2019-06-25: News Headlines

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-06-25). How Iran Decided to Down a US Drone and Narrowly Averted War by Sparing Another US Plane. globalresearch.ca Iran averted all-out war in the Middle East at the last moment when the Central command and control operational room of its Army and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) ordered not to shoot down a US Navy anti-submarine warfare, …

South Front (2019-06-25). Video: Trump Stopped Strike on Iran, but Tensions Continued to Grow. globalresearch.ca Tensions continued to grow in the Persian Gulf region after the shoot-down of a $110 million U.S. RQ-4A Global Hawk surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps over the Straight of Hormuz on June 20. | According …

Allegra Harpootlian (2019-06-25). The New Anti-War Movement. thenation.com The New Anti-War Movement…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-06-25). As Conflict With Iran Escalates, Path To Peace Can Be Found. dissidentvoice.org The recent escalation of conflict between the United States and Iran threatens another US military quagmire that would create crisis and chaos in Iran, the region and perhaps globally as well as costing the US trillions of dollars. The US needs to change course — a deeply wrong course it has been on regarding Iran …

ANSWER Coalition (2019-06-25). Emergency Rally – No U.S. War on Iran! End the Sanctions Now! indybay.org 24th and Mission St. BART Plaza…

Jason Ditz (2019-06-25). Poll Shows Strong Majority of Americans Oppose Attacking Iran. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — While officials have denied that there was any political component to the US not attacking Iran on Thursday, a newly released poll from Hill-HarrisX, taken over the weekend, shows that a strong majority of American voters oppose such an attack. The poll showed 58 percent favored a non-military approach, with 48 percent calling for diplomacy and …

Staff (2019-06-25). Headlines for June 25, 2019. democracynow.org Iran Says New U.S. Sanctions Shut Down Diplomatic Option, 300 Children Moved from Texas Border Patrol Station After Reports of Neglect, Inhumane Conditions, FBI Investigating Deaths of 3 Children, 1 Woman Found Near Texas' Southern Border, Trump Responds to E. Jean Carroll Rape Allegations: "She's Not My Type", Palestinians Resist Kushner's Middle East Workshop as Business Leaders Gather in Bahrain, Experts Warn Climate Crisis Exacerbating Heat Waves as 100+ Degree Temps Grip Europe, Chennai, India's 6th-Largest City, Has Almost Run Out of Water, SCOTUS Makes FOIA Requests More Difficult for Journalists, Oregon R…

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-25). Iran Barred from Closed UN Security Council Session Pertaining the US Threats against Iran. globalresearch.ca On Monday at the Trump regime's request, Security Council members met in closed session on the mid-June Gulf of Oman and earlier hostile incidents last month. | Iran was barred from attending to stress it had nothing to do with what …

Staff (2019-06-25). Iranian President Says White House 'Afflicted by Mental Retardation'. truthdig.com TEHRAN, Iran — Iran warned Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions targeting its supreme leader and other top officials meant "closing the doors of diplomacy" between Tehran and Washington amid heightened tensions, even as the country's president derided the White House as being "afflicted by mental retardation." | President Hassan Rouhani went on to call the sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "outrageous and idiotic," especially since the 80-year-old Shiite cleric has no plans to travel to the United States. | Yet the sharp response from Tehran shows the pressure that the nation's Shiite theoc…

Deirdre Griswold (2019-06-25). Iran and the big lie behind U.S. power. workers.org Within minutes on June 20, President Donald Trump first authorized and then canceled a U.S. military strike on Iran. The reasons he gave for stopping the planned attack were "humanitarian." However, consideration for human lives has not stopped this U.S. president before, whether it was his approval of so many . . . | Continue reading Iran and the big lie behind U.S. power at Workers.org

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-25). Pompeo's "Indo-Pacific" Tour Is Aimed Against Iran and China. globalresearch.ca The Secretary of State is on a tour of the Indo-Pacific region that will take him to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, India, Japan, and South Korea by the time it concludes next week, with the aim of this global voyage …

teleSUR (2019-06-25). New Sanctions Mean 'Permanent Closure of Path to Diplomacy': Iran. telesurenglish.net Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi hit back Tuesday at the new sanctions announced a day earlier by the White House, where he warned that the new moves by the U.S. represent a "permanent closure of path to diplomacy", signaling a significant escalation of tensions between the two countries. | RELATED: | Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Iran, Including Supreme Leader | U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin outlined the details of the new sanctions on Monday at a pre…

Philip Giraldi (2019-06-25). How to Start an Unnecessary War: Targeting Iran Started Before 2016. globalresearch.ca I confess to being mystified by those Americans who lean conservative, like myself, who continue to think that President Donald J. Trump is somehow doing a good job. To be sure, the economy continues to add mostly low paying jobs …

WSWS (2019-06-25). Trump imposes new sanctions amid continuing war threat against Iran. wsws.org The latest sanctions, largely symbolic, do little except escalate tensions as the threat of armed conflict remains on a hair trigger.

Ali A. Taj (2019-06-25). Divine Missions of Destruction: Why a US War with Iran is Virtually Inevitable. mintpressnews.com All the chips are in place, the box of matches lies open awaiting a single errant spark to set it ablaze. Whether that spark is introduced intentionally or accidentally is irrelevant to its ability to give the Washington hawks what they've been impatiently pining for.

Rannie Amiri (2019-06-25). Instigators of a Persian Gulf Crisis. counterpunch.org Recent weeks have seen tensions between the United States and Iran soar, initially after a May 2019 incident in which four commercial vessels were struck in the Gulf of Oman (two Saudi oil tankers, one Norwegian and an Emirati ship), ebb thereafter and escalate yet again when a similar attack took place a month later on the Japanese Kokuka Courageous and Norwegian Front Altair tankers, also in the Gulf of Oman. More

Andrew Emett (2019-06-25). Bernie warns the 'drums of war are beating in Washington again'. nationofchange.org In a recent op-ed article, Sen. Bernie Sanders warned against the Trump administration potentially declaring war against Iran after the downing of a U.S. military drone and other reported events. Sanders asserted that a war with Iran would be an "absolute disaster." | On Friday, The Guardian published an op-ed written by Sanders titled, "We must stop the US from going to war with Iran." | In the article, Sanders wrote, "Just today we learned that the US came very clos…

Editor (2019-06-25). Iran crisis: Which side are you on? workers.org The war crisis that the gang in Trump's White House has unleashed in the Strait of Hormuz has many facets and complications worth analyzing. It is a conflict within the U.S. ruling class, even within the administration. It involves disagreements among the usual imperialist U.S. allies who fear the consequences . . . | Continue reading Iran crisis: Which side are you on? at Workers.org

Mazda Majidi (2019-06-25). Near-war on Iran: US war machine 'cocked & loaded'. liberationnews.org A new U.S. war of aggression in the Middle East was narrowly averted. If President Trump's account is to be believed, the operation to launch military strikes on Iran had already started when Trump decided to call it off at the last minute. "We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different …

Martha Hubert (2019-06-25). Don't Iraq Iran. indybay.org Downtown San Francisco | We'll be near the escalator to/from BART/MUNI | near the trolley turn around.

Rannie Amiri (2019-06-25). Instigators of a Persian Gulf Crisis. counterpunch.org Recent weeks have seen tensions between the United States and Iran soar, initially after a May 2019 incident in which four commercial vessels were struck in the Gulf of Oman (two Saudi oil tankers, one Norwegian and an Emirati ship), ebb thereafter and escalate yet again when a similar attack took place a month later More

Jason Ditz (2019-06-25). Trump Rejected Attacking Iran: "We Don't Need Any More Wars" theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — The Wall Street Journal is reporting in increasing detail on President Trump's Thursday decision to not attack Iran, providing reports from aides that described Trump as very reluctant to be dragged into another war. Trump reportedly told one of his confidants of his inner circle that "these people want to push us into war… it's so disgusting." He …

Staff (2019-06-25). As Trump Imposes New Sanctions, Iran Says U.S. Has "Permanently Closed Path to Diplomacy" democracynow.org President Trump announced Monday his administration is imposing a new round of sanctions on Iran, targeting several prominent Iranians including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iran's top diplomat, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Iran said the move "permanently closed the path to diplomacy" between Iran and the United States. The latest tension comes after the downing of a U.S. drone by Iran on Thursday. Iran maintains the drone had entered its airspace, while the U.S. claims the drone was in international waters. The U.S. military prepared to directly attack Iran in retaliation, but Trump report…

John Shafthauer (2019-06-25). 'Tough talking' Hunt vows to invade whoever Trump tells him to. thecanary.co Jeremy Hunt is trying to show what big, massive balls he has by talking about 'war' and 'defence' and shit. As part of that, he's released a statement showing what a tough guy he is. He said: I am prepared to go to war with anyone — that's anyone — who America tells me to. | UK could join US military action against Iran, Jeremy Hunt says t.co/ALcidZliXf pic.twitter.com/tKr51Qul9r | — ITV News (…

Workers World Boston bureau (2019-06-25). Boston activists protest U.S. threats against Iran. workers.org Approximately 75 peace activists gathered in downtown Boston, outside the Park Street Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority station, on June 22 to denounce U.S. war threats against Iran. The action came just two days after the news that U.S. President Donald Trump had called off a military strike against Iran just . . . | Continue reading Boston activists protest U.S. threats against Iran at Workers.org

unitedEditor (2019-06-25). Georgian protests, Istanbul election, Iran VS US. uwidata.com Georgian protests In Georgia, a political scandal that led to large demonstrations in Tbilisi. About 240 people (80 of them policemen) have been injured. On Thursday, a meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy started in the Georgian parliament, with the participation of the Russian delegation. The deputy head of the assembly Sergei Gavrilov was …

RT (2019-06-25). Only 19% of Americans want military strike on Iran. rt.com Less than one quarter of Americans want the US to take military action against Iran, a new poll has found, amid rising tensions between Tehran and Washington.

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Trump Sanctions Iran's Spiritual Leader and Top Officials. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he has sanctioned the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials, taking a dramatic, unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran's downing of an unmanned American drone. | RELATED: | Saudi FM Warns Iran Will 'Pay the Price' in Recent Row With US | Trump told reporters the sanctions were in part a response to last week's downing of a U.S. drone by Iran, but would have happened…

Allegra Harpootlian (2019-06-25). The New Anti-War Movement. thenation.com | A younger generation skeptical of the US military is moving beyond street protests and into the halls of power.

Patrick Cockburn (2019-06-25). Trump May Already be in Too Deep to Avoid War With Iran. counterpunch.org President Trump's last-minute change of mind over launching US airstrikes against Iran shows that a military conflict of some description in the Gulf is becoming highly probable. His hesitation was most likely less connected with an Iranian surface-to-air missile shooting down a US surveillance drone than with his instinct that militarising the crisis is not in America's best More

Kathy Kelly (2019-06-25). United States Is in No Position to Lecture Iran. progressive.org The greatest outlier in terms of possessing nuclear weapons is the United States.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-25). L'Europa nella strategia nucleare del Pentagono. globalresearch.ca I ministri della Difesa della Nato (per l'Italia Elisabetta Trenta, M5S) sono stati convocati a Bruxelles, il 26 e 27 giugno, per approvare le nuove misure di ´deterrenza ª contro la Russia, accusata senza alcuna prova di aver violato il Trattato …

Tyler Durden (2019-06-25). NATO Tells Russia to Destroy New Missile or Face Consequences. theantimedia.com (ZH) — NATO defense ministers will hold talks on Wednesday over their next move if Russia doesn't destroy a new missile system that could allow for short-notice nuclear attacks throughout Europe, which the United States has said violates the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), according to Reuters. "We call on Russia to take the responsible path, but we have …

Manuel E. Yepe (2019-06-25). Trump's Return to Full-Spectrum Dominance. counterpunch.org The United States is formally committed to dominating the world by 2020. President Trump's Space Directive-4, on the production of laser-armed combat aircraft as possible precursors to space weapons and the possibility of nuclear warheads being placed in orbit, moves the clock forward. An interesting and credible paper by T.J. Coles in CounterPunch recently reported More

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-25). A Europa na estratégia nuclear do Pentágono. globalresearch.ca Os Ministros da Defesa da NATO (de Itália, Elisabetta Trenta, M5S, de Portugal, Joà£o Gomes Cravinho) foram convocados para reunir em Bruxelas, em 26 e 27 de Junho, a fim de aprovar as novas medidas de "dissuasà£o" contra a …

Eds. (2019-06-25). Iran 'violates' nuclear deal, after U.S. 'withdraws'. mronline.org Quick question: Does the U.S. ever break, breach or violate its international agreements? | Source

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-25). 'They Despise Diplomacy, and Thirst for War': Iran Accuses Trump of Closing Path to Peace With New Sanctions. commondreams.org "Trump's desperate administration is destroying the established international mechanisms for maintaining world peace and security." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-25). U.N. urges for calm from U.S. and Iran. cgtn.com The United Nations has urged the U.S. and Iran to remain calm amid rising tensions between the two sides, following the downing of a U.S. drone by Iran last week. | Speaking at a regular briefing for reporters at the U.N. Headquarters, Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said that the body's Secretary‚ÄëGeneral Anotnio Guterres "has made clear his concerns, both about the recent incidents and also the rhetoric from various quarters." | He's made it clear that it would be a catastrophe to have any escalation in the Gulf region", added Mr. Haq. "He has urged all sides to show nerves of steel, and he i…

Vijay Prashad (2019-06-25). The Hybrid War Against Iran. commondreams.org In 1953, the U.S.—with the UK—overthrew the democratically elected government of Mohammed Mossadeq and over the course of the next two decades provided full support to the unpopular government of the shah of Iran. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (2019-06-24). Memo to the President: Is Pompeo's Iran Agenda the Same as Yours? globalresearch.ca UPDATED: VIPS says its direct experience with Mike Pompeo leaves them with strong doubt regarding his trustworthiness on issues of consequence to the President and the nation. | DATE: June 21, 2019 | MEMORANDUM FOR: The President. | FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for …

Staff (2019-06-24). Trump Signs Order Imposing Sanctions on Iran Supreme Leader. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran's supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting militant groups. | The sanctions follow Iran's downing of a more than $100 million U.S. surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz that has ratcheted up tensions. Trump pulled back from the brink of retaliatory military strikes on Iran last week, but is continuing his pressure campaign. | The targets of the new sanctions include senior military figures in Ir…

Staff (2019-06-24). Trump Is Deepening the 'Economic War' Against Iran — Wilkerson. therealnews.com Trump might have called off an airstrike on Iran in the last minute, but he continues to wage an economic war on Iran, as he tries to present himself as reluctant warrior, despite the pressures to wage war…

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-24). Iran and the Dangers of Nuclear War. The Risk of a US Preemptive War. globalresearch.ca Pompeo, Bolton, and their hardline underlings seek coalition partners of the willing for confronting Iran militarily. More on this below. | Sunday on NBC News Meet the Press, Trump made a rare candid statement, saying "(i)f it was up to (John …

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-24). Secret US-Russia-Israel National Security Summit in Jerusalem: What is the Hidden Agenda? globalresearch.ca This week's National Security Advisor summit in Jerusalem is an historic event because of the participation of the Russian, Israeli, and American representatives during this multi-day meeting from 24-26 June, but it's also a juicy one too because of …

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-06-24). Give Trump 'Credit' on Iran (But Not Much). truthdig.com This piece originally appeared on antiwar.com. | The Donald made the right call. Now that's a rare statement. Calling off — or at least delaying — a military strike on Iran was prudent. Nevertheless, there was something deeply unsettling about the whole thing. The system is broken, perhaps irreparably. | The president never even considered seeking congressional approval before playing emperor and unleashing death and destruction on a sovereign nation. Why would he? Essentially every presid…

Howard Lisnoff (2019-06-24). "Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran" counterpunch.org Was the U.S. spy drone that Iran shot down On Thursday, June 20th, in international airspace, or was it over Iranian airspace as Iran insists? Flight coordinates in strategic locations are easy to access, but that misses the point altogether. Here is the point: The U.S. has acted belligerently and violated the most basic tenets of More

Tyler Durden (2019-06-24). Trump Signs Executive Order Delivering 'Hard Hitting' New Sanctions on Iran. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Making good on his Saturday tweet threat that "we are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday", President Trump said on Monday that he's imposing sanctions on Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and his office, a step "designed to increase pressure on the Islamic Republic." And just like that the Ayatollah's JPMorgan Chase savings account …

ANSWER Coalition (2019-06-24). Emergency Rally – No U.S. War on Iran! End the Sanctions Now! indybay.org 24th and Mission St. BART Plaza…

United Nations (2019-06-24). Security Council urges 'maximum restraint' around Gulf region as Iran and United States trade diplomatic blows in New York. un.org There is a need for "genuine regional dialogue" to address rising tensions in the Gulf, Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday, calling on Secretary-General António Guterres "to play a role" in bringing countries to the table.

2019-06-25: Social Media Postees

Near-war on Iran: US war machine 'cocked & loaded'
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-25
A new U.S. war of aggression in the Middle East was narrowly averted. If President Trump's account is to be believed, the operation to launch military strikes on Iran had already started when Trump decided to call it off at the last minute. "We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different …
liberationnews.org/near-war-on-iran-us-w…

Trump imposes new sanctions amid continuing war threat against Iran
wsws.org | 2019-06-25
The latest sanctions, largely symbolic, do little except escalate tensions as the threat of armed conflict remains on a hair trigger.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/25/iran…

'They Despise Diplomacy, and Thirst for War': Iran Accuses Trump of Closing Path to Peace With New Sanctions
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-25
"Trump's desperate administration is destroying the established international mechanisms for maintaining world peace and security." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/25/they-de…

Instigators of a Persian Gulf Crisis
Rannie Amiri | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-25
Recent weeks have seen tensions between the United States and Iran soar, initially after a May 2019 incident in which four commercial vessels were struck in the Gulf of Oman (two Saudi oil tankers, one Norwegian and an Emirati ship), ebb thereafter and escalate yet again when a similar attack took place a month later on the Japanese Kokuka Courageous and Norwegian Front Altair tankers, also in the Gulf of Oman.
counterpunch.org/2019/06/25/instigators-…

Divine Missions of Destruction: Why a US War with Iran is Virtually Inevitable
Ali A. Taj | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-25
All the chips are in place, the box of matches lies open awaiting a single errant spark to set it ablaze. Whether that spark is introduced intentionally or accidentally is irrelevant to its ability to give the Washington hawks what they've been impatiently pining for.
mintpressnews.com/divine-missions-why-us…

Instigators of a Persian Gulf Crisis
Rannie Amiri | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-25
Recent weeks have seen tensions between the United States and Iran soar, initially after a May 2019 incident in which four commercial vessels were struck in the Gulf of Oman (two Saudi oil tankers, one Norwegian and an Emirati ship), ebb thereafter and escalate yet again when a similar attack took place a month later…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/25/instigators-…

How to Start an Unnecessary War: Targeting Iran Started Before 2016
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-25
I confess to being mystified by those Americans who lean conservative, like myself, who continue to think that President Donald J. Trump is somehow doing a good job. To be sure, the economy continues to add mostly low paying jobs …
globalresearch.ca/how-start-unnecessary-…

Iran 'violates' nuclear deal, after U.S. 'withdraws'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-06-25
Quick question: Does the U.S. ever break, breach or violate its international agreements? | Source…
mronline.org/2019/06/25/iran-violates-nu…

Emergency Rally – No U.S. War on Iran! End the Sanctions Now!
ANSWER Coalition | indybay.org | 2019-06-25
24th and Mission St. BART Plaza…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/22/1882417…

Trump May Already be in Too Deep to Avoid War With Iran
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-25
President Trump's last-minute change of mind over launching US airstrikes against Iran shows that a military conflict of some description in the Gulf is becoming highly probable. His hesitation was most likely less connected with an Iranian surface-to-air missile shooting down a US surveillance drone than with his instinct that militarising the crisis is not in America's best…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/25/trump-may-al…

Trump Sanctions Iran's Spiritual Leader and Top Officials
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-25
U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he has sanctioned the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials, taking a dramatic, unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran's downing of an unmanned American drone. | RELATED: | Saudi FM Warns Iran Will 'Pay the Price' in Recent Row With US | Trump told reporters the sanctions were in part a response to last week's downing of a U.S. drone by Iran, but would have happened…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Sanctions-…

The New Anti-War Movement
Allegra Harpootlian | thenation.com | 2019-06-25
The New Anti-War Movement…
thenation.com/article/tom-dispatch-new-a…

The New Anti-War Movement
Allegra Harpootlian | thenation.com | 2019-06-25
| A younger generation skeptical of the US military is moving beyond street protests and into the halls of power.
thenation.com/article/tom-dispatch-new-a…

Iran crisis: Which side are you on?
Editor | workers.org | 2019-06-25
The war crisis that the gang in Trump's White House has unleashed in the Strait of Hormuz has many facets and complications worth analyzing. It is a conflict within the U.S. ruling class, even within the administration. It involves disagreements among the usual imperialist U.S. allies who fear the consequences . . . | Continue reading Iran crisis: Which side are you on? at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/06/25/iran-crisis-which…

'Tough talking' Hunt vows to invade whoever Trump tells him to
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-06-25
Jeremy Hunt is trying to show what big, massive balls he has by talking about 'war' and 'defence' and shit. As part of that, he's released a statement showing what a tough guy he is. He said: I am prepared to go to war with anyone — that's anyone — who America tells me to. | UK could join US military action against Iran, Jeremy Hunt says t.co/ALcidZliXf pic.twitter.com/tKr51Qul9r | — ITV News (…
thecanary.co/off-the-perch/2019/06/25/tough-talking-hunt-vows-to-invade-whoever-trump-tells-him-to/

United States Is in No Position to Lecture Iran
Kathy Kelly | progressive.org | 2019-06-25
The greatest outlier in terms of possessing nuclear weapons is the United States.
progressive.org/dispatches/an-honorable-…

Video: Trump Stopped Strike on Iran, but Tensions Continued to Grow
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-25
Tensions continued to grow in the Persian Gulf region after the shoot-down of a $110 million U.S. RQ-4A Global Hawk surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps over the Straight of Hormuz on June 20. | According …
globalresearch.ca/trump-stopped-strike-i…

Iran Barred from Closed UN Security Council Session Pertaining the US Threats against Iran
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-25
On Monday at the Trump regime's request, Security Council members met in closed session on the mid-June Gulf of Oman and earlier hostile incidents last month. | Iran was barred from attending to stress it had nothing to do with what …
globalresearch.ca/iran-barred-closed-sec…

Trump Sanctions Iran's Spiritual Leader and Top Officials
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-25
U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he has sanctioned the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials, taking a dramatic, unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran's downing of an unmanned American drone. | RELATED: | Saudi FM Warns Iran Will 'Pay the Price' in Recent Row With US | Trump told reporters the sanctions were in part a response to last week's downing of a U.S. drone by Iran, but would have happened…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Sanctions-…

Bernie warns the 'drums of war are beating in Washington again'
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-25
In a recent op-ed article, Sen. Bernie Sanders warned against the Trump administration potentially declaring war against Iran after the downing of a U.S. military drone and other reported events. Sanders asserted that a war with Iran would be an "absolute disaster." | On Friday, The Guardian published an op-ed written by Sanders titled, "We must stop the US from going to war with Iran." | In the article, Sanders wrote, "Just today we learned that the US came very clos…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/25/bernie-war…

Trump Rejected Attacking Iran: "We Don't Need Any More Wars"
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-25
(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Wall Street Journal is reporting in increasing detail on President Trump's Thursday decision to not attack Iran, providing reports from aides that described Trump as very reluctant to be dragged into another war. Trump reportedly told one of his confidants of his inner circle that "these people want to push us into war… it's so disgusting." He …

Trump Rejected Attacking Iran: "We Don’t Need Any More Wars"

Georgian protests, Istanbul election, Iran VS US
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-06-25
Georgian protests In Georgia, a political scandal that led to large demonstrations in Tbilisi. About 240 people (80 of them policemen) have been injured. On Thursday, a meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy started in the Georgian parliament, with the participation of the Russian delegation. The deputy head of the assembly Sergei Gavrilov was …
uwidata.com/4042-georgian-protests-istan…

U.N. urges for calm from U.S. and Iran
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-25
The United Nations has urged the U.S. and Iran to remain calm amid rising tensions between the two sides, following the downing of a U.S. drone by Iran last week. | Speaking at a regular briefing for reporters at the U.N. Headquarters, Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said that the body's Secretary‚ÄëGeneral Anotnio Guterres "has made clear his concerns, both about the recent incidents and also the rhetoric from various quarters." | He's made it clear that it would be a catastrophe to have any escalation in the Gulf region", added Mr. Haq. "He has urged all sides to show nerves of steel, and he i…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/25/u-n-urges-for…

Boston activists protest U.S. threats against Iran
Workers World Boston bureau | workers.org | 2019-06-25
Approximately 75 peace activists gathered in downtown Boston, outside the Park Street Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority station, on June 22 to denounce U.S. war threats against Iran. The action came just two days after the news that U.S. President Donald Trump had called off a military strike against Iran just . . . | Continue reading Boston activists protest U.S. threats against Iran at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/06/25/boston-activists-…

Poll Shows Strong Majority of Americans Oppose Attacking Iran
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-25
(ANTIWAR.COM) — While officials have denied that there was any political component to the US not attacking Iran on Thursday, a newly released poll from Hill-HarrisX, taken over the weekend, shows that a strong majority of American voters oppose such an attack. The poll showed 58 percent favored a non-military approach, with 48 percent calling for diplomacy and …

Poll Shows Strong Majority of Americans Oppose Attacking Iran

The Hybrid War Against Iran
Vijay Prashad | commondreams.org | 2019-06-25
In 1953, the U.S.—with the UK—overthrew the democratically elected government of Mohammed Mossadeq and over the course of the next two decades provided full support to the unpopular government of the shah of Iran. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Iranian President Says White House 'Afflicted by Mental Retardation'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-25
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran warned Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions targeting its supreme leader and other top officials meant "closing the doors of diplomacy" between Tehran and Washington amid heightened tensions, even as the country's president derided the White House as being "afflicted by mental retardation." | President Hassan Rouhani went on to call the sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "outrageous and idiotic," especially since the 80-year-old Shiite cleric has no plans to travel to the United States. | Yet the sharp response from Tehran shows the pressure that the nation's Shiite theoc…
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Don't Iraq Iran
Martha Hubert | indybay.org | 2019-06-25
Downtown San Francisco | We'll be near the escalator to/from BART/MUNI | near the trolley turn around.
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New Sanctions Mean 'Permanent Closure of Path to Diplomacy': Iran
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-25
Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi hit back Tuesday at the new sanctions announced a day earlier by the White House, where he warned that the new moves by the U.S. represent a "permanent closure of path to diplomacy", signaling a significant escalation of tensions between the two countries. | RELATED: | Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Iran, Including Supreme Leader | U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin outlined the details of the new sanctions on Monday at a pre…
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How Iran Decided to Down a US Drone and Narrowly Averted War by Sparing Another US Plane
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-25
Iran averted all-out war in the Middle East at the last moment when the Central command and control operational room of its Army and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) ordered not to shoot down a US Navy anti-submarine warfare, …
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As Trump Imposes New Sanctions, Iran Says U.S. Has "Permanently Closed Path to Diplomacy"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-06-25
President Trump announced Monday his administration is imposing a new round of sanctions on Iran, targeting several prominent Iranians including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iran's top diplomat, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Iran said the move "permanently closed the path to diplomacy" between Iran and the United States. The latest tension comes after the downing of a U.S. drone by Iran on Thursday. Iran maintains the drone had entered its airspace, while the U.S. claims the drone was in international waters. The U.S. military prepared to directly attack Iran in retaliation, but Trump report…
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Iran and the big lie behind U.S. power
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2019-06-25
Within minutes on June 20, President Donald Trump first authorized and then canceled a U.S. military strike on Iran. The reasons he gave for stopping the planned attack were "humanitarian." However, consideration for human lives has not stopped this U.S. president before, whether it was his approval of so many . . . | Continue reading Iran and the big lie behind U.S. power at Workers.org
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Georgian protests, Istanbul election, Iran VS US
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-06-25
Georgian protests In Georgia, a political scandal that led to large demonstrations in Tbilisi. About 240 people (80 of them policemen) have been injured. On Thursday, a meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy started in the Georgian parliament, with the participation of the Russian delegation. The deputy head of the assembly Sergei Gavrilov was …
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As Conflict With Iran Escalates, Path To Peace Can Be Found
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-25
The recent escalation of conflict between the United States and Iran threatens another US military quagmire that would create crisis and chaos in Iran, the region and perhaps globally as well as costing the US trillions of dollars. The US needs to change course — a deeply wrong course it has been on regarding Iran …
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Only 19% of Americans want military strike on Iran
rt.com | 2019-06-25
Less than one quarter of Americans want the US to take military action against Iran, a new poll has found, amid rising tensions between Tehran and Washington. | …
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Pompeo's "Indo-Pacific" Tour Is Aimed Against Iran and China
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-25
The Secretary of State is on a tour of the Indo-Pacific region that will take him to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, India, Japan, and South Korea by the time it concludes next week, with the aim of this global voyage …
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Trump's Return to Full-Spectrum Dominance
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-25
The United States is formally committed to dominating the world by 2020. President Trump's Space Directive-4, on the production of laser-armed combat aircraft as possible precursors to space weapons and the possibility of nuclear warheads being placed in orbit, moves the clock forward. An interesting and credible paper by T.J. Coles in CounterPunch recently reported…
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Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-25
Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …
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NATO Tells Russia to Destroy New Missile or Face Consequences
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-25
(ZH) — NATO defense ministers will hold talks on Wednesday over their next move if Russia doesn't destroy a new missile system that could allow for short-notice nuclear attacks throughout Europe, which the United States has said violates the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), according to Reuters. "We call on Russia to take the responsible path, but we have …

NATO Tells Russia to Destroy New Missile or Face Consequences

Trump's Return to Full-Spectrum Dominance
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-25
The United States is formally committed to dominating the world by 2020. President Trump's Space Directive-4, on the production of laser-armed combat aircraft as possible precursors to space weapons and the possibility of nuclear warheads being placed in orbit, moves the clock forward. An interesting and credible paper by T.J. Coles in CounterPunch recently reported…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/25/trumps-retur…

L'Europa nella strategia nucleare del Pentagono
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-25
I ministri della Difesa della Nato (per l'Italia Elisabetta Trenta, M5S) sono stati convocati a Bruxelles, il 26 e 27 giugno, per approvare le nuove misure di ´deterrenza ª contro la Russia, accusata senza alcuna prova di aver violato il Trattato …
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A Europa na estratégia nuclear do Pentágono
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-25
Os Ministros da Defesa da NATO (de Itália, Elisabetta Trenta, M5S, de Portugal, Joà£o Gomes Cravinho) foram convocados para reunir em Bruxelas, em 26 e 27 de Junho, a fim de aprovar as novas medidas de "dissuasà£o" contra a …
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Give Trump 'Credit' on Iran (But Not Much)
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-06-24
This piece originally appeared on antiwar.com. | The Donald made the right call. Now that's a rare statement. Calling off — or at least delaying — a military strike on Iran was prudent. Nevertheless, there was something deeply unsettling about the whole thing. The system is broken, perhaps irreparably. | The president never even considered seeking congressional approval before playing emperor and unleashing death and destruction on a sovereign nation. Why would he? Essentially every presid…
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Eve of Destruction: Iran Strikes Back
Jim Kavanagh | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-24
It was a helluva week on the Iran front. It started with attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on June 13th and ended with Donald Trump ordering, and then calling off, a military attack on Iran on June 20-21. How we got from beginning to end of that chapter in ongoing US-Iran saga is worth close consideration.
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Trump Signs Executive Order Delivering 'Hard Hitting' New Sanctions on Iran
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-24
(ZH) — Making good on his Saturday tweet threat that "we are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday", President Trump said on Monday that he's imposing sanctions on Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and his office, a step "designed to increase pressure on the Islamic Republic." And just like that the Ayatollah's JPMorgan Chase savings account …

Trump Signs Executive Order Delivering 'Hard Hitting' New Sanctions on Iran

Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Iran, Including Supreme Leader
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-24
U.S. President Donald Trump imposed new U.S. sanctions on Iran Monday following Tehran's downing of an unmanned U.S. drone and said the measures would target Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. | RELATED: | Iran Fends Off US Cyber Attacks on Rocket Systems | Trump told reporters he was signing an executive order for the sanctions amid tensions between the United States and Iran that have grown since May, when Washington ordered all countries to halt imports of Iranian oil. | Tru…
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Why the State Department Let a Terrorist Cult Gather on its Doorstep
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-24
How did the MEK go from terrorist cult to State Dept partner in pushing regime change in Iran? MintPress went to their DC rally to find out.
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Iran Fends Off US Cyber Attacks on Rocket Systems
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-24
The U.S. has increased their cyber warfare against the Iranian government since Republican President Donald Trump was elected in late 2016. | RELATED: | Iraq Seeks Air Defense Cooperation With Iran After Downing of US Drone | On Thursday, however, the Pentagon launched a long-planned cyber-attack, Yahoo News said, citing former intelligence officials. The cyber strike disabled Iranian rocket launch systems, the Washington Post said on Saturday. | Iranian Information Mi…
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Trump "Rethinks", Abruptly Calls Off Military Strike: US Credibility Dented in Iran Standoff. The Danger of Escalation Remains
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-24
The US President Donald Trump's reported decision abruptly to call off military strike against Iran which he'd previously ordered, highlights the growing complexity of the US-Iranian entanglement. | Indeed, it takes political courage to rationalise amidst such a dangerous situation …
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Trump Is Deepening the 'Economic War' Against Iran — Wilkerson
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-24
Trump might have called off an airstrike on Iran in the last minute, but he continues to wage an economic war on Iran, as he tries to present himself as reluctant warrior, despite the pressures to wage war…
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