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Iran Pursuing Multiple, Parallel Strategies for Confronting US Pressure

Iran Pursuing Multiple, Parallel Strategies for Confronting US Pressure

By Mahmoud Hakamian

Since it became clear that US sanctions on the Islamic Republic would be returning as a result of President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, Tehran has been steadily been stepping up its threatening and belligerent statements and actions as part of an effort to project strength in the face of rising pressure both at home and abroad. On July 31, new domestic protests emerged as further expressions of the Iranian people’s economic discontent, just days before the first of two packages of sanctions went back into effect. The second package, targeting Iran’s oil exports and banking sector, is set to be implemented at the beginning of November.

US Exit from Nuclear Deal and Resulting Economic Sanctions Criticized by Iran Lobby

US Exit from Nuclear Deal and Resulting Economic Sanctions Criticized by Iran Lobby

By Mahmoud Hakamian

The Iran lobby continues its criticism of the Trump administration for de-certifying the Iran nuclear agreement and re-imposing economic sanctions. Perhaps they should instead blame Tehran, not the U.S.

The National Iranian American Council argues that the nuclear deal was, as they said, “working.” However, there are notable omissions in the agreement:

Still Defiant in the Face of Sanctions, Iran Moves to Expand Nuclear Activities

By the same token, Salehi’s recent comments arguably had the same consequences, in terms of justifying the criticisms that had underlain President Trump’s

By INU Staff

INU - On Wednesday, Al Jazeera reported upon the announcement by the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran that operations had begun at a factory tasked with producing rotors for as many as 60 uranium enrichment centrifuges per day. The announcement follows upon months of prior warnings that Iran would greatly ramp up its nuclear activities in response to any actual or perceived loss in the benefits that Iran enjoyed as a result of the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Iran Seeks to Obtain WMD, According to German Intel Report

According to the report, the goal of the intelligence agencies of Iran and North Korea is “to circumvent control mechanisms i

by Poorang Novak

In a new document regarding countering of the spread of weapons of mass destruction, published by the German intelligence agency of the state of Hesse, the Islamic Republic of Iran is singled out as one of two states seeking to obtain the ultimate form of powerful weapons.

Iran: Nuclear deal talks fail to make progress

The sanctions will ensure that foreign businesses dealing with the Iranian regime will face consequences for continuing to engage with Iran.

By INU Staff

INU - In May, U.S. President announced that the United States is exiting the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and that sanctions would be reapplied as well as fresh ones being issued. His decision came after weeks of speculation and after pleas from the other world powers that are party to the deal to remain part of it.

Could US-Iran nuclear summit work?

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a list of 12 demands that Iran must meet

 By INU Staff

INU - Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un met earlier this month to discuss North Korea giving up its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of US sanctions, but many global security pundits remain confused about why Kim agreed to the meeting. After all, North Korea has never been interested in a relationship with the West.

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