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19 minutes ago, Shabibilicious said:

 

And yet, the Pope managed to negotiate a hotspot of that "Satanic" religion without incident.....yet you place people who don't think or believe as you do in one nice tidy box....maybe start thinking outside that box, brother. 

 

And again, no point in you dragging me into any thread just to belittle me.....keep your personal misgivings out of it.

 

Feel free to study the crusades as well.....as there's eons of needless human slaughter in the name of religion to go around.

 

GO RV, then BV 

I don't expect you to understand anything that is expressed outside of the Dogmatic view of the Democratic Communist party. Especially where science and religion join in an unholy beguiling of collusion setting the stage for what is to come. 

One must be seeking the Kingdom of God and the Holy Spirit to grasp such things. 

 

And I only brought you here to see your reaction and broaden your mind. Nevertheless, that seems far more difficult to accomplish than seeing God himself. 

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51 minutes ago, ladyGrace'sDaddy said:

 

And I only brought you here to see your reaction and broaden your mind. Nevertheless, that seems far more difficult to accomplish than seeing God himself. 

 

So that's how you spread God's Word....by using my reaction to your instigation post as a learning tool?....You should stop, while you're behind.

 

GO RV, then BV  

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3 hours ago, ladyGrace'sDaddy said:

I don't expect you to understand anything that is expressed outside of the Dogmatic view of the Democratic Communist party. Especially where science and religion join in an unholy beguiling of collusion setting the stage for what is to come. 

One must be seeking the Kingdom of God and the Holy Spirit to grasp such things. 

 

And I only brought you here to see your reaction and broaden your mind. Nevertheless, that seems far more difficult to accomplish than seeing God himself. 

Why do you engage in the evils of science? There is conflict with in your thinking and you are at odds with yourself. What one dislikes in others is what they truly don't like about themselves. We see what we want to see. The world is a mirror and it is reflecting you and your views. This is more true than you might be willing to admit, but if you are able to be honest with yourself you will find this to be true. 

Peace, and go RV!!!  

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The Iranian government: Finding appropriate mechanisms to use our frozen funds in Iraq

Political03:57 - 09/03/2021

 
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Baghdad - Mawazine News
The Iranian government revealed that it has found appropriate mechanisms so that Tehran can use part of its funds frozen in Iraq in accordance with international resolutions.
"It has been decided to use our financial resources in Iraq according to our internal consumer needs," said Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei.
Rabiei pointed out that "the administration of the US President, Joe Biden, has reduced the pressure of the administration of former President Donald Trump, for Iran to obtain some of its frozen financial resources abroad."
He continued, "Washington's announcement that it does not intend to lift the sanctions, either for internal consumption, or a continuation of wrong policies." Ended 29 / H

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On 3/8/2021 at 5:43 PM, utah rock said:

Why do you engage in the evils of science? There is conflict with in your thinking and you are at odds with yourself. What one dislikes in others is what they truly don't like about themselves. We see what we want to see. The world is a mirror and it is reflecting you and your views. This is more true than you might be willing to admit, but if you are able to be honest with yourself you will find this to be true. 

Peace, and go RV!!!  

The last time I was in Utah I was conflicted with that same argument. It all came from *** people or people upset with the Mormon church. Are you on either side of these conflicts?

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On 3/8/2021 at 4:43 PM, utah rock said:

Why do you engage in the evils of science? There is conflict with in your thinking and you are at odds with yourself. What one dislikes in others is what they truly don't like about themselves. We see what we want to see. The world is a mirror and it is reflecting you and your views. This is more true than you might be willing to admit, but if you are able to be honest with yourself you will find this to be true. 

Peace, and go RV!!!  

:confused: Well I don't know what you said but I respect your right to your opinion :lol:

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Washington-Eastern March 10: The United States imposed sanctions on two officials of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, in the first embargo imposed by the Biden administration on Iran. The US State Department said in a brief statement that it had imposed sanctions on two Iranian Revolutionary Guard officials for human rights violations. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in a statement that Ali Hamtian and Masoud Safdari, who belong to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, and all members of their families are currently prevented from entering the United States.

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@yota691  First, I'd like to apologize to you.   You are spending hours & hours of your personal time to bring us news that pertains to the Iraq/Iran area, and then the bickering starts.    

 

To everyone else - this thread is NOT the place for all of this bickering, bantering back & forth, and mud slinging.    STOP hi-jacking Yota's news threads.   Either post something constructive or don't post at all.  

 

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!    CUT IT OUT - LIKE A BUNCH OF LITTLE KIDS IN HERE.   STAY ON TOPIC!!!!!     

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Economy News - Baghdad

China imports large quantities of Iranian oil subject to US sanctions, with imports expected to more than double this March compared to the previous month. Meanwhile, other countries froze their crude purchases from Tehran, for fear of angering the United States .

Merchants and analysts pointed out that Iranian shipments coming to Shandong Province, home to a quarter of China's refining capacity, increased dramatically in March, causing congestion at ports and full storage facilities .

 

Iranian oil is being bought at a large discount premium due to the sanctions imposed by Washington for the first time in mid-2018 .

 

In China, the price of Iranian oil is usually 3 to 5 dollars less per barrel than Brent crude, according to traders, who disclose that this discount is pushing some local companies to store oil in light of high global prices and the recovery of economic activity after the Chinese New Year holiday .

 

Booming weeks

 

China's imports of Iranian crude are expected to rise to 856,000 barrels per day in March, the largest amount in nearly two years, and an increase of 129% from February, according to Kevin Wright, an analyst at Kpler , a commodity market research firm based in Singapore. .

 

Wright's estimates include the quantities of oil that have been subjected to ship-to-ship transfers in the Middle East or in the waters off Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia to conceal their Iranian source .

 

Most of the refineries and traders are reluctant to buy Iranian crude for fear of repercussions that may include preventing their access to the US banking system and confiscating goods. Tehran has used heavy marketing in its bid to increase its oil export income and bolster the economy reeling from sanctions .

 

Relations between Washington and Tehran plummeted when former US President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal with Iran .

 

Iran's official oil exports fell to zero, compared to about 2.5 million barrels per day, before the nuclear deal was frozen by Washington and new US sanctions were imposed. However, Iran is still producing close to 2 million barrels per day .

 

The level of tension remained high between the two countries until Joe Biden assumed his duties at the White House, although Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said this week that his country is ready to return to full or partial compliance with the nuclear agreement, if the United States adheres to the same thing. Tehran has stressed that Washington must lift the sanctions before the talks start .

 

Evade penalties

 

As the world's major economies began distributing coronavirus vaccines, and the "OPEC +" coalition kept supplies under control, oil prices jumped from below $ 40 a barrel at the end of October 2020, to exceed $ 71 - for a short period this week - after a drone and missile attack on Akbar. An oil export port in Saudi Arabia, which the kingdom blamed on the Houthi rebels in Yemen backed by Iran. While a barrel of crude is trading today, Thursday, at $ 68.4 .

 

Fuel consumption in China recovered to pre-Corona levels last year, but has declined over the past few months amid the resurgence of the virus in parts of the country .

China's fuel consumption is currently increasing thanks to industrial sector activity and infrastructure work, which left Beijing covered in smog this week .

 

It took 12 days for the tanker to unload its cargo at Shandong port last week, compared to eight days in the previous week, according to the Kepler Foundation .

Data from the Oil Research Corporation "SCI99" showed that oil stocks in Shandong port jumped last month to their highest level in a year .

 

China's imports of crude oil rose to about 11.1 million barrels per day in January and February 2021, an increase of more than 20% from December 2020, according to Bloomberg calculations .

 

The Iranian-origin crude that China buys is sometimes called Omani oil, Middle Eastern oil, or Malaysia blend .

 

Customs data shows that China imported more than 12 million metric tons of crude oil from Malaysia in 2019 and 2020, equivalent to double what it imported in 2017 before the imposition of US sanctions on Iran.

 
 
Number of observations 366   Date of addendum 3/11/2021
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The entire Middle East will pay the price for Biden’s policy of appeasement toward Iran
Empowering Iran will come not only at the expense of Saudi Arabia, but at the expense of Iraqis, Lebanese, Syrians, and Yemenis

Mohammed Khaled Al Yahya is a journalist and writer  Saturday 13 March 2021 20:32
   

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The removal of the Houthi group from the American terrorism regulations did not reduce tension in Yemen, but rather contributed to increasing it (AP)

 

Since the Biden administration decided to revoke the designation of the Yemeni Houthi militia as a foreign terrorist organization on February 12, Houthi drones and ballistic missiles have targeted Saudi Arabia 48 times.

 

In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, an advisor at the royal court said that the recent attack on Saudi oil facilities in Ras Tanura in the Eastern Province last Sunday did not come from Yemen, refusing to comment on whether the missile was launched from Iran or Iraq.

The purpose of removing the Houthis from the US government's foreign terrorist organizations list was to reduce tension, but to the opposite effect. At the core of the Biden administration’s policy towards the Middle East, there is a fallacy that is to understand the region’s politics as a conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and a conflict of a sectarian nature between two states.

 

However, from Tehran's point of view, the main competition in the region is between the US alliance system and the Iranian "resistance alliance".

Biden's misconception leads to a number of misconceptions, including that the United States can play a neutral and mediating role between Riyadh and Tehran, and that by taking a distance from Saudi Arabia (Biden administration) will create opportunities for regional stability and understanding, and that the Saudi role in Yemen - not The Iranian role - it was the one that prolonged the conflict in that country.

 

While the escalation of attacking Saudi Arabia through its proxies is a fundamental part of Iran's regional policies, we should not forget that Iran launched a 40-year war to extend its control across the region - not to compete with Saudi Arabia, but to undermine the US alliance system.

 

The resurrection of the Obama doctrine in the Middle East by the Biden administration has breathed life into one of its most false and destructive myths, which is that Saudi-Iranian rivalry is central to regional politics.

 

In this regard, Iran did not create its imperial project in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon with the aim of wresting influence from Saudi Arabia, but rather to overthrow the US security system in the Middle East. As the Iranian foreign minister does, the Iranian network of terrorist groups in the region chants "Death to America", not "Death to Saudi Arabia."

 

Empowering Iran will not come at the expense of Saudi Arabia only, but also at the expense of Iraqis, Lebanese, Syrians, and Yemenis. Indeed, it is the countries that Iran has weakened and already controlled that will suffer the most as a result of the Biden administration facilitating cash payments to the Islamic Republic's regime.

 

In Iraq, this means giving Iranian militias, such as the Hezbollah Brigades and Badr Brigades, much-needed financial and moral support, after previous US sanctions pressures on Iran dealt a blow to the sustainability of its operations - and after the assassination of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis shattered their morale.


In Lebanon, the truce to Iran would enhance Hezbollah's power strategically and financially, and would push it to increase its monopoly on the use of force and control over the borders within Lebanon, as well as threatening Israel's security - increasing the likelihood of a regional war.

 

In Syria, under the banner of "engagement" and "non-escalation," the Obama administration's policy translated into ceding territory in favor of Iranian militias that committed genocide, and for the benefit of Russian and regime forces, which helped kill nearly half a million Syrians and displaced more than 10 Millions of people - while negotiations were underway in Geneva to sign the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the nuclear deal with Iran in 2015).

 

In Yemen today, we are witnessing a repetition of the mistake Obama made in Syria. The Biden administration seeks to save the JCPOA by implementing the Obama administration’s “engagement” and “non-escalation” policy, which ostensibly aims to “end the war.” In reality, however, it only sent Iran the message that the time is ripe to ensure long-term strategic victories on the ground in Yemen.  

 

So Ansar Allah, Iran's proxy in Yemen, rushed to launch a military offensive to take control of Marib, just days after the Biden administration sent political signals similar to Obama's from the White House. Iran and its proxies are watching the Biden administration "return to anomalies," Michael Doran said in an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal.

 

But there is good news that the revolutionary ideology of the Islamic Republic is racing against time against its ceaseless loss of effectiveness and appeal among Arab Shiite youth throughout the region. In Lebanon, Shiite protesters chanted against Hassan Nasrallah, who had represented authority denied to all Lebanese for decades. In Iraq, Shiite youth chanted against Khamenei and Qassem Soleimani, rejecting the Iranian presence in Iraq.

 

Therefore, America should return to the idea of enemies and allies, and get rid of the idea of playing the role of mediator. Iran's attacks on Saudi civilian infrastructure, through its proxies in Yemen and Iraq, are reactions to US policy - not Saudi policy.

Appeasing Iran and punishing the allies of the United States will come at the expense of the entire region.

 

(Muhammad Khaled Al-Yahya is the editor-in-chief of the English site for Al-Arabiya Channel (https://english.alarabiya.net/). He worked as a distinguished fellow at the Gulf Research Center, and a non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC).

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US Sanctions on 7 Hizballah Financial Officials

US Sanctions on 7 Hizballah Financial Officials

Yesterday, the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on 7 financial officials in "Hezbollah" and described them as "shadow bankers". The sanctions targeted Ezzat Youssef Akkar, Ibrahim Ali Daher, Abbas Hassan Gharib, Mustafa Habib Harb, Ahmed Yazbek, Hassan Shehadeh Othman, and Wahid Mahmoud Sbeity.

The ministry said that the Office of Foreign Assets Control had listed the seven individuals and the "Al-Qard Al-Hassan" company, which Hezbollah uses as its base, with the aim of gaining access to the international financial system. The statement added that Ibrahim Ali Daher is the head of Hezbollah's central financial unit, which oversees the party’s budget and public spending, including financing the group’s terrorist operations and killing its opponents.

Andrea Jackie, director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, said that "Hezbollah" continues to misuse the Lebanese financial sector and deplete Lebanese financial resources. She added, "Such actions demonstrate Hezbollah's indifference to financial stability, transparency and accountability in Lebanon."

On the other hand, French sources said that France “has not abandoned” Lebanon and is still pursuing its initiative, but “according to a different approach.” It is also continuing to seek to tighten sanctions in two ways: imposing additional sanctions, and continuing to push the efforts of the European Union. In order to agree on collective European sanctions, despite the hesitation expressed by some parties within the Union.

Source: Middle East

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Washington punishes two Iraqi brothers who facilitate ISIS financing
  
{Umniah: Al Furat News} The US Treasury announced, on Monday, the imposition of sanctions on three people and a company, in order to help them finance ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
 

According to a Treasury Department statement, a copy of which was received by Al-Hurra, the Ministry's Office of Foreign Assets Control has included persons who have been proven to contribute to allowing ISIS to benefit from the financial system in the Middle East. These are:

Idris Ali Awad Alfai

An Iraqi national, born in Tikrit in 1971, in addition to penalties for his Fei company, in addition to working in previous leadership positions for al-Qaeda as a judicial officer and emir, he ridiculed his company, which is based in Turkey as a mediator between foreign donors and ISIS, including coordination with ISIS elements present in Al-Hol camp For the displaced, northeastern Syria.

Ibrahim Ali Awad Alfai

Born in 1968, he is known as Abu Ali al-Samarrai, who is Idris's brother, and he had a role in transferring and transferring money through a network of money exchange and remittances, and was able to deliver money to ISIS elements in Iraq and Syria.

Alaa Al-Khanfoura

A Syrian national, born in 1986, and worked as a main mediator in facilitating financial transfers among senior ISIS leaders, and providing financial, material or technical support to the terrorist organization, during the years 2019 and 2020.

Under the penalties, any property or entities that they own by more than 50 percent must be banned and notified to the Foreign Assets Control Office, and to prevent dealing with them in any way whatsoever, with secondary penalties for everyone who will deal with them as well.

 Andrea Jackie, director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, said that the imposition of these sanctions is aimed at preventing the emergence of ISIS and drying up the financing networks of terrorist groups wherever they are.

Raghad Daham

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On Thursday evening, the US Treasury issued general permits linked to Iran and Syria regarding transactions related to COVID-19.

And the US Treasury said in a statement that the United States has issued additional authorizations and sanctions directives that allow certain activities to respond to the pandemic Corona, including dealing with countries under severe sanctions, Iran and Syria And the Venezuela.
 
 

and issued Treasury Three general licenses related to Syria And the Venezuela and Iran, plus six FAQs containing instructions.

This step comes after the US President issued Joe Biden On his first day in office in January, a national security memo called on his administration to conduct a review of US sanctions programs to assess whether they are impeding the response to the pandemic.
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