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Zumwalt: The Greatest Threat to the Trump/Kim Summit

With the second summit on February 27-28 between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un – this time in Vietnam – the question to be asked is: Who holds the high ground when the two leaders negotiate the issue of Pyongyang terminating its nuclear and missile programs?

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Pompeo: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Was ‘Front Man for Corrupt Religious Mafia’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to the resignation of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday with skepticism, describing Zarif and the secular Iranian government as a “moderate” pantomime covering for the real theocratic power in Tehran and wondering if Zarif will truly depart his post.

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 19: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi (not pictured) during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on February 19, 2019 in Beijing, China. (Photo by HOW HWEE YOUNG - Pool/Getty Images)

China Teams Up with Iran to Preserve Nuclear Deal

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi welcomed his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to Beijing on Tuesday, stressing the importance of China’s relationship with Iran and telling Zarif he became a “famous person” in China with his speech at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi after a joint press conference in Beijing, on December 5, 2016

Pelosi: Trump Administration ‘Completely Wrong’ on Iran

Monday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” host Andrea Mitchell played a clip of her interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the Munich Security Conference over the weekend. Discussing Vice President Mike Pence’s calls for our European allies to follow

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 02: House Speaker designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks to journalists following a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and fellow members of Congress about border security at the White House January 02, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump and House Democrats are …

Zarif: U.S. Hungry for ‘Suicidal’ War with Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told NBC News on Friday he thinks the “same gang” that provoked the 2003 invasion of Iraq is trying to set up a “suicidal” war between the United States and Iran.

Iran FM says Tehran wants to rebuild Iraq after IS fight

Trump: U.S. Needs Troops in Iraq to ‘Watch Iran’

In an interview broadcast Sunday morning on CBS News’ Face the Nation, President Donald Trump said America needs to keep troops at their posts in the “unbelievable and expensive military base built in Iraq” in order to “watch Iran.”

In a picture obtained from Iran's ISNA news agency on July 3, 2012, shows AN Iranian short-range missile (Fateh) launched during the second day of military exercises, codenamed Great Prophet-7, for Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards at an undisclosed location in Iran's Kavir Desert. AFP PHOTO/ISNA/ARASH KHAMOUSHI =AFP IS USING PICTURES …

Iran Enters Deep Recession, Admits 27% Unemployment

The government of Iran is prone to belligerent defiance about the resilience of its economy in the face of U.S. sanctions, but Radio Farda noted on Wednesday that even the dubious data officially released by Tehran depicts a country in “deep recession” with staggering unemployment rates.

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Former Iranian Hostage Jason Rezaian Testifies Against Iran in U.S. Court

Washington Post writer Jason Rezaian, who was held prisoner in Iran from 2014 to 2016, testified against the Iranian government in U.S. federal court on Tuesday. Rezaian is suing Iran for committing “unlawful acts of terrorism, torture, hostage taking, and other torts” against him and his family and seeks a multimillion-dollar settlement.

In this Jan. 20, 2016, file photo, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian waves at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. Rezaian says he was arrested by Iranian authorities, subjected to a sham trial and held for 18 months purely as a way to gain leverage over the American government …

Iranian Exports Collapse Under U.S. Sanctions

Economic data released by Iran this week indicated oil exports are sharply down and the export of products other than oil has been cut in half by U.S. sanctions.

A picture taken on March 12, 2017, shows an Iranian tanker and a South Korean (R) tanker docking at the platform of the oil facility in the Khark Island, on the shore of the Gulf. / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu: Israeli Agents ‘Periodically Visit’ Iran

Israeli Mossad agents “periodically visit” Iran in an effort to thwart the Islamic Republic’s nuclear aspirations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a group of foreign ministers on Sunday.

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U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Reports Iran Cooperating with Nuclear Deal

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a confidential quarterly report that Iran is abiding by the limits to heavy water and uranium stockpiles set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal.

Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Reza Najafi talks to the media after the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. Najafi and Herman Nackaerts of the U.N.'s nuclear agency met Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 for talks on resuming a U.N. probe …

China: U.S. Is ‘Bullying’ Iran with Sanctions

Chinese officials and state-run media denounced the new round of U.S. sanctions against Iran after they took effect on Monday, accusing the Trump administration of “bullying” Tehran and vowing to continue purchases of Iranian oil.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) review troops during a welcoming ceremony on January 23, 2016 in the capital Tehran. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived on January 22, 2016 in Iran on the third leg of a Middle East tour aimed at boosting economic ties with …

Iran Plans ‘Day of Fight’ as Sanctions Return on Embassy Takeover Anniversary

Iran has designated November 4 a “day of fight” against the “U.S.-Israeli-Saudi triangle of terrorism.” The date is significant for two reasons: it is the anniversary of Iran’s monstrous takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 and, not coincidentally, it was chosen by the United States as the day renewed sanctions against Iran will take effect.

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