Business as Usual: Coronavirus, Iran and US Sanctions

23 March, 2020 — Counter Currents

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Never discount the importance of venality in international relations.  While pandemics should provide the glue for a unified front in response – we keep being told of fighting this horrendous “invisible enemy” – it’s business as usual in other respects.  The United States, with a disparate, confused medical system that risks being overwhelmed, remains committed against that other country floundering in efforts to combat COVID-19: Iran.  Instead of binding the nations, the virus, as with everything else, has served as a political obstacle.

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Expert: US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela during pandemic could be genocidal

23 March 2020 — Grayzone

Intensified US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela during the COVID-19 pandemic could amount to genocide, a former UN expert warns.

Iran has been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, and new US sanctions are making it worse. Alfred de Zayas, a former UN Special Rapporteur, says that intensified US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela during the crisis are “insane”, and possibly genocidal.

Guest: Alfred de Zayas, former UN Special Rapporteur and law professor at the Geneva School of Diplomacy.
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Iran News Links 28-29 February 2020

29 February 2020 — The New Dark Age

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The fall of the U.S. empire and the coming economic crash
https://seeyouin2020.blogspot.com/2020/02/the-fall-of-us-empire-and-coming.html

Turkey & Syria on brink of WAR in Idlib: How did it come to this? Latest situation reports & analysis
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2020/02/28/turkey-syria-on-brink-of-war-in-idlib-how-did-it-come-to-this-latest-situation-reports-analysis/

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Iran News Links 17-18 February 2020

18 February 2020 — The New Dark Age

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Selected Articles: America “Down the Rabbit Hole”
https://www.globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-us-further-down-rabbit-hole/5703892

US Pressuring Iraq Not to Reveal Details of Soleimani Killing: MP
https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-pressuring-iraq-not-reveal-details-soleimani-killing-mp/5703918

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Iran News Links 12-14 February 2020

16 February 2020 — The New Dark Age

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Can The World’s Second Superpower Rise From The Ashes Of Twenty Years Of War?
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2020/02/15/can-the-worlds-second-superpower-rise-from-the-ashes-of-twenty-years-of-war/

Lavrov holds talks with Iran’s Zarif on sidelines of Munich Security Conference
https://tass.com/politics/1120553

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US Policy Vs. Iran: Apex Desperation

12 February 2020 — Land Destroyer

February 5, 2020 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – US policy versus Iran has reached new heights of desperation and new lows in terms of undermining international law and norms.

In Washington’s losing battle to maintain hegemony in the Middle East at the expense of the actual people and nations that exist there – it has resorted to high-level assassinations, unilateral strikes against targets within sovereign nations against the expressed will of the governments presiding over them, all while exposing what appears to be growing American military, political, and economic impotence.

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Iran News Links 6-12 February 2020

12 February 2020• 18:00 — The New Dark Age

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“Mobbed up” American Policy, the Global Shakedown
https://journal-neo.org/2020/02/12/mobbed-up-american-policy-the-global-shakedown/

How The 1979 Revolution Reshaped Iran as well as Saudi Arabia
https://www.globalresearch.ca/how-1979-reshaped-iran-saudi-arabia/5703483

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Iran News Links 3-4 February 2020

4 February 2020 — The New Dark Age

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The US is going to the Cyber-mattresses
https://journal-neo.org/2020/02/04/the-us-is-going-to-the-cyber-mattresses/

Nazi collabo families and racist propaganda in the New York Times
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2020/02/04/nazi-collabo-families-and-racist-propaganda-in-the-new-york-times/

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Israel has played a key role in US aggression towards Iran

3 February 2020 — The Grayzone

Before the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, Israel played a key and overlooked role in the Trump administration’s aggression campaign against Iran.

As the Trump administration’s stated rationale for killing Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis collapses, journalist Gareth Porter has pieced together the overlooked background. Porter reports that the assassination was in fact the culmination of a lengthy provocation campaign involving Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, and the Israeli government, which carried out a number of under-reported bombings inside Iraq and Syria in the months prior.

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Iran News Links 30 January – 2 February 2020

2 February 2020 • 22:00 — The New Dark Age

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Iran offers $80,000 to families of each Ukrainian killed in plane crash – Zelensky
https://tass.com/world/1115527

Iran to unveil new generation centrifuges in April – official
https://tass.com/world/1115503

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Iran News Links 29- 30 January 2020

30 January 2020 — The New Dark Age

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Do All Countries have the Right to Fight Terrorism?
https://journal-neo.org/2020/01/30/do-all-countries-have-the-right-to-fight-terrorism/

NIAC Action Statement on Passage of Legislation Prohibiting Unauthorized War with Iran
https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2020/01/30/niac-action-statement-passage-legislation-prohibiting-unauthorized-war-iran?cd-origin=rss

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