Iran and the West Quietly Resume Negotiations on Nuclear Program

By: Thursday July 5, 2012 8:55 am

Since the beginning of the Iranian oil embargo imposed by the EU July 1, the press reports have sought to increase tensions between Iran and the West rather than reduce them. Witness today’s story about Iran disguising its oil tankers to get around the embargo, proving their duplicity and desperation. Or witness the highlighting of [...]

EU Oil Embargo of Iran Begins

By: Monday July 2, 2012 1:47 pm

Over the weekend the European Union inaugurated its embargo on Iranian oil, the most wide-reaching impediment to the Iranian economy of the recent sanctions. The EU as a market is bigger than the United States, so this is significant for Iran. And oil accounts for 80% of Iran’s total exports. Monday marks the first day [...]

Credit Blockade Could Doom WikiLeaks

By: Monday October 24, 2011 8:15 am

Because of barriers on funding, WikiLeaks could have to close by the end of the year, according to its founder, Julian Assange. “If WikiLeaks does not find a way to remove this blockade we will simply not be able to continue by the turn of the new year,” he said. “If we don’t knock down [...]

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