Will Helsinki Summit improve conditions in the Middle East?

Editor 18 July 2018

by Staff writer, SF

Following the Helsinki Summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump, it became very clear that the security issue regarding Syria was extensively discussed. The Russian president said that Trump had paid “particular attention” to the security of the region because of the Syrian conflict.

Iran’s Economic Policies Moving Toward the Direction of Revolution

Editor 16 July 2018

by Staff writer, SF
Hundreds of angry shopkeepers at Tehran’s Grand Bazaar took to the streets over the downward spiral in value of the Iranian currency. Their protest has been suppressed by the regime. It has been reported that excessive force was used to quell the demonstrations.

Still, the sentiments that drove the protests are prevalent, so the regime only bought itself some time before more protests break out, because the regime has failed to address the crumbling Iranian economy.

Iran regime’s escaping forward tactic

Navid Felker 13 July 2018

by Navid  Felker
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif recently wrote a letter complaining 27 absurd conditions for any new nuclear deal with the US, in response to the speech by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that outlined 12 reasonable conditions for any deal with Iran.
One of Zarif’s conditions was that the US stop resorting to the threat or use of force (a breach of the UN charter) when conducting business with Iran, which was an odd thing to stipulate considering that the Iranian Regime has both made threats of force and attempted to use force itself in just the past couple of weeks.

Iran threats to close Strait of Hormuz to trade

Editor 12 July 2018

by Staff writer, SF
The commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said last week that Iran would block all exports through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf if countries agreed to stop buying Iranian oil from November to avoid US sanctions.
This could cause serious problems if Iran follows through on this threat, because almost a fifth of global oil consumption passes through there.

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