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iran-nuclear-talksIran nuclear talks resume, but time is running out to strike a deal
The sides are back talking (sort of) but a lot of sticking points remain.
Politico, January 3, 2022

VIENNA — The latest round of talks on the Iran nuclear deal kicked off Monday after a short pause, with pressure being put on Tehran to “add real urgency” to the negotiations or risk losing any chance of the deal being revived.
Some officials close to the talks said the window to negotiate a return to the 2015 deal could close by the end of January or the beginning of February, although others claimed that there is no fixed date. read more

russia-iran-policy2022’s Biggest Challenges Come From Russia and Iran
U.S. and allied security depends on approaching these threats from a position of strength.
The Wall Street Journal, January 2, 2022 by Joe Lieberman

The biggest challenges the U.S. will face in 2022 won’t be Covid-19 or inflation but Russia and Iran. The way the Biden administration handles these two hostile, despotic governments may determine how secure our country will be for years.
Moscow and Tehran are testing the administration’s foreign policy, which, in its first year, has been more principled than muscular. The mortifying withdrawal from Afghanistan made allies around the world insecure and enemies, including Russia and Iran, opportunistic.
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iraq-syria-basesIraqi and Syrian bases holding US troops attacked, but no American forces were killed
CNN, January 5, 2022

(CNN)Military bases in Iraq and Syria that hold American troops were attacked Wednesday, though no US forces were killed in the strikes, according to Iraqi officials and the US-led coalition.
There have been multiple attacks this week coinciding with Monday’s second anniversary of the US assassination of a key Iranian general. read more

ontario-courtOntario court awards $107M to families of Flight PS752 victims
CBC, January 3, 2022

An Ontario court has awarded $107 million, plus interest, to the families of six people who died in the destruction of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 almost two years ago.
The decision was issued publicly today after Justice Edward Belobaba of Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice ruled in May that the destruction of the commercial plane shortly after takeoff in Tehran was an intentional act of terrorism. read more

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