Coronavirus: One Million People Infected Worldwide

Thе tоtаl numbеr оf соrоnаvіruѕ infections wоrldwіdе exceeded оnе million people оn Thurѕdау, according tо the Johns Hорkіnѕ Unіvеrѕіtу website, which provides rеаl-tіmе statistics based оn оffісіаl dаtа from dіffеrеnt соuntrіеѕ. Currently, mоrе thаn 50,000 реорlе have died аѕ a rеѕult оf thе раndеmіс аnd аlmоѕt 210,000 hаvе rесоvеrеd.

Coronavirus: Why Iran Won’t Give Up Its Nuclear Program to Remove Sanctions

Iran has gone to extreme lengths to preserve its nuclear program. Despite a flurry of devastating sanctions designed to cripple its economy, it has refused to abandon this dicey endeavor. Just to get a feel of how badly the sanctions have ravaged the economy, Iranian oil exports have fallen to just under 2.6 million barrels a month, from 4.6 million in 2018.

US-Saudi Oil Alliance – History Repeats Itself and Not in the Positive Way – What’s Ahead?

The US Department of Energy is urging the administration of US President Donald Trump to form an alliance with Saudi Arabia in an attempt to regulate world oil prices, which could lead to Saudi Arabia withdrawing from OPEC. This information became available via The Wall Street Journal which claims that supporters of the US oil Alliance with Saudi Arabia are calling for stabilizing energy prices and preventing their collapse, which occurred after the OPEC talks in Vienna in early March.

Coronavirus: 123 New Deaths in Iran, Spanish Cases Near 25,000

Iranian authorities announced 123 new deaths caused by COVID-19 on Saturday. The official death toll from the coronavirus rose to 1,556 in the Islamic Republic, one of the worst affected countries, along with Italy and China. According to Iran’s Health Ministry spokesman Kianouche Jahanpour, over 966 new cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours, with the total confirmed infections reaching 20,610.

Israel Roundup: Country in Lockdown, Gantz to Become PM

With the news of a shut down in California, the most highly populated state in America, there is no other way to receive this news in Israel but with shock. Israel and America are partners in the work of building this world to last for another thousand years with peace and health. President Trump began his administration with the goal of reaching global peace but received opposition from the liberal Democrats.

Biological Warfare – Did Israeli Intelligence Steal the Coronavirus Cure from China?

Scientists believe that the coronavirus was produced through natural causes and not in a laboratory. About this there are still skeptics. In the near future the hidden secrets of coronavirus will be revealed. President Trump calls it the “China Virus” and Beijing claims it was caused by America military (there is zero evidence of this).  No one knows the truth but there are differences of opinions and the major stress is placed on solving the problem.

Iran Appeals to UN for Sanctions Relief, IMF for Help

The Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General calling for the end of US government sanctions against Iran. He has said that US sanctions are a major obstacle to combating the Coronavirus outbreak in Iran. Iranian news agencies, including ISNA, have sent a copy of Mohammad Javad Zarif’s letter to the heads of all international organizations and foreign ministers around the world.

Iraq: Two US, One British Soldier Killed in Rocket Attack on Military Base

Three people were killed and 12 others were injured in an attack on an Iraqi base. According to a statement, five fire service personnel were among the most severely injured, and concerns are being raised about the casualties. The statement added, “allied forces and Iraqi security forces are investigating the attack.” The attack happened around 7:30 PM local time on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: Indonesia Records First Death, Iran Cases Escalate

Iran announced the death of 63 more people infected with the new coronavirus (Covid-19) Wednesday, bringing the total to 354 dead in the country. Iran is one of the most affected countries in the world by the coronavirus epidemic. The Iranian authorities also identified 958 new cases of Covid-19 infection, bringing the total to about 9,000, according to a televised press conference by the spokesman of the Ministry of Health, Kianoush Jahanpour.

Coronavirus: Xi Visits Wuhan, Pakistan Fatalities Rise

Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in China. In the last 24 hours, 17 more people died there due to this virus. With this, the total number of deaths has increased to 3,136. Amidst the havoc of COVID-19, President Xi Jinping has made a big announcement. He said that the deadly virus has been controlled in Hubei Province, the main center of coronavirus, and its capital, Wuhan.

Coronavirus: Butcher’s Bill Passes 3,000, First Case Found in Argentina

Iran temporarily released more than 54,000 prisoners Tuesday in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the country’s crowded prisons. All the released prisoners were tested for the disease. The inmates were allowed out only after testing negative for coronavirus and posting bail. Prisoners who are kept under special security regimes or serve sentences longer than five years did not receive the benefit of temporary release, according to the Iranian judiciary.

Coronavirus Devastates Iran’s Tourism Industry

Iranian attractions, such as the Ruins of Persepolis and the Persian Garden, are UNESCO World Heritage sites that attract tens of thousands of tourists each year. The coronavirus epidemic and political tensions have, however, devastated the tourism industry. The escalation of tensions between the United States and Iran following the killing of General Qasem Suleimani has, in particular, greatly impacted the sector.

Coronavirus Fears Present Phenomenal Opportunities for Savvy Income Investors

As fears of the continued global spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to drive financial markets to new lows, savvy investors should take note of the excellent opportunities that this massive global sell-off is creating.

The World Health Organization on Coronaviruses:

“Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.”

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia Suspends Pilgrims, Iraq Closes Public Spaces

On Thursday, Saudi Arabia suspended the entrance of pilgrims visiting the mosque of the Prophet Muhammad and the holy places of Islam in Mecca and Medina. They also banned tourists from countries affected by the coronavirus that causes Covid- 19. The country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published a list of measures to “prevent and eliminate” the spread of the new coronavirus, said in a statement on Thursday.

US Imposes Additional Sanctions – How Does It Affect Russia’s Weapons Industry?

The United States imposes sanctions on 13 foreign entities and individuals in Russia, China, Iraq, and Turkey under the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA).  The announcement was confirmed by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on @twitter.

The Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act authorizes the United States to impose sanctions against foreign individuals, private entities, and governments that engage in proliferation activities.

Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Iran’s deputy health minister is infected with the coronavirus. The information was confirmed in video footage broadcast on state-run Iranian television. The deputy Health Minister, Iraj Harirchi, is now in quarantine, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health said. “The coronavirus test for Mr. Harirchi, the deputy health minister who was on the front lines combating the coronavirus, was positive,” Alireza Vahabzadeh, a media adviser to the health minister, said in a tweet.

Turkey Analysis – Will Kremlin Retaliate with a Covert Operation Against Erdogan?

The results of the new survey are available pertaining to the approval of the head of state of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The poll results were posted on Twitter by the @Metropol. The survey posed a straightforward question of whether or not the public approves of the current head of state’s activities. Thus far Erdogan is at a 41.9% approval rate.

Senate Approves Limitation on Trump’s Power to Attack Iran

On Thursday, the United States Senate passed a resolution which limits the powers of the White House to launch a military operation against Iran after weeks of war tensions between the two countries. However, since the bill did not attain the two-thirds majority support in the Senate, as only eight Republican senators supported it, President Donald Trump will be able to veto the resolution should it pass through the House of Representatives.

Iranian Religious Minorities Face a New Discriminatory Policy

A new ID card regulation in Iran makes life even more difficult for unofficial religious minorities. For the Baha’i community, the largest minority religious group in the country, the latest development is just one in a long list of discriminatory policies. There are four officially recognized religions in Iran, namely Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism.

IDF Attacks Syrian Forces, Jerusalem Car Attack Injures Many

The Israeli army again attacked the positions of Syrian forces and pro-Iranian militias near Damascus. The official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) confirmed the Israeli missile attack on the positions of the Syrian army, and the forces affiliated with the Islamic Republic of Iran, citing Israeli air defense against rockets fired by Israel. The news has not yet been confirmed by Israeli sources. The Associated Press then confirmed and supplemented the news.

Iran Ready to Cooperate with EU, Rouhani Says

The European Union’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, met his counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday in Tehran. Borrell also met with the Speaker of the Parliament of Iran, Ali Larijani, and President Hassan Rouhani. In a meeting with the EU foreign policy coordinator, the Iranian president emphasized his country’s “full adherence” to its commitments in JCPOA and criticized “non-compliance” by other parties to the treaty.

Iran Threatens to Withdraw from Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that his country will withdraw from the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) if the Europeans present its violations of the Iran Nuclear Deal to the UN Security Council. “If the Europeans continue their improper behavior or send Iran’s file to the Security Council, we will withdraw from the NPT,” he said.

Israel Roundup: Immunity for Netanyahu, a Pardon for Yissachar

Discussions will begin next week in the Knesset on whether to grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution. Netanyahu has been indicted for fraud, bribery and breach of trust, which he feels are not severe to interfere with his ability to be Prime Minister. Blue and White, his opponents in the next elections, have pushed for hearings on immunity to be held before the elections in March.

Iran Confirms it Fired Missiles at PS752

Iran confirmed on Tuesday that it fired two missiles on January 8 at Ukrainian International Airlines flight 752, a catastrophic error that caused the deaths of the 176 people that were on board. As per the contents of a preliminary report by the Civil Aviation Organisation of Iran (CAOI) released today, investigators who had access to military information “found that two Tor-M1 missiles were fired from the north at the plane.”

Iranian Clubs to Boycott AFC Champions League

The main Iranian football clubs decided not to participate in the AFC Champions League for 2020, in response to an alleged ban on home matches in the country. The move is ostensibly related to the security atmosphere, and comes following the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner by missiles from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps that killed 176 people near the capital, Tehran, local media reported on Saturday.

Canadian Foreign Minister: The World Waits for Iran’s Proper Response

Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne promised that Iran would be “pressured” to respond to the “exact cause” of the downing of the Ukrainian aircraft. “The world is waiting for the answer and will not calm down until the right answer is received,” he said in London today. Foreign ministers of five countries whose citizens were killed by two Iranian Revolutionary Guards missiles fired on Ukrainian planes met on Tuesday to pressure Tehran into conducting “full and transparent” investigations into the tragedy.

Question for Socialist Democrats: “Why Do You Want to Destroy Our Country?”

Since the earliest days of the Obama administration, the (left) Democrats have been moving to establish a Socialist Democracy in the United States. Let’s face it, Obama wore many hats.

Iran is a Socialist country and its powers-to-be are constantly and consistently oppressing its people. It’s easily seen by the number of protestors in the streets of Iran over the last few days that have been crying out for the removal of the Iranian leadership. Those people know that a Socialist country is not a good thing. It’s no secret that Obama paid Iran billions of dollars in bribe money. It could have been tracked to if it were electronically transferred to Iran. Cash only lets them spend it wherever and with whomever, and with no oversight or future explanation of what it was spent on. One thing is certain, they didn’t spend it on the people of Iran.

Trump Open to Negotiations With Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday night that he was open to negotiating a new nuclear deal with Iran, but the first step depends on the Iranian regime. His only conditions, as he made clear, are “no nuclear weapons and don’t kill protesters.” Trump tweeted, “National Security Adviser suggested today that sanctions & protests have Iran ‘choked off,’ will force them to negotiate. Actually, I couldn’t care less if they negotiate. Will be totally up to them but, no nuclear weapons and ‘don’t kill your protesters.”

US, Iran and the Geopolitical Future of the Middle East

2020 started with mass casualties of innocent lives. Iran shot down a Boeing airplane operated by Ukrainian airlines, resulting in the loss of human lives.  The attack happened after the US successfully executed (via drone strike) Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq. It is plausible to believe Iran was trying to murder the Iranian-Canadians on the plane, considering them traitors for leaving the regime.

Chief Rabbi’s Comments Illustrate Secular, Religious Tensions in Israel

Israel is faced with external and internal tensions. External tensions are the confrontations with its neighbors— Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. America is assisting Israel in self-defense of its nation. Israel will not accept the presence of Iran in Syria. In the news on Friday, after a tense week between Iran and America, Israel again attacked storehouses of weapons located at the border of Syria and Iraq.