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Japan lifts sanctions on Iran

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga (photo by AFP)

Japan has lifted its sanctions against Iran, joining the ranks of the world's major economies to normalize trade ties with the Islamic Republic.

The Japanese cabinet approved the lifting of the sanctions on Friday following the implementation of a nuclear deal between Iran and the US, the EU, China and Russia.  

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Chinese president in Iran for first time in 14 years

Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Tehran on a key two-day visit to hold talks with Iranian officials about opportunities to develop cooperation in politics and trade.

Upon his arrival at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport on Friday, Xi was welcomed by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

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Kerry in Riyadh for Talks on Saudi-Iran Tensions

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday hoping for talks on tensions between Iran and the Gulf Kingdom, which erupted over Riyadh’s execution of prominent cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

Kerry was to attend a joint meeting with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir and other foreign ministers from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council.

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Iran: Lifting Sanctions and Coming Betrayal First appeared: http://journal-neo.org/2016/01/24/iran-lifting-sanctions-and-coming-betrayal/

US policymakers have long conspired to broker what would be meant to appear as a historic deal with the political order in Tehran. It would be a deal almost unreasonably compromising for the United States, in order to enhance the illusion that the West sought every means to integrate Iran peacefully back into the “international community” before resorting to armed and direct military aggression.

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A Dream Come True: Europe Is Turning Away From U.S

Europe is gradually turning away from US, and soon the Old world and New world will break up.  A consulting company, Eurasia Group, has published its forecast for the current year.
 
In the United States momentum is gaining in the presidential race where the primary topics of discussion are issues of foreign policy. However, all applicants' attention is focused on Russia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and Europe has very little emphasis. In this regard, European countries are beginning to rethink the transatlantic partnership and common purpose. Also, in recent years more doubt in the world has been caused by the U.S. leadership. EG notes that the current crisis in relations between the US and Europe is of a very serious and systemic nature. So to overcome this it will be very difficult, and given that Americans today are busy with other things, it is almost impossible.

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