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By INU Staff
INU - On Tuesday, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi began a two-day visit to Tehran, where he was set to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, other officials, and representatives of Iranian business interests. The Associated Press pointed out that it was the first such visit by an Italian head of state since 2001. That previous visit preceded the imposition of US-led sanctions on the Iranian nuclear program, which were suspended in January in accordance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, agreed upon by Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.

By INU Staff
INU - According to Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hossein Jaber Ansari, a long-delayed contract for the delivery of an advanced missile defense system had finally begun to be implemented between Russia and Iran. Fox News reported upon his claims on Monday.

REUTERS : Russia has delivered the first part of an advanced missile defense system to Iran, Iranian media reported on Monday, starting to equip Tehran with technology that was blocked before it signed a deal with world powers on its nuclear program.

By INU Staff
INU - On Wednesday, Breaking Israel News reported that leading Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps officials had once again spoken favorably of the prospect of all-out war with the United States, in a meeting that took place in Tehran the prior day. Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the overall commander of the IRGC, told his fellow officers, “For years, we have been building power on the presumption of a widespread war with the US and its allies, and have developed all our capacities and capabilities for decisive victories over such enemies.”

U.S. Republican Congressman Ed Royce, chair of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote in the Washington Post on Wednesday about the dangers of further concessions by the Obama administration to the Tehran regime. 

Thomas Shannon

By INU Staff
INU - On Tuesday, Townhall reported upon a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in which Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon addressed the hotly debated issue of new policies through which some believe the Obama administration is moving to provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with access to the US financial system. This has been criticized by many members of Congress as a betrayal of the administration’s numerous prior assurances that such access would not be granted under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and that the US would maintain some significant restrictions on the Iranian economy.


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