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On 8/17/2020 at 3:13 PM, Northwest said:

Didn’t Imam Khomeini adopt the same general policy in order to safeguard the Islamic Revolution from both Western and Eastern infiltration?

Yeah I think so that it was main Iran foreign policy that mainly used since Qajar era but there is traces of starting it from Safavid era that helped surviving Iran until now.

On 8/17/2020 at 3:13 PM, Northwest said:

The evidence I provided and quoted seemingly disproves this contention. To the end he resisted the Tudeh, the Shia clergy turned on him or were never sympathetic to begin with, the Tudeh refused to support him, and the CIA/MI6 backed General Zahedi, the clergy, and the Shah against him.

you evidence is mostly based on information of that provided by westerner & soviet groups that still they are hiding crucial information about this event that also majority of Shia clergies opposed Aytollah Kashani (رضي الله عنه) for his supporting of Mossadegh like they opposed Imam Khomeinei during revolution but unfortunately CIA/MI6 could turn Kashani & Mossadegh against each other.

 

On 8/17/2020 at 3:13 PM, Northwest said:

Yet today PressTV and other Iran-based media, press organs, etc. criticise the Western-led coup of August 1953 against Mossadegh, even though the clergy at the time supported it and regarded the Shah as being less hostile to Islamic interests than the National Front and/or the Tudeh

it's mostly about criticizing of meddling foreign forces in affairs of Iran not supportin Shah or any  party

 

On 8/17/2020 at 3:13 PM, Northwest said:

I don’t think people should engage in historical revisionism, even doing so supports their group’s interests, whether ideological or otherwise.

let's agree to disagree revisionism of history & religion has great rule in West Asia (ME) that nobody can avoid engaging in it 

 

On 8/17/2020 at 3:13 PM, Northwest said:

Well, even observant Shia Muslims act to further their own personal and collective interests, which are based on Islam and/or Islamic interests. In their case personal and collective interests are aligned with Islam, so your statement seems misleading. In regard to patriotism, from the viewpoint of Shia Muslims nationalism is only useful if it helps Islam, so the interests of the “country” isn’t really comparable to the interests of Islam. In supporting the 1953 coup the Shia clergy were not protecting the country in and of itself, but protecting the country as a base of Shia Islam and Islamic interest(s).

I don't deny financial corruption of Shia Muslims that even corrupted a group of clergies but at the end total outcome of this strategy was both useful for preserving whole of Shia community from Lebanon to India Subcontinent  & safeguarding of Iran as main hope for shia muslims in this era .

 

On 8/17/2020 at 3:13 PM, Northwest said:

But religion has been historically used and abused to support the ruling class more often than not:

It's a side effect of it but it's proven that religion & politics are not separable in Iran that good use of them with each other in service of people & country will  cause empowering Iran & protecting it against any treat 

 

On 8/17/2020 at 3:13 PM, Northwest said:

yet the USSR did not cut off ties with the IRI, maintained a discrete and indulgent posture toward Imam Khomeini, and opposed American efforts to militarise the Persian Gulf. Additionally, some high-ranking Iranian officials admitted in the late 1980s that Muslims could practice their faith relatively freely in the USSR, and that the Soviets were mainly repressing Western-financed Wahhabi–Salafi groups in the Central Asian republics of the USSR.

I don't deny that but main policy of IRI is supporting Islam & Muslim that for it one day may cooperate with USSR & in other day supports a western power like America against USSR.

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Zarif: Time of US hegemony is over

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Defense minister: Iran capable of building strategic weapons

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General Hatami underlined that the financial support to the ministry can pave the way for achieving modern technologies in the sector and boost the country’s might against newly-emerged threats.

Earlier on Sunday, in a ceremony held on the occasion of National Defense Industry Day, Hatami said the Islamic Republic of Iran will export weapons after the arms embargo against the country is lifted.

“Iran will use all capacities to meet its arms requirements, selling and exporting weapons after sanctions removal.”

“In fact, the defense industry is the strategic depth of the country, and the science and technology field is the support for the defense industry of the country,” he added.

The Islamic Republic says its military power is solely for defensive purposes against enemy threats.
 

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Iran's Shamkhani calls trigger mechanism as propaganda show to save Trump

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"US knows that it can neither reimpose UN sanctions nor UN arms embargo on #Iran. So-called 'snapback' is only propaganda ploy to save #Trump," Shamkhani wrote in his Twitter account on Friday.

"Warmongers in the White House who want to lessen the American people's disgust towards Trump should consider diff path," he added.

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Pres. Rouhani:

Current tyrannical White House administration, unjust sanctions not permanent

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Speaking in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Dr Hassan Rouhani said, "The world knows what the result will be if the United States takes this dead-end? They have destroyed the bridge themselves and still think there is a bridge to cross”.

The President stated, "The mechanism states that the parties to JCPOA or one of them can use this mechanism, but the United States, which has explicitly stated that it is not a part of the JCPOA and this is the worst pact, cannot use it, and this is one of the incorrect statements that Americans have made”.

Dr Rouhani emphasised that "the government has stood -and will stand- with all its might against this superpower and the countries that want to oppress this nation," and said, "Unfortunately, some say that if the foundations of the JCPOA were stronger, the United States could not withdraw from it, but why don’t you see the stupidity of the enemy? Is there any agreement that this US government has not withdrawn from?!”

"Strange words are sometimes heard here and there that amaze you," he said, adding, "Now if, in your opinion, the foundations were not very strong, what can be said about the United States’ withdrawal from the World Health Organisation, UNESCO, NAFTA and The Paris Climate Pact?”...

The President said, "The enemies have been committing crimes in this country since August 19, 1953, and have always acted against the nation, Iran, democracy and the legal government, and imposed a dictator and tyranny on this nation, and since then they have continued this wrong path”.

Dr Rouhani pointed out, "The United States, which suffered two historic defeats in 2018 and 2020, has begun another attempt and, and in the meantime, foreign Persian-language media have appeared as mercenaries and traitors, expressing their happiness over the pressure on the Iranian nation, in which they will fail again”.....

Dr Rouhani added, "Today, we are witnessing production growth in all sectors, just as we are witnessing a 9% growth in production in the industrial sector in the first four months of this year compared to the last year’s quarter”.

“The country is practically being run with non-oil exports, and this is unprecedented in Iran's history, and this year only 10% of the budget relies on oil,” said Rouhani.
 

 

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August 20, 2020 - 8:44 AM News Code : 1064162 Source : President.ir

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Imam Khamenei: Human values are being trampled on in US most

Pres. Rouhani:

Gov’t always uses Supreme Leader’s guidelines to solve country’s problems, lead it to development

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Pointing to the failure of various schools of thought in running and managing human societies, Imam Khamenei stated, “The US model has truly failed in this regard. Furthermore, it is a country where human values such as health, justice and security are trampled upon more than anywhere else in the world.”

In this videoconference, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution added, “Human values such as health, justice and security are trampled on in the US more than anywhere else in the world. Class inequalities are horrible there. The number and percentage of the hungry and homeless is more than other countries in the world. According to the explicit statements of presidential candidates, one out of five American children is hungry. In addition, the rate of insecurity and crimes is very high in the US.”


His Eminence stressed, “In addition to internal and managerial problems, murder, warmongering and causing insecurity are some of the most common actions perpetrated by the Americans in Syria, Palestine, and Yemen, and before that in Iraq, Afghanistan and areas such as Vietnam and Hiroshima.”

Imam Khamenei stated that the presence of such people at the top of the US government, who are a source of humiliation for that country, is another sign of the defeat of human models and westerners’ declining utopia. He added, “The independent model of Islam for creating a system and a society is built on the three pillars of faith, knowledge and justice. In the Islamic Republic, slogans and orientations are based on this. And, its role models are martyrs such as Beheshti, Bahonar, Rajai and Soleimani.”

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Iranian FM lashes out at Pompeo's desire to flood region with US' weapons

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AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message seriously criticized US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his desire to flood the region with US weapons.

"Outlaw @SecPompeo has no qualms about violating his own country's laws," Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on Monday.

"Standing next to World's #1 nuclear threat, he (Pompeo) declares his desire to flood our region with even more US weapons—all while trying to impede lawful normalization of Iran's defense cooperation with the world," he added.

Earlier, US media New York Times reported that Trump Administration is bypassing Arms Control Pact to sell large armed drones.

"The move has been opposed internally by arms control officials and lawmakers trying to limit the proliferation of such drones, especially in countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)," it added.

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In a meeting with IAEA DG;

Pres. Rouhani: Americans understood well their withdrawal from JCPOA was mistake

Pres. Rouhani: Iranian nation won against major powers with Ashura culture

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US obviously does not understand law or UN after thrice being defeated: Iran FM

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He once again reminded US authorities that they “divorced” the landmark nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in 2018.

“Your name on the marriage certificate is irrelevant,” the top Iranian diplomat tweeted.

Zarif incorporated the Thursday interview of US Representative to the United Nations Kelly Craft with the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television news channel.

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Imam Khamenei: Iran owes its security to Air Defense's vigilance

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The message was delivered by Brigadier General Mohammad Shirazi, the head of the military office of the Leader, in a phone conversation with Commander of Army Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard.

“Send my greetings to all Army Air Defense Force personnel,” Leader said.

"Country owes its security to the readiness and vigilance of Army Air Defense Force personnel," he added.

"Our pious people appreciate your tireless efforts," Leader highlighted.

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42 minutes ago, Ashvazdanghe said:

lRl will not "succeed" in its defenses until it is a leader in electronic warfare.

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On 9/1/2020 at 1:12 AM, hasanhh said:

lRl will not "succeed" in its defenses until it is a leader in electronic warfare.

This is more like it.     <---an idiom for positive development --Anglish lesson

"homegrown"

https://www.irannewsdaily.com/2020/09/iran-air-defense-launches-new-portable-radar/

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Another  Hysterical  Accusation

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/09/19/634518/Media-alleged-Iranian-assassination-plot

Why would lRl want to murder an ambassador?

2nd. Why South Africa?

Because she’s an American, and the Iranians have no qualms about assassinating people if they think they can get away with it.

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2 hours ago, Cherub786 said:

 . . . if . . .

Original allegation:  https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/13/iran-south-africa-ambassador-assassination-plot-413831

HOWEVER: "no evidence"  = fake news

https://www.rferl.org/a/south-africa-says-insufficient-evidence-of-iranian-plot-to-assassinate-u-s-ambassador/30846472.html

"found no evidence" is not equal to "insufficient evidence" in the headline

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Imam Khamenei: Lack of security to disrupt important values of country

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In this videoconference, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the statements of the US President who has expressed his joy at having interfered in the economic affairs of Iran and committing crimes against the Iranian nation, saying, “Only scoundrels like you could feel proud of committing such crimes.”

His Eminence stated, “A strong defense is one of the elements of our national strength. If we consider there to be three main pillars for a country’s national strength, they are: ‘Economic strength and stability,’ ‘Cultural capability and harmony’ and ‘a strong defense.’ A strong defense is vital to the strength of every nation. If nations do not have a strong defense, then those who are in pursuit of transgressing against and taking advantage of other nations and wish to interfere in their affairs – countries such as the US and other such countries – will not leave them alone. They will attack everything these nations have. You can see today what transgressions are being committed against countries throughout the world.”

He stated that the reason these prattling thugs in the US keep ranting and raving about the defensive, regional and missile capabilities of Iran is the Islamic Republic’s precise, wise calculations in achieving such capabilities. He added, “Their prattling is the result of their fear and their backwardness in this area. Without taking heed of the impression that they are trying to create, we should preserve our system of reasonable calculations, and with God’s grace, the Islamic Republic will continue to move forward in all these areas.”

Referring to the happiness of the US President at having disrupted the economic affairs of the country and committing crimes against the Iranian nation, Imam Khamenei said, “Only scoundrels like you take pride in committing such crimes.”

His Eminence stressed, “Today the US is in a dire situation due to its budget deficit of billions of dollars and also due to the existence of tens of millions of hungry people below the poverty line. However, with God’s grace, the Iranian nation will overcome the problems it is facing with the power of its faith, its national determination and despite the foolish desires of the vicious, treacherous, criminal politicians in the US. And they will use the sanctions as a means for strengthening the economy of the country.”

He emphasized that the remedy for the country’s problems lies inside the country and added, “Although many of our problems are related to international issues, their remedy exists inside the country. 

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US, great Satan with "hollow" anger, threats: Gen. Bagheri

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Speaking in the graduation ceremony of the Armed Force students, Major General Mohammad Bagheri spoke about the achievements and the capabilities of the Armed Forces and officers’ academies over the past years.

In his remarks, he also referred to the recent failures of the US at the international level and asserted that such failures are only a single part of these enemies' defeat.

The anger of the Great Satan (the United State), the hollow threats of the Americans, and the treacherous normalization of ties of some Arab countries with the Zionist regime will not change the superiority of the path of right, he stressed.

 

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Pres. Rouhani: Unjust arms embargo on Iran to be lifted from Sunday

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Congratulating the Iranian nation on the lifting the unjust arms embargo on October 18, Dr Rouhani said, "This 10-year oppressive embargo will be lifted on Sunday, October 18, with people’s resistance and the efforts of our country's diplomats, despite 4 years of US efforts".

The president added, "Those who say what the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has done, this is one of them. From Sunday, we can buy and sell weapons, and this was one of the measures taken by the Government of Prudence and Hope”.

Stating that the White House rulers have failed in all cases, the president said, "They have achieved no success except to speak with a forceful and rude tone that even a director of a small group does not use that tone and words. Of course, this shows that the resistance and power of the Iranian nation has made them very angry and brought them to their knees”.

“The country's production in the past month compared to the same period last year has grown by 11 percent and sales by 14 percent, and this figure has grown over the past six months in the production sector in the field of industry 6.4 percent and 8 percent in sales,” said Rouhani.

The President also stated that the increase in non-oil exports in the last month compared to August was 25% and said, "The upward trend of non-oil exports has begun, and in the second half of the year, our economic situation will improve".

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US presidents use Iran as campaign cudgel: FM Spokesman

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"US presidents have long used Iran as campaign cudgel," Khatibzadeh wrote in his Twitter account on Wednesday.

"But we're reaching new lows: One day, @realdonaldtrump expresses wishful fantasies of a call from Tehran. The next, he spreads wild conspiracy theories from a fake account run by a terrorist cult. #MAGA one tweet at a time," he added.

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Iran's Foreign Ministry releases statement on end of arms embargo, travel ban

Pres. Rouhani: US plot for economic collapse of Iran foiled

Iran "resistance" strategy defeats US " maximum pressure": Government Spox

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The UN arms and travel restrictions on Iran were lifted on Sunday under United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorses a multilateral nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed between Iran and major world powers in 2015.

The full text of the statement is as follows:

Today is a momentous day for the international community, which in defiance of the US regime’s efforts, has protected UN Security Council Resolution 2231 and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). As of today, all restrictions on the transfer of arms, related activities and financial services to and from the Islamic Republic of Iran , and all prohibitions regarding the entry into or transit through territories of the United Nations Member States previously imposed on a number of Iranian citizens and military officials , are all automatically terminated........https://en.abna24.com/news//irans-foreign-ministry-releases-statement-on-end-of-arms-embargo-travel-ban_1078816.html

The United States, whose unlawful and malign subterfuge in its attempts to further violate a UNSC Resolution have been categorically rejected several times in the past three months by the Security Council, must abandon its destructive approach vis-à-vis Resolution 2231; return to full compliance with its commitments under the United Nations Charter; stop violating international law and ignoring international order, and cease further destabilization in the West Asia region.

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@Ashvazdanghe  When l saw this on the news last night, l thought: lRl is better-off only by a few EW systems/EW-based systems. The reason is -as shown is US satellite co-opting the ADA to shoot down an Ukrainian airliner-  is that the US thoroughly knows whatever system lRl buys. So these can be used for reverse engineering and analysis while lRl develops and fields its own systems.

Example: 40 years ago, my students asked me about the controversy surrounding the sale of Microsoft computers to the Soviet Union, which the Reagan Administration was supporting. As l told them then, the US knows these computers and can read everything the Soviets do with them. [Explanation: tune an analogue TV to the correct channel, have a directional antenna and a VHS recorder, and you'll have all the info. Range: to any line of site]{Now, L-0-S to satellite.}

lRl has been "self-sufficient" for decades. Re-design some of that stuff -mostly to get rid of the "it's dead steel as is"--and do site preparations for the Return.

also, @shadow_of_light

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Iranian envoy to Spain: US sanctions violating human rights

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 Iranian Ambassador to Spain Hassan Qashqavi blasted the US for its animosity towards Iran, and said that Washington has violated the basic human rights of the Iranians through its brutal sanctions.

"Despite the US officials' claims, their severe sanctions under harsh conditions of the coronavirus have targeted humanitarian issues, and recently it is not possible to import medicines to fight the coronavirus as a result of US sanctions," Qashqavi said in a meeting with President of Spain's Senate.

Referring to the fifth anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), he said that, "Global support for the implementation of Resolution 2231 and opposition to the US positions in the UN Security Council showed that American unilateralism will not work."

The President of the Spanish Senate, for her part, stressed the role of parliamentary diplomacy in strengthening mutual cooperation and welcomed the expansion of relations between the two countries.

In relevant remarks on Monday, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani in a meeting with Head of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah warned that the US policies are based on stirring chaos and insecurity in the regional states.

“The US destructive policies have yielded no results but war, destruction and backwardness for the regional people. The US policy is based on fomenting chaos and insecurity in different places, no matter it is Afghanistan or Iraq,” Shamkhani said at the meeting in Tehran.

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Iran expects Islamic nations to defy US sanctions: Ghalibaf

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AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Ghalibaf in a phone conversation with his Malaysian counterpart Azhar Azizan Harun said that his country expects the Islamic states not to abide by the US cruel and inhuman sanctions against Iran.

“Under the current conditions that all countries are entangled with the crisis of coronavirus epidemic, the US regime has imposed cruel and illegal sanctions against the Iranian nation and we expect the friendly and Islamic countries not to abide by these sanctions,” Ghalibaf said on Monday.

He also underlined the necessity for strengthening unity among the Islamic countries, and said, “Iran and Malaysia as two important Muslim world states should increase cooperation to consolidate unity among the Muslim countries and distance from discord.”

Harun, for his part, blasted the US sanctions against Iran as illegal, and said, “Malaysia still has its own positions on sanctions and we do not recognize the illegal sanctions which are not based on the UN resolutions.”

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Analysis: End of Iran Arms Embargo: Aspects, Influences

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What arms can Iran sell or buy? 

According to article 5 of Annex B of the United Nations Security Council resolution 2231, Iran can sell or purchase arms in the following areas: 

“Supply, sale or transfer directly or indirectly from or through their territories, or by their nationals or individuals subject to their jurisdiction, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, and whether or not originating in their territories, to Iran, or for the use in or benefit of Iran, .

What weapons does Iran need? 

The US sanctions against Iran have delivered the reverse: Iran has made triumphant Iranian advances in meeting a large part of the nation’s arms needs over the past decade. 

After being targeted by the Stuxnet cyberspace worm on its nuclear enrichment facilities in 2010, Iran massively developed its cyber capabilities over the past decade. When it comes to the ballistic and cruise missiles, as well as combat and surveillance drones, Iran stands among the world heavyweights. 

...But Iran would be looking to procure cutting-edge military technologies to hone its military capabilities. ...

Iran arms embargo end serves regional stability 

Definitely, the US would seize the end of Iran arms sanctions as a chance to fuel an arms race in the Persian Gulf to sell more weapons to the Arab monarchies. At the same time, it would ramp up the threadbare Iranophobia policy to press ahead with the Arab-Israeli normalization project as the embargo ends. 

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Russia says to continue its trade ties with Iran despite US bans

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AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Russia criticized Washington's “wrong approach” against Iran, stressing that Moscow will keep up its business ties with Tehran despite US potential sanctions.

“The wrong approach again… The United States playing a ‘world policeman,’ substituting the UN Security Council is an unwelcome role,” Deputy Russian Ambassador to the UN Dmitry Polyanskiy tweeted on Monday.

“We are doing and will be doing business with Iran and it's not up to the United States to tell us or others what they can or can’t do. Stop humiliating the United States in this pointless endeavor!” he added.

The remarks came after the US blacklisted two Chinese men and six Chinese entities for having interactions with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) Group and, in some cases, helping it evade US sanctions.

 

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US warns of sanctions for arms sales to Iran despite lifting of a decade-long arms embargo

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that arms sales to Iran would violate UN resolutions and result in sanctions, hours after Tehran announced that the longstanding UN embargo on arms trade with the Islamic republic had expired.

“The United States is prepared to use its domestic authorities to sanction any individual or entity that materially contributes to the supply, sale, or transfer of conventional arms to or from Iran," Pompeo said in a statement.

The US secretary of state also claimed that, "Every nation that seeks peace and stability in West Asia… should refrain from any arms transactions with Iran."

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Iran permanent mission to UN hails termination of baseless, unfair, unlawful arms embargo

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In a press release issued on the termination of the unjust embargo, the diplomatic mission stated, “States are no longer required to seek in advance case-by-case approval by the Security Council to engage in the supply, sale or transfer of arms or related materials to and from Iran.”

“It should be emphasized that the Islamic Republic of Iran has always maintained that all sanctions and restrictive measures introduced and applied against the people of Iran have been baseless, unjust, and unlawful,” the official statement added.

The development came despite months-long attempts by the Trump Administration to extend the arms embargo.

Iran’s permanent UN mission argued Washington’s drive had hit a dead end since the Security Council rejected its “illegal” move.

“As a responsible member of the international community, the Islamic Republic of Iran engages in legitimate trade—in accordance with international law and on the basis of its national interests—with other countries, including in the realm of arms trade,” the press release added.

The American government also fell far short of a consensus in a yet another push to restore all UN sanctions against Iran. Tehran has referred to the dual failures as historically significant defeats for Washington.

Iran permanent mission to UN hails termination of baseless, unfair, unlawful arms embargo

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Iranian official: Israel, US have no place in future of region

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Guterres: JCPOA important for securing Persian Gulf region

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"The enormity of the challenges ahead should not deter us," he added, saying, "Let work to create a climate of trust and improve the prospects for regional dialogue and move beyond destructive rivalries and recognize what unites us."

"Let the interests of the people of the region be a priority and concentrate on their aspirations for freedoms, opportunities, better standards of life and peace," Guterres noted, adding, "These things should compel us to intensify our collective efforts."

Guterres made the remarks as US President Donald Trump left the JCPOA in a unilateral move, seeking to build a military coalition in the Persian Gulf a year ago, claiming to provide energy security.

On the other hand, Iran, by presenting the  Hormoz Peace Initiative, has asked the countries in the region to talk to each other away from foreigners' interference, however, Russia and China have also made proposals for stabilizing the security of the Persian Gulf

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Pres. Rouhani: Americans failed in attempt to kill JCPOA

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The President said that the Americans wanted to kill the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), adding, "The Americans and the Zionists tried to get all JCPOA parties out of it, and make the Board of Governors and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issue a resolution to force other countries to withdraw from the deal".

Dr Rouhani stressed that that they failed to achieve this goal, adding that Trump had no choice but to withdraw from the deal alone. He said, "This important and historic event must be carefully analysed and explained to the people".

The President stated that the strategy of the Islamic Republic and the government was very smart and important in this regard, adding, "We pursued a very complex and well-calculated policy and went step by step in such a way that neither friends nor the enemies could object our actions".

Referring to the Security Council's ignoring of the United State's request to reimpose sanctions against Iran unprecedented in the history of the UN and UNSC, Dr Rouhani said, "It is true that today, our people are under pressure, but our achievements in the international stage should be explained to them, so that they may relieve their suffering".

The President mentioned the United State's failures against the JCPOA as one of the manifestations of Imam Khomeini's (رضي الله عنه) historic sentence "America can't do a damn thing", adding, "Let us not forget that wherever we achieved a victory, it has been because of the unity, people's support and Supreme Leader's guidance".

Congratulating Export Day, he said, "The variety of our non-oil exports has prevented the enemies from succeeding in disrupting our exports".

"The Islamic Republic of Iran does not care at all who will win the elections in the US, because any US government that takes office has no choice but to surrender to the Iranian nation," said Rouhani.

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US in no position to lecture on Iran-Yemen ties: Spokesman

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"The US has underwritten 5yrs of Saudi-led slaughter in Yemen. Its abuse of diplo cover is also notorious: just ask ex-spymaster @SecPompeo," Khatibzadeh wrote in his Twitter account on Thursday.

"US is thus in NO position to lecture Yemenis & Iranians abt their bilat ties. Better to end your crimes & malign presence in our region," he added.

Earlier, Senior Assistant to the Iranian Foreign Minister for Special Political Affairs Ali Asghar Khaji said that Iran is making use of all its power to defend the oppressed people of Yemen.

He also called for resolving the situation in Yemen through political means.

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Iranian FM: US seeking to initiate arms race in world

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In a tweet on Friday, Mohammad Javad Zarif referred to US lack of interest in global stability and its great desire to initiate an arms race in the world.

“US reluctance to extend the SNV-lll (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty), one of the most important international security and arms control treaties, which expires in February 2021, is another clear example of the US disregard for global stability and its great desire to start an arms race in the world,” he wrote.

Previously, addressing at the UN virtual meeting on Persian Gulf security on Tuesday, Zarif said that that the Islamic Republic does not intend to engage in an arms race in the region. "Iran does not intend to engage in an arms race in the region and start a buying spree in spite of the end of Security Council restrictions."
 

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Judiciary chief: Resistance of Iranian nation thwarted all enemies’ plots

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The judiciary chief pointed to the effectiveness of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in producing power, bringing about dignity and authority for the Islamic Republic of Iran and Islamic world and added, “Key role of soldiers and security forces of the Organization, who are responsible for protecting and safeguarding this great source of honor and power, is doubly important and more sensitive.”

Safeguarding and preserving the Establishment is the main mission of IRGC, he emphasized.

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US unilateralism endangers rule of law at int'l level: Envoy

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Takht Ravanchi made the remarks in a statement addressing the Sixth Committee of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly On "The Rule of law at the National and International levels" (Agenda item 86).

The full text of the Iranian envoy's statement is as follows:

Mr. Chairman,
The founders of the United Nations, drawing on lessons from the past to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, established an international legal order on the basis of sovereign equality of States and prohibition of the threat or use of force in international relations....

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Iran's Ambassador to Baghdad reacts to US sanction on him

Iran puts US envoy to Iraq in sanctions list: FM Spokesman

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In a statement on Thursday, the US Department of the Treasury announced that the country has imposed sanctions on Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi and two other high-ranking Lebanese Hezbollah officials.

The statement claimed that Masjedi, a close adviser to former IRGC Commander Lt. General Qassem Soleimani, played a formative role in the IRGC Quds Forces’s Iraq policy.

 

"I was very happy to hear this news. Of course, the terrorist and criminal regime of the United States has once again put me on its criminal sanctions list along with 80 million Iranians. Iranian people and patients amid the coronavirus outbreak are facing difficulties in receiving medicine and food," Iraj Masjedi said.

"This action of the United States made me more determined to materialize the holy goals of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the people of my country and confirmed legitimacy of my goal and actions," he added.


The Treasury imposed the fresh sanctions against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the IRGC-Qods Force, the Bayan Rasaneh Gostar Institute, the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union and International Union of Virtual Media.
 

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"US Ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Tueller, has had a central role in coordinating terrorist acts in Iraq & beyond, in the criminal assassination of General Soleimani and in advancing sanctions against our people," Khatibzadeh wrote on his Twitter account.

"Today, Iran designated him and two other officials involved. Anti-Iran moves won't go unanswered," he added.

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Iranian ambassador to UN stresses sovereignty over three of Persian Gulf islands at UNSC

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Secretary General of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) Nayef Falah al-Hajraf had urged Iran to respond to the body’s call to resolve the dispute over the islands through negotiations.

“Since the issue related to Iranian islands has been mentioned here, I have to say that Bu Musa, Greater and Lesser Tunbs islands have always been part of Iran. These islands are Iranian and will remain so,” Takht-Ravanchi said in response.

The strategically-positioned islands of the Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Bu Musa have always been part of Iran, the proof of which can be found in and corroborated by countless historical, legal, and geographical documents in Iran and other parts of the world. However, the United Arab Emirates has repeatedly laid baseless claims to the islands.

 

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He also stressed that the Islamic Republic’s defensive requirements, including its missile program, stem from “geostrategic calculations and a significant historical experience.”

“During Saddam Hossein’s eight-year aggression against Iran that was supported through different means by the US and a number of Persian Gulf Cooperation Council countries, our cities were showered by Iraqi missiles and our people [fell]  victim to chemical and other lethal weapons provided to Saddam mainly by the West. Simultaneously, unjust sanctions and restrictions deprived us of rudimentary means of self-defense. It is our responsibility now to prevent the recurrence of such appalling situation,” Takht-Ravanchi said.

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'It's as if Iran decided to murder Mike Pompeo' - Chomsky said on Gen Soleimani’s assassination

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“The murder of Soleimnai… is an extraordinarily dangerous act. Nothing like that happened during the Second World War or during the Cold War,” Professor Chomsky stated in an interview on Wednesday.

“It’s as if Iran had decided to murder (U.S. Secretary of State) Mike Pompeo and a major general along with him at Mexico City International Airport. We take that pretty serious and that is what the murder of Soleimani was,” he said.

“Incidentally, it is praised here which is pretty astonishing; it shows how extreme the internal assumption is, that the United States is a rouge state, which has nothing to do with international law or obligations,” he added.

The American professor also discussed the U.S. unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, stating that Trump’s actions on Iran have only increased Washington-Tehran tensions.

The deadly attack also caused the death of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), in addition to eight other Iranians and Iraqis.

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