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Iran Demanding Release of Nationals from US Jails Amid Nuclear Talks

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Iran set the tone for how it was going to handle negotiations with a Biden administration while he was still on the campaign trail. The tone? That Iran will not negotiate and plans only to make demands. It is no surprise that they are following through. Former President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 nuclear deal in May of 2018, saying “the Iran deal is defective at its core.”

The Associated Press reports that on Tuesday, Iran stated it was “seeking the release of all Iranian prisoners held in the U.S. amid talks in Vienna meant to bring Tehran and Washington back into the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.”

In addition to a prisoner release, “Tehran has been insisting that the U.S. lift all sanctions imposed under then-President Donald Trump after he pulled America out of the nuclear deal, including those not related to its nuclear program” reports the AP.

Last week, Reuters reported “Iran has rejected direct talks” with the U.S., resulting in a U.S. delegation “in a separate location in Vienna, enabling representatives of the five powers to shuttle between both sides.”

A prisoner swap accompanied the 2015 nuclear deal which included clemency for seven Iranians held in the United States, as well as the removal of 10 Iranians from Interpol watch lists. Morton Klein, National President of the Zionist Organization of America states “it would be dangerous and absurd for the US to release Iranian prisoners, thus allowing them to return to their nefarious anti-American, pro-terror activities.”

Earlier this month, Iran announced that it would enrich uranium at 60% purity, three times higher than before. The U.N. watchdog agency confirmed Iran’s announcement. In a statement, the International Atomic Energy Agency said they had “verified that Iran had begun the production of UF6 enriched up to 60%” at their above-ground Natanz Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant. Nonetheless, Iran continues to refuse direct talks and make demands such as the release of Iranian Nationals.

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  1. WILLIAM FLYNN

    May 2, 2021 at 9:31 am

    THIS is what happens when the Iranians KNOW there is a Lunatic running this country who is TOTALLY INCOMPETENT and WEAK !!

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Iran Launches Missile Into Space As Biden Admin Fails To Negotiate New Nuclear Deal

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On Sunday, Iran’s state television announced that the country had launched a solid-fueled rocket into space, drawing criticism from the United States ahead of plans for continued negotiations over the Iranian nuclear deal.

“It’s unclear when or where the rocket was launched, but the announcement came after satellite photos showed preparations at Imam Khomeini Spaceport in Iran’s rural Semnan province, the site of Iran’s frequent failed attempts to put a satellite into orbit,” the Associated Press reported. “Iran had previously acknowledged that it planned more tests for the satellite-carrying rocket, which it first launched in February of last year.”

“Ahmad Hosseini, spokesman for Iran’s Defense Ministry, said Zuljanah, a 25.5 meter-long rocket, was capable of carrying a satellite of 220 kilograms (485 pounds) that would ultimately gather data in low-earth orbit and promote Iran’s space industry. Zuljanah is named for the horse of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad,” the Associated Press added.

According to the report, the White House is aware of Iran’s announcement and said the move was “unhelpful and destabilizing.”

Iran’s state-run media aired dramatic footage of the missile launch amid heightened tensions over Iran’s nuclear program, which has accelerated as President Biden’s administration has failed to negotiate a new nuclear deal with Iran.

According to a report earlier this year, three Biden administration negotiators working on a renewed nuclear deal with Iran gave up and left the team because they thought that President Biden was being too weak in dealing with Iran during negotiations.

“U.S. officials confirmed over the weekend that Richard Nephew, the deputy special envoy for Iran, has left the team. Mr. Nephew, an architect of previous economic sanctions on Iran, had advocated a tougher posture in the current negotiations, and he hasn’t attended the talks in Vienna since early December,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “Two other members of the team, which is led by State Department veteran Robert Malley, have stepped back from the talks, the people familiar said, because they also wanted a harder negotiating stance.”

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Biden Suggests Only Solution To Gas Prices Is Letting Putin Invade Europe

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On Wednesday, President Biden suggested that the only solution to high gas prices is to allow Russian President Vladimir Putin to invade parts of Europe.

“For all those Republicans in Congress criticizing me today for high gas prices in America, are you now saying we were wrong to support Ukraine?” Biden said. “Are you saying we were wrong to stand up to Putin?  Are you saying that we would rather have lower gas prices in America and Putin’s iron fist in Europe?”

“I don’t believe that,” he continued. “Look, I get the easy politics of the attack.  I get that.  But the simple truth is gas prices are up almost $2.00 a gallon because of Vladimir Putin’s ruthless attack on Ukraine, and we wouldn’t let him get away with it.  And we’re doing everything we can to reduce this pain at the pump now.”

However, the increase in gas prices since Russia invaded Ukraine is closer to $1 than it is to $2. On February 24, the day Russia invaded Ukraine, national gas prices were at $3.54 per gallon, and on June 22, the day of Biden’s speech, gas prices were at $4.95 per gallon – which is an increase of $1.41.

Gas prices began rising shortly after Biden took office. From January 20, 2021, to February 24, 2022, gas prices soared from $2.40 per gallon to $3.54 per gallon – an increase of nearly 50 percent.

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