Iran surges in Venezuela in defiance of US sanctions

25 May 2020 — Indian Punchline

By M.K. Bhadrakumar

Iranian oil tanker Clavel crossing the Gibraltar stretch heading for Venezuela, May 20, 2020

Escorted by the Venezuelan navy and air force, an Iranian oil tanker named Fortune has entered that country’s waters on Sunday, amidst intense speculation whether the US would interfere with the delivery. The US has imposed oil sanctions against Venezuela and Iran and had said it is monitoring the Iranian tanker.

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The Persian Rug Weaver Strikes in the US’s ‘Backyard’ Through Venezuela

26 May 2020 — Internationalist 360°

Elijah J. Magnier

https://i0.wp.com/ejmagnier.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/EYvaYQmWsAArYTK.jpeg?w=684&ssl=1Iranian tankers were 2200 km from the US coast when the Iranian-flagged “Fortune”, followed by “Forest”, entered Venezuelan waters, challenging the US embargo and the US’s threats. The Islamic Republic was broadcasting loud and clear a strong message.

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Pompeo and the capricious virus By M.K. Bhadrakumar

3 May 2020 — Indian Punchline

Sanitising the shrine of Hazrat Masoumeh against the coronavirus in the holy city of Qom, Iran, February 25, 2020. File photo

Iran has delivered a devastating blow to the ego of the Trump administration, puncturing it beyond repair, by its announcement Sunday that mosques will start reopening in low-risk areas of the country from May 5.

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As US Consigns Iranians to Death, Corporate Media Look the Other Way

8 April 2020 — FAIR

GREGORY SHUPAK

Covid-19 has hammered few countries as hard as it has hit Iran, which reports (as of April 8) 64,586 cases and 3,993 deaths. US sanctions are a major reason that Iranians are getting infected with and dying from the coronavirus in such large numbers: The US’s economic warfare softened Iran up for the pandemic well before its outbreak.

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

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

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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