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Dueling Narratives in Iran Over U.S. Relations

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran was protected by bodyguards as he left the airport in Tehran on Saturday. ATTA KENARE / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES Iran’s foreign minister said on Sunday that there was a “real chance” to reach an agreement with the United States over his country’s nuclear program, as long as Washington […]

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Hacking U.S. Secrets, China Pushes for Drones

BEIJING — For almost two years, hackers based in Shanghai went after one foreign defense contractor after another, at least 20 in all. Their target, according to an American cybersecurity company that monitored the attacks, was the technology behind the United States’ clear lead in military drones. “I believe this is the largest campaign we’ve […]

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Iranian Oops: US may have broken own sanctions by buying Tehran’s oil

There is a high probability that US sanctions against Iran have been violated by its own army. Part of the $1.55 billion in fuel the US bought from Turkmenistan for the Afghan army in the last five years may have originated in Iran. A report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) suggested […]

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Anti-Islamic advertisements to hit NYC

Anti-Islamic advertisements will go up across New York City’s subway system next week after a federal judge ruled that the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority could not legally refuse to host the signs on the basis of “demeaning” language. As early as next Monday, ten NYC subway stations will showcase adverts declaring, “In any war between the […]

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Israel’s call for red line over Iran nuclear program just noise: Obama

US President Barack Obama says Israel’s call for drawing red line over Iran’s nuclear energy program is just “noise” he tries to ignore. Obama made the remarks in an interview with CBS channel on Sunday, saying the issue concerns US national security decisions, and that he will do what is right for the US people. 

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‘Iran and Egypt going to offset Saudi and US in Mid-East’

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is going to side with China and Iran to rebalance the region, Michael Hughes, foreign policy strategist at the Washington-based New World Strategies Coalition, told RT.

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Twitter wars: Obama and Romney buying fake followers?

While Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are neck in neck at the polls, another fight between the two presidential candidates has emerged — one that isn’t measured by votes but with retweets. Are politicians paying for their Twitter followers though?

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‘Assad better get the hell out’ – Panetta

US Defense Sec. Leon Panetta has advice for Syria’s President Assad: “If you want to be able to protect yourself and your family, you’d better get the hell out now.” Panetta also warned that the US would not repeat the mistakes it made in Iraq.

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US/NATO/Israel attack on Iran would be a catastrophe for everyone – Bill Ayers

US wars of “invasion, aggression and occupation” are no longer sustainable economically and socially, veteran war critic and US scholar Professor Bill Ayers told RT. He adds that if NATO, the US or Israel attack Iran, it would lead to a catastrophe. The activist says America has an old colonial mentality and grotesque double standards. […]

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US-led Islamophobia, new form of political colonialism: Analyst

A political analyst says that Islamophobia is a type of “political colonialism” and “ideological war” waged by the United States and its Zionist allies against Islam and Muslims. “Islamophobia is a form of political colonialism; an ideological war against Islam and the Muslims,” wrote Dr. Ismail Salami, a prolific Iranian author and Middle East expert, […]

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