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Kevin on Sputnik: ‘JCPOA withdrawal is one of the stupidest geostrategic moves that’s ever been made’

Sputnik Iran is marking 40 years since the Islamic revolution in the country. On February 1, 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Tehran from Paris after 14 years in exile. The return of an outspoken critic of Iran’s former ruler Mohammad Deza Shah Pahlavi marked the beginning of the Iranian revolution, which eventually led to the establishment of the Islamic Republic. Up to 10 million people showed up for Khomeini’s arrival, according to media reports. In response, the United States had attempted to launch a counterrevolution, supported an invasion by Iraq and strengthened its alliance with Iran’s regional rival Saudi…


Trump Renegotiates Iran Deal!

The signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran nuclear deal, announced yesterday that they have found a way to “fix” the deal to make it acceptable to US president Donald Trump. Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif explained: “After lengthy Twitter discussions with the White House, we learned that Trump had only one real objection to the deal: Obama got credit for it, not him. So we decided to keep the deal intact, including the acronym, but change the name to honor Trump. From now on, instead of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA will…