Rivalry between US and Iran stands at the doorstep of conflict

US Secretary of State Pompeo in Europe to isolate Iran and curb growing influence of China, Russia

In a counter-retort, Iran slams EU saying Europe itself has active terrorist and criminal groups

Tehran / Brussels – After the United States withdrew from the ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’, severe differences have developed between Iran and the European Union (EU), which had continued its cooperation with Iran. The EU has imposed sanctions against Iran, alleging it of developing missile and hatching conspiracies of terrorist attacks. Iran has hit back at the EU saying, ‘We are disappointed with such accusations and concerns of the Europeans, while in Europe itself terrorist and criminal groups are being active’. At the same time, Iran has also rejected the INSTEX – the alternative system that Germany, France and the United Kingdom proposed and set up to bypass the US sanctions.

Last year, terrorist plots were busted in France, Germany and Belgium. During investigations, the terrorists arrested in the European countries were found to have a direct connection with Iran’s elite force, the Revolutionary Guards. Moreover, Iran also tested a ballistic missile last year. Criticising these Iranian activities, the EU had indicated imposing sanctions against the Middle Eastern country. Nevertheless, the EU had offered to reverse the sanctions if Iran gave up its terror activities in Europe as also its missile production.

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‘Nation of Islam’ leader Louis Farrakhan demands a separate state from the US for Black Americans

Washington – Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the ‘Nation of Islam’ group, has made a sensational demand for an independent country for Black Americans, saying “Yes I’m after a separate state, a separate nation. In the 60s what was our cry? We weren’t saying we want to integrate; we were saying, ‘It’s time for a separate nation!’”. He added, ‘Black Power was not meant to integrate a lunch counter. Black Power was meant to build a nation for 40 million – now near 50 million – black people.’

The ‘Nation of Islam’ leader presented the demand for a separate country for the Black Americans in a clip posted on social media. The clip is from an interview in 2015, informed Fox News, a leading news channel in the United States. Last year, the ‘Nation of Islam’ leader, Louis Farrakhan made anti-Semitic statements as well as assertions against the United States. Also, Farrakhan and his associates have reportedly visited Iran a few months ago.

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