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ICJ can order temporary stop to U.S. sanctions: law professor

“Iran is committed to the rule of law in the face of U.S. contempt for diplomacy & legal obligations” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN – Francis Boyle, a professor of international law at the University of Illinois, has said that Iran can call on the International Court of Justice to temporarily stop the return of U.S. sanctions. “The Islamic Republic of Iran can call for the court’s ruling on stopping the sanctions which would be temporarily. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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Iran says 10 Revolutionary Guards were just killed by Kurdish militants near the Iraqi border

“Earlier this month, the Revolutionary Guards said they had killed three militants in a security operation near the border with Iraq, and nine militants were reported killed by the Guards last month further north on the border” reports businessinsider.com. Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Tuesday that security forces in southwest Iran arrested four suspected Islamic State operatives who were planning attacks.There is little coordination between Iranian and Iraqi forces over security of the porous border that has also been used by Islamic State to enter Iran. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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China, India say trade with Iran unfazed by U.S. sanctions

“Beijing consistently opposes policies of unilateral sanctions and intends to continue its trade cooperation with Iran under its international commitments, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Thursday” reports tehrantimes.com. The two countries maintain regular trade relations.”Iran continues to be China’s important trade partner in Asia.In 2017, bilateral trade grew by 19 percent in comparison to 2016 and amounted to $37.1 billion,” Gao Feng, the ministry’s spokesman, said at a briefing, commenting on Iran’s complaint against the United States to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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Germany asks India to resist U.S. pressure, continue buying oil from Iran

“In a direct rebuke to the United States, Germany has urged India not to buckle under the U.S. pressure and continue buying oil from Iran” reports tehrantimes.com. Among Iran’s three biggest buyers of oil who account for about half of Iran’s oil exports  – China, India, and Turkey – India seemed to have come under the U.S. pressure.Narendra Taneja, a leading energy expert, said Indian companies should continue to import oil from Iran. “Buying oil is a commercial activity and Indian oil importers should continue to import from Iran if…

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Officials: Iran has laid groundwork for extensive cyberattacks on US

“Current and former U.S. officials noted that Iran has a history of using cyberattacks to retaliate against such actions” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. U.S. intelligence officials recently have observed Iranian hackers probing America’s electric grid, which cyber experts say they have done in the past.ASPEN, Colo. — Iranian hackers have laid the groundwork to carry out extensive cyberattacks on U.S. and European infrastructure and private companies, and the U.S. is warning allies, hardening its defenses and weighing a counterattack, say multiple senior U.S. officials.U.S. intelligence had previously warned about…

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Britain seeking finest solutions to expand trade ties with Iran

“Following the U.S. withdrawal from the deal in May, Iran has said it would stop complying with the nuclear deal unless it continues to receive the economic benefits of the 2015 agreement” reports tehrantimes.com. That deal saw most international sanctions on Tehran lifted in exchange for strict but temporary restrictions on Iran’s nuclear work.The British official named banking issues as the main challenge on the way of boosting Iran-Europe trade which should be coped with as soon as possible.The move is the first concrete sign that Europe could deliver on…

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Iran completes centrifuge rotor factory

“On that day, Ayatollah Khamenei ordered the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) to make preparations for the enrichment of uranium up to a level of 190,000 SWUs without any delay in the framework provided by the Iran nuclear deal” reports tehrantimes.com. Back in June, Salehi said Iran had already developed the necessary infrastructure at the Natanz nuclear facility for enrichment of uranium up to a level of one million SWUs. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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Iran files suit against U.S. sanctions at World Court

“President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 nuclear pact with Iran reached by his predecessor Barack Obama and other world powers, and ordered tough U.S. sanctions on Tehran” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Under the 2015 deal, which Trump sees as flawed, Iran reined in its disputed nuclear program under U.N. monitoring and won a removal of international sanctions in return. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Together against Trump and his dangerous policies

“Trump is only revealing the true and transparent face of the colonial domination, which is at the heart of Western policies” reports tehrantimes.com. These rash policy decisions by Washington did not come from vacuum and most certainly didn’t begin when Trump was voted into office in 2016.America’s interventionist foreign policy, hegemonic ambitions, anti-immigrant policies, blatant war mongering and saber-rattling is no secret.Holding placards and chanting slogans, the protestors called Donald Trump a “complete idiot” who does not understand how the world works.Now, Trump is engaged in an ugly trade war…

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