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Rouhani says Iran’s international power increased after US sanctions

TEHRAN – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Tehran had overcome US pressure and increased its power on the international stage, gaining greater recognition from other nations. “In political and international terms, the Islamic Republic of Iran now has firmer positions,” Rouhani told a television news conference. According to the president, all the […]

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Why Russia and Iran are ditching the dollar

The U.S. has employed economic sanctions on Russia and Iran in hopes of crippling them financially, making it more difficult for them to compete for influence in the region. However, Russia and Iran are working together to ditch the dollar to weaken the effects of U.S. sanctions. The two are working to develop a new […]

Iranian MP: Europe Unable to Preserve the Nuclear Deal

TEHRAN – Vice-Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Mehdi Boroumandi said Europeans lack the necessary power and will to safeguard the nuclear deal, stressing the need for Iran to take the next step to scale down more undertakings under the JCPOA. “The Europeans have neither the will nor the […]

The Main Drive Behind Nuclear Proliferation

WASHINGTON – It’s been 74 years since the first nuclear device ever detonated. It was conducted by the United States Army at 5:29 a.m. on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project. The code name of the first detonation of a nuclear device was Trinity. The device exploded with an energy equivalent to around 22 kilotons […]

US Sanctions Don’t Work

WACHINGTON, D.C. – The US government departments involved in enforcing economic sanctions against other countries say they do not know whether the coercive measures actually work. According to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), “The Departments of State, Commerce, and the Treasury have assessed sanctions’ impacts – for example, on a targeted […]