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TEHRAN (FNA)- A large number of Russian companies are taking action to boost cooperation with Iran as several large delegations from European states are due to arrive in Iran in coming weeks to win a major share of the country’s market after the recent agreement in Vienna.Several Russian energy companies, including Lukoil energy firm, have voiced their readiness to return to Iran’s market, the Business Insider reported.
Head of Lukoil Giant Oil Company Vagit Alekperov said that his company was eager to return to Iran as soon as the western sanctions will be lifted.
TEHRAN (FNA)- India is willing to make huge investments in economic and infrastructural projects of Iran’s Southeastern port city of Chabahar following the recent agreement between Tehran and six world powers, Iranian Ambassador to New Delhi Gholamreza Ansari announced on Sunday.”Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has proposed a multi-billion-dollar investment in Iran’s infrastructural projects, including development of Chabahar strategic port, which has been welcomed by the Indian side,” Ansari said.
In May, Iranian Road and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi announced that Tehran and New Delhi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pave the ground for India’s 195-mln-dollar investment in Iran to develop Chabahar.
Israel “Wiped off The Map” Rumor of the Century, Fabricated by US Media to Justify War on Iran | Global Research
The following text by Arash Norouzi first published by the Mossadegh Project and Global Research in January 2007 confirms that the alleged “Wiped Off the Map” statement by Iran’s president was never made.
The rumor was fabricated by the American media with a view to discrediting Iran’s head of state and providing a justification for waging an all out war on Iran. the article provides of media manipulation and “propaganda in action”.
Iran is blamed for refusing to abide by the “reasonable demands” of “the international community”.
WW3 Alert: Gwenyth Todd and the U.S. Attempt to Start War With Iran Under Bush – The Washington Post
Gwenyth Todd had worked in a lot of places in Washington where powerful men didn’t hesitate to use sharp elbows. She had been a Middle East expert for the National Security Council in the Clinton administration. She had worked in the office of Defense Secretary Dick Cheney in the first Bush administration, where neoconservative hawks first began planning to overthrow Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. But she was not prepared a few years later in Bahrain when she encountered plans by high-ranking admirals to confront Iran, any one of which, she reckoned, could set the region on fire.
It was 2007, and Todd, then 42, was a top political adviser to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. Previous 5th Fleet commanders had resisted various ploys by Bush administration hawks to threaten the Tehran regime. But in spring 2007, a new commander arrived with an ambitious program to show the Iranians who was boss in the Persian Gulf.
The West, despite its claims to be in a “War on Terror,” has been in alliance with the most sectarian forces to weaken Syria, Iran and Libya – rather than cooperating with them against ISIS, said Dan Glazebrook, political writer and journalist.
At least 38 policemen were killed and 46 people were wounded Monday in the Iraqi city of Samarra during a suicide attack. Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters rammed a vehicle packed with explosives into an army warehouse. The dead and injured are mostly military personnel, including senior officials. Baghdad has launched its largest operation against Islamic State to date.
RT: Let’s start with the suspected suicide attack involving the tank in Samarra. It’s a big setback, isn’t it? A lot of people died there…
Dan Glazebrook: Yes, it’s a disaster and we’re seeing these kind of things happening daily now. It has to be borne in mind that the role of ISIS, and these kind of death squads, have been very much in tune with the West’s overall strategic policy since 2011 when it decided to back all kind of sectarian forces as a tool of destabilizing independent states such as Syria and Libya.
DUBAI — Iran sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday, state media reported, establishing a military presence off the coast of Yemen where Saudi Arabia is leading a bombing campaign to oust the Tehran-allied Houthi movement.
The Alborz destroyer and Bushehr support vessel sailed from Bandar Abbas on a mission to protect Iranian shipping from piracy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said in comments cited by Press TV.
Saudi Arabia and several Arab allies have imposed an air and naval blockade on Yemen as part of a two-week campaign to oust the Houthis, who have taken most of the country and forced President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee to Riyadh.
If you believe the mainstream media, the deep, almost catastrophic dive in oil and subsequent gas prices just suddenly came out of nowhere. They expect the average consumer to simply be happy with having more money in their pockets. A few politicians are even making the case for increasing taxes on gas. Ignorance is bliss.
Or is it?
If you recall in the years of higher and higher gas pump prices, economists and other experts were telling us to get used to higher gas prices for the foreseeable future as demand outpaced supplies, and it was too expensive for America to supply gas from sources within its own borders. These experts scoffed at the idea that a barrel of oil would ever fall below $50 again.
So what happened? Where are these experts now?
Here’s a harsh, dark economic reality for those not familiar with the truth about macroeconomics: nothing happens by accident in macroeconomics or on Wall Street. Nothing. There is a reason for every single up and down you see in economic and business cycles around the world.
So why now is it considered profitable for America to help oversupply oil and gas to the insane point where a barrel of oil falls below $50? Why would Saudi Arabia, whose own government budgets require oil prices be well above $50, boldly vow that oil will never again reach $100. The answer will shock many, but not the most astute readers who know how to go beyond the shallow headlines.
America, Saudi Arabia and Israel are at war against Russia.
We saw the Ukraine campaign of this war, where America wants to attack a key source of income for Russia, even if it mean damaging Europe’s economy. We saw the Libya battleground where the U.S. and Saudi Arabia angered Russia by killing Gadhafi. We saw that Saudi Arabia was angered at Russia, and Putin in particular, when Putin rejected a $1 billion bribe to keep Russia out of the way while the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia use weapons caches in Iraq and Libya to try to destabilize Syria, which only a decade earlier was considered a close “friend” to the West.
Syria was the last straw that broke the camel’s back. Therefore, the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and Israel hatched a plan to retaliate against Russia, which has one of the world’s largest supply of oil and gas. Saudi Arabia launched a suicidal, kamikaze style attack against Russia by triggering the current oil price plunge. This act not only is suicidal for Saudi Arabia, but also other OPEC nations, and even the U.S. and Europe. The western press will be less than truthful of course as they provide cover for this economic warfare by misleading the public with overly optimistic outlooks on the economy. They will blame energy speculators for the collapse as a cover story.
If you consider the list of enemy states or states targeted for less than friendly actions, the U.S. and Europe are looking at conquering Syria, Iran, Russia, China, North Korea. The West has been trying to conquer Russia and China since the mid 1800s.
All money is not good money, even when it results from a big fall in oil prices that temporarily puts more money in your pockets. Nothing comes free in life. Keep that in mind as you hear the rest of the headlines regarding this suicidal plunge in oil prices.