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Pentagon ‘pressures’ NATO to take action against Turkey

The Turkish operation in northern Syria has undermined the US-led campaign against Daesh terrorists, according to the Pentagon. That is why the Pentagon has decided to warn that Washington will put pressure on its NATO allies to sanction Ankara, another so-called NATO ally. US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has announced the withdrawal of US forces […]


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 […]

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 […]

MAJOR: China to Restrict Visas for US Visitors with Anti-China Links

BEIJING – China plans tighter visa restrictions for US nationals with ties to anti-China groups, people with knowledge of the proposed curbs said, following similar US restrictions on Chinese nationals as relations between the countries sour. China’s Ministry of Public Security has for months been working on rules to limit the ability of anyone employed, […]

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 […]

Venezuela backs Iran, says US practices ‘economic terrorism’

CARACAS – Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza issued a statement on Friday condemning US sanctions against Iran, which he called “economic terrorism”. #COMUNICADO | Venezuela rechaza la imposición de nuevas medidas coercitivas unilaterales contra la República Islámica de Irán por parte de EEUU. Estas acciones representan una modalidad de terrorismo económico y atentan contra los […]

FLORES: America’s Criminal New Sanctions Against Venezuela Are a Consequence of Its Failed Regime-Change Strategy

Originally published at Strategic Culture Foundation By Joaquin Flores with Paul Antonopoulos Sanctions against the people A new embargo against Venezuela became effective on August 5th through an Executive Order signed by United States President Donald Trump, titled “Executive Order on Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela.” This new executive order against the Bolivarian Republic came […]