— David Icke (@davidicke) September 17, 2017
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A senior Iranian official has vehemently rejected foreign demands for inspection of Iran’s military sites under the pretext of implementing the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries.
Ali Akbar Velayati, senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs, made the remarks while speaking to reporters on Tuesday in response to earlier comments by Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano.
Addressing reporters following the IAEA Board of Governors’ Monday meeting in Vienna, Amano said the agency did not distinguish between civilian or military sites in its inspections and would ask for access when necessary.
Velayati said previous agreements between Iran and the IAEA did not include any permission to visit Iran’s military sites, adding that Tehran would have never signed any agreement with the UN nuclear agency in case of such a request.
H/t reader squodgy:
“The US jiggerypokery knows no bounds.
I think Iran should insist on reciprocal inspections of all US Military sites.”
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For Netanyahu and other Israeli officials the chief concern was never the black clad death cult which filmed itself beheading Americans and burning people alive. “Let the Sunni evil prevail,” they say.
Israel is threatening to escalate military action in Syria against perceived Iranian interests. This week Netanyahu declared, “we will act when necessary according to our red lines” while hinting he prefers ISIS presence in Syria as opposed to Iran aligned fighters at his border. This comes as ISIS is now crumbling, and at a time when most world leaders of nations driving the external proxy war in Syria have toned down their rhetoric regarding the future fate of the Assad government.
After years of a regular drumbeat of bellicose statements emanating from the West and repeat talk of “Assad must go”, “red lines”, and years of constantly failed predictions that “regime demise is imminent,” there now seems a general acceptance that the Syrian government has emerged victorious in the 6-year long conflict. Not only did Trump this summer order the closure of the CIA’s regime change program which targeted Assad, but it appears even Gulf nations – lately embroiled in their own inter-GCC political civil war and airing of dirty laundry – have been forced to temper their rhetoric. Turkey also has reluctantly shifted its priorities in Syria after its well-known and documented regime change machinations – which included facilitating the transfer of tens of thousands of foreign jihadists (the core of which joined ISIS) across its southern border – have largely backfired. International media too, generally reflecting undeniable geopolitical realities, have bluntly headlined stories with “And the winner is: Assad” and “We have to accept that Assad will win in Syria” and “How Assad is Winning”.
But it appears Benjamin Netanyahu didn’t get the memo. On Wednesday the Israeli Prime Minister told Russian President Putin that Israel would not tolerate an Iranian presence in Syria and further signaled willingness to go to war in Syria to curtail Iranian influence. “Iran is already well on its way to controlling Iraq, Yemen and to a large extent is already in practice in control of Lebanon,” Netanyahu told Putin, adding further that, “We cannot forget for a single minute that Iran threatens every day to annihilate Israel. Israel opposes Iran’s continued entrenchment in Syria. We will be sure to defend ourselves with all means against this and any threat.”
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Report based on images from Israeli satellite seem to reveal Scud missile factory identical to one seen in Iran
H/t reader squodgy:
“This could be America’s next excuse to have another go at Syria AND Iran at the same time.”
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There is something unsettling about how President Trump has surrounded himself with generals. From his defense secretary to his national security advisor to his White House chief of staff, Trump looks to senior military officers to fill key positions that have been customarily filled by civilians. He’s surrounded by generals and threatens war at the drop of a hat.
President Trump began last week by threatening “fire and fury” on North Korea. He continued through the week claiming, falsely, that Iran is violating the terms of the nuclear deal. He finally ended the week by threatening a US military attack on Venezuela.
He told reporters on Friday that,
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president issued a direct threat to the West on Tuesday, claiming his country is capable of revitalizing its nuclear program within hours and quickly bringing it to even more advanced levels than when Iran reached a deal with world powers that limited its ability to produce nuclear weapons.
Hassan Rouhani’s remarks to lawmakers follow the Iranian parliament’s move earlier this week to increase spending on the country’s ballistic missile program and the foreign operations of its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard.
The bill — and Rouhani’s comments — are seen as a direct response to the new U.S. legislation earlier this month that imposed mandatory penalties on people involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them. The U.S. legislation also applies terrorism sanctions to the Revolutionary Guard and enforces an existing arms embargo.
If Washington continues with “threats and sanctions” against Iran, Rouhani said in parliament on Tuesday, Tehran could easily restart the nuclear program. “In an hour and a day, Iran could return to a more advanced (nuclear) level than at the beginning of the negotiations” that preceded the 2015 deal, Rouhani said. He did not elaborate.
H/t reader squodgy:
“Right on Cue & as predicted.
North Korea is just a sideshow.
This is the real one.”
– Retired US Army General And Former Supreme Allied Commander Of Europe For NATO Wesley Clark Advocates Rounding Up ‘Radicalized’ And ‘Disloyal’ Americans And Putting Them In Internment Camps For The ‘Duration’ Of The War On Terror (Video)
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By Ron Paul
President Trump seems to be impatiently racing toward at least one disastrous war. Maybe two. The big question is who will be first? North Korea or Iran?
Over the past several days President Trump has sent two nuclear-capable B-1 bombers over the Korean peninsula to send a clear message that he is ready to attack North Korea. On Saturday he blamed China for North Korea’s refusal to cease its missile tests. He Tweeted: “I am very disappointed in China… they do nothing for us with North Korea, just talk. We will no longer allow this to continue.”
An as of yet unnamed woman who claims to have fled from Iran to Germany 31 years ago, has recorded a heart felt j’accuse addressed to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who she deems responsible for turning Germany into the country she fled three decades ago.
View it above, or read the transcript below.
The American Congress’ bill to impose new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea is “horrendous” because it is the United States that is threatening national security of other nations not those three countries, says Stephen Lendman.
“Russia threatens nobody, Iran threatens nobody, North Korea threatens nobody [but] America threatens everybody,” the author and journalist told Press TV on Sunday.
US Republicans and Democrats have agreed to impose new sanctions against Russia and Iran as well as North Korea. The House of Representatives will vote Tuesday on a package of sanctions covering Iran, North Korea and Russia.
H/t reader suodgy:
“Why do these people hate us so much???????”
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“Instead of making decisions for other countries, the American ruling party better think about their own domestic issues and review the causes of the collapse of its administration in the not too distant future…”
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Show Notes & mp3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=3213
Danny Casolaro was a freelance journalist who told his friends and family that he was close to cracking a story he called ‘The Octopus’, which he referred to as the political conspiracy of the century. In August of 1991 he packed his notes and headed to West Virginia to conduct some final interviews for his forthcoming book. On August 10, 1991, he was found dead in his hotel room. The death was immediately ruled a suicide. Join us on this episode of The Corbett Report as we go in search of the story behind the story of the mysterious death of Danny Casolaro.
H/t reader squodgy:
“What a fascinating tale of deceit.
Even killary can’t match this.”
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“Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people”
– Nikki Haley
Less than three months after the US launched 49 cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase in early April, allegedly in retaliation for a chemical attack conducted by Assad forces, in an ominous statement issued with no supporting evidence or further explanation, on Monday night the White House warned that the U.S. has “identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime” in Syria and warned that Assad would “pay a heavy price” if one took place.