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Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:40 AM

Iran says it won't wage war, Russia tells U.S. to stop stoking tensions

Source: Reuters



JUNE 17, 2019 / 5:03 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

Babak Dehghanpisheh, Sylvia Westall

GENEVA/DUBAI (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Iran would not wage war against any nation, while Russia told the United States it should drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East.

Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the United States have mounted since Washington blamed its long-time foe for Thursday’s attacks on two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz shipping lane.

Relations had already deteriorated following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from an international pact under which Iran agreed curbs on its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

Since exiting that accord in May last year Trump has restored and extended U.S. sanctions, forcing countries around the world to boycott Iranian oil or face sanctions of their own

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear/iran-says-it-wont-wage-war-russia-tells-u-s-to-stop-stoking-tensions-idUSKCN1TI0SP

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Reply Iran says it won't wage war, Russia tells U.S. to stop stoking tensions (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 18 OP
Chemisse Jun 18 #1
htuttle Jun 18 #2
Chemisse Jun 18 #3
empedocles Jun 18 #4
AtheistCrusader Jun 18 #6
empedocles Jun 18 #8
AtheistCrusader Jun 18 #9
durablend Jun 19 #11
Docreed2003 Jun 18 #5
Polly Hennessey Jun 18 #7
wiggs Jun 18 #10
mahina Jun 19 #12
riversedge Jun 20 #13

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:46 AM

1. Maybe if Putin says it, Trump will obey.

Certainly, the Republicans are doing nothing to stop this gathering drumbeat.

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:50 AM

2. He did.

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Response to htuttle (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:55 AM

3. Yes master.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:58 AM

4. Seems that trump's Venezuela coup attempt failed, so a spurt of China tensions was

needed to deflect from trump's Venezuela/Mueller/ investigations woes; nowtrump is trying to instigate again with Iran.

However, once again, like Venezuela, putin is an ally of Iran - putin should be able to outsmart and stop trump on Iran.

[This seems to be what passes for hope with trump and his involvement in foreign affairs]

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Response to empedocles (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:05 AM

6. Trump needs a war.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 11:45 AM

8. thank you. I need humor fixes to get me through the news

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Response to empedocles (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 01:18 PM

9. I owe The Onion so much of my remaining shreds of sanity.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 11:09 PM

11. Canada better watch out!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:59 AM

5. And just like that

Trump says that the events from the past week were no big deal

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:34 AM

7. I wonder who

gave him the idea. 🤔

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:37 PM

10. why aren't congresspersons saying something about this? Every day! has congress

made it clear that Iran engagement IS OR IS NOT covered under the 2001 authorization?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 11:24 PM

12. Oh my God this is humiliating.

I hope he roasts.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 03:17 AM

13. glad to see this.

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