Thursday, August 9, 2018


Obama set out to go into history as the US President who made peace with Iran. To achieve his goal he was willing to sacrifice anything. The ideology of the Mullahs hasn't changed. The globalist leaders of the free world have capitulated and Iran knows it: the Mullahs continue their hostilities. President Trump is done with the regime. 

UPDATE: What civilized entity would align, protect and deal with the regime in Iran? Answer: North Korea, the European Union (and the United States under Obama). The EU announced in May that it is determined to preserve the Iran nuclear deal despite the US withdrawal. Nevertheless European enterprises will have to make a choice, which not hard with the bottom line in mind: trade with Iran, or trade with the US; you can't do both.

The European Union (EU) is actively encouraging enterprises to increase their business with Iran, foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Tuesday. She made the announcement on the same day renewed U.S. trade sanctions against the Islamic Republic restarted. Mogherini said it’s up to Europeans to decide who they want to trade with and not the U.S., she outlined during her trip to Wellington, New Zealand: We are doing our best to keep Iran in the deal, to keep Iran benefiting from the economic benefits that the agreement brings to the people of Iran because we believe this is in the security interests of not only our region, but also of the world. If there is one piece of international agreements on nuclear non-proliferation that is delivering, it has to be maintained. (...) The Tehran Times on Sunday quoted President Hassan Rouhani’s deputy director for political affairs, Majid Takht Ravanchi, insisting that Europe must take firm action to circumvent the more devastating American sanctions before they go into full effect on November 4.  (More)

Aug. 2, 2018


July 31, 2018 Donald Trump on Iran: 'If they want to meet, I'll meet'.

As protests in Iran continue unabated, true to his doctrine of peace through strength President Trump is backing up diplomatic efforts with sanctions. Banking sanctions taking force next week will not only target the Iran government, but also businesses in Europe and elsewhere facing “secondary sanctions” if found in violation of US laws. These will include Iranian government purchases or trade in US banknotes, gold, precious metals, graphite, coal and semi-finished metals, as well as sanctions on large sales of Iranian rials, on issuing Iranian debt and auto sanctions. The next wave of sanctions to be reimposed on November 4 will target the energy, shipping & insurance sectors, and the central bank of Iran. US trade with Iran stood at $258M in 2016, the European Union alone exported $13B to Iran last year. (More)

July 23, 2018


July 22, 2018 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Speech on Iran from the Reagan Library. 

Yesterday Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered remarks on ‘Supporting Iranian Voices’ at the Reagan Library. Sanctions have been ramped up and unrest in the country continues. On the international front the Trump administration is working with partners to buy oil from the Sunni Arabs instead of Iran. EU countries are still holding out for the Orwellian Obama letter of intent called the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), but European corporations are facing sanctions from the US within weeks. Furthermore the basis has now been laid for a NATO-like Sunni alliance against Iran. President Trump lashed out on Twitter this morning after the latest threat by Rouhani reminiscent of the Saddam regime in Iraq: "Mr Trump, don’t play with the lion’s tail, this would only lead to regret. America must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars.

June 6, 2018


The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access — albeit briefly — to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite repeatedly telling Congress and the public it had no plans to do so. (...) The report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations revealed that under President Barack Obama, the Treasury Department issued a license in February 2016, never previously disclosed, that would have allowed Iran to convert $5.7 billion it held at a bank in Oman from Omani rials into euros by exchanging them first into U.S. dollars. If the Omani bank had allowed the exchange without such a license, it would have violated sanctions that bar Iran from transactions that touch the U.S. financial system. The effort was unsuccessful because American banks — themselves afraid of running afoul of U.S. sanctions — declined to participate. The Obama administration approached two U.S. banks to facilitate the conversion, the report said, but both refused, citing the reputational risk of doing business with or for Iran. “The Obama administration misled the American people and Congress because they were desperate to get a deal with Iran,” said Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, the subcommittee’s chairman. (More)

May 13, 2018


Not to enter into the realm of conspiracy theories, but there are a few matters worth entertaining for a moment without actually accepting them as gospel. This is how you get to the truth. The Iran deal "never made any sense", unless you are a Marxist who's convinced that the West is representing everything that is evil and that Iran has a right to civilian use nuclear capabilities; who furthermore believes that compromise for the sake world peace at any price, is a noble and righteous goal of and by itself. The globalists in Europe to this day believe that a morally superior global Government is the inevitable fate of world. Moral relativism mentally blindsides them to evil. Nevertheless, we have to entertain the possibility that more mondaine profit motifs than world peace is what motivates them. The first does not necessarily exclude the second.

Could there have been kickbacks? Not uncommon in international business.

Bribery is not unknown in the Middle East. In fact, it's considered just another cost of doing business. For the Obama administration, it was the price they paid to keep Iran at the negotiating table so that a deal on their nuclear program could be hammered out. An Iranian official has confirmed that the U.S. has sent the Iranian central bank more than $10 billion in cash, gold, and other assets since 2013. Since the nuclear agreement, we have been sending Iran $700 million a month. That money includes the $1.7 billion paid in ransom for U.S. sailors being held hostage by the regime. (More)

⏩ In the meantime the Iranian FM has embarked on the tour of the other parties:

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif set off on a tour of European countries on Saturday as Iran's government attempts to save the multinational Iran nuclear agreement that President Trump pulled out of this week. Reuters reported that Zarif will meet with other European signatories of the deal, as Iran hopes to preserve parts of the agreement that protected the country's economy from sanctions targeting oil and other industries. Iranian state television reported that Zarif will first stop in Beijing and then in Moscow before heading to Europe. “Iran has asked the European Union and particularly Germany, France and Britain to announce as soon as possible their stand on how Iran’s interests can be fulfilled and guaranteed under the nuclear agreement after America’s withdrawal,” a state TV report said (more).