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US President Barack Obama Saturday signed into law tough new sanctions targeting Iran's central bank and financial sector, in a move that could intensify a brewing Gulf showdown. ››read more
The US is struggling with a paradox: while its military power retains global reach, its role as world leader is gradually ending ››read more
Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has said that Iran is ready to resume negotiations with the 5+1 group (the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany).
He discussed Russia’s proposal for a “step-by-step” plan toward Iran’s nuclear program with the Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhai Jun in Tehran on Thursday. ››read more
Ron Paul told voters in Iowa that western sanctions against Iran are “acts of war” that are likely to lead to an actual war.
Paul said that Iran would be justified in responding to sanctions by blocking the Straits of Hormuz, adding that the country blocking the strategically important strait is “so logical” since they have no other recourse. ››read more
The weapons package is remarkable, both for its size and technical sophistication. Under the terms of the $US29.4 billion ($A28.9 billion) agreement, Saudi Arabia will get 84 Boeing F-15SA jets and upgrades to 70 F-15s, with new munitions and spare parts. It will also get help with training, logistics and maintenance. ››read more
Editor's note: This news item shows how the American military-industrial complex is cashing in by promoting Iranophobia in the region.