“Iran” in the news
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· I follow the Moskva: The curious tale of a West German band, a power ballad and the CIA →
Mr Radden Keefe does a good job of chronicling the agency’s meddling in the arts, reminding listeners of “Argo”, an operation in which CIA agents posed as a film crew in Iran (dramatised in an Oscar-winning film in 2012) and the CIA’s publication of a Russian-language version of Boris Pasternak’s novel “Doctor Zhivago” (confirmed in documents declassified in 2014).
· '5G bioshield' being bought by conspiracy theorists for £400 is just a cheap USB key with a sticker on it, claim experts →
Many countries without 5G connectivity such as Iran are suffering from the coronavirus, and 5G signals in both the UK and China operate on a part of the radio wave spectrum between existing 4G networks and the 5GHz Wi-Fi range that many people use in their homes.
· Biden calls Trump nuclear testing discussion reckless, dangerous →
“A resumption of testing is more likely to prompt other countries to resume militarily significant nuclear testing, and undermine our nuclear non-proliferation goals,” including those aimed at North Korea and Iran.
The Wall Street Journal
· Iran’s Economy Is in Crisis; Its Stock Market Is on a Tear →
Crushed by U.S. sanctions and weak oil prices, Iran has one of the world’s most battered economies.
· Canada court decision could end ‘Huawei Princess’ extradition saga →
But defence lawyers say the case hinges on violations of US sanctions against Iran, which Canada and other US allies have repudiated.
· (2nd LD) S. Korea to export US$500,000 worth of hereditary disease medicine to Iran this week →
SEOUL, May 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will this week send to Iran US$500,000 worth of medicine used to treat a hereditary disease, the foreign ministry said Thursday, in the first such humanitarian exports to the country since the United States tightened anti-Tehran sanctions last year.
The New York Times
· As the U.S. Lashes Out at China, Beijing Hardens Its Resolve →
Beijing’s reacted harshly to a Canadian court’s ruling clearing an initial hurdle for the extradition of Meng Wanzhou, a senior executive of Huawei charged by the United States with bank fraud related to American sanctions against Iran.
· Trump’s purge of inspectors general, explained →
Linick had also previously issued reports that showed political appointees retaliating against career officials, including one who referred to them as “Obama holdovers” and “traitors.” And Linick released a report in September that said Brian Hook, the Trump administration’s special representative for Iran, had targeted employees they perceived to be loyal to Obama.
· Iran Guards warn US after receiving new combat vessels →
Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Thursday warned the United States against its naval presence in the Gulf as they received 110 new combat vessels.
The Wall Street Journal
· U.S. Threatens Sanctions to Deter Tankers Carrying Fuel to Venezuela →
Two Liberian-flagged, Greek-owned vessels loaded with Iran oil products and headed to Venezuela halted their deliveries after the sanctions threat, according to U.S. officials.