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Trump & US / Iran tensions [ANALYSIS]

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To be honest, I haven't seen anything yet - Iranians seem to be not concerned or bothered at all. Wasalam  

I heard reports from several news outlets yesterday that there is alot of fear and anxiety in Iran over a potential US attack and that one may be imminent.  I am asking brothers and sisters in Ir

Let me stress that the American people do not support military action against Iran (and I wouldn't trust any polls) It is a small minority of necons, Israeli-funded lobbying groups, and some peop

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Looking for something else, l found this 2005 article -which has been taken down, but was linked from another site.

What this article said is that US pilots are flying into lranian air space getting them to "turn on their radars" so the US can map a grid of lRl air defenses for targeting.

https://www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20050126-045615-4690r 

Title:  "U.S. Air Force playing cat and mouse game over lran" by Richard Sale (UPI)

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Website of Iran's Fars news agency blocked by US Treasury
Saturday, 25 January 2020 6:59 AM  [ Last Update: Saturday, 25 January 2020 7:06 AM ]
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/01/25/617023/Iran-Fars-news-US-sanctions

https://www.rt.com/news/479137-Iran-sanctions-fars-news/

https://en.farsnews.com (blocked site)

https://en.farsnews.ir (still available)

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Pres. Rouhani: Enemies trying to tell world that Iran is an isolated island

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The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also went on to say, "Enemies are trying to tell the world that Iran is an isolated island and we must disappoint them”.

“Let us have trust in people and tell them that our system is not a single-party, communist or monarchy one, and parties are free in this country,” added the President, adding that, "Our nation will not let America win”.

He said, "I believe that elections, especially parliamentary elections, are crucial, but what is more important is preserving social capital”.

Dr. Rouhani also addressed the people and said, "Do not turn your back on the ballot box; today is the day to go to the ballot box”.

“Participation, supervision, safety and security of the elections and vitality in the society are everybody’s duty,” said the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

 

https://en.abna24.com/news//pres-rouhani-enemies-trying-to-tell-world-that-Iran-is-an-isolated-island_1005935.html

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In meeting with Chairman of Russian State Duma:

Pres. Rouhani: Iran not interested in spread of tensions in region

Referring to the selection of the current and former Iranian ambassadors to Russia from among Iranian parliament members, the president said, "I trust Mr. Kazem Jalali's ability and I am confident that he will continue Mr. Sanai's efforts to develop relations between the two countries."

Dr. Rouhani further stated, "The trilateral relations between Iran, Russia and China and the joint operation in the Gulf of Oman mean that the three countries are determined to have closer relations".

The President described Russia's position on the martyrdom of Martyr Soleimani and said, "We witnessed US' state terrorism in a third country (Iraq), and it is very important that the two countries become more sensitive towards state terrorism".

"We are not interested in the spread of tensions in the region," Dr. Rouhani said, adding, "Regional stability is important for us and Russia and we are ready to cooperate more in this regard".

The President described relations with the Eurasian countries very important for Iran and added, "We are witnessing the beginning of trade relations with Eurasian countries and the Russian government has had good cooperation in this area and we want to continue this cooperation."

https://en.abna24.com/news//pres-rouhani-Iran-not-interested-in-spread-of-tensions-in-region_1006089.html

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Thousands of Iranians mark revolution anniversary amid peak tensions with U.S.

DUBAI (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran and other cities on Tuesday morning to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic revolution, against a backdrop of escalating tensions with the United States.

State TV showed video footage of rallies in at least half a dozen cities outside the capital, including Mashhad, Ahvaz and Kerman, with people holding signs that read, “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”.

Iran almost got into a full-blown conflict with the United States last month after a U.S. drone strike killed top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad on Jan. 3, prompting Iran to retaliate with a missile barrage against a U.S. base in Iraq days later.

Tensions spiked between Iran and the United States after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from a multilateral nuclear deal with Iran in 2018 and reimposed sanctions in a bid to pressure Tehran to negotiate over its ballistic missile program and ties with regional proxy groups.

Missiles were put on display as part of the anniversary celebrations, according to the Tasnim news agency. Iran’s state TV showed archival footage of missile launches and underground missile storage facilities as part of its anniversary coverage.

The missile program is not intended for attacks on neighboring countries, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.

Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Stephen Coates

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-Iran-politics-anniversary/thousands-of-iranians-mark-revolution-anniversary-amid-peak-tensions-with-u-s-idUSKBN2050L7

https://fa.shafaqna.com/news/887385/

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Salam @hasanhh yeah it has a bit of truth also Rouhani & hi party are in lowest point of popularity that even they lost many previous fans because all people know him & his party responsible for sudden increasing of fuel price  & Martyiring Gen Soleimani also he & his party only think about conquering of Iranian parliament for remaining in power but they don't care about people demands from them even make fun of misery of people or insult them except during election time but after election they think that they are elites with no responsibility toward people even people that voted in favor of them. 

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Addressing 22 Bahman demonstrators;
Pres. Rouhani: Martyr Soleimani was both commander at battlefield, a top diplomat in negotiation

https://en.abna24.com/news//pres-rouhani-martyr-soleimani-was-both-commander-at-battlefield-a-top-diplomat-in-negotiation_1009428.html

Iran's President appreciates people's massive presence at 22 Bahman demonstrations

https://en.abna24.com/news//irans-president-appreciates-peoples-massive-presence-at-22-bahman-demonstrations_1009610.html

Photos: Iranians mark 41st anniversary of Islamic Revolution across country

https://en.abna24.com/news//photos-iranians-mark-41st-anniversary-of-Islamic-revolution-across-country_1009657.html

February 12, 2020 - 10:22 AM News Code : 1009657 Source : ABNA24Link:   

Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): Millions of Iranians have taken to streets across the country to celebrate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

گزارش تصویری/ راهپیمایی باشکوه مردم در ۲۲ بهمن در سراسر کشور

گزارش تصویری/ راهپیمایی باشکوه مردم در ۲۲ بهمن در سراسر کشور

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@Ashvazdanghe  l looked at all the abna.ir 41st pictures. The one of the old man l have seen before.

Thanks for the pictures.

Question: Parliamentary elections are this week l understand. 0f course, 'hezshaytan' media is dounouncing the Guardians for ruling so many thousands as "ineligible" to run for office. ls there anything like a 'fad' or 'protest' or something else whereby people apply to run knowing they are ineligible? How many were ruled ineligible, because the media here gave some multi-thousand number (l believe it was 38k)?

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1 hour ago, hasanhh said:

many thousands as "ineligible" to run for office. ls there anything like a 'fad' or 'protest' or something else whereby people apply to run knowing they are ineligible? How many were ruled ineligible, because the media here gave some multi-thousand number (l believe it was 38k)?

Salam their number & names  not released officially  but only reformists that are Rouhani party criticized it & exaggerated about numbers & used "  'hezshaytan' media" as a tool to show themselves as victims but they lose their popularity among people from many months ago that by martyrdom of Gen Soleimani they lost rest of their popularity .

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U.S. officials have confirmed to Fox News Thursday that a U.S. Navy warship intercepted Iranian-made weapons from a vessel in the Arabian Sea earlier this week.

Crew members from the USS Normandy seized a huge cache of weapons from a dhow – a small vessel with lateen sails – on Sunday while conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. Central area of operations.

The weapons and weapon components were intended for the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to officials.

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New York Times visits anti-Iran terrorist group’s lair, observes cult-like modus operandi

https://en.abna24.com/news//new-york-times-visits-anti-Iran-terrorist-group’s-lair-observes-cult-like-modus-operandi_1011111.html

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13 hours ago, Ashvazdanghe said:

New York Times visits anti-Iran terrorist group’s lair, observes cult-like modus operandi

https://en.abna24.com/news//new-york-times-visits-anti-Iran-terrorist-group’s-lair-observes-cult-like-modus-operandi_1011111.html

From the picture:  They sure look like a happy, elderly crowd.

"lavish conferences" in Paris: probably all paid for with American Tax Dollars and Accumulating Debt.

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Pres. Rouhani: Iranian nation won’t beg, yield to enemies

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The month of Rajab is a very blessed month. We would have liked to have this opening yesterday or today. Yesterday was Engineer’s Day, which was a special day, and respecting all engineers, workers and managers in this very important project is essential.

Today is a very happy day for the great Iranian people. We practically built this project during the sanctions, and we are proud that the sanctions did not affect the will of our engineers, workers and managers and all sections of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, Mostazafan Foundation of all those involved in completing this crucial project.

Of course, sanctions may have naturally caused delays in our scheduling, but important projects have never stopped.

https://en.abna24.com/news//pres-rouhani-iranian-nation-won’t-beg-yield-to-enemies_1013278.html

Video: Trump and Ain al-Assad's lie

https://en.abna24.com/news//video-Trump-and-ain-al-assads-lie_1013316.html

February 25, 2020 - 10:32 PM News Code : 1013316 Source : ABNALink:   

Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): Trump's lies have no end. Trump lied more and more every day about Iran's attack on Ain Al-Assad Airbase in Iraq.

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18March  New Sanctions on lRl

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/03/18/621105/US-fresh-sanctions-Iran-coronavirus-outbreak 

 

While US banks go-out-on-a-limb for the oil cartels amid falling oil prices --which could collapse:

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/03/18/621123/US-banks-fossil-fuel-climate-change 

:egg: "l wonder how these banks will sustain themselves if lRI sells a few contracts for $10pb oil  . . . or less?"

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The United Kingdom, Germany and France announced the first sale of goods to Iran using a bartering mechanism called Instex established to bypass harsh United States sanctions on the country, which is battling a major outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The transaction involves the sale of EUR 500,000 of medicine by a private company in Germany to a firm in Iran, sources with knowledge of the deal told The Independent. The products are unrelated to coronavirus, said a diplomatic source. 

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/coronavirus-Iran-Tehran-medicine-us-sanctions-news-a9437961.html

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3 hours ago, iCenozoic said:

l, as an American, am always embarrassed when the US Navy whines like this.

Wooden motor boats patroling their national waters and occasionally finding smugglers, and then the guys in steel ships are spooked by the sight of a couple of RPG Paint Scratchers.

What kind of chicken-scat navy do we have? :cry:

Chickens in duck-suits, paddling around in the Persian Gulf.

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l, as an American, am always embarrassed when the US Navy whines like this.

Wooden motor boats patroling their national waters and occasionally finding smugglers, and then the guys in steel ships are spooked by the sight of a couple of RPG Paint Scratchers.

What kind of chicken-scat navy do we have? :cry:

Chickens in duck-suits, paddling around in the Persian Gulf.

Yea, the way the media makes it out, you might expect a hundred of these boats. I felt like I needed binoculars when the one drove around the backside of the ship.

I'm hoping that after this whole coronavirus affair, we can redirect some military spending to where it actually matters. 9/11 was huge in its impact on military spending and foreign intervention. But even 9/11 is like pennies compared to the death toll and economic damage of coronavirus.

But alas, I suspect that my hopes are naive in the face of global oil dependence.

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44 minutes ago, iCenozoic said:

we can redirect some military spending to where it actually matters.

You are _blank_ damn right about this!

l figure you are 30 or more years younger than l, so what you had in school will be significantly different.

ln post-war America, military budgets were seen as employment schemes. An example l specifically remember is during the Reagan "military build-up" hoax. Really, only a spending spree for insiders and friends, as the number of  Defense contractors and sub-contractors fell from 200,000 to 40,000 in only a couple of years.

Also, back in the same time frame as my example, a medical service college to train doctors was set up, similar to the military and naval service academies. Their graduate obligation was to practice in rural, medically deprived areas of the US.

Now back when 0buma was President, funding for medical research was seriously, almost morbidly cut. There hasn't been a substantial medical initiative since the HumanGenome Project in the 90s. The HlV initiative was Regan era forty years ago. 

ln the 50s and 60s, American research was privately funded.

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23 minutes ago, Haji 2003 said:

This is certainly one way to up the oil price and take attention away from CV19:

 

l was going to post this. Just heard it. Thanks.

Note: :gossip:0nly 'the Donald' would think you "shoot down" a gunboat. Maybe he is con-fused with the word gunship. :hahaha:

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American Eagle Claw operation vs God's Ababil operation

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

It was on 24th, April 1980, when another manifestation of Allah's support for the believers was observed in a remote desert near Tabas, Iran. 8 helicopters and 6 airplanes of the US Delta Force enter the Iranian territories secretly, for the Operation Eagle Claw. Two of the helicopters fail to continue the operation from the very early minutes of its beginning. The others go to Desert One-as they refer to it-but the secret soldiers of Allah, the sands, badly cripple them and 8 people burn in the fire that is set by the crash of a helicopter into an airplane.

This was a tremendous debacle in the US army. When Harold Brown, the US secretary of defense of the time, is asked about this debacle, he answers with fullconfusion, "Ayatullah Khomeini stood in the balcony of his shelter, and with every move of his hand, onehelicopter dropped."

Referring to this miraculous event, Imam Khomeini (رضي الله عنه). said, "Was it but the hidden aid [of Allah]? Who dropped the helicopters of Mr. Carter? Did we drop them? The sands dropped them; the sands were the agents of Allah; the wind is the agent of Allah."

Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). states,

يا أَيُّهَا الَّذينَ آمَنُوا إِنْ تَنْصُرُوا اللَّهَ يَنْصُرْكُمْ وَ يُثَبِّتْ أَقْدامَكُم‏

"O you who have faith! If you help Allah, He will help you and make your feet steady." [Qur'an 47:7]

Peace!

 

 

After 40 years, American regime hasn't still comprehend the reason for its repeatedly failures against Islamic Revolution.

الا ان حزب الله هم الغالبون

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