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US sanctions are already hurting Iran Regime, but they should go further

By Mahmoud Hakamian

It’s not yet been four weeks since the US imposed the first round of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, but many international businesses have already pulled out of the country, citing concerns over accessing the US financial markets.

Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is facing intense criticism for seeking to circumvent US financial sanctions on Iran

By INU Staff

INU - Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is facing intense criticism for seeking to circumvent US financial sanctions on Iran, but that hasn’t stopped him from doubling down on his troubling comments.

Merkel Disagreed with Eu Payment System for Iran

By INU Staff

INU - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has openly disagreed with a call from her Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, for the European Union to set up an independent payment system in order to save the nuclear deal with Iran.

Merkel told reporters on Wednesday: “We have some problems in our dealings with Iran, no question, on the other hand we know that on questions of terrorist financing, for example, SWIFT is very important.”

U.S. Iran task force to direct foreign policy

By Jazeh Miller

The Trump administration announced last week that the “Iran Action Group” had been set up to deal specifically with foreign policy towards Iran and with the purpose of changing the regime’s behaviour. The group will be led by Brian Hook who was the chief of Policy Planning for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Iran Lobby Tries to Undermine Trump Administration’s Advances on Iran Issue

By INU Staff

INU- When former U.S. President Barack Obama was in office, he appeased the Iranian regime in the hope that it would lure them into signing a nuclear deal. He was adamant that the Iranian regime’s behaviour would soften and that its belligerence would calm down. In order to sweeten Iran up for nuclear deal negotiations, Obama turned a blind eye to several major issues including its criminal and vile mistreatment of the people of Iran, especially women and political opponents. He also turned a blind eye to its meddling in the region and its fuelling of conflicts and its development of its ballistic missile program (including several test launches). Obama also ignored the fact that the Iranian regime was funding and supporting terrorist groups in the region, including the Lebanese Hezbollah, and its propping up of the Assad regime in Syria. And to top it all off, he sent aircraft loaded with cash in exchange for American hostages.

BBC should acknowledge that Iran Regime is not legitimate

By INU Staff

INU- In a previous episode of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, a professor of American studies in Tehran called in to rant about Donald Trump’s re-imposition of sanctions on Iran and the presenters did not challenge their assumptions that America and Israel caused all of the Middle East. This is yet more evidence that the BBC is locked into its narrative that the Iranian Regime is legitimate and that Trump’s decision to pull out of the nuclear deal was wholly wrong.

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