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Official: Cultivation of Opium in Afghanistan 50-Folded since US Invasion

TEHRAN – Secretary-General of Iran’s Drug Control Headquarters Brigadier General Eskandar Momeni said that opium production in Afghanistan has undergone a 50-fold increase since the US-led invasion of the country in 2001. “Production of opium in Afghanistan has 50-folded since the US occupation of the country and it has increased from 200 tons to 9,000 […]


US tries to strangle Iran economically

MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that the United States is trying to economically strangle Iran and provoke discontent among the Iranian people. “If the American plan is to strangle Iran economically and stimulate the people’s discontent, we see the same plan in relation to Venezuela ,” Lavrov said. According to the […]

MAJOR: Kyrgyzstan and Iran discuss De-Dolarization

TEHRAN/BISHKEK – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri proposed Kyrgyzstan to use national currencies in trade ties between the two countries. Jahangiri made the remarks in a meeting with Kyrgyz Economy and Transport Ministers in Tehran on Wednesday evening. During the meeting, he expressed satisfaction with the successful holding of the joint commission on economic cooperation […]

Iran begins mass production of ‘amazing’ cruise missile (VIDEO)

TEHRAN – Iran has begun mass production of the new submarine-launched Jask cruise missiles, said Iranian Navy commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi. The information was released by the official during an event to demonstrate new weapons and new Iranian military projects. Despite the revelation, the navy commander did not disclose details or characteristics of the […]

Bilateral trade relations between Iran and EU suffer under harsh US sanctions

Trade between the European Union (EU) and the Islamic Republic of Iran has dropped roughly 74.92% percent this year from January to September compared to last year during the same timeframe, due to US-imposed sanctions, according to the European statistical office. The top three trading partners in the European bloc were Germany, Italy, and the […]

Iraqi MP: US, UAE, Kuwait Funding Iraqi Gov’t Overthrow Plans

BAGHDAD – A senior Iraqi legislator claimed that the UAE and Kuwait, supported by the US, have sent huge sums to their affiliates in Iraq in a bid to derail protest rallies in the country and overthrow its government. “The Persian Gulf littoral states and the US have sent money to Iraq to support the […]

Reducing the Malignant Exposure to US Dollar

The mainstream media is mainly focusing on the daily events relating to the trade war between the US and China to understand what kind of consequences and impact it will have on the economy and on global politics. What has not received adequate coverage is the tectonic movements that countries such as Iran, China and […]