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After weeks of international negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program produced no silver bullet, there is another bipartisan push in Congress to increase the already crushing economic sanctions on Iran. ››read more
Gareth Porter discusses the anti-Iran propagandists in the press and the IAEA, and his article on the Parchin facility, “How a Nonexistent Bomb Cylinder Distorts the Iran Nuclear Issue.” ››read more
The immediate filing of an Iranian action before the ICJ has been proposed over the past couple of years, and most recently by, among others, Professor Francis Boyle and Mohammad Nahavandian, head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines. Iran taking the sanctions case to the world court would also advance accountability under international law and because the ICJ would likely grant Iran’s Petition for Interim Measures of Protection the sanctions could be suspended during the course of the years of litigation which would directly and positively affect the lives of suffering Iranians while giving the parties a chance to settle their differences peacefully using diplomacy. ››read more
Less than a week ago, the European Union put into effect its comprehensive oil embargo against Iran upon which the member states had reached an agreement on January 23.
The EU’s unilateral sanctions come after the United States targeted Iran with a set of sanctions against the country’s Central Bank and a number of individuals and companies, and threatened to penalize the foreign firms and banks which have financial transactions with Iranian counterparts. ››read more