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BY RAYMOND TANTER AND ED STAFFORD, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS President Trump’s Iran strategy speech of Oct. 13 rattled Tehran and excited a large portion of the Iranian population, including the Iranian opposition. Trump’s speech, while going over a long list of Tehran’s nefarious activities, referred to the people of Iran as the main victims of the Iranian regime.

By Amir Basiri 

"We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more chaos, the very real threat of Iran's nuclear breakout," President Trump said during his much-anticipated Friday speech, in which he made good on his promise to decertify the nuclear pact forged between Iran and world powers in 2015. While this does not mean the end of U.S. commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA as the accord is formally known,


Donald Trump did not shred the “very bad” nuclear deal with Iran. He has strongly shaken it and trembled the image that Iran tried to market at the international level after the signing of the agreement.He raised doubts and asked questions about what his predecessor, Barack Obama, considered the most important achievement of his era.The seal was not the most important part of the president’s speech.

By: Brian Freeman  

Arguments over the Iran deal have been dominated by peripheral issues, and obscured the fact there are no real "fixes" that can be made to turn it into a good agreement, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John BoltonNow that President Donald Trump has announced the U.S. will stay in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, while refusing to certify under American law the deal is in the national interest,

By: Heshmat Alavi

US President Donald Trump decertified the Iran nuclear deal on Friday and referred the case to Congress. It remains to be seen what measures await Tehran, especially considering the highly intensive quarrel that brought us where we are today.What is certain, however, is that this marks a major US policy shift vis-à-vis Iran, having impact across the flashpoint Middle East.

NCRI - October 15, 2017. Joe Lieberman joined FNC's Maria Bartiromo to discuss the president's choice to leave the Iran nuclear deal up to Congress and the extent to which North Korea and Iran are working together.

"I think the president made the right decision, he did it in the right way," the former Democratic vice presidential candidate said. "He could have withdrawn from the whole thing the other day."

By Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Nazanin Ratcliffe, a project manager at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was with her infant daughter when Iranian authorities confiscated their passports. Ratcliffe, a British citizen working for the foundation’s charitable section, was imprisoned on trumped-up charges such as orchestrating a “soft overthrow.” Her trial was conducted without due and fair process.


 President Trump's national security advisor, H.R. McMaster, said on Sunday that the president's threat to cancel the multination Iran deal laid out a marker for U.S. allies and Iran to fix the "weak" deal. 

"What the president has done is, he has set out a marker, a marker to Iran, our allies and our partners that we have to fix fundamental flaws in this deal," McMaster said on "Fox News Sunday."

From Latin America to Tehran, there are plenty of steps U.S. policymakers can take today.The National Interest, October 11, 2017 - This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the U.S. designation of Hezbollah as a foreign terrorist organization.As Congress gears up to consider a new Hezbollah sanctions bill, it should carefully consider one number: $1 billion. That is roughly Hezbollah’s annual budget for this year.

BY:  Hamid Bahrami

Al Arabiya, 11 October 2017 - After years of schism, the Palestinian groups, Fatah and Hamas decided to end the bloody split. Rami Hamdallah, the Palestinian Prime Minister warmly shook hands with Hamas leader Ismail Haniya in Gaza Strip.Conflicts between known Palestinian groups is one of the main reasons to not achieve peace for the long bloody Israeli-Palestinian conflict.