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By Mahmoud Hakamian

The United States has been putting Iran under “maximum pressure” over the past few months. The Trump administration announced that the current campaign has the aim of making sure that the regime cannot continue funding terrorist proxy groups and militias across the region. President Donald Trump has also made it clear that he wants to bring Iran back to the negotiating table so that a more comprehensive deal can be carved – one that is a lot less one-sided than the current deal that the United States pulled out of last year.

U.S. imposes further sanctions

By Jazeh Miller

The Trump administration, faced with Iran’s continued belligerence, is imposing further sanctions on the regime. Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that these latest sanctions are targeting the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC).

Europe and US collaboration against Iran regime

By Jazeh Miller

Donald Trump’s recent tour of Europe has shown that the European Union will not serve as the Iranian Regime’s safety net in the wake of US sanctions. In fact, the US and EU basically share the same strategic goals on Iran.

U.S. and France on same page regarding Iran

By INU Satff

INU - Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed that new negotiations with Iran are needed during their meeting in Caen, France on Thursday, June 6.

Touring Europe, Pompeo will Likely Promote Maximum Pressure on Iran

By Abdolrahman Mahabadi

On Wednesday, the Washington Post discussed the itinerary for US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s pending trip to multiple European countries, and it emphasized that Iran is expected to be a major topic of discussion during that tour. His plans include an unusually long three-day stay in Switzerland alone. That country’s embassy in Tehran handles consular affairs for the United States, which has no diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic, and discussions between Pompeo and Swiss officials could very well include matters related to the half-dozen US nationals currently known to be held hostage by the Iranian regime.

John Bolton Talks Tough with Iran, but Does not Contradict President Trump

By Edward Carney

On Wednesday, various headlines in Western media credited White House National Security Advisor John Bolton with ramping up the administration’s rhetoric regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran, just two days after President Donald Trump reassured international audiences that he was not pursuing regime change and only expected Tehran to give up all nuclear ambitions via a more satisfying agreement than the one Trump withdrew from last year.

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