Despite Iranian ballistic missile tests and exposed assassination plots on European soil, Germany, France and Britain will focus primarily with small transactions of food & medicine as a political message to the United States to show Europe defends its interests despite US sanctions.
PARIS/BERLIN – Germany, France and Britain have officially set up a European mechanism to facilitate non-dollar trade with Iran and circumvent US sanctions, two diplomats said on Thursday.
The EU has been preparing the system, in effect a clearing house that avoids monetary transfers in dollars between the EU and Iran, for months although it is unlikely to become operational for several months due to technical details. Continue Reading »
Previous Saudi envoy to the U.S., in an interview with Independent Arabia, said Obama “would promise something and do the opposite,” then quoted Saudi King Abdullah as saying, “I did not expect that [after] this long life, I would see [the day] when an American president lies to me.”
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Former US president Barack Obama lied to Saudi Arabia when violating the redlines he famously declared regarding Syria’s use of chemical weapons and then not acting when they were used, a former senior Saudi official said in an interview with Independent Arabia.
Bandar bin Sultan served for years as head of Saudi intelligence as well as the Saudi ambassador to the United States. Continue Reading »
It has been publicly exposed that the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has been waging a phone-campaign, calling central and eastern European leaders who were seriously considering relocating their embassies, from moving to Jerusalem and to preserve Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
The founding director of the European Coalition for Israel in Brussels, Tomas Sandell, announced in a shocking video message on Thursday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel waged a campaign to prevent central and eastern European countries from moving their capitals to Jerusalem to preserve the Iran nuclear deal.
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This is not the Germany we once knew. This is not the even Angela Merkel we once knew when she was elected.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders review to see if President Obama’s administration sabotaged an ambitious multi law-enforcement campaign launched in 2008, allowing the Lebanese Shiite terror organization to engage unhindered, in global drug-trafficking & money-laundering schemes, including within the US, to safeguard Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.
By Reuters, Associated Press
The US Justice Department has set up a team to investigate individuals and organizations providing support to Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Islamist group in Lebanon that the US has branded a terrorist organization, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday.
Republicans have criticized former President Barack Obama following a December Politico report that the Obama administration hindered a Drug Enforcement Administration program targeting Hezbollah’s trafficking operations during its negotiation of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal for fear of jeopardizing it. Continue Reading »
US magazine published a report revealing President Obama’s administration sabotaged an ambitious multi law-enforcement campaign launched in 2008, allowing the Lebanese Shiite terror organization to engage unhindered, in global drug-trafficking & money-laundering schemes, including within the US, to safeguard Obama’s nuclear deal would not be impeded.
The Obama administration allowed Hezbollah members to engage in drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations—including activities carried out within the United States—in a bid to secure a nuclear agreement with Iran, an extensive investigation conducted by Politico magazine reveals. The first part of the investigation was published Monday.
Project Cassandra was an ambitious law enforcement campaign launched in 2008 by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), aimed at targeting the Lebanese terror organization’s criminal activity. Continue Reading »
Middle East Media Research Institute REPORT: As part of the P5+1 nuclear deal in 2015, Obama’s administration gave Iran its unwritten consent to develop tactical ballistic missiles with the only restriction, that their missiles would not reach Europe.
By Erez Linn, Israel Hayom Staff & News Agencies
Former U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration had given Iran its tacit consent for the development of ballistic missiles capable of striking Israel but not Europe, a new report by the Middle East Media Research Institute alleged Thursday.
U.N. Resolution 2231, passed shortly after the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal was signed, calls on Iran “not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology” for eight years following the nuclear deal. Continue Reading »
Reports now prove J-Street, not the true advocate for Israel it purports to be, received $576,000 from President Obama to deceive the American Jews, and advocate for Iran in the nuclear deal, in spite of the actual danger the deal proved to imperil Israel.
By Ari Soffer
J-Street received more than half a million dollars to advocate for the Obama administration’s controversial nuclear deal with Iran, it has been revealed.
President Barack Obama – Photo: Reuters
The liberal Jewish group, which bills itself as “pro-Israel and pro-peace” but which critics say takes solely anti-Israel stances, was paid the money by the White House’s main surrogate organization for selling the deal. Continue Reading »
Israel’s PM Netanyahu has Foreign Ministry letter send letter to Iran’s new partners: ‘Iran ordered 4 rockets fired at Israel, clearly showing their post-deal intentions. What’s your response?’
By Hillel Fendel
By direct order of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Foreign Ministry has dispatched an official letter of protest to the Western countries that signed the nuclear agreement with Iran – regarding the Iran-ordered attack on Israel on Thursday.
Mohammad Javad Zarif (center) and Ali Akbar Salehi with EU, German and Russian FMs – Photo: Reuters
Four rockets were fired from Syrian Thursday evening, hitting areas in the northern Galilee and the Golan Heights. Continue Reading »
Watch POTUS says Netanyahu is wrong on ‘substance’ of nuclear deal with Iran.
– WATCH REBUTTAL
By Yitzhak Benhorin
WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama told CNN he does not remember a time in which a foreign leader interfered in American politics the way Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been doing in his efforts to thwart the nuclear deal with Tehran.
Screenshot from CNNs ‘GPS’ with Fareed Zakaria – Screenshot
In an interview scheduled to air on Sunday, Fareed Zakaria asked the president whether it was “appropriate of a foreign head of government to inject himself into an American affair,” to which the president responded he does not recall such an example. Continue Reading »
A flurry of satirical cartoons reverberates through the Mid-East, both congratulating Iran for its victory & hitting the US hard for capitulating on positions.
By Roi Kais
Arab media outlets responded Wednesday to the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers in typical form – satirical cartoons. The reactions to the deal were in no way consistent, and there was a clear demarcation between Sunni Arab states and the Shiite world.
‘Al Quds Al Arabi’: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif announcing he has reached a deal with the “Great Satan” (US), while Netanyahu goes crazy in the corner.
Iran jumps above Obama, from an Iraqi agency
The typically anti-Iranian Saudi newspaper Al-Okaz claimed that Tehran had received a prize free of charge: “There are many documents highlighting Saudi concerns that the deal would signify a prize for a regime that does not respect the basic value of being a good neighbor, and is constantly intervening in regional conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen.”
Another Saudi newspaper, Al-Watan, wrote that releasing the financial pressure caused by the sanctions would have disastrous consequences. Continue Reading »
Former Arab affairs adviser to Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office: When it comes to the Arab world and the Jewish State, there is “no love, only interests.”
If a nuclear deal is reached between world powers and Shi’ite Iran, it could stimulate covert cooperation between Israel and Sunni Arab states.
The Coburg Palace in Vienna, where diplomats from Iran and world powers are meeting over a comprehensive nuclear agreement. – Photo: MICHAEL WILNER
However, such improved coordination would not come as a result of any real inherent change in relations between Israel and Arab countries, but because of realpolitik. Continue Reading »
Rather than a bold show of force, Obama seeks ‘deal at any price’, so we could be looking at an Islamic inspired apocalyptic World War III in the not-too-distant future.
By Noah Beck
President Obama’s far-reaching efforts to facilitate Iran’s march to nukes amount to nothing less than apocalyptic betrayals of U.S. voters and allies – betrayals that will make the world exponentially more dangerous.
Leader of the “Free World”….
Obama has ignored the countless reasons to doubt that the ayatollahs will make and keep a nuclear accord that prevents them from acquiring nuclear weapons. Here are just some of those reasons:
1) Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani boasted about his own role in exploiting diplomatic talks to advance Iran’s nuclear program,
2) Iran hid its nuclear facility in Qom until it was exposed in 2009 and continues to cover up its nuclear work in Parchin),
3) Iran recently tried – in a single transaction – to buy know-how for nukes and impunity for one of its biggest terrorist attacks. Continue Reading »
Washington Post editorial raises 3 main concerns over potential nuclear deal with Iran.
• 2 are: The Obama administration would avoid confronting Iran & the White House hinted that they would implement future agreements without Congressional approval.
No deal has been signed between Iran and world powers yet, but the reports continuously leaking out of the negotiating rooms and the stern warnings being issued by Israel are making quite a few Americans wary of a possible bad deal. Over the weekend, the Washington Post ran an editorial titled “The emerging Iran nuclear deal raises major concerns” that leveled criticism at the conduct of the American administration. Continue Reading »
Iranian lawmaker & cleric reveals that Iran ‘needs’ a nuclear weapon to ‘wipe Israel off the map’.
They also reveals the U.S. ‘need’ for Iran deal.
Iranian lawmaker, cleric, and Majilis (council) member Mohammed Nabavian declared Monday that Iran does need a nuclear bomb – to destroy Israel.
Nuclear talks in Geneva – Reuters
Iran would be able to build a nuclear bomb in “two weeks” if it gets “access to 270 kilograms of 20 percent [enriched uranium], 10 tons of 5 percent, and 20 thousand centrifuges,” Nabavian stated, according to Iranian media reports. “We are not looking for a nuclear bomb, but having a nuclear bomb is necessary to put down Israel.”
Regarding Iran’s resumed diplomatic relations with the US, Nabavian stated, “If Obama asked for a meeting five times before the visit to New York and several times during the visit, it’s because over these eight years measures were taken [by Iran] and, as a result, the United States [now] needs Iran.”
“In Syria, the U.S. Continue Reading »