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Iran’s president blames Israel for killing nuclear scientist and vows to respond at the ‘right time’

AM Joy

05:48 min | 10 months ago

Iran’s president blames Israel for killing nuclear scientist and vows to respond at the ‘right time’

"Joe biden could be facing a crisis in iran when he takes office the runs top. Nuclear scientists was killed. Daytime ambush friday. The scientists was considered the architect of iran's secret nuclear program that was halted in two thousand three while. Nbc news has not independently confirmed details surrounding his death. Iran's foreign minister has implicated israel in the attack but israel has not commented on the allegations. Join me now now. You're a hawk former state. Department senior adviser and host of sirius. Xm that global experience treat a policy of the quincy institute for responsibility in statecraft and author of losing it. Enemy and colonel lawrence wilkerson former chief of staff for secretary of state colin powell. So i'd like to start with you. Treat it what exactly is happening right now. What are we hearing. Well the latest is happening. Is that the iranian president. I've come out with a statement. Essentially saying that iran is not going to walk into what he called a trap by israelis to escalate and and create a war because that is in his assessment with the israelis wants But it is not clear if that is the view of other elements inside the country. Some of this debate is starting to be taking place in public in which the argument that is made by the other side is that these assassinations continued to take place precisely because in their view the iranians have not responded harshly enough to previous attacks and the only way of preventing future. Attacks is to respond harshly. This one if that happens however than there is a very significant risk for a major esscalation potentially war which according to ruhani is what the Always looking for curl wilkerson. How unusual would it be for the notes to have not been informed of this. Do you believe that the white house knew that this was going to happen. It would be extremely unusual. Maria theresa I have to believe that was informed Trump's whole effort now seems to be to be foul the recent election. So i don't think he's very attentive to but my peyot at sectors state is and i'll remind your viewers of what's up their defense robert gates Now my chancellor. William and mary that the saudis are willing to fight the iranians for the last dead american. And i would add bb netanyahu too much in yahoo in that. I think that's what we're looking at here. They want as a major outcome. A war as a middle ground outcomes they want a bombing campaign by the us against toronto nuclear facilities and as a minimum amount They want to foreclose any possibility of the new president. Joe biden reentering the joint comprehensive plan of action the nuclear agreement with iran and. It looks like they're well on that road to success to follow up on that. Because i think the what the colonel stating is quite implicates the perhaps the role of the white house in this we know that any who has been a very strong ally of donald trump donald trump has been very clear that he is an ally of israel but also want also was the one that was responsible for pulling us out of the nuclear deal with iran. And the idea that we're hearing possibly is that donald trump perhaps did this. No had israelis did this informing donald trump. But also is this netanyahu's attempt to do something under this current administration that he knows me not able to do with a biden administration will the binding administration has certainly picked up a where. The obama administration left off in terms of wanting to return to diplomacy and use the tools of diplomacy to box in bad actors. If we rewind we know. The iran nuclear deal was less about iran's as a terrorist nation and more about eliminating the ability for iran to get a nuclear weapon. That yahoo was opposed of the saudis. Were closed. But this was a coordinated effort between european countries including russia and the united states with the united states. Pulling out that really opened the door. Before is israel and the saudis to look to other avenues to influence the united states. You also had with trump national security adviser john bolton who was in iran war hawk and so some of that still remains netanyahu just last week was meeting and talking with mohammed bin salman the crown prince of saudi arabia. So they're looking at a ticking time clock of being able to behave in ways in which the international at least the united states will not be speaking up. An opposing their efforts so That's the key thing is how much can they. Box in. A biden's options By engaging the united states under a trump administration or while trump is still commander in chiefs treatise of the. Us has done officially commented on what occurred. What is your take when this idea that. Perhaps the trying to do is box in the president elect wyden. I think that's absolutely correct than i think it's also correct would counter wilkerson said that There was probably some sort of implicit green light from the trump administration for netanyahu. Go forward with this. However it's also important to recognize that. Netanyahu must also have calculated that biden. Probably does not have the political will to inflict impose a cost netanyahu if he does these things to box in biden and i think it is up to the biden administration to prove netanyahu wrong. Because i doubt that netanyahu would have gone down this path unless he felt that it was pretty much cost fee from him not just from trump but also from biden

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US officials say top Iranian general killed in strike was planning attacks against Americans

MSNBC Morning Joe

02:48 min | 1 year ago

US officials say top Iranian general killed in strike was planning attacks against Americans

"Get right to the significant escalation of of already heightened tensions with Iran now just days after insisting he doesn't want war with Iran American officials say President Donald Trump trump authorized a drone strike at Baghdad International Airport last night that of course killed Iran's top general a deputy was also killed killed. The strike puts the United States on a war footing with Tehran. The government of Iraq. Release these photos. In the aftermath General Solo Solo Monty was the head of the Iranian military's elite codes force who led Iran's military forces throughout the Middle East and was considered entered by many including Dexter Filkins Who is profiled the man and Middle East as well as anyone else textra filkins who said Hughes the single most significant military figure in the Middle East over the past generation the Pentagon says quote general? Sola monty was actively developing helping plans to attack American diplomats and service members and Iraq and throughout the region adding quote. This strike was aimed at deterring future arraign. Ian Attack Plans. The United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world by most council. AHMADIAN is cuts force. Were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans and coalition service members. He's he's accused of orchestrating the attack last Friday. That killed an American contractor. The Pentagon also says he approved attacks on the US embassy in Baghdad this week Ron Supreme leader vowed quote harsh retaliation and severe revenge. Iran President Hassan Ruhani. Okay said Iran and quote other free nations of the region will take revenge. Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif said the. US is quote bears responsibility for all consequences. He called Sola Monte. The most effective force fighting Isis L. L. Newsra and al Qaeda and said the killing is quote extremely dangerous and a foolish escalation secretary of state. Mike pompeo Hey tweeted this video posting quote Iraqis Iraqis dancing in the street for freedom. Thankful that General Sulejmani is no more. NBC News has not been able to independently verify this video when we don't know when and where it was taken. President trump had noted words after the attack. tweeting only this image of the US flag

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What's Behind Protests in Iran and Iraq?

WSJ What's News

05:33 min | 1 year ago

What's Behind Protests in Iran and Iraq?

"Our main story this morning we've been covering the wave of global protests from Hong Kong to Latin America and our shows over the past few weeks today. We're going to catch you up on what's been happening. In the Middle East and Iran and Iraq specifically both countries have seen widespread protests during the past month this morning in Iraq back protesters set fire to an Iranian consulate. In the city of Nejaf Sooner Rasmussen has been following it all he joins me now from Beirut so soon let's start with Iran then. We saw some pretty violent protests there. What was there genesis? So these protests they were triggered by a decision by the Ruhani government commit to drastically increase fuel prices. Gasoline prices pretty much overnight they enacted this decision late on a Friday. Nine Friday is like Sunday. Iran holiday probably two draws little attention to this decision as possible and increase fuel prices on on about two hundred percent which was the case neuron something that hits everybody in the country but especially lower classes and middle classes and this of course comes after for a long period years of deep economic crisis in Iran that's only been exacerbated by American sanctions American sanctions. Iran have have undermined the national currency. It sent prices skyrocketing and it's is also increased unemployment and all these things combined with just a general unhappiness with the with Iran's isolation in the world and also the government's inability to give any kind of relief from international sanctions. I think that's what eventually triggered this protests that we saw earlier. It's month so walk me through what happened. These protests then begin and then we see a strong response from the regime right. The regime came out in full force and it came out very quickly. We've had reports of for mass arrests of quite violent crackdown on protesters. I think actually actually this crackdown. Tanner surpasses anything. We've seen from the Iranian regime. In the past there was also a a big anti-government protests in two thousand and nine for different reasons there were some protests in late two thousand seventeen early twenty eighteen but this time the crackdown town was more swift and from everything we see. It's it that we've seen has always been more violent and it's caused more deaths among protesters is a little I need to make a caveat that it's it's a little unclear what happened in Iran because one of the things that we did was to almost entirely cut caught off the national Internet those only about four or five percent cutting tiffany over over a period of the week while this crackdown was unfolding. So we do know To some extent what happened but still a lot of things that are only just emerging now and I think the reason the regime crackdowns hottest and now it has experienced is from for example Syria where it helped President Assad fin doth a big popular uprising. There and it's seen across the region. How public topic uprisings can can threaten national governments and unseat them and I think he wants to avoid anything similar happening inside Iran? I mean you bring up protests elsewhere in the region. We also saw that. There has been unrest in Iraq as well over the past few weeks. Yes and then does that. That unrest in Iraq has been even more violent actually the protests there have have demanded a complete overhaul of the a political system. They're not just going for the prime minister. They're they're basically asking the entire political lead to resign in the want to complete a new political system system and in the political system Iran has a lot of influence through local militias that have the whole lot sway in the local government so the popular protests there are a challenge to Iran's influence in Iraq and a lot of protests was actually especially down south in Iraq have have also called for Iran's leave the country and as these protests have continued. People have been to have been the streets for several months now now as they have continued they've kind of taken on an increasingly anti Rania bent and and especially down. South protesters testers are increasingly turning against Iran. And last month Stephen third down the Iranian consulate. And so we've seen unrest arrest in Iran. We've seen unrest in Iraq. What does the future hold? I know it's hard to predict these things but it seems like quite a lot's been kicking off. I think until until the Iranian government manages to Kinda give the population some relief whether economic or social is also a lot of social grievances inside Tyron. I think we'll see this protest kind of boil over from time to time whether they seriously challenge the the government also the broader leadership in Tehran. That remains to be seen. I think. Uranian Dirani population is also very aware that any kind of uprising will be met with fierce forced by the Iranian authorities.

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Iran asks West to leave Persian Gulf.

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

06:06 min | 2 years ago

Iran asks West to leave Persian Gulf.

"Coming up on the news Iran asks six West to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heighten murder trial to begin of a white officer who shot a black man dead in his home mm-hmm and twenty three states sue trump administration in escalating battle over emissions standards. It's Sunday deign September twenty two. I'm Anthony Davis Iran's president today called on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran criticizing new. US led coalition patrolling the region's waterways as nationwide parades showcase the Islamic republic's military arsenal as part of Holy Defense Week which marks the start of the Iran Iraq war in one thousand nine hundred ninety San Ruhani separately promised to unveil a regional peace plan at this week's upcoming high-level meetings at the UN which comes amid heightened Middle East tensions following a series of attacks including a missile and drone assault on Saudi Arabia's oil industry whilst Yemen's Iranian in Allied Houthi rebels claimed the assault Saudi Arabia says it was unquestionably sponsored by Iran Rani said Iran was willing to extend the hand and a friendship and brotherhood to Persian Gulf nations and was even ready to forgive their past mistakes Ronnie added that the US and Western nations should distance since themselves from the region. You'll presence has always been a calamity for this region and the father you go from our region now nations the more security Z. would come for our region he said the US maintains defense agreements across the Persian Gulf with allied Arab nations in his tens of thousands of troops stationed stationed in the region since nineteen eighty is viewed the region as crucial to its national security given its energy exports a fifth of all oil L. traded policies through the Strait of Hamas. The narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf in testimony is to begin on Monday in the trial of Dallas police officer who claimed he killed an unarmed black man after entering his apartment by mistake steak and the guy is accused of murdering both gene last year in the case that inflamed racial tensions and suspicion of the authorities. He's in Texas city with a long history of deadly contacts between police and civilians geiger who is white had finished work on the evening of sick of September last year but still in uniform when she parked her apartment building sean a twenty six year old accountants lived on the floor above her in Ganga's telling she parked on the wrong floor after a long and tiring shift and walked into a dog apartment directly above her own where she encountered John One and thought he was a burglar. The thirty one year old claims she gave John Verbal commands that were ignored. She then fired twice fatally striking him with a bullet to the chest. The family of John who was born in Saint Lucia and was active in his local church have filed a civil lawsuit that questions how Geiger could have of mist various details telling her she was in the wrong apartment such signs Dole numbers and a red floor mat outside the door. The lawsuit alleges she killed John Without any warning as he got up from his SOFA. Activists and gene's family accused the police of conducting a biased investigation in the immediate aftermath of his death treating akin to an officer involved shooting of a suspect rather than a civilian killing an innocent victim a recording of the nine one one Cole made by Geiger was leaked in April sounding panicked and tearful. She tells the dispatcher. I'm an off duty officer. I thought I was in my apartment and I shot. It's a guy thinking he was thinking. It was my apartment. Oh my God I'm sorry I'm going to lose my job. She repeats the phrase. I thought it was my apartment more than a dozen times. A foundation created in John's honor to expand on his missionary work is planning to hold a launch event in Dallas Alice on September twenty nine which would have been he's twenty eighth birthday. Just two you days after the trump administration revoked California's right to set its own emissions standards for automobiles. The State has fired back California twenty two other states in several major cities filed a lawsuit in Federal Court yesterday against the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which is the division vision of the Department of Transport that issued the rule revoking California's Authority Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheel said that California's fuel economy standards bandage would effectively end up applying to the entire country because automakers would be unlikely to make two separate versions of the same car to comply with different states aches regulations under trump the EPA has sought to roll back many of the environmental rules put in place by Barack Obama not just when it comes the fuel economy standards but also meet emissions air pollution and

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US-Iran Tensions: How did things get to this point?

The Lawfare Podcast

13:27 min | 2 years ago

US-Iran Tensions: How did things get to this point?

"In the Middle East start a high point over the weekend large. Saudi oil facilities were attacked the many who `this jumped Jin to claim responsibility secretaryastate. Mike pompeo blamed Iran president trump tweets that the US is locked and loaded and ready for potential response what has actually happened in the Arabian Peninsula. What does the future hold for conflict between the Saudis and the Iranians and what role will the United States have Benjamin witness sat down with Gregory Johnson researcher on Yemen and Middle East conflict. Suzanne Maloney Brookings Senior fellow WHO's research centers on wrong Samantha Gross Othello in the Cross Brookings Initiative on energy and climate and Scott are Anderson a fellow at the Brookings Institution and senior editor at l'affaire to break. Take it all down the disgust what we know about what happened over the weekend the explain the geopolitical context for the attack offered their thoughts on potential American responses onces and discussed the legal authorities that could justify American military action. It's the law fair podcast episode four fifty three the attack in Saudi Saudi Arabia. GonNa start at give us an overview of what happened here. We know there was an attack. It involved oil production in Saudi Arabia Arabia. What do we know about what happened. There was an attack on a huge crude oil processing facility called ABC cake in Saudi Arabia. An energy security folks have been worried about this facility for a long time. In fact there was another attack on it back in two thousand six that wasn't nearly as successful as this one. This facility what it does is is it removes hydrogen sulfide from the crude oil and makes it safer to ship buy tanker ships. This facility is really the heart of Saudi oil production the Saudis sly about ten percent of global supply and this attacking this one facility took six percent of that supply off the market so this was a very significant attack on a really important facility. What do we know about the nature of the attack. Ibn Obviously it's it's a matter of some dispute. Who's responsible for it. But what do we know about what the nature of the attack was tricky question. We know the attack came from the air. There's definitely some dispute on where that attack attack came from and I'll leave that to in tomorrow. Intelligence minded people to talk about but what we know is it took out about a third of this facility about a third of the processing processing facility. I'm there's some redundant capacity there so they'll likely be able to get it back online but it was a significant very well targeted attack on S. facility all right so Suzanne the US claims Iran is responsible for the attack. The WHO seized claim they are responsible for the attack and the Iranian say. We are not responsible for the attack. What do we know about reasonably how to assess responsibility here and to what extent should we be confident that the Iranians were involved or responsible all for it. I think it's too early to be confident about much with respect to the origins of this attack. There's a lot of information that circulating over social media including looting photos that suggests there may have been cruise missiles involved as well as drones and there are statements emanating from the US government to a couple of media outlets. Let's that also reinforce that that this was a multipronged attack involving both cruise missiles and drones and at least what we're hearing from the US government to date is that it appears to have originated in Iran rather than some of the original supposition that it was either who is operating from Yemeni territory or from Saudi territory now. These are very traceable forms of technology both drones and cruise missiles. If in fact it originated in Iran Ron there should be considerable ample proof and we should be able to draw upon not just American intelligence but General Marine intelligence agents as well as information from many of our partner countries in the region okay and Suzanne there was a there was a theory for awhile that this may have been launched from Iraq. Is that still part of the conversation at all. I think there was some speculation early on in part because there was evidence in during during the attacks in the summer that the Shia militias in Iraq were involved. Secretary Pompeo has made some remarks that seemed to rule that out but I think there are real reasons thanks for entertaining some of the various theories on who and how this might have been undertaken including gregory the possibility that it was undertaken by who fused but not who he's in Yemen is that part of the range of Pasta. That's another theory that's come out that there were potentially who the affiliates are agents agents that may have been closer to the facility themselves inside of Saudi Arabia that we're able to to launch the attack. Secretary State Pompeo Susanne mentioned came out very forcefully. Usefully I think on Saturday and mentioned on twitter that these attacks did not come from from Yemen. It's unclear what evidence the. US is using base that whether it's just that the attacks run the north northwest with westside or if there's hopefully there's other evidence for senior officials to be making that sort of statement so in other words at this point. The range of possibility is quite large is is that fair. I think that's fair to say who claim credit the US says it didn't come from Yemen and it didn't come from Iraq which then of course leaves Iran Gregory sorry you know the more you learn about the sort of scale and operational sophistication of the attack whether involved cruise missiles or drones. It doesn't seem very gary who feel like what are we know about who capability before this weekend at when they claimed credit for their responsibility credit for this attack what would you have assumed them to be capable love in terms of damaging. Saudi a major Saudi oil facility here. That's a good question so the who these you know we tend to think of them as this militia group barefoot tribesmen up in the north and certainly there that they've also they're also militia that's been grafted onto a national army and so they do have a missile brigade that they took over from the Yemeni government who theses control in two thousand fourteen in fact the old old missile brigade commanders now the Minister of defense for the WHO tease. It's also something that over the past couple of years most likely with assistance from Iran that WHO capabilities abilities both drone technology and with missiles has grown so a couple of years ago they were able to fire a missile that made it all the way to Riyadh which is more than five five hundred miles north of the border and so this is something that the old hootie missiles at least the missiles that the head taken over from the Yemeni military. We're only going about three hundred miles or so so this is a significant uptick whether these would have been able to carry out this attack or not if they did and if they're telling the truth truth and the Hutus are not exactly honest brokers all the time when it comes to claiming credit for attacks this would be a significant step forward for them so Samantha. I was thinking this morning in any prior administration to this one. If it were say a George Bush senior or Bill Clinton or you know any recent president and you said there were a major attack attack on on Saudi oil production that is something the United States would traditionally use military force in response wants to or at least regard itself as within its security umbrella at an urgent matter of Nash its own National Defense to protect tactic ends and yet today the response to this is is that the president is still talking about meeting with the President Ruhani in New York and so I'm I'm just interested for your thoughts on the sort of disparity between US reaction to this so far and what one would expect us reaction under more normal circumstances to look like in response wants to an attack of this magnitude on this kind of a facility well. This is certainly an important attack to global oil markets but not only do. We have an unusual president right now. A lot has changed since the administrations of the president's. You're talking about most importantly the US has become the world's largest crude-oil producer something that wasn't true prior to this presidency and so that really changes the calculus. It's also true that this president has really pushed an agenda of energy independence and energy energy dominance and pointed out the fact that he doesn't think we need the Middle East anymore and that he doesn't necessarily want to spend money and resources defending this area and so I think some of that muted reaction is part of that the one thing that I've been talking about a lot today with various people is this this is so much a somewhat of a repudiation of the idea that the Middle East doesn't matter anymore than the US's energy dominant because you've seen markets react strongly to what happened. Six percent scent of production is off the market and we'll see how long it stays off but this is really important to world oil markets in somewhat repudiation of the idea that we're so so energy dominant. We don't need the Middle East anymore so but that's interesting I mean. Do you think the the principal difference is that Saudi matters less than it used to or is the principal difference that we have a president who cares about the Middle East less than presidents used. I think they're both true because we also have a president that has been I'm very happy to side with the Saudis and scapegoat the Iranians as often as that opportunity presents itself and yet his response darns against something that looks like the Iranians were certainly involved has been somewhat muted and I think that's because we feel like the Saudi at least the Saudi oil supplies less important to us than it used to be. Although we feel the price impact just like everybody else so Suzanne. I'm I'm interested in your sense of the Iranian side of this if you were for the Iranian leadership and you're contemplating a the escalated tensions that have developed over the last couple of years but also the prospect of you know sidelines meeting at the General Assembly between Rihanna and the president. Why is this a good time to a launch such an attack be inspire such an attack or see facilitate such in attack by others. If in fact the WHO were the hands on operational attackers right. It's I think the question that those of us who focus on neuron been thinking about today why this attack why this kind of an escalation and why now on the very eve of the UN General Assembly meetings where there there was such hype around the possibility of a meeting between president trump and his running counterpart President Hassan Ronnie and of course just this attack comes uh-huh really on the heels of the exit from the White House of the most notable Hawk John Bolton. The nationals former national security adviser who of course has made a career of calling for military strikes in regime change on Iran. This might have seemed to be the perfect moment for a kind of conciliatory diplomacy from Iran but of of course that's not the Iranian style. It's not the style of the Islamic republic. I should be precise about that. and I think in fact while we're still speaking the hypothetical I you you know I'm waiting to see along with the rest of your listeners. What exactly the administration and now of course the United Nations which has been called upon by the Saudis I used to conduct an independent investigation might be able to marshal in terms of hard evidence to tie this attack to the Iranians. I'm not presuming anything at this stage but if it is in fact traced to the Iranians in some way shape or form and particularly if it's traced to an attack coming out of Iranian territory and orchestrated in fact Byron's Iran's rather than by proxies then I think it's not quite a shocking or as unexpected as we might have presumed Iranians really since May have been using using escalation as a mechanism for injecting greater urgency in the international community around the crisis that they've been facing since president trump walked away from the deal in May of two thousand eighteen and began reimposing crushing economic sanctions on Iran. They've also been using escalation as a means of trying to change president trump's calculus. It's very easy for him to continue to apply these economic sanctions they haven't had any real blowback effect on American security on the international economy or on global oil oil prices in part because of the dynamics of energy markets that Samantha just explained and what we saw over the summer was that Iran apparently apparently undertook a series of attacks on small tankers very minor elements of the overall energy infrastructure in the

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Trump fires John Bolton as national security adviser

The Lead with Jake Tapper

09:07 min | 2 years ago

Trump fires John Bolton as national security adviser

"We start with breaking news in the politics and president trump today firing his national security adviser Ambassador John Bolton the too long well documented history of disagreeing disagreeing on matters all the way up to today when the two had different takes on how Bolton ended up on the wrong side of the White House fence the president tweeting in part quote. I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions. According to John Bolton's tweet which came just twelve minutes later quote. I offered to resign last night in president trump said. Let's talk about it tomorrow. The news came just before a White House. Briefing that Bolton was was scheduled to attend secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin who both reportedly clashed with Bolton behind the scenes. Were notably all smiles at this briefing everything a source close to the administration tells me that Bolton's exit is the result of quote Ed Administration with dysfunctional processes and bureaucracy one that attracts people who we're willing to make the big compromise to work for trump so they are especially cutthroat. It's a real snake pit and it's run by quote in Iraq. President who is hard to manage anew brings out the worst sensibilities people add it all up in the source says quote John Bolton standing for principals such as it's a bad idea to invite the Taliban to Camp David Well. Oh he didn't have a chance. CNN's Kaitlan Collins starts off now from the White House John Bolton the firing in came via twitter as president trump announced today he informed his National Security Advisor. His services are no longer needed at the White House but but in a surreal moment twelve minutes later Bolan denied he was fired tweeting. I offered to resign last night and president trump said let's talk walk tomorrow. Bolton was seen by CNN cameras outside the West Wing this morning after sources said he got into a bitter disagreement with trump the the night before the alternative was the White House and you wouldn't have been happy with that either. They argued over the president's decision to host Taliban leaders at Camp David a a meeting trump later cancelled John Bolton's priorities and policies just don't line up with presidents bulletins pushback inviting the Taliban on US soil and allegedly tiddly telling reporters about his feelings after may have been the last straw with one source telling CNN the leaking is what got him but in recent weeks Bolton had found himself isolated from the president iced out by the chief of staff and barely speaking to the secretary of State there were many times ambassador Assar Bolton. I disagree that's to be sure. Bolton was scheduled to be at this afternoon's briefing alongside Mike Pompeo and Steven Mnuchin the president's view of the Iraq war and and embassador bulletins was very different but after the president's tweet a White House official said Bolt is no longer in the building. I like conflict. I like having two people with the different points of view trump once claimed he liked the chaos of a west wing with multiple opinions but he grew irritated by Bolton's hardline positions in recent weeks. I actually temper John which is pretty amazing now. Jacob President says he's going to announce his fourth national security adviser next week until then Bolton's is deputy. Charlie Kupperman will takeover the National Security Council but I do want to flag one other bit of reporting we got that may have shown that Bolton was on the way out apparently currently when they were at the g seven summit in France just a few weeks ago he was tentatively scheduled to build some of the Sunday shows defending the administration's policies but sources tell C. in the bulletin was uncomfortable and didn't want to go on to defend some of the president's policies including on Russia which had become a big topic of the summit though people close to and said he simply thought that people like Steven Mnuchin or Larry cudlow were better suited at defending the president's policies on tariffs but jake of course requirement of working in this White House as you've got to be able to defend the president on television even the president's post to have Russia back in the g seven Kaitlan Collins. Thanks so much joining me now is Senator Bob Menendez a Democrat from New Jersey. He's the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee senator. Thanks for joining us your reaction to John Bolton being fired. Look the Unser Mona's way that Bolton was fired at stupid this functionality the whiplash that goes on in terms of you know national security and foreign policy look at the record this is going to be the upcoming the fourth national security advisor the Third Secretary of defense the Secretary Second Secretary of state the Second Second Director of National Intelligence and the list goes on and so the situation room shouldn't be the place in which the president plays his this reality TV show of the apprentice so it's it's very hard for our foreign policy and national security both with our allies as well as sending messages to our adversaries by the dysfunctionality that the president has in the White House. I'm no fan of John Bolton. He's very bellicose in some of his views but you need a national security advisor who's was willing to give you alternative views and other realities and not just yes men in in such a critical position. Well I want to ask you about Bolton specifically because one of your colleagues league's Republican senator who declined to be named told CNN that Republican senators quote clone to people like Bolton on Capitol Hill relying on him to know what's really going on at the White House seeing him I suppose as a non-sycophantic grown up one of the proverbial guardrails what do you think well clearly although I don't agree with many of embassador Bolton's views and he has a bit of a bellicose way about him in terms of foreign policy and national security but he was a voice that would give alternative realities or real realities to the president for his consideration and I know that in many choices for example like the precipitous move in Syria which would have left those who fought alongside with us in in the Lurch that voices like his were also you know surrounded by members of the Senate who who felt this was a disaster astor in the making so I think there are those particularly on the Republican side who felt that he was some sort of stability in terms of foreign policy there are many on my side of the aisle who thinks that that accurately you know he was a bit of a warmonger but what this says Moore I think it's less about Bolton and more about the president the president has no stability in in terms of national security and foreign policy just cut his legs from his Afghan. you know envoy his. Middle East peace envoy just laughed. He's got nobody with Kim. I'm John Own to deal with it so it's it's a disaster at a time that we have to one of the most challenging foreign policy scenarios in the world that I've seen in nearly thirty years. I know you disagree with Bolton on on a lot but there are areas where I imagine you you do have some agreement. A Bolton was skeptical of the President Meeting with Kim Jong Hoon skeptical of the president's offer to have a no strings attached meeting with the Iranian President Ruhani. He was against the Taliban being invited to Camp David. I wonder what this might mean for the administration going forward when it comes to policy and when it comes to people in the president's inner circle who are willing to say you know what Mr President. That's a bad idea I think those people are few and far between if there are any left in this administration. I think the only way you survive in this administration is by I saying yes Mr President even if you believe it's a horrible idea including for the national security and interest of the United States in its people and so that's one of the challenges of this administration administration the reality is is that this is why I believe that Congress under its Article One role is more more important than ever before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the House Foreign Relations Committee the intelligence committees the Armed Services Committee need to have a robust oh bus vigilant row using their article one authorities to try to pursue a foreign policy that the administration ultimately will will limit the risks that they pose in terms of US foreign policy and national security interests oil prices fell almost immediately after trump tweeted about Bolton Why do you think that is. What are the ramifications might this well? I think that those who believe that Ambassador Bolton who was an advocate of for example example the potential of an attack on Iran because of its nuclear program and the instability that that would create in the region maybe be those of us that now there's less of a bellicose view as it relates to Iran and the region you know I would assume that that's speculation on their airport and that's why some of the prices fell all right Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of the Garden State New Jersey. Thanks so much appreciate it. Sir Thank

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Iran, US And Hassan Ruhani discussed on Westwood One Daily News Flash Briefing

Westwood One Daily News Flash Briefing

00:31 sec | 2 years ago

Iran, US And Hassan Ruhani discussed on Westwood One Daily News Flash Briefing

"The US Iran exchange sharp words in the wake of the latest sanctions, Jerry bowed. Lander reports Iran didn't mince words in responding to the sanctions, which targeted its supreme leader and other top officials and came after the downing of a US drone Iran warning. They mean quote, permanent closure of the doors of diplomacy Iranian president Hassan Ruhani called the sanctions against the supreme leader outrageous and idiotic. And speaking through an interpreter said, the US is frustrated and

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US-Iran Tensions: Iran minister warns US against starting a war

Larry Elder

00:52 sec | 2 years ago

US-Iran Tensions: Iran minister warns US against starting a war

"Iran's foreign minister has cautioned the US against any thought of war with his country. Mom Java, Zarif woolens amid tensions between Washington and Tehran that whoever starts wall with us will not be the one who finishes it. Sorry made the remarks while speaking alongside visiting German, Foreign Minister, high comas, who is in Toronto in effort to salvage Iran's twenty fifteen nuclear deal with well POWs, sorry came out talks grim-faced off to along private discussion with MAs who on Sunday cooled Iran's ballistic missile program, problematic, the US pulled out other Ron's nuclear deal over a year ago. I'm charlesetta. That's my Meanwhile, Iran's president Hassan Ruhani has met with Germany's top diplomat amid heightened tensions over the country's unraveling nuclear accord with world powers hunting. He met with foreign minister Heiko Maas again

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"ruhani" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

11:33 min | 2 years ago

"ruhani" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"It's very much your program we offer four in view of America to an American audience, which has now morphed into a global audience. And so we talked to a syndicate of voices around the world mind is usually the only American voice that you hear on the program. So we rely on people that are actually living the story Iranians giving the Iranian side of the showdown with Iran Turks who actually vote in the Turkish elections that have now been scuttled in what looks like a stink bomb. We will talk to them about where we are with our democratic institutions in this idea that people's vote actually counts for something. This is what we do. So if you are listening to the program or know somebody that lives in one of these hot zones where these stories are occurring. And you know, now that everybody's an active. Vist and everybody's outraged. And everybody's offended pretty much. Every place is a hot zone. You got a Twitter handle or snap account. Everybody's a hot zone, but we like to hear from fresh voices. Let us know where you are. Why you want to be on the program, and you can do it through the socials or through the website voice to America dot com. Within the last twelve hours, the president of Iran Ruhani now says that conditions will be harder. Than at any time since the revolution forty plus years ago, due to America's pressure both economically and now with the military buildup in the Persian Gulf, and because of the betrayal of Europe on Obama's p five plus one deal and the revolutionary guard which have now been designated terror organization by Trump, they come out, and they make provocative rhetoric saying that if you US military ships and missiles want to be stockpiled on the shores of Iran that will offer an opportunity to Iran's elite military, and they will knock the United States in the head. If the opportunity arises all-talk something else, what are the maneuvers? We talked to Sean Miramonte. He isn't Iranian voice who was advised both US and Doronin politicians. He is run for president of Iran chatted with them before the program about this gathering storm. And I started by asking him if indeed Europe has betrayed her on as president Ruhani says. Too late. In fact, dead today. Prompting John that the JC PA. It is. Envied? Today. Eat on a knife to chat on by saying that if the United States v. These would stay would implement debt commitment. Did not they'd be today. Eat on. Mr. Trump left David save eat on by coming back to Ted on day. Now that the US has T V to stay bought the pet the United States that you just get lost. Because they have said he is concerned about your behavior. And by missed is about your pets. Agent might not popped up. Jason Pila now. Only evil. For you to go back to the negotiation table on JC. The United States is building up its military around Iran, the waters around Iran and the Persian Gulf and certainly people like Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state other people like John Bolton, they they talk publicly about a threat by that. He means it that many minutes individual to to today. I. Is that Ted on hasn't done that yet? And I don't believe it will do it in the future. Mentioned is saying that because they are trying to basically country from any introduction did outside and obviously. That that kind of policy on may lead to Ted on. The action. Action on date. Take a move. Let's look at this from both sides from from a negotiating standpoint. Okay. Let's let's let's start with the United States. How is he doing in trying to achieve what he says at least publicly is his goal with Iran, which is to renegotiate in even said yesterday. The phone is open the call me, I wanna talk he wants to renegotiate. He says this this p five plus one or JCP CO the the Obama deal he wants to renegotiate. That's what he says his goal if that is indeed his goal. How is he doing as negotiator? I. Mr. Trump policy toward did on is really a good one. Honestly, I think I mean. I Trump policy toward eat on two legs. One is. A negotiation. Is many economic pay all kinds of pressure. The pressure. Negotiations. Richard tocado now, Mr. Trump has been pay sentence. Would be from the day one mind. Don't mind. I wanted to negotiate that I wanted to go to negotiate. On duty behavior that set. I'm fortunate to not take this, man. Did he did not take him? Hey. Two. One. Don't allied be today and eat on on methadone. They did not like they don't miss that. Vented Ted on and say. Entity days, it is not good to reopen negotiations. That was at ESP today now on his pay for that. Now. Check. Medicine chatty on chip tended on this. Theron. But as death. Okay. Thank you. View it ten on the on the forty Ed on. You don't. 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Then it would be shaking of gone on the table stuff. I did not to Mr. Trump. Trump is not the manga. For four. Businessman. Costa? They could have used been better than I did on. Due to to tap Kim at the Trump visit Pacino in one of of names. Trump's gino. Dr Amir Mahdi when you speak to Iranian officials. Like, you said, I mean, when you have those conversations why are they not listening to you? I mean, what is the response when you say what you say to somebody in power in government in Iran. What is their response to you? And your advice. I'm fortunate day me more like American than. The second kink. I have the, you know claim over Tyler, but they identify. But i'm. Doug. Some people inside the government, particularly five minutes that he is a very hot of me. They they envied me out of five. Stupid. He very thumbs stuff on timing. This time in public. They have their own geeky. They have a for them. Everybody into. Wounded complete bed or company enemy who showing our Ronnie and voice to get started on this edition of voice to America when we come back molars echo. And you heard some of that echo in who Shawn's comments. I'm.

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U.S. Sanctions Cut Deep, but Iran Seems Unlikely to Budge

Weekend Edition Sunday

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U.S. Sanctions Cut Deep, but Iran Seems Unlikely to Budge

"Iranian president Hassan Ruhani says his country is facing difficulties in the face renewed US sanctions, but must not surrender to American pressure. The BBC's Andy breach reports Ruhani warns that Iran's economic conditions may be harder now than what Iran face during the nineteen eighties war with Iraq. Iran's president is feeling the heat the precious by our enemies, he said is a war unprecedented in the history of Islamic revolution. During the war. We didn't have a problem with our thanks oil sales or imports and exports. But I don't despair I have great hope for the future provided where United. His rallying cry comes amid growing anger at a slump in the economy caused by sanctions and sustained pressure from Washington over the country's nuclear

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"ruhani" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

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11:15 min | 2 years ago

"ruhani" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"This is one A. I'm Joshua Johnson. In Washington, it's been a year since President Trump pulled the US out of the multinational Iran nuclear deal, which aim to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons Iran's president Hassan Ruhani marked that injury. With an announcement, volunteer Domino's. Maude dot com towel, full Benny Mundi, Johnny saws, e that sat hit symbol my years. Shasta half negoti saying under the terms of the JCP away another other term for the Iran deal. We agreed that we would keep enrichment to the level of three point six seven. We will stop adhering to this. And there will no longer be a set level for enrichment. Now, he stopped short of pulling out of the deal, totally as the US instead, president Ruhani said Iran would stop complying with certain parts of the agreement. He said his country would begin to build up its stockpiles of two ingredients used to develop nuclear weapons, and he warned European countries that if they did not compensate for the economic sanctions against Iran from the US he would go even further since that announcement the US has responded by promising more sanctions joining us in studio to discuss this is Robin Wright an analyst and fellow at the Woodrow Wilson international center. She's also. So a contributing writer at the New Yorker, and the author of rock the casbah rage and rebellion across the Islamic world, Robin, welcome back to one a great to be with you. As always we also welcome your questions and comments about this would just going to discuss this for the first part of the program before we move on. We'll have more to say on it tomorrow on the Friday news roundup, but for now we'd love to hear from you Email us one a at W A M U dot org. Comment on our Facebook page or tweet us at one A, Robin. What's been the response from around the world to president Ruhani statement? Well, once correction, and that is that he said that if if Ron did not feel the benefits of the program within sixty days, then it would no longer honour the limits in the nuclear deal in between now, and then he said that they will continue to build up stockpiles of low enriched uranium which can be used for a peaceful nuclear program as well as a weapons program. So it could be used for nuclear power plants or could be used for something more serious. Ron actually needs nuclear energy because it has a limit on its oil oil stocks. And of course, needs it to export to build up revenue so because of its burgeoning population it wants nuclear power as well. Let me talk about the US response worth noting that secretary of state Mike Pompeo cut short his European trip to come back to Washington for meetings on Iran. We learned that today from the State Department also South Korea announced that North Korea had launched two short rains range missiles, and so North Korea's on that agenda as well. But at a news conference yesterday secretary Pompeo said it was not clear yet. What actions that Iran would follow through on? Here's part of what he said, I think it was intentionally ambiguous. We'll have to wait to see what Iran's actions actually are. They've made a number of statements about actions. They threatened to do in order to get the world to jump. We'll we'll see what they actually do. The United States will wake to observe that. That was secretary of state, Mike, Pompeo speaking yesterday, rob. And what about that? Is this just a threat from Iran something that they've threatened to do to in? The secretary's words get the world to jump. Well, one year after the United States walked out of the deal. Iran feels that it has complied with all of the requirements that there have been fourteen trips to verify its compliance by the International Atomic Energy agency. And that it's the one that's being shortchanged. What Ronnie said it's quite interesting is that a year later, we feel that the nuclear deal needs a surgery that the painkiller pills of the past year have been ineffective. This surgery is for saving the deal, not destroying it. And I think that's its emphasis right now. But remember we've seen a build up that the unlike the Obama administration. The Trump administration has been confrontational since the very first weeks in office when former national security adviser, Michael Flynn went out and said we formally put Iran on notice now and you've seen in the. Last week that the United States has not only imposed new sanctions, but it has also deployed the battleship carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN and some beef fifty two bombers off the shores of Iran. And so there's a sense that there is a buildup to what is not clear, but but it's a very ominous. Escalation now in the opinion of much of the rest of the world and the other countries that were parties to the Iran nuclear deal Iran's been doing okay, you mentioned that there have been multiple trips to try to monitor on nuclear programs and the other countries that are parties to this deal have said will Iran's doing its part. Remind us what Iran's part is in the nuclear deal. What is it? They're supposed to be doing and not doing the two thousand fifteen nuclear deal was brokered between Iran and the world's six major powers and five major powers, and as an it calls for limits on Iran's enrichment of uranium. Which is the fuel for nuclear weapon, the destruction of one of the facilities constant monitoring every day by machines and regular inspections by human team. There are a number of restrictions that play out over ten years. Fifteen twenty and twenty five years, and the idea is to extend Iran's ability to take technology, it has and at least build in a year that it would take if it walked away from the deal to actually build a bomb before it was two or three months and that year would give the world a chance to respond to take military action imposed new sanctions or whatever action to squeeze Iran to comply again. We're speaking to Robin Wright of the Woodrow Wilson international center, the author of rock the casbah now Robin secretary Pompeo stood beside his British counterpart, a Jeremy hunt, the British Foreign minister yesterday at that news conference and president Ruhani's comment kind of pits. The US in the u. UK against one another is that kind of the point of him making this comment. He knows the US in Europe, do not view this the same way. Well, that's the interesting thing. US walked away from the deal, but the other five major powers, the Europeans, China and Russia have all continued to honor it, and in many ways Iran represents the difference over Iran represents the deepest split on any issue around the world between United States and its European allies since World War Two it's that profound and the Europeans are trying to figure out a way to salvage it. They've tried to figure out a some kind of banking mechanism that will allow European companies to still do business with Iran without facing sanctions from the United States, but its efforts have so far failed to do that. And so what Ronnie basically did in his speech was say you've got sixty days to figure it out, and you need to, you know, figure out ways to do business with us and even violate US sanctions by buying our oil. So. You know, we face a real challenge in sixty days. And I'm glad you said still be able to do business. I think they've been trying a barter system. They tried to think of a lot of different ways to to maintain economic ties because Iran may be cut off from the US. It's not cut off from Europe at all. It's not cut off, but many European companies have opted voluntarily to walk away from business deals with Iran mega deals with Iran because it fears sanctions down the road from the United States and the American market is frankly, far more important than the uranium market. So what are we actually talking about? Here is the real concern that the US in Iran could get into a hot war a shooting war is this brings manship on both sides to look tough. Like, what's really underneath all those? I think there is a bit of brinkmanship diplomatic at this point. But the fact that the United States is deployed very close to Iran, whether it's in Iraq or in its other border and Afghantistan it has ships in the in the Persian Gulf. That there's an overlapping of strategic interests in the world's most volatile region. And the US has a history of tripping into wars or in the case of Iraq taking actions based on faulty intelligence, this the strategy that the US is using on Iran. The sanctions which the White House is doubling down on is this strategy for lack of a better word working at all is the US getting any of its strategic goals advanced by imposing these sanctions and increasing them. Some. Yes. But in the big picture, no Iran's oil exports have gone down from over three million barrels a day to somewhere around one million barrels a day, it is not gone down to zero which the United States has demanded. But the bigger picture is isn't going to lead to a change in behavior or more broadly, even regime change in Iran. And it's unlikely that sanctions alone first of all sanctions in other cases, historically, have taken years even decades when you look at South Africa, for example, or Rhodesia you look at North Korea. We're still not at a point after draconian sanctions against North Korea where it's giving up its nuclear program. And so the prospects that in the next two years, or if President Trump were reelected another six years that Iran would witness an uprising by its people because of sanctions, I think so far. There are no indications that that it's headed on that track. So yes, it's hurting is it going to be catastrophic for the Slavic Republic for the revolution. Not yet. Is that the ultimate end game a regime change or a new nuclear agreement. What's the endgame here? That's the big question. You absolutely got it. Right. I think that within even the administration there are differences John Bolton the national security advisor has earlier before taking the job call for regime change, and even wrote an op Ed in the New York Times saying that we should bomb. Iran secretary Pompeo when he was a congressman call for regime change now claims he just wants a change in behavior, but his twelve demands or so sweeping that they kind of amount to a suggestion that it would take a radical overhaul and political personality, but President Trump is also said he's willing to talk to the Iranian president or even the supreme leader. So one of the big questions is what is ultimately the goal. And how far is the US willing to go to get it? What are the dangers of? Of some kind of confrontation. And if there was a war, then what Robin Wright an analyst and fellow at the Woodrow Wilson international center. She's the author of rock the casbah rage and rebellion across the Islamic world, Robin, thanks for talking to us creativity. With you we'll pick the story up tomorrow on the Friday news roundup, but up next we're joined by singer and songwriter ally, she rose to famous part of the group, and she has a new solo album out.

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Iran says it will stop complying with parts of 2015 nuclear deal

Ron St. Pierre

00:40 sec | 2 years ago

Iran says it will stop complying with parts of 2015 nuclear deal

"So the tensions continue to mount between the United States in Iran and Iran is withdrawing now from parts of the nuclear deal as we hear from FOX's Simon Owen. It lets us to the other signatories to the nuclear deal, France Britain, China, the European Union Germany and Russia Iran sang it is scaling back. Some of its commitments under the twenty fifteen code presidents has had Ruhani in dome foot say giving the other power sixty days to find ways to protect to Ron from American sanctions imposed by President Trump saying if they fail Iran will resume high level you rainy and Richmond's material suitable for nuclear

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US decision to end Iran oil waivers puts pressure on oil price

FT News

08:32 min | 2 years ago

US decision to end Iran oil waivers puts pressure on oil price

"The US is ending the way visit grunted last year to allow some countries to continue to import Iranian oil. These were introduced to avoid a damaging oil price, spike when Washington reimposed sanctions after withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Iran. Phillip Judas talks to Angie, revile and Barney Jobson about the likely impact of the US move. So Angela which countries were granted the sanctions waiver, and how will the move them sane recent months countries such as China, India, South Korea, Japan and Turkey have been granted allowances to carry on buying Iranian oil, and for may these waivers will be taken away. So there's a big question over whether or not these countries will comply right now. It sounds like China is the only country that has vocally opposed the sanctions, whereas the other countries almost likely to go along with the new US rules and was this US decision expected or did it come out the blue. I think it was a little bit unexpected by energy analysts and people in the market. Most people thought that the wave is would continue in some ways, but just the allowances for Iranian. Crude purchases would be lower, however, subsequently we've now looked at the behavior of certain. Entries India, for example, and they've canceled their purchases of some of the contracts. They may have taken on for the coming months. So that's an indicator that maybe they were briefed in advance and the US action has impacted oil markets house. Crude reacted, I'm what is the current global oil supply situation. Like, so we'll prices rose on the news that there would be no more waivers from may. And so prices rose above seventy four dollars a barrel. This is internationally traded. Brent crude and this is the highest since November. So there's a big question ovo, what will happen to the oil price in the coming months, particularly as the impact of fewer Iranian. Crude exports is being felt so the big question is to what extent will the US be able to curb these Iranian sales to foreign buyers, and will they be able to get zero and a significant focus on supply at the moment. Can't OPEC and in particular Saudi Arabia make up that difference in output as the US claims that it. Will. So yes, the US has been speaking to energy officials in Saudi Arabia as well as in UAE, and the US seems to be very convinced. There's enough supply out there to meet any shortfall in demand. But the big question for a lot of people in the energy market is is that really the case at the moment, you'll see ING supply disruptions in all the big oil producing countries from Venezuela to Libya as well so combined with any shortfall from Iran. There's a question whether or not they will be a supply gap. And as a result could you now see oil prices go even above eighty dollars a barrel. Saudi Arabia has said that it has another million barrels that it can produce quite consistently at the moment. It's producing below ten million. And it can go up to eleven quite easily also claims, but the question also is what happens. Should Saudi Arabia US up that extra buffer of supply in the future? If there are big supply disruptions elsewhere in the world where we'll those barrels come from and Bonnie, how is Iran reacting to the knees Iran, sunny, not people has remained relatively cool in the west reacted. This was not a huge surprise for Iran. This is the latest step in a series of US moves to ratchet up the pressure moves it began when Donald Trump last year said he was going to withdraw from the nuclear deal had given Iran relief from sanctions in return for stopping some of its nuclear energy program. So this was not entirely surprising to Tehran, president Hassan. Ruhani said I'm reading a quote that the US is not ready to hold negotiations tall. It's measures are aimed at breaking up the Iranian nation. He said the country would continue to resist, but Iran is not threatening any particular retaliation. I think the most notable point is why Trump doing this. He's doing this because he wants to try and curb Iran's. Meddling in regional affairs in Syria in Iraq in Lebanon, and there's no sign of Iran changing those regional policies in that sense. This is not working for the US in another sense. It is working in the Trump wants to put economic pressure on Iranian regime, and Iran's economy is sliding slowly into recession because of these sanctions, so they are working economically. If not diplomatically, I don't know how badly can this her Iran's economy and can the US actually stop around exporting any oil a tool. Well, the sanctions that were put in place in November with the caveat of the way was that a now going to be phased out, we'll ready causing a lot of home. Unemployment's rising industrial productions falling in Iran. The country is sliding towards recession. So, you know, as a means of causing economic pain, they've proven quite effectively ready. And now that's probably going to get somewhat worse with the end of these waivers. Iran will still be able to export some oil through unorthodox means to put it politely. I mean the country. Seems to be able to smuggle oil out and industry. Analysts suggest that they may continue to be able to fungal out hundreds of thousands of barrels a day. So the revenue from oil will not be cut to zero. This is what the US has said it wants to do. But it's going to be reduced in a pretty significant way. I think and all that any political repercussions for the US by making this move its decision to reimpose sanctions was already opposed by the other parties to the Iran nuclear deal. How are they reacting to this latest development? So Trump's withdraw from the nuclear deal created a huge rift with the European Union. The European Union is the group of countries continues to support the nuclear deal they've not made a big deal of the end of the sanctions waivers. But the dynamic there remains that Europe is at loggerheads with Trump over the Deel Europeans being trying to find ways to enable Iranian companies to continue trading with Europe despite the US sanctions, that's meant a lot of talk. But has not actually not really resulted in. Any concrete means to help the Iranian economy, but the divisions between Europe and the US remains as deep as ever on Iran, and how about US relations with the countries who can no longer buy rainy in crude will they be forced to fall into line and thinking particularly about China here, which is hit out at the US move. I didn't in the US is going to force China to do anything in particular as we've discussed China's expressed his disapproval of this move, and has indicated is going to try and continue to buy Arabian oil how that made John bit of an outline because the other countries affected here, most notably India career Japan. We're very quick to signal this week that they will comply with the end of the waivers. In other words, they will stop buying Iranian oil. And India in particular was very quick to say that it's confident it can secure oil supplies from other countries and will not suffer any adverse consequences angelie. How OPEC how does this play into the internal politics of the cartel? They had been focused on production cuts to support prices. Apec will next formerly meet in June in Vienna. And they will be huge amounts of tension because there is no way that country like, Iran or even Venezuela will be very happy about all the major producer particularly arch rivals such as Saudi Arabia, ramping up output and basically making money from their economic woes. So no doubt will be an incredibly tense meeting. But one thing to note is that Saudi Arabia has been very careful in its message since the US announcement. They've said that they are not going to immediately accelerate oil output. This is really in response to what happened this time last year. Saudi Arabia was one of the countries that try to ramp up its production to record levels in anticipation of a more aggressive US policy versus Iran, and in the end, it got burned because these waivers were issued more of these supplies. Did come onto the market so Saudi Arabia. Yes. It supportive of the sanctions against Iran. But it still doesn't want to be. Seen to be taking advantage and doesn't want to really face the ire of its OPEC peers and rivals. So it looks like there will be some considerable uncertainty about Oprah's in the coming

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Iran, Iraq And Hassan Ruhani discussed on Weekend Edition Sunday

Weekend Edition Sunday

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Iran, Iraq And Hassan Ruhani discussed on Weekend Edition Sunday

"Iran's president heads to Iraq this week for his first official, visit Hassan Ruhani is hoping to solidify ties between his Shiite-led country and Iraq's as tensions between Washington and

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Iran’s politicians urge foreign minister not to quit

Morning Edition

03:33 min | 2 years ago

Iran’s politicians urge foreign minister not to quit

"A news item out of Iran today, suggests the unusual prominence of Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced his resignation yesterday. And today, the Iranian stock market plunged Zarifa's. No, ordinary cabinet minister. He's a US educated diplomat who played a central role in Iran's nuclear deal with world powers in recent years is departure if it stands would be a blow to the politicians known inside Iran as reformers NPR's. Peter Kenyon is following the story either Peter is teeth. So is his resignation final. It's not. It hasn't been formally accepted by president Hassan Ruhani, so it isn't official yet. And a majority of Iran's parliament has now signed onto a letter saying, please stay on the job won't you continue being our top diplomat. One. MP notes. This isn't the first time Zarif has offered to step down. So we're still waiting for final word on his status. But so far it is being treated as a win for Ronnie and hard liners. They of course, have been strongly opposed to the pragmatic Casandra Hani and his government from the start. Well, why would Zarif have resigned? Well, he doesn't give a reason in his announcement, which was on Instagram in a later interview. He mentioned political infighting saying he wishes that could have been kept separate from foreign policy. Zarif and Hani have been constant targets are the hard liners. They remain very strong in certain parts of the Iranian government. The voters have consistently chosen Ruhani and his pragmatic brand of politics, but governing has always been difficult in Tehran. It's a very fractured factionalized process. And as for the timing their speculations Aretha was losing influence and felt bad about it. He was absent from the official pictures of Syrian leader the Charlot recent visit is the reef losing influence in part because he is. Is so closely associated with this nuclear deal with the United States among other countries and the United States under President Trump is withdrawn from it. Well, I think there's no question. The hardline pressure was ratcheted up exponentially when Donald Trump pulled out of that twenty fifteen nuclear agreement and reimpose sanctions on the Iranian economy that was Zarif crowning diplomatic achievement. It was tarnished. Remember, he also promised as did Ruhani major economic improvements to Iranians from this deal that never happened. Then the pull out, of course, made it even worse. So again, it's a win for the hardliners who have always argued that Ronnie was naive to trust America to keep this word should never have done this deal. And there's a debate in Tehran about pulling out of the agreement to well, I suppose we should remember that this is all happening in a moment. When the United States is gearing up for more intense confrontation with Iran ratcheting up sanctions and trying to put more pressure on the Iranian regime, which must raise a question inside Iran about how to respond. Well, yes, I mean as you point out the relations have been getting cooler and cooler ever since Donald Trump was elected, and if this resignation by mohammad-javad Cerise, stands the hardliners will be feeling more. Encouraged more empowered to try and undermine Ruhani's government even further and one result at then could be a more hostile confrontational approach to Washington as Ruhani seeks to shore up his right flank. I think analysts would say that suits the Trump administration. Just fine. Ruhani could try to find another pragmatist for foreign minister, not clear he can find anyone to match the reefs English skills and long experience dealing with westerners. So ties certainly seemed to be moving

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Iran to defy US sanctions and sell oil, says Rouhani

Investor's Edge

00:44 sec | 3 years ago

Iran to defy US sanctions and sell oil, says Rouhani

"The US has re imposed sanctions on Iran in USA radio networks. Chris Barnes has a look at the details as the reimpose sanctions take effect. Iran's president has gone Ruhani is defiant saying on state TV his nation will continue to sell oil despite the sanctions that are aimed at crippling the Iranian economy, which is already suffering White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, saying the sanctions are indeed some of the toughest that have ever been imposed. We're gonna continue to put pressure on Iran until we see that they're actually changing their behavior. We haven't seen that in the past. Those sanctions were put back in place after President Trump pulled the nation out of the international deal aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear program

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Rouhani: Trump's is the most 'spiteful' US administration ever

Business Beware

00:53 sec | 3 years ago

Rouhani: Trump's is the most 'spiteful' US administration ever

"Around says, the US is spiteful with more. Here's USA's. Chris Barnes, president Hassan. Ruhani quoted in a state run news report on Sunday, saying the United States is using psychological and economic warfare to try to create regime change in Iran Ruhani saying that in the past forty years there hasn't been a more spiteful team confronting Iran than the current one in the United States. Adding the worst have gathered now in the White

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"ruhani" Discussed on Pod Save the World

Pod Save the World

03:39 min | 3 years ago

"ruhani" Discussed on Pod Save the World

"There will be held the pay if they cross us, but it was interesting to me that at the same time, there are all these rumors about maybe a possible meeting between Trump and the Iranian President Mr Ruhani it seemed like reading between the lines that Trump's team was genuinely nervous that he might try to meet with Ruhani Trump awesomely knocked on those rumors by tweets. He said, I've no plans to meet with Ruhani maybe someday in the future. I am sure. He's an absolutely lovely man was the end of the tweet. What did you make. Of all that are Trump and his team on the same page when it comes to Iran. So I don't think the Trump and John Bolton are pump is a bit of a mystery, the sector state, but you'd have to say, Trump drop the Hanky as it were last week in New York in comments, tweets, and what I'm told he said privately to other leaders, he now has a model in his mind from North Korea that if he is route talks really tough, makes a credible threat to use. Military force puts on a tough economic sanctions that in the end of the other side will be prepared to come into negotiations that they had claimed earlier they wouldn't, and that he'll be able to get the great deal that eluded his his predecessors, he, he clearly believes that's what's happened with North Korea. And I think looking at him, he's trying now to execute the same thing with Iran. I'm told that what he says to diplomats from other key countries is they'll be a tie. Time for negotiations with Iranians, they'll come around, they have no choice, but not yet. They need to feel the squeeze more. So we're going to have starting November very, a tight, tough sanctions. The effort is is going to be to cut Iran, essentially off from the international banking system by withdrawing the swift payments exchange that allows the Iranian banks to to fund transactions that that really is gonna hurt. Yeah. And I'm told by Europeans that those not likely to be any way to to stop that. So we are going to be looking starting in in November at a much tighter squeezing her on, and it's it's clear from Trump's comments he thinks sooner rather than later that that will bring them back to the table. I, I kind of like hearing that I, I love the thought of Trump being in Namur with negotiations because it feels like otherwise, there would be an awful lot of momentum towards a regime change policy with respect to run. So the problem with this, you know, little mechanism that Trump is created is that it. It it essentially is going to create havoc in the Iranian economy. The idea is to create severe pressure that forces the regime to negotiate with a country that had now thoroughly mistrusts after the withdrawal from JC peo- I, it's, I think, as likely that the result of this policy will be to create a failed state. In Iran, you know, a crumbling economy, an angry of public regime struggling to to hold on at becomes more hardline, not not more not more liberal and you know, you have to ask given all we've been through the last fifteen years is another failed state in the Middle East. Really something that's in in the US national trust. Maybe it will turn out the the way Trump wants that they'll that they'll feel oppression. I'll feel the squeeze they'll say, okay, you know what started negotiations. We'll put on the table things we haven't been prepared to before, to be honest, that would be good outcome who wouldn't be wouldn't be happy to see that. But it's a course that has all sorts arrests. And it is soon. That I told a hominy who who just, you know, hates the idea of compromise with America is going to be prepared to compromise with Donald Trump because the pressure so tough. You like the Iranian economy..

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Trump Speech at UN: Scorn for Iran

Bloomberg Best

01:05 min | 3 years ago

Trump Speech at UN: Scorn for Iran

"Year. North Korea was the target of President Trump's rhetoric at the UN general assembly this year, it's Iran, Iran's leaders so chaos. Death and destruction. They do not respect their neighbors or borders or the sovereign rights of nations in his own general assembly speech, Iranian president on Ruhani accused of committing economic terrorism with its sanctions, President Trump also singled out China in his speech for abusive trade practices, Germany for relying on Russian energy and OPEC countries for as he put it ripping off the rest of the world with high oil prices when President Trump began his speech. He ticked off a list of his domestic accomplishments drawing laughter from the UN crowd didn't expect that reaction. But that's okay for the White House says President Trump will hold a news conference tomorrow at five PM, Wall Street time at the conclusion of the UN general assembly, he's likely to face questions about supreme court nominee. Brad Kavanagh ahead of his hearing on sexual assault accusations as well as on the future of deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein,

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Theresa May urges Iran's Hassan Rouhani to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in UN talks

Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe

00:21 sec | 3 years ago

Theresa May urges Iran's Hassan Rouhani to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in UN talks

"May's to make a personal pay for the release of a British mother jailed in Iran as she meets with world leaders in New York laser the UK prime minister will sit down with the Iranian president and will raise serious concerns about the detention of Nazanin Zagami Radcliffe she's expected to urge Hasaan Ruhani to free Nazanin on humanitarian grounds

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Iran vows 'crushing response' after gunmen kill 29 at army parade

All Things Considered

01:55 min | 3 years ago

Iran vows 'crushing response' after gunmen kill 29 at army parade

"Iran is promising a crushing response to yesterday's attack on a military parade that left at least twenty five people dead and wounded some sixty more Iran's president says a US-backed country is responsible. Washington denies the charge as NPR's. Peter Kenyon reports. Iranian state media described the shooting attack by four men in vase, the southern Iranian city was one of several locations staging military, parades to Mark the Iran. Iraq war fought for much of the nineteen eighties. Among the victims was a four-year-old boy, it was a relatively rare terrorist attack for Iran in president Hassan. Ruhani quickly blamed the US and its regional allies. The attack was claimed by an Arab separatist group that describes itself as supported by Saudi Arabia. Iran's most powerful regional rival foreign minister mohammad-javad Zarif tweeted that quote, terrorists recruited trained, armed and paid by a foreign regime carried out the attack adding. Poder Ron holds regional terrorist sponsors and their US masters accountable for such attacks. He said Tehran's response would be swift and decisive Iran summoned the fair for the United Arab Emirates following the attack. The Trump administration rejected any Blaine ambassador to the United Nations. Nikki Haley told CNN that Ruhani quote can blame us only once adding that the thing he's got to do is look in the mirror. Look, the United States is not looking to regime change in Iran. We're not looking to do regime change anywhere runs. Revolutionary guard courses it lost a dozen members in the attack and vowed deadly and unforgettable revenge tensions between Iran and the US have been on the rise. Since may when President Trump pulled out of the two thousand fifteen nuclear agreement with Iran and announced the reimposition of sanctions the heaviest sanctions seeking to block your runs lucrative oil trade or due to take affect in November. Iran has been working with European signatories to the agreement in hopes of keeping trade going despite the sanctions Russia and China have also vowed to. Keep doing business with

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"ruhani" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

03:35 min | 3 years ago

"ruhani" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

"In July twenty fifteen. United States signed the joint comprehensive plan of action JC sputter known as the Iran nuclear deal in broad terms. The deal lifted economic sanctions in exchange for Ron, suspending, its nuclear ambitions, some called it a major diplomatic achievement. President Trump saw it as disaster at the point when the United States had maximum leverage this disastrous deal gave this regime and it's a regime of great terror, many billions of dollars, some of it in actual cash, a great embarrassment to me as a citizen and to all citizens of the United States that's from speech Trump gave. This may in which he formally pulled the United States out of the deal in the ensuing months. Tensions continued to escalate and a tweak written in all caps directed explicitly at Ronnie in president, Hassan Ruhani Trump wrote, quote, never, ever threat. In the United States again, or you will suffer consequences. The likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before, but despite the vitriol Trump has also said he's willing to go. She'd directly with Iran in president Hossan Ruhani without preconditions on a nuclear deal. His bargaining chip harsh economic sanctions, which the administration reinstated and all this using sanctions to coerce rod into giving up its nuclear ambitions started back in two thousand six. The United Nations just passed a clear resolution requiring that the regime in Tehran meet us international obligations, Iran must abandoned his nuclear weapons ambitions. But while American presidents have all maintained that there angers with Iranian leaders and not the people, the fact is the pain of sanctions falls most heavily on ordinary Orion 's. Jason resign is an American journalist with Washington Post e covered Iran for years and lived there during the sanctions era. He spent more than eighteen. Months in Iranian prison on false charges of espionage. He was released in two thousand sixteen Jason's here with me now. Welcome. How are you. Well, thanks for coming in. My pleasure. Thanks for sure. So we're here to talk about Iran. Surprising. And sanctions, but because the US just imposed sanctions yet again, and you've written about sanctions numerous times both the original sanctions and the current one. I thought it was done with them, but you know, here we are. Before we do that, I wanted to actually go back to your first moments in Iran as an adult thousand seven, how did you into going? So I been traveling back and forth. My dad was from Iran, my mom's American started going there in two thousand and one, and I knew that journalism was what I wanted to do, whether it was going to be in Iran or or somewhere else fortunate to travel a lot as a young man. And when I finally was able to go to Iran, I felt like kid in the candy store. So many stories and. I made that move in in two thousand nine. Actually I've been traveling back and forth, and I just kind of decided that this was my passion and what I wanted to be working on. And I'd been flirting with the idea and going back and forth pretty regularly for seven or eight years, and I moved their family's still there..

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"ruhani" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed

Pat Gray Unleashed

02:53 min | 3 years ago

"ruhani" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed

"Gray returns. Welcome. Triple eight, nine hundred thirty three ninety three. Back to something that I agree with the president on, he says, he'll meet with Iran and their leadership anytime anywhere. No preconditions. I think that might be a good thing. Said he'd be willing to meet with Ruhani anytime they want to and he would impose no preconditions on such a meeting. They wanna meet on me anytime they want. He said. And then he tweeted out to president that was the before, but he says a meeting with Ruhani would be good for the country. Good for them. Good for us. Good for the world. It's not clear whether Iran would accept in a proposed meeting. However, what they did say was that. Well, if if you guys come back to the deal, we made the two thousand fifteen nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers you signed back onto that will that will clear the path and maybe we can talk. That should tell you exactly what you need to know about that Iranian deal. It's sucked if they wanted. If they want us back in that agreement, it must be bad. Right? Doesn't that pretty well seals the deal. Respecting the Iranian nations rights reducing hostilities in returning to the nuclear deal are steps that can be taken to pave the bumpy road of talks between Iran and America tweeted. One of ruining he's his advisors cell will see, but you know, you got a chance for we've already had a meeting with North Koreans, North Korea's, Kim Jong UN would be really something if he also meets with Ruhani. Could. I mean this could reshape our relations with pretty hardcore enemies. Yeah, I just hope that North Korea, meanwhile doesn't fall by the wayside. Looks like they're still testing nukes according to our spies, it's they say they, it looks like they are building new missiles. Yeah. Great. Okay, good. Marry triple eight, nine hundred thirty three Ninety-three. President Trump also said he's willing to shut down the government over building the wall. The president said, Democrats need to get on board with his agenda, which includes the wall or risk another government shutdown. I don't know if he'll actually do this, but it's we're going on two years now and we still don't have the wall. We still don't have. I mean virtually any of it now they say they've started construction on parts of it..

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"ruhani" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"ruhani" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"For joining me on monocle twenty four you the globe list of Miami Nelson coming up a little later on. We look at why pension reforms in Russia, opposing problems of Ladimir Putin and his Carrie Fisher has written into the next Star Wars film. We look at the difficulty of access before being from the grave, but first time, seven, eleven here in London. Let's get a summary of today's top stories. North Korea could still be building ballistic missiles, speaking anonymously to the Washington Post. Some US officials have claimed spice as lights, spotted continued activity as a slight that produces weapons. It's not clear how far along the work is, but it goes against a recent warming in relations between Trump on the North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN may. Donald Trump says he's willing to meet the Iranian president Hasaan Ruhani with no preconditions speaking to White House, press conference with the Italian prime minister Giuseppi contact. He said he'd be ready for meeting at any time. The Iranian leader want those week. Mr. Trump enter tweet warning tear on not to threaten the US. After Honey said a conflict between the US in Iran would be the mother of awards and Muslim. Five hundred hike is have been evacuated from a mountain following enough quake on the Indonesian island of lumbergh six point, four magnitude earthquake triggered landslides cutting off the tourists. At least sixteen people have been killed and more than three hundred thirty injured across the. Island, this is globalist stay tuned. Nine twelve in Athens, seven, twelve here in London. It's a challenge. Every news.

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"ruhani" Discussed on Pod Save the World

Pod Save the World

04:28 min | 3 years ago

"ruhani" Discussed on Pod Save the World

"Was a shouted tweet at Iranian president Ruhani a was reportedly in response to Ronnie making a comment advising the US against continuing its hardline policies against Iran, what have you make against this latest all caps broadside, the timing of it was really interesting. I was down in seamy valley that night where secretary state Pompeo was addressing the Iranian community in an event called supporting Roddy invoices. And I think the president's tweet came out just after hepatic pump AO made his remarks and. And you know, I think it's it's a part of this call and response. It's been going on between Tehran and Washington at various decibels for almost four decades now. But I think that we're, we're in a really volatile moment and you know, I just don't see how the president trying to kinda poke Iran at this point helping, right? Yeah. I mean in sadly diplomacy by obnoxious tweet is now one of our main exports runs foreign minister Tevadze reef responded saying color us unimpressed the world heard even harsher bluster a few months ago, the Irani's of heard them, albeit more civilized ones for forty years. He's not wrong, but that we've been around for millennia and seen fall of empires, including our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries be cautious all caps. This is starting to feel like North Korea all over again. Are you worried about this rhetoric escalating or is this just the same bullshit for forty years as reef sorta says, yeah. I mean, I think it's a lot of the ship and. I think that you know, we will hear bluster from from various voices within Iran, and we'll hear other more tempered voices and and other frankly, calling for renewed dialogue with the United States. So you know, I think it's just as many people pointed out essentially diversionary tactics. So many of the other things that are going on. But you know, when you look at Iran position in the world right there at straight Hormuz, the flow of oil and Iran's really ramped up capabilities regionally. You just doesn't seem like something that we should be tempting fate with. Yeah, so it's just sort of dig into that for one second. Straight over moves is sort of a choke point in the Gulf, right? We're all passes through. So if something the vast majority oil, I can't remember the percentage, but it's it's, you know, it's the main conduit for you know, oil to get to the rest of the world has to pass through there no other way. And you know. Iran and its military and the, you know, have a strong presence. Yeah, very active navy. They've these little boats that will go out and harass the biggest destroyers. They can find nearly led to a whole series of incident. So that's not great. As you mentioned earlier, Iran has stepped up its efforts to, you know, exert its influence in places outside its borders. So there's Yemen, there's various cyber hacking efforts. So Trump's not wrong to be frustrated with a lot of Ryan activity. Right. Is that fair? Not at all. I mean, I, you know, one of the things that I thought and wrote after secretary Pompeo speech was not only stuff that he's saying isn't necessarily wrong. You know, Iran is up all sorts of malign behavior and has been for very long time. But I think that was one of the main reason that the last administration tried to engage Iran, and you know, in in my understanding, you know, they, they cook on the hardest issue. Resolve the killer, and we're able to come to an agreement now people might may or may not like the terms of that agreement. But it wasn't agreement that was made between Iran the United States and all the other major powers and the which really cur tailed Iran's core activities and and made it very difficult for them to hide any if not impossible clandestine activities within their territories. So I mean, I think what's happening right now is last ministration diffused the potential crisis and this one with the help of Joe, the Israeli government and Saudi Arabia is trying to renew the same case that that just got off. Yeah, you could probably lump the way in there. I mean, I could be wrong. No, man. I'm with you. Like, look, I you know, I feel like I'm gonna run apologist because I'm so frustrated with Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran deal. So I do just want to level set in everyone clear that the enemy of my enemy is not my friend in this instance..

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"ruhani" Discussed on Pod Save the World

Pod Save the World

04:28 min | 3 years ago

"ruhani" Discussed on Pod Save the World

"Was a shouted tweet at Iranian president Ruhani a was reportedly in response to Ronnie making a comment advising the US against continuing its hardline policies against Iran, what have you make against this latest all caps broadside, the timing of it was really interesting. I was down in seamy valley that night where secretary state Pompeo was addressing the Iranian community in an event called supporting Roddy invoices. And I think the president's tweet came out just after hepatic pump AO made his remarks and. And you know, I think it's it's a part of this call and response. It's been going on between Tehran and Washington at various decibels for almost four decades now. But I think that we're, we're in a really volatile moment and you know, I just don't see how the president trying to kinda poke Iran at this point helping, right? Yeah. I mean in sadly diplomacy by obnoxious tweet is now one of our main exports runs foreign minister Tevadze reef responded saying color us unimpressed the world heard even harsher bluster a few months ago, the Irani's of heard them, albeit more civilized ones for forty years. He's not wrong, but that we've been around for millennia and seen fall of empires, including our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries be cautious all caps. This is starting to feel like North Korea all over again. Are you worried about this rhetoric escalating or is this just the same bullshit for forty years as reef sorta says, yeah. I mean, I think it's a lot of the ship and. I think that you know, we will hear bluster from from various voices within Iran, and we'll hear other more tempered voices and and other frankly, calling for renewed dialogue with the United States. So you know, I think it's just as many people pointed out essentially diversionary tactics. So many of the other things that are going on. But you know, when you look at Iran position in the world right there at straight Hormuz, the flow of oil and Iran's really ramped up capabilities regionally. You just doesn't seem like something that we should be tempting fate with. Yeah, so it's just sort of dig into that for one second. Straight over moves is sort of a choke point in the Gulf, right? We're all passes through. So if something the vast majority oil, I can't remember the percentage, but it's it's, you know, it's the main conduit for you know, oil to get to the rest of the world has to pass through there no other way. And you know. Iran and its military and the, you know, have a strong presence. Yeah, very active navy. They've these little boats that will go out and harass the biggest destroyers. They can find nearly led to a whole series of incident. So that's not great. As you mentioned earlier, Iran has stepped up its efforts to, you know, exert its influence in places outside its borders. So there's Yemen, there's various cyber hacking efforts. So Trump's not wrong to be frustrated with a lot of Ryan activity. Right. Is that fair? Not at all. I mean, I, you know, one of the things that I thought and wrote after secretary Pompeo speech was not only stuff that he's saying isn't necessarily wrong. You know, Iran is up all sorts of malign behavior and has been for very long time. But I think that was one of the main reason that the last administration tried to engage Iran, and you know, in in my understanding, you know, they, they cook on the hardest issue. Resolve the killer, and we're able to come to an agreement now people might may or may not like the terms of that agreement. But it wasn't agreement that was made between Iran the United States and all the other major powers and the which really cur tailed Iran's core activities and and made it very difficult for them to hide any if not impossible clandestine activities within their territories. So I mean, I think what's happening right now is last ministration diffused the potential crisis and this one with the help of Joe, the Israeli government and Saudi Arabia is trying to renew the same case that that just got off. Yeah, you could probably lump the way in there. I mean, I could be wrong. No, man. I'm with you. Like, look, I you know, I feel like I'm gonna run apologist because I'm so frustrated with Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran deal. So I do just want to level set in everyone clear that the enemy of my enemy is not my friend in this instance..

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"ruhani" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show

The Michael Knowles Show

02:39 min | 3 years ago

"ruhani" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show

"We can back down to you see this even in Iran, you know the, it's just, oh, don't Trump is just the double standard smasher in Iran the the president of Iran Ruhani. He said, you know, he's very upset that President Trump is ripping up that awful nuclear deal that Obama negotiated. And so he said it, you know, peace with Iran is a wonderful, terrific. Peace and war with Iran is war. Unlike anything you've ever seen and they're rattling Iran always rattles, right? They say death to America. They're always saber rattling saying awful things about America. An American presidents lie down and take it now, President Trump President Trump tweeted in all caps to Iranian president Ruhani never ever threaten the United States again, or you will suffer consequences. The likes of which very few throughout history have ever suffered before we are no longer a country that will stand for your demented words of violence and death. Be cautious. Now, do I want the president to have to say these things? Do I want the president to have. To scream like this digitally stream, which means all capitals. No, I don't want that, but I but I'm not. I'm not going to live in a world where the United States just takes it where these tinpot dictators in Iran or wherever. These mullah's start saying crazy things to us and start threatening the United States. And we say, okay, well, let's fine. No, no way buddy. You guys calmed down and we'll come down to, but we can't have it. We can't have it that way. Some people now the experts are saying, well, you know, Ruhani he's really just he's just saying that to get the hardliners off his back. He's really, oh, he's just look. He's he's not really making threat. He's really just trying to get the pressure off of him from the hardliners. Yeah. Okay. We'll maybe he should've tried to get the pressure off a different way then because that is not acceptable. That is not acceptable behavior in the international community. We're not gonna take it anymore. Very, very pleased to see that. How about how about quarter page? So in this you, you've seen this quarter page application that the FIS application has been. On revealed in some way. It's still heavily redacted, but you digital watch Scott. This FIS application to find out if Barack Obama's administrative agencies were spying on the Trump campaign. The answer is yes. They had made statements in public. They'd said, no, no, we weren't. We didn't use the democrat funded Steele dossier to spy on quarter-page it what now we didn't use that really at all. That was very minor. We know from this application that's not true. It was based on the Steele dossier Steele dossier was ordered and funded by Democrats. It was poisoned fruit from the very beginning and they lied. They lie these people that we said, we can't criticize the FBI. You can't criticize the CIA..

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"ruhani" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

04:37 min | 3 years ago

"ruhani" Discussed on The Young Turks

"Happens in foreign diplomacy with far too much regularity? Yes. In a so painfully stupid, the mother of this and the mother of that. So Kim Jong Hoon comes out and says, we're gonna destroy you in pulverize, you and it's cetera. And then Trump says, my button is bigger than yours. Now here we go again with the Ruhani the only place where this rule does not apply is Russia. Russia can say anything to us. They could do anything to us and Trump will not yell back at them, but this is not Russia. It's a Ron. So what this Trump do, he sends this maniacal tweet. This is the president of the United States. He said to the Iranian president Ruhani all caps now because he's a child screaming into the bis, never ever threaten the United States again, or you will suffer cuss, Chris, the likes of which throughout history of ever suffered before we are no longer a country that will stand for your demented words of by. Violence and death be cautious. Here we go again to the break. It's exhausting, man. So who knows maybe tomorrow just like he did with Kim Jong UN, he'll turn around and be like Ruhani's great guy. Smart guy, only one out of ten thousand Mulas could do what he did, right? I don't know. It's Donald Trump. He's unstable, but on a day that he's not feeling particularly well, is he in the press the new. It's a real concern when he talks about death and destruction, like the world has never seen that appears to be referring to nukes or I guess if you can do it in a conventional way in butcher eighty million people in Iran and a conventional way Trump was threatened that as well. It's funny because Iran had words, they had half a sentence from the president that trumped in like Russia actually acted according to all of our intelligence and Donald Trump on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. They did interfere in our election. They did, and they're actively engaged in. Cyber warfare against us today Cording to his own director of national intelligence, nothing. Nothing against Russia. Iran doesn't do anything. It says something wrong and he's like, I'm gonna destroy. We're going to have guess, destruction. Gee, I wonder if there's a difference. I can't quite tell. And yet still people on the right and the tiny percentage on the left or like I don't see a man. I don't see it. I think he's treating Russia the same as everybody else. He's he's just worried about the nukes. He says, the nuclear is a big problem in Russia, but now you threaten nuclear war you did with North Korea, you do. You do it with Iran, this is same president who said that he wanted to increase the size of our nuclear war s'il by tenfold. Well, I thought you were concerned about the nukes. No, no. He's deeply belligerent with everyone except Russia. Okay. But more importantly is, is this a distraction? And if it's just a distraction with words, I'll take it. I don't care. All right. The guys alluded ticket. I already knew that he could scream into Twitter as as long as he likes. And I obviously he's trying to get people to stop paying attention to all the damaging evidence that's coming out and Russia investigation. Now they have Michael cones. Tapes where they were talking about his mistresses, etc. He doesn't want you to look at that. He wants you to look at it Ron and distract you with that way and FOX, those going to help him if he leaves it at that, I don't care. It's typical politics, but if he thinks the next step is, oh, I'm in a lot of trouble. You know what would be really helpful, distraction. And what rallies the country, no matter what war and warned the Middle East war with Muslims to easy to easy. In fact, he charged President Obama with a potentially doing that. Of course it was projection now that he's president, that's what he actually does. And so now Ruhani Esa respond. Otherwise, he looks incredibly weak to his own voters and supporters in in Iran voters such as they are anyway. So so instead of Ruhani they sent out a Javad Zarif who often gives out the statements for the Iranian government. And he says, Colorado's unimpressed said the world had. Even horse Scher bluster a few months ago in Iranian have heard them. I'll be, I'll be more civilized once for forty years..

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"ruhani" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"ruhani" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Viewpoint so initially i think expectations were very high that at least pompeo would reflect accurately trump and that he would have influence with the president and so therefore would be a more valuable and reliable interlocutor however the iran deal withdrawal in his very first week in office undercut that argument a little bit with pompeo because he insisted that the negotiations at the state department was having with europeans to find a way to fix the deal rather than to nixed the deal that was the slogan pump peyot insisted that that was real and i think a lot of europeans felt burned by that frankly they felt that that was not an on the level process and that it wasn't taken seriously by the president secretary pompeo gave his first major foreign policy speech since becoming the top us diplomat on monday here he is with a twelve point list of demands to iran you know that list is pretty long but if you take a look at it is berry basic requirements the length of list is simplest scope of the malign behavior of iran we didn't create the list they did now here's a response from a rainy in president hassan ruhani y'all get taught dido's that america's joe suceed tom recall with all of the iranian president saying speaking about pumpido a guy who was in a spy agency until yesterday and has just become the secretary of state is making strange remarks he wants to dictate the terms for iran saying iran should do this or do that this is utterly ridiculous and funny so says arena president hassan ruhani susan glasser how did around and the rest of the world here secretary pump is speech well it's interesting pound pay i think in some ways cares a lot more about what his reviews are in the job then rex tillerson perhaps reflecting the fact that he is ambitious politician former congressman and sees himself having a future in american politics but you know it was it was a speech that was.

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"ruhani" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"ruhani" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

"So they've been doing everything on their part but since today when trump decided that the nuclear deal shouldn't exist because he doesn't have any facts and just wants to be a dick apparently ruhani has instructed iran's atomic agency to prepare for industrial level enrichment of uranium so who is honey ruhani is the president of iran and one of the requirements for the nuclear deal was that iran sees any enrichment of uranium which is what people use to not people but what you can use to i mean that's what we use here the day to make nuclear weapons nuclear weapons yeah so so he he's announced that they are using it to prepare the dust level enrichment of uranium but he asked agency to wait a few weeks to gauge how europeans react to trump because europe still is all about the iran deal trump just doesn't get things so he doesn't understand that this could end incredibly poorly also he wants to impose aggressive economic sanctions even though you're on his really struggling in their economy right now like the riyal has lost the role which is their version of money dollar whatever like their version of has lost a lot of way against a dollar so right now a lot of iranians are struggling and they're very upset with the government which is what to the protests all of the end of last year so it's it's going to be a very tough time for iran and i think this is incredibly fucked up i mean one of the criticisms of the obama deal was.

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"ruhani" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"ruhani" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Law from npr news in washington i'm shay stevens iran's president hassan ruhani is responding to president trump's decision to pull the united states out of the twenty fifteen nuclear agreement in a nationally televised address rony suggested that he would consider staying in the deal without the us npr's peter kenyon reports the nuclear deal was released crowning political achievement and the us pullout is a blow to him but the iranian president was defiant referring to trump as a bothersome creature now gone from the deal something he says through an interpreter that tehran concluded months ago was likely to happen daughter bay tau what trump is not loyal to international commitments and you will not remain loyal to jcp ruhani directed officials to hold talks with the other five countries in the nuclear deal known as the jcp away to see if it can be continued without the us if not he says iran's atomic energy organisation is prepared to restore iran's nuclear activities on short notice peter kenyon npr news stumble secretary of state mike pompeo is in north korea to plan for summit between president trump and north korea's leader kim jong own npr's anthony kuhn has this report from seoul pompeo is expected to try to nail down at time and place for the summit before it's announced publicly you will also press north korea to release three korean american citizens in prison there pompeo told reporters aboard his plane that the us will not lift sanctions on the north until it reaches its goal of ridding the korean peninsula of nuclear weapons pompeo's trip comes as president trump prepares to pull out of nuclear deal with iran some experts believe this could cause north korea to question the value of any deal made with trump anthony kuhn npr news soul a man who president trump urged voters to shun has apparently lost a west virginia senate race the associated press projects former coal executive next convict don blankenship is.

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"ruhani" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"ruhani" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

"We recorded in nineteen ninety five we we talk i break down what he brought back to the nineties i broke down what the iran nuclear deal was and what happens if we lose it and it's not good is not necessarily good for america and is not good for iran i think for most people that who are arguing for it was like it's preventing iran from army self with a nuclear weapon and given any of these sort of deficiencies or the shortcomings of it that it works and we've relieved sanctions prior to this moment and it seemed like iran for the most part was following through on the deal despite the description that the president gave iran followed through everything the i e a which is like the atomic energy commission i don't know they are in charge of making sure no one's building nuclear weapons has confirmed that they have followed through with all the requirements for the nuclear deal even though netanyahu tried to pull out some strange evidence which they denied they said that's not real so they've been doing everything on their part but since today when trump decided that the nuclear deal shouldn't exist because he doesn't have any facts and just wants to be a dick apparently ruhani has instructed iran's atomic agency to prepare for industrial level enrichment of uranium so who's ruhani ruhani is the president of iran and one of the requirements for the nuclear deal was that iran sees any enrichment of uranium which is what people use to not people but what you can use to i mean that's what we use here at the day to make nuclear weapons nuclear weapons yeah so.

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"ruhani" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

02:24 min | 3 years ago

"ruhani" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Today it's expected to be a low key affair which he'll meet volunteers who worked on his reelection campaign assuming he completes his sixyear term he loves served as president and briefly prime minister for total of twenty four years around sixteen hundred anti putin demonstrators including their leader alexina vanni were detained detained during protests on saturday this is the globalist stay tuned time is ten forty four in tehran on this the seventh of may that means there's five days ago until the deadline that donald trump's white house has set for itself to decide whether to reimpose sanctions against iran or while washington doves and hawks battle for the president's attention and leaders of the other signatories of the deal trying to convince the united states to step back from the precipice in iran political rivals to it's relatively moderate leader hasaan ruhani are preparing to make hay from his apparent failure to make the most of appeasing the west joining me now to analyze the political ramifications of failure for hacen ruhani joined there by sun on vacuum and associate fellow in the middle east and north africa program at chatham house welcome to the program and so what are the consequences for house hundred honey if this deal falls apart deserve are quite dramatic really because we're hanni was elected in twenty thirteen and twenty seventeen promising to do really one thing which is reduced tensions with the international community by virtue of doing that bringing back international investment to iran and repairing the iranian economy with the nuclear deal failing or on life support a rohani's vision is also failing and so this is a giving his opponents a lot of fodder to attack him on is is being perceived as a failure within a around within the general populace as it were because this deal was done painfully with the obama administration a nobody accounted for a donald trump entering the fray and the deal is being perceived it is perceived as a failure on iran and that's partially ronnie's fault actually in we should call him out.

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"ruhani" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"ruhani" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from npr news in washington i'm janine herbst one president trump's personal attorneys rudy giuliani who recently joined the president's legal team says he's not ruling out the possibility of trump pleading the fifth amendment to avoid testifying in the ongoing russia investigation and peers windsor johnston reports giuliani was asked whether president trump would take the fifth in the russia investigation be confident of that what i what i what i'm what i'm facing a situation with the president all the other words are in which every lawyer in america thinks he'd be a full testify speaking on abc's this week giuliani said if trump does testify certain ground rules need to be set reclaim treatment is what i'm looking for and that is no no under oath only acuna and then we get the questions in advance and they write the report two weeks before chump on friday said he would quote love to speak with special counsel robert muller but only if he's traded fairly windsor instan npr news washington iran says the us will make a historic mistake if it pulls out of the twenty fifteen nuclear agreement in a speech today iranian president assan hani says his country is prepared to respond to such a move and pierce peter kenyon reports ruhani's comments come days before president trump is set to make a decision on whether to pull out of the iran deal state run earn news agency quotes president hassan ruhani is saying instructions have been issued to iran's atomic energy organisation and other government agencies on what to do with the us reimposes sanctions on iran ruhani didn't specify what the response would be other officials have warned that tehran could quickly ramp up its nuclear program if washington doesn't continue to abide by its commitments under the agreement trump faces a may twelfth deadline to decide whether the us will continue to waive economic sanctions against iran as the obama administration agreed in negotiating the deal peter kenyon npr news stand bill.

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"ruhani" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"ruhani" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from npr news in washington on trial snyder in iran today state media reporting on remarks by iranian president hassan ruhani regarding the twenty fifteen nuclear agreement he's being quoted as saying us will make a historic mistake if it pulls out of the deal ronnie's comments come days before president trump is to decide whether to pull out its imperious peter kenyon reports state run earn a news agency quotes president hudson ruhani is saying instructions have been issued to iran's atomic energy organisation and other government agencies on what to do with the us reimposes sanctions on iran ruhani didn't specify what the response would be other officials of warned that tehran could quickly ramp up its nuclear program if washington doesn't continue to abide by its commitments under the agreement trump faces a may twelfth deadline to decide whether the us will continue to waive economic sanctions against iran as the obama administration agreed in negotiating the deal peter kenyon npr news is standard north korea's also criticizing the trump administration the north state news agency quoting a foreign ministry official as saying washington is deliberately provoking north korea by claiming that economic sanctions and other political pressure or what's driving pyongyang to the negotiating table activity stemming from hawaii caloric of aquino seems to be settling down but residents still hold up any mergency shelters due to a mandatory evacuation of two subdivisions jackie young from hawaii public radio has more from honolulu fire lava from the volcano gobbled up more homes bringing the total to five of county civil defense continue to warn the public to stay away from the act to flows due to the high concentration of poisonous silver dioxide gas already some first responders have become sickened from the fumes since thursday hundreds of small temblors have been occurring around volcano with the biggest one on friday measuring six point nine county officials are working.

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