tuesday that Donald Trump’s all-caps tweet to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was meant to show that Iran is “on the wrong track” and highlighted exactly what the Regime was doing wrong.


Mattis told reporters at the Hoover Institution in Stanford, California: “I think what we have to look at is the destabilizing influence that Iran has consistently displayed and demonstrated throughout the region.”

Mattis, who has been meeting with Austrailian officials alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said that he believed “the president was making very clear that they’re on the wrong track.”
He said: “The only reason that the murderer [Syrian President Bashar] Assad is still in power — the primary reason — is because Iran has stuck by him, reinforced him, funded him. We see the same kind of malfeasance down in Yemen where they’re fomenting more violence down there. We’ve seen their disruptive capabilities demonstrated from Bahrain to the Kingdom [of Saudi Arabia], and it’s time for Iran to shape up and show responsibility as a responsible nation.”

Indeed, the Iranian Regime is involved in many conflicts across the Middle East that are contrary to US interests, from keeping the “animal” Assad in power in Syria to supplying weapons and ballistic missiles to the Houthi militants in Yemen. These missiles have been used to target US ally Saudi Arabia in this four-year-long conflict, who is not only leading the US-backed coalition to restore the Yemeni government but is also one of Iran’s many foes.

Mattis said: “[Iran] cannot continue to show irresponsibility as some revolutionary organization that is intent on exporting terrorism, exporting disruption across the region.”

Trump’s tweets

On Sunday, Trump tweeted: “To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!”

This was in response to Iran’s threat of the “mother of all wars” if the US continued to act against the Regime by cutting off its oil exports.

Neither Mattis nor Pentagon spokespeople have said whether the US forces based in the Middle East will be adjusting their strategy because of this war of words. However, the commander of the US Central Command in Bahrain has previously said they would be countering Iran’s threats, while Pentagon spokeswoman Rebecca Rebarich said on Monday that US forces “are more than capable at defending themselves should the need arise.”

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